【Roots Music】Bayou – ミシシッピの象徴


 In usage in the United States, a bayou (/ˈbaɪ.uː/ or /ˈbaɪ.oʊ/, from Cajun French) is a body of water typically found in a flat, low-lying area, and can be either an extremely slow-moving stream or river (often with a poorly defined shoreline), or a marshy lake or wetland. The name “bayou” can also refer to a creek whose current reverses daily due to tides and which contains brackish water highly conducive to fish life and plankton.
 Bayous are commonly found in the Gulf Coast region of the southern United States, notably the Mississippi River Delta, with the states of Louisiana and Texas being famous for them.

Bayou – Wikipedia

 Bayouとは、細くゆっくりと流れる川のことで、特にアメリカのミシシッピ川流域の三角地帯の湿地を流れる川のこと。ミシシッピを象徴する言葉で、Delta Bluesの中でよく歌われている。

 下の動画は、Contemporary Bluesの第一線で活躍しているEric BibbのBayou Belle。