Cookie & His Cupcakes

Profile:
An American swamp pop band from Louisiana, led by Huey Thierry, also known as "Cookie". He originally shared lead vocals and saxophone with Shelton Dunaway. Note that the band can be credited in several different ways, depending on who was singing the lead.

The band was formed in 1953 as "The Boogie Ramblers", and they made their first recording in 1955, "Cindy Lou" b/w "Such As Love". By 1956 Thierry became the lead singer of the band, and eventually the band was renamed to "Cookie and the Cupcakes". They recorded their most known song, "Mathilda" in 1958, and it is regarded as the unofficial anthem of swamp pop.

Thierry unexpectedly, and without an explanation, moved to California in the mid-1960's, and left the band. He was replaced by Lil' Alfred Babineaux, but due to the decline in popularity of swamp pop, the band was disbanded in the early 1970's.

In 1992 pianist Ernest Jacobs found Thierry from Los Angeles, and managed to persuade him to return to Louisiana. Cookie and the Cupcakes were reunited with Thierry, Jacobs, Dunaway and guitarist Marshall LeDee in the line-up. Thierry passed away in 1997, after which the band was led by Lil' Alfred again, until his death in 2006.
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Albums

Cookie & His Cupcakes - 3 Great Rockers! album art Cookie And The Cupcakes*, Shelton Dunaway, Lil Alfred* Cookie And The Cupcakes*, Shelton Dunaway, Lil Alfred* - 3 Great Rockers! Jin Records US 1974 Sell This Version
GRLP-7757, G-7757 Cookie & His Cupcakes - The Legendary Cookie And The Cupcakes album art Cookie And The Cupcakes* The Legendary Cookie And The Cupcakes(LP) Goldband Records, Goldband Records GRLP-7757, G-7757 US 1976 Sell This Version
LP 9018 Cookie & His Cupcakes - By Request Vol. 2 album art Cookie & His Cupcakes By Request Vol. 2(LP) Jin Records LP 9018 US 1978 Sell This Version
PLP-720 Cookie & His Cupcakes - From Louisiana Bayou album art Cookie And The Cupcakes* From Louisiana Bayou(LP) P-Vine Special PLP-720 Japan 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Cookie & His Cupcakes - Matilda / Married Life album art Cookie & His Cupcakes Matilda / Married Life (Single) Judd US 1958 Sell This Version
Cookie & His Cupcakes - Matilda Has Finally Come Back / A Part Of Everything album art Cookie & The Cupcakes* Matilda Has Finally Come Back / A Part Of Everything Mercury US 1961 Sell This Version
Cookie & His Cupcakes - I've Been So Lonely / Got You On My Mind album art Cookie & His Cupcakes I've Been So Lonely / Got You On My Mind (Single) Chess US 1962 Sell This Version
Cookie & His Cupcakes - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do album art Cookie And His Cup Cakes* Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Single) Lyric Records US 1963 Sell This Version
1008 Cookie & His Cupcakes - All My Lovin' Baby / I Heard That Story Before album art Cookie And The Cup Cakes* All My Lovin' Baby / I Heard That Story Before(7", Single) Lyric Records 1008 US 1963 Sell This Version
1848 Cookie & His Cupcakes - I've Been So Lonely / Got You On My Mind - DJ Copy album art Cookie And His Cupcakes* I've Been So Lonely / Got You On My Mind - DJ Copy(7") Chess 1848 US 1963 Sell This Version
LY-1016 Cookie & His Cupcakes - Even Though / Walking Down The Aisle album art Little Alfred And Cookie & Cupcakes* Little Alfred And Cookie & Cupcakes* - Even Though / Walking Down The Aisle(7", Single) Lyric Records LY-1016 US 1964 Sell This Version
Cookie & His Cupcakes - Mathilda / I'm Twisted album art Cookie And His Cupcakes* Mathilda / I'm Twisted (Single) Paula Records US 1963 Sell This Version
Cookie & His Cupcakes - Close Up The Back Door / Until Then album art Cookie & The Cupcakes* Close Up The Back Door / Until Then (Single) Lyric Records US Unknown Sell This Version
Cookie & His Cupcakes - Trouble In My Life / Belinda album art Cookie And His Cupcakes* Trouble In My Life / Belinda (Single) Lyric Records US Unknown Sell This Version
G-1260 Katie Webster, Cookie & His Cupcakes Katie Webster, Cookie & His Cupcakes - You Gonna Need Me / Matilda Finally Come Back Home(7", Single) Goldband Records G-1260 US Unknown Sell This Version
R45-236 Cookie & His Cupcakes - Matilda album art Cookie & His Cupcakes Matilda(7", Single) Ripete Records R45-236 US Unknown Sell This Version
1012 Cookie & His Cupcakes - Got You On My Mind / Belinda album art Cookie & His Cupcakes Got You On My Mind / Belinda(7", Single) Goldie Oldie 1012 US Unknown Sell This Version
446 Cookie & His Cupcakes - Sea Of Love / Got You On My Mind album art Cookie & His Berry Cups* / Cookie & His Cupcakes Cookie & His Berry Cups* / Cookie & His Cupcakes - Sea Of Love / Got You On My Mind(7") Paula Records 446 US Unknown Sell This Version
C-3892 Cookie And His Cupcakes* Matilda / I'm Twisted(7", Single) Collectables C-3892 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

G-7757 Cookie & His Cupcakes - The Legendary Cookie And The Cupcakes album art Cookie And The Cupcakes* The Legendary Cookie And The Cupcakes(Cass, Album, Comp) Goldband Records G-7757 US 1976 Sell This Version
CH 142 Cookie & His Cupcakes - Cookie And The Cupcakes Featuring Little Alfred & Shelton Dunaway album art Cookie And The Cupcakes* Featuring Little Alfred & Shelton Dunaway Cookie And The Cupcakes* Featuring Little Alfred & Shelton Dunaway - Cookie And The Cupcakes Featuring Little Alfred & Shelton Dunaway(LP, Comp, Mono) Ace CH 142 UK 1985 Sell This Version
PCD-2138 Cookie & His Cupcakes - From Louisiana Bayou album art Cookie & The Cupcakes* From Louisiana Bayou(CD, Comp) P-Vine Records PCD-2138 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
JIN 9037-2 Cookie & His Cupcakes - By Request album art Cookie & The Cupcakes* By Request(CD, Comp) Jin Records JIN 9037-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CDCHD 142 Cookie & His Cupcakes - Kings Of Swamp Pop album art Cookie And The Cupcakes* Kings Of Swamp Pop(CD, Comp) Ace CDCHD 142 UK 1997 Sell This Version