Cookie & His Cupcakes

Also known as Cookie & Cupcakes, Cookie & His Berry Cups, Cookie & The Cupcakes, Cookie & The Cupcakes, Cookie + Cupcakes, Cookie And His Cup Cakes, Cookie And His Cupcakes, Cookie And The Cup Cakes, Cookie And The Cupcakes
Members of Cookie & His Cupcakes: Alfred Babino, Huey Thierry, Shelton Dunaway

Discography of Cookie & His Cupcakes:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Mathilda 2 Audio 1965 Paula Records
2 Cookie And The Cupcakes Featuring Little Alfred & Shelton Dunaway 16 Audio 1985 Ace
3 Mathilda 2 Audio 1972 Paula Records
4 Until Then / Close Up The Back Door 2 Audio Judd
5 I've Been So Lonely 2 Audio 1962 Lyric Records
6 By Request 20 Audio 1993 Jin Records
7 Sea Of Love / Got You On My Mind 2 Audio Paula Records
8 Mathilda 2 Audio 1958 Judd
9 Mathilda / I'm Twisted 2 Audio 1963 Lyric Records
10 By Request Vol. 2 12 Audio 1978 Jin Records
11 All My Lovin' Baby / I Heard That Story Before 2 Audio 1963 Lyric Records
12 Matilda Has Finally Come Back / A Part Of Everything 2 Audio 1961 Mercury
13 Matilda / Married Life 2 Audio Reo
14 Kings Of Swamp Rock 30 Audio 1997 Ace
15 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do 2 Audio 1968 Paula Records
16 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do 2 Audio 1963 Lyric Records
17 Belinda / Trouble In My Life 2 Audio Paula Records


An American swamp pop band from Louisiana, led by [a=Huey Thierry], also known as "Cookie". He originally shared lead vocals and saxophone with [a=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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