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Louisiana Gumbo CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60386537
UPC: 790248016122
UPC 14: 00790248016122
Release Date: 1/25/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. It's Your Voodoo Working - Charles Sheffield ~ Various Artists
2. Door Poppin' - Carol Fran/Clarence Hollimon ~ Various Artists
3. African Gumbo - James Booker ~ Various Artists
4. Ti Na Na - Clifton Chenier ~ Various Artists
5. It Ain't The Same Thing - Johnny Adams ~ Various Artists
6. Lead Me On - Lynn August ~ Various Artists
7. Voo Doo - The Neville Brothers ~ Various Artists
8. Piano Roll - Eddie Bo ~ Various Artists
9. I'm Coming Home - Rockin' Dropsie & The Zydeco Twisters Jr. ~ Various Artists
10. Festis Believe In Justice - Rockie Charles ~ Various Artists
11. Louisisana - Percy Mayfield ~ Various Artists
12. Nine Pound Steel - Snooks Eaglin ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Jacob Edgar; Michael Tisserand.
Muze PNote Illustrator: Nicola Heindl.
Muze PNote Photographer: Rick Olivier.
Muze PNote The folks at Putumayo got it right on this one. The easiest trap to fall into when putting together a Louisiana compilation is to go for the tourist stuff -- the Dixieland jazz , the second-line horn bands, or zydeco. There's nothing the matter with any of those traditions, but they're so obvious. What this compilation focuses on is New Orleans R&B, a tradition as rich as the others but not unique to the area and therefore not typically marketed aggressively by chambers of commerce and travel agencies. Louisiana Gumbo starts off strong, with Charles Sheffield's "It's Your Voodoo Working" and the even better "Door Poppin'" by Carol Fran and Clarence Holliman -- and then it gets even better. The late pianist James Booker is at his best on the spicy "African Gumbo" (the secret ingredient of which is the legendary drummer John Boudreaux), and there are equally fine contributions from Johnny Adams, Clifton Chenier (okay, they did include some zydeco) and, especially, Percy Mayfield, whose strange but brilliant "Festis Believe in Justice" is the album's highlight track. Highly recommended. ~ Rick Anderson

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/25/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 161
Music Label Name Label : Putumayo
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00790248016122

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