Louisiana Gumbo CD (2000)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview


Label Putumayo
SKU 60386537
UPC 790248016122
UPC 14 00790248016122
Format CD
Release Date 1/25/2000
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 161
Lable Name Putumayo
Released 01/25/2000
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 44m : 13s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00790248016122
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Authors: Jacob Edgar; Michael Tisserand.
Illustrator: Nicola Heindl.
Photographer: Rick Olivier.
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
Disc 1
1 It's Your Voodoo Working - Charles Sheffield
2 Door Poppin' - Carol Fran/Clarence Hollimon
3 African Gumbo - James Booker
4 Ti Na Na - Clifton Chenier
5 It Ain't The Same Thing - Johnny Adams
6 Lead Me On - Lynn August
7 Voo Doo - The Neville Brothers
8 Piano Roll - Eddie Bo
9 I'm Coming Home - Rockin' Dropsie & The Zydeco Twisters Jr.
10 Festis Believe In Justice - Rockie Charles
11 Louisisana - Percy Mayfield
12 Nine Pound Steel - Snooks Eaglin
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