Rhythm'n'Bluesin' By The Bayou Various Artists (By the Bayou)

£11.50

Availablity:
World
Genre:
Louisiana/New Orleans
Label:
Ace Records
Format:
CD
Catalogue Id:
CDCHD 1363

“Rhythm’n’Bluesin’ By The Bayou”, the latest in our “By The Bayou” series, features 28 rompin’, stompin’ tracks from the blues men and women of South Louisiana. The tracks have been pulled from the vaults of leading record men J.D. Miller, Eddie Shuler and Floyd Soileau plus Rockin’ Sidney’s first disc – cut by Jake Graffagnino for his Carl label.

The sound of South Louisiana’s R&B stemmed from the Cosimo studios in New Orleans and those pioneers of the genre: Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis, Lloyd Price etc. As it spread west across the state, it gathered in the influences of zydeco, rural blues and the embryonic swamp pop, producing that distinctive amalgam which is enjoying popularity with collectors of today.

To help quench that thirst we have delved into the vaults of Miller and Shuler to locate the best  previously unknown tracks and alternate takes. Also, with modern studio techniques, our engineers have breathed fresh life into some of the material that was unearthed by Flyright almost 30 years ago.

Back in the 50s and into the early 60s, this was the music of working class black people; it was what they drank to, danced to and occasionally brawled to in the bars and clubs of this corner of the USA. It also got played on the area’s black radio stations and was gobbled up by white teenagers who would adapt it into their rockabilly and swamp pop songs.

As compiler of this CD, I was as excited listening to these master tapes as I would have been had I been one of those teenagers. The music is as fresh and vibrant now as it was in those far off days. With new tracks from the artists such as Blue Charlie and Mad Dog Sheffield, the first recordings of Rockin’ Sidney, a host of other little known artists (including three numbers from two mystery women) and obscure Zydeco rockers Thaddeus Declouet and C.J. Thierry, this is an exhilarating voyage of discovery.

When you listen to the music you’ll be transported back to its heyday – imagine lying on your bed grooving to those sounds on the radio in the sultry Louisiana night, with the bullfrogs croaking in the bayou. These are the sounds of an era that is almost forgotten but is kept alive by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.  

By Ian Saddler

Track listing

Side 1

  • 01
    Rocky - Rockin' Sidney & His All-Stars

  • 02
    I Don't Care - Tabby Thomas

  • 03
    Give It Up - Charles Sheffield

  • 04
    Crazy About Love aka As Long As I'm Moving - Elizabeth

  • 05
    Right From Wrong - Billy Tate

  • 06
    Hey Mattie - Vince Monroe

  • 07
    Whole lot Of Drinking On The Block - Blue Charlie

  • 08
    Carry On - Clarence Garlow

  • 09
    Make Me Understand - Sidney Simien & His All Stars

  • 10
    Cool Cat - Mad Dog Sheffield

  • 11
    Mean Old Kokomo - Talton Miller

  • 12
    Bull Frog Bop - Thaddeus Declouet

  • 13
    Crazy About You Baby - C. J. Thierry

  • 14
    I Wanna Know, I Know Now - Big Chenier

  • 15
    Go Cat Go - Flo

  • 16
    Why Does Everything Happen To Me - Sonny Martin

  • 17
    Cool Down Baby - Jerry Morris

  • 18
    Don't Do That To Me - Jimmy Anderson

  • 19
    She's My Morning Coffee - Sidney Simien & His All Stars

  • 20
    No No Baby - Clarence Garlow

  • 21
    Hard Working Girlfriend - Vince Monroe

  • 22
    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah - Chuck Martin

  • 23
    Clema - Jerry Morris

  • 24
    Ain't Got Nobody - Elizabeth

  • 25
    Honey Bee - Blue Charlie

  • 26
    Sound The Bell - Clarence Garlow

  • 27
    Pretty Little Dolly - Mad Dog Sheffield

  • 28
    Watch That Crow - Blue Charlie

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Packed with rarities and unissued sides...an essential purchase for anyone interested in the soul of 50s R&B. ★★★★

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