Putumayo - Louisiana Gumbo (CD)
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- New Orleans R&B
- Number of Discs
- Louisiana Gumbo
- Various Artists
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
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Mono / Stereo
- Sony Music
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] It's Your Voodoo Working - Charles Sheffield
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Door Poppin' - Clarence Hollimon/Carol Fran
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] African Gumbo - James Booker
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Ti Na Na - Clifton Chenier
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] It Ain't the Same Thing - Johnny Adams
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Lead Me On - Lynn August
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Voodoo - Neville Brothers
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Piano Roll - Eddie Bo
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] I'm Coming Home - Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Festis Believe in Justice - Rockie Charles
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Louisiana - Percy Mayfield
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Nine Pound Steel - Snooks Eaglin
- E1 Distribution (USA)
- 44m 13s
- Video Disabled
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