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VA - Bluesin' By The Bayou I'm Not Jiving (2016) Lossless

8-06-2016, 16:21
Blues | FLAC / APE

Title: Bluesin' By The Bayou I'm Not Jiving
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: Ace Records [CDCHD 1471]
Genre: Blues, Zydeco
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log,scans)
Total Time: 01:17:51
Total Size: 394 MB

Raw blues gems trawled from the swamps of South Louisiana, plus a touch of zydeco. Ten tracks are previously unreleased or alternate takes, while the other 18 are extremely rare.

Baton Rouge was arguably the blues centre of Louisiana and just about all of the artists featured in this compilation spent part of their lives there. Long-time favourites Lightnin’ Slim, Lazy Lester, Slim Harpo and Silas Hogan certainly honed their skills in its clubs and bars, although they travelled some 70 miles west to record at J.D. Miller’s studio in Crowley. Everything here emanated from Miller’s studio or from his close rival Eddie Shuler’s facility in Lake Charles, except series newcomer Chris Kenner’s track, which was cut in New Orleans. Other artists new to the series are Henry Gray, Juke Boy Bonner, Elton Anderson, Ramblin’ Hi Harris and Schoolboy Cleve.

All of which means we have another feast of classic blues, led by guitar, piano or harmonica, plus a little zydeco from Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis, whose tracks sit comfortably alongside the work of Lonesome Sundown, Jimmy Anderson and our other artists. During the 50s and 60s zydeco was the blues of the French-speaking black population of Louisiana, with the accordion replacing the harmonica as instrument of choice. Today the music is enjoying huge popularity, with thousands of aficionados from across the globe flooding to festivals in Lafayette, Breaux Bridge and other small towns across southwest Louisiana.

So take the opportunity to sit back and listen to the piercing guitars, wailing harmonicas and rolling pianos backing those down-to-earth vocals spilling out their stories of love, woe or defiance down by the bayou. The age of downhome blues may have left us but here is the chance to transport yourself back six decades and feel the heat of the Louisiana night and its rawest music.


01 - Henry Gray - I'm A Lucky Lucky Man
02 - Juke Boy Bonner - I'm Not Jiving
03 - Lightnin' Slim - Miss Fannie Brown
04 - Slim Harpo - Things Gonna Change
05 - Boogie Jake - I Don't Know Why
06 - Lazy Lester - I Told My Little Woman
07 - Lonesome Sundown - I'm A Mojo Man
08 - Boozoo Chavis - Oh Yeah She's Gone
09 - Clifton Chenier - Everbody Calls Me Crazy
10 - Blue Charlie Morris - Don't Bring No Friend
11 - Lonesome Sundown - No Use To Worry
12 - Jimmy Anderson - Baby Let's Burn
13 - Slim Harpo - Wild About My Baby
14 - Silas Hogan - (Roaches In My Kitchen) Trouble At Home Blues
15 - Elton Anderson - I Want To Talk To You (Baby)
16 - Lazy Lester - Patrol Wagon
17 - Ramblin' Hi Harris - Early One Morning
18 - Schoolboy Cleve - She's Gone
19 - Chris Kenner - Don't Let Her Pin That Charge On Me
20 - Clarence Garlow - I Feel Like Calling You
21 - Boozoo Chavis - Bye Bye Catin
22 - Clifton Chenier - Night And Day My Love
23 - Henry Clement - Late Hour Blues
24 - Henry Gray - Sonny Boy's Cold Chills
25 - Elton Anderson - Prove Me Guilty
26 - Johnny Sonnier - Sitting Here All Alone
27 - Vince Monroe (Mr Calhoun) - Prisoner's Song
28 - Jimmy Anderson - Frankie And Johnny

VA - Bluesin' By The Bayou I'm Not Jiving (2016) Lossless

VA - Bluesin' By The Bayou I'm Not Jiving (2016) Lossless

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