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Louisiana Spice

  • 0. DISC 1: CITY DISC:
    1. Mardi Gras in New Orleans - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    2. That's Enough of That Stuff - Marcia Ball
    3. Three Keys - James Booker
    4. Tee Nah Nah - Tuts Washington
    5. Shoo-Fly - Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias/Monk Boudreaux/Rebirth Brass Band
    6. On the Prowl - Walter "Wolfman" Washington
    7. Back on Track - Dalton Reed
    8. Hold to God's Unchanging Hand - Irma Thomas
    9. Hometown New Orleans - Champion Jack Dupree
    10. Down That Lonely Lonely Road - Johnny Adams
    11. Tipitina - Professor Longhair
    12. Coconut Milk - Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias
    13. Hard Times - Eddie Bo
    14. Meet Me at the Station - Chuck Carbo
    1. J'ai Vu le Loup, Le Renard et la Belette - The Balfa Brothers
    2. Pere et Garcon Zydeco - John Delafose & The Eunice Playboys
    3. Mistake I Made, The - Eddie LeJeune
    4. Chere Toute-Toute - Jimmy C. Newman
    5. Lula Lula Don't You Go to Bingo - Boozoo Chavis
    6. Bayou Pon Pon - Trio Cadien (Eddie LeJeune, D.L. Menard & Ken Smith)
    7. Les Flammes D'Enfer - Beausoleil
    8. La Danse de Mardi Gras - Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
    9. Wildwood Flower - D.L. Menard
    10. La Valse de Chere Bebe - Jo-El Sonnier
    11. C'Est Pas la Peine Brailler - Geno Delafose :: There's No Need To Cry - Geno Delafose
    12. Laissez Faire - Bruce Daigrepont
    13. T'en as Eu - David Doucet
    14. File Gumbo - Zachary Richard
    15. Outside People - Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas
    16. Give Him Cornbread - Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers
    17. Think It Over One More Time - Buckwheat Zydeco
    18. Snap Bean - Li'l Brian & The Zydeco Travelers
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 618 518

  • Credits

    Producers: Quint Davis, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band (disc 1, track 1); Scott Billington (disc 1, tracks 2, 6-7, 10, disc 2, tracks 2, 8, 11, 15-17); Scott Billington, John Parsons (disc 1, track 3); John Berthelot, Jeff Hannusch, Scott Billington (disc 1, track 4); Ron Levy (disc 1, tracks 5, 9, 12-14); Scott Billington, Irma Thomas (disc 1, track 8); Quint Davis (disc 1, track 11); Gerard Dole (disc 2, track 1); Ken Irwin (disc 2, track 3); Jimmy C. Newman, Ken Irwin (disc 2, track 4); Terry Adams (disc 2, track 5); Ken Smith, Ken Irwin (disc 2, track 6); Michael Doucet, Ken Gorz, Ken Irwin (disc 2, track 7); Ken Irwin, D.L. Menard (disc 2, track 9); Jo-El Sonnier (disc 2, track 10); Bruce Daigrepont (disc 2, track 12); Al Tharp, David Doucet (disc 2, track 13); Zachary Richard (disc 2, track 14); Lee Allen Zeno, Scott Billington (disc 2, track 18).
    This CD is a delight for a DJ or party host wanting to serve up a gumbo of Louisiana music. Aptly titled Louisiana Spice, the two-volume set features musical artists from a variety of genres, from R&B to zydeco. The selections are guaranteed to raise the spirits of listeners. Those so inclined will be out on the dancefloor for tunes such as "That's Enough of That Stuff," performed by New Orleans' favorite Marcia Ball, and piano legend Chuck Carbo's "Meet Me at the Station." Limited to just 32 selections, Louisiana Spice necessarily has to omit many great musicians; still, this CD includes many of the best. The incomparable piano wizard James Booker plays his "Three Keys," only to be countered by the immortal ivory tickling of Professor Longhair on "Tipitina," and Eddie Bo on "Hard Times." The scorching guitar of Snooks Eaglin rings out. The velvety voice of New Orleans' Tan Canary Johnny Adams croons "Down That Lonely Road," while the New Orleans Queen of Soul, Irma Thomas, goes gospel with "Hold Onto God's Unchanging Hand." The unique carnival street music of the Mardi Gras Indians is represented with two traditional offerings from Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band conjures up "Mardi Gras in New Orleans." Champion Jack Dupree, long a European expatriate, extols the virtues of his "Hometown New Orleans," while Walter "Wolfman" Washington howls in "On the Prowl." Louisiana music from outside the city of New Orleans is well-represented by a number of Cajun and zydeco cuts. The artists are a veritable who's who of those genres. There are selections from the "Cajun Hank Williams" D.L. Menard; Grammy Award winners Beausoleil; Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys; good-time accordionist Bruce Daigrepont; and the legendary fiddler Dewey Balfa. Among the greats of zydeco who contribute are Boozoo Chavis, Buckwheat Zydeco, Geno Delafose, and Beau Jocque. While no one compilation could cover the depth and breadth of the state's music, this CD is a good start for appreciating spicy Louisiana music. ~ Rose of Sharon Witmer

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