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Louisiana Rockers


  • 1. Cindy Lou - Gene Terry & The Downbeats
    2. Come Along with Me - Charles Perrywell & The Fairlanes
    3. Yankee Danky Doodle - Jimmy Wilson
    4. Baby You Been to School - Charlie Page
    5. Bye Bye Baby - Yellowjackets/Ray Gerdsen
    6. Catch That Train - Elton Anderson
    7. Chickee Town Rock - Yellowjackets
    8. Clemae - Jerry Morris
    9. I Keep Cryin' - Cookie
    10. Why Did You Leave Me? - Frankie Lowery
    11. Wiggle Rock - Jay Richards
    12. I Love You - Elton Anderson
    13. Orella - Ivory Jackson
    14. Flim Flam - Lionel Prevost
    15. No Mail Today - Gene Terry & The Downbeats
    16. Emmagene - Duke Stevens
    17. Slop and Stroll Jolie Blonde - Gabe Dean
    18. Fatty Hattie - Ray Gerdsen/Yellowjackets/Ray Gerdsen
    19. Do You Take Me for a Fool - Chuck Miller
    20. Silly Dilly - Jay Nelson
    21. Sweet Potato Mash, Pt. 1 - Bill Parker's Showboat Band
    22. Linda Lu - Little Eddie
    23. Devil Made Me Say That - Danny James
    24. Muscadine Mule - Al Ferrier
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 491

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    Performers include: Gene Terry, Al Ferrier, Danny James, Jimmy Wilson, Jay Richards, Duke Stevens, Elton Anderson, Lionel Prevost, Ivory Jackson.
    Contains 24 tracks.
    Twenty-four songs from the vaults of Goldband Records in Lake Charles, LA, most from the late '50s and early '60s. Hardly anyone from outside Louisiana will recognize any of these performers; in fact, most people from within the state borders won't either. With an unpolished feel (both in fidelity and performance) that can border on garage sloppiness, this stuff doesn't compare to the Louisiana records of the same era recorded by the Imperial, Specialty, or Minit labels. It's more an illustration of the grass-roots expression of vintage Louisiana rock/R&B, as reflected in the wide range of (usually derivative) approaches. There are Little Richard clones, swamp pop, sub-New Orleans rhythm and blues, and straight rock & roll with equal measures of White and Black influences. There's nothing that announces itself as a hit-that-never-was. But if you want to hear something truly daffy, check out Ray Gerdsen's "Bye Bye Baby," which is as close as it gets to Dixieland garage rock. ~ Richie Unterberger

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