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Behind the Levee [The Subdudes]


  • 1. Papa Dukie & The Mud People
    2. Next to Me
    3. No Vacancy
    4. One Word (Peace)
    5. Social Aid & Pleasure Club
    6. Time for the Sun to Rise
    7. Let's Play
    8. Looking at You
    9. Keep My Feet Upon the Ground
    10. Prayer of Love
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 73412

  • Credits
    ProducerKeb' Mo'
    EngineerMark Johnson; Mark Johnson

    The Subdudes: Jimmy Mesa (guitar, bass guitar); Tim Cook (bass guitar, background vocals); John Magnie, Steve Amedee, Tommy Malone.
    Personnel: Tommy Malone (vocals, guitar); John Magnie (vocals, accordion, piano, organ); Steve Amedee (vocals, tambourine, percussion); Rosie Ledet (vocals); Tim Cook (bass voice, percussion); Phil Chandler (organ).
    Additional personnel: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band (horns); Rosie Ledet (background vocals); Phil Chandler.
    Recording information: Dockside Studios, Lafayette, LA (05/2005).
    Illustrator: Rick Spain.
    On 2006's BEHIND THE LEVEE, the Subdudes, purveyors of a musical gumbo of roots styles, offer up a dynamic set that benefits from the shimmering production work of blues luminary Keb' Mo.' Although Mo' co-pens one tune with the ensemble (the funky, loose "Social Aid & Pleasure Club"), he doesn't appear on the album, leaving the New Orleans natives to shine on their own. While the band indulges in energetic, harmony-laden tracks (the fun, breezy "Papa Dukie & the Mud People" and the gospel-tinged "One Word [Peace]"), they also present some quieter moments, most notably the soulful "Next to Me," making this another eclectic, top-notch Subdudes album that is sure to appeal to the group's dedicated fans.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.94) - "[F]or every worried sigh, there is a jump for joy like "Social Aid and Pleasure Club,' a perfect metaphor for a city that needs so much now but always gives much more in return."
    Dirty Linen (p.46) - "[T]he real import of this release...is that this is a bunch of guys that achieve an extraordinary comfort level playing music together. This is the skin the Subdudes were meant to be in."
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