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Various Artists: Rhythm 'N' Bluesin' By the Bayou

Track List

>Grandma's House - Chris Kenner
>Oh Babe - Lester Robertson (previously unreleased)
>Roll, Roll, Roll - Guitar Jr.
>She Was Gone - Wonder Boy Travis
>One Night of Sin - Barbara Lynn (previously unreleased)
>Betty Ann - Jay Nelson
>Please Be There - Little Victor (previously unreleased)
>Love Sick Soul - Smilin' Joe
>Shoo, Shoo Chicken - Charles Sheffield - (featuring Big Sambo)
>Wild Cherry - Leroy Washington
>Crowley Stroll - Classie Ballou, Jr. (previously unreleased)
>D-I-R-T-Y D-E-A-L - Classie Ballou & His Tempe Kings Orchestra
>Fool That Was Blind, A - Jay Nelson and the Jumpers
>Living on Borrowed Time - Smilin' Joe
>Clautilla - Ivory Jackson
>My Girl Across Town - Lester Robertson & the Upsetters (previously unreleased)
>C. C. Rider - Rockin' Tabby Thomas
>Better Run - Big Walter Price (previously unreleased)
>Rising Sun - Baton Rouge Boys (previously unreleased)
>Please Don't Go - Lester Robertson
>Love You Most of All - Barbara Lynn (previously unreleased)
>Hey Ma Ma (Version 2) - Classie Ballou, Jr.
>Little Girl You Look So Good - John Reed (previously unreleased)
>Ford V-8 - Honey Boy Allen (previously unreleased)
>I Won't Be Long Here - Mr Mojo & His Orchestra (previously unreleased)
>What Is Love - Little Victor
>Strange Things Happening in the Dark - Joe "Mr G" August
>Lovin' Huggin' Kissin' My Baby - Classie Ballou & His Tempe Kings Orchestra

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Ian Saddler.

Ace dug deep into the rock & roll of Louisiana on their Boppin' by the Bayou series, but 2013's Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' by the Bayou takes a different route, exploring the jumping blues and R&B of the African-American singers of the post-rock & roll era. Strangely, this collection of obscure sides -- there are absolutely no stars or cult acts among these 28 names -- are dirtier and grittier than anything on the two previous Boppin' by the Bayou discs, rocking harder and funkier than the hillbilly cats on those collections. Here, you can hear who the singers pattern themselves after -- Jimmy Anderson wants to be Jimmy Reed on "Don't Do That to Me," Jerry Morris' "Clema" is a wonderfully clumsy rip on Little Richard -- and that's part of the appeal of these songs, as they're alternately desperate attempts for a hit and simple, down-and-dirty R&B workouts. Some traces of zydeco and New Orleans R&B can be heard -- Rockin' Sidney opens this whole thing with "Rocky," after all -- but this is all pretty gritty, rocking R&B, the kind that walks the fine line between rock & roll and rhythm & blues. Much of this gets by on feel rather than song, but who wants to complain about that? There are enough strong songs here to anchor the compilation, and the whole thing raves like a never-ending party. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine


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