Behind the Levee

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Though between the time of recording Behind the Levee and the time of its release the levees of the title had been largely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, the music carries an air of relaxation and safety. This is basic New Orleans funky, bluesy rock & roll. With production by Keb' Mo', the album is a carefully crafted one that largely returns the Subdudes to their older territory. There's probably not anything new here stylistically, but that's really the key. The music is simultaneously fresh and nostalgic, conserved but energetic. John Magnie keeps his accordion pumping a solid rhythmic melody, Steve Amedee plays the tambourine like his life depends on it, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Though between the time of recording Behind the Levee and the time of its release the levees of the title had been largely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, the music carries an air of relaxation and safety. This is basic New Orleans funky, bluesy rock & roll. With production by Keb' Mo', the album is a carefully crafted one that largely returns the Subdudes to their older territory. There's probably not anything new here stylistically, but that's really the key. The music is simultaneously fresh and nostalgic, conserved but energetic. John Magnie keeps his accordion pumping a solid rhythmic melody, Steve Amedee plays the tambourine like his life depends on it, and bassists Tim Cook and Jimmy Messa add their flair to the proceedings. All, though, provide some funky vocal riffs throughout. It's not an adventurous sound the band is after here, but it's a terrific album full of fundamentals with quality performances all around. These guys are just having fun now.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/2006
  • Label: Back Porch
  • UPC: 724387341227
  • Catalog Number: 73412
  • Sales rank: 11,775

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Subdudes Primary Artist
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Horn
Steve Amedee Percussion, Tambourine, Vocals
Revert Andrews Track Performer
Tim Cook Bass, Percussion, Bass (Vocal), Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Roger Lewis Track Performer
John Magnie Organ, Piano, Accordion, Vocals
Efrem Towns Track Performer
Rosie Ledet Vocals, Background Vocals
Phil Chandler Organ
Tommy Malone Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Messa Bass, Rhythm Guitar
Jimmy Mesa Guitar, Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
The Subdudes Composer
Tim Cook Composer
John Magnie Composer
Keb' Mo' Audio Production
Tommy Malone Composer
Rick Spain Illustrations
Stephen Marsh Mastering
Mark Johnson Engineer
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