Bluesin' By the Bayou

Bluesin' By the Bayou

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Another entry in Ace's ongoing series of recordings from the vaults of Louisiana record men J.D. Miller and Eddie Shuler -- not partners but rather two producers who shared similar taste and aesthetics -- 2013's Bluesin' by the Bayou may be the best of the bunch. Unlike the similarly minded Rhythm 'N' Bluesin' by the Bayou<

Overview

Another entry in Ace's ongoing series of recordings from the vaults of Louisiana record men J.D. Miller and Eddie Shuler -- not partners but rather two producers who shared similar taste and aesthetics -- 2013's Bluesin' by the Bayou may be the best of the bunch. Unlike the similarly minded Rhythm 'N' Bluesin' by the Bayou, there are many stars to be heard on this collection of material originally released on T-Bird, Flyright, Zynn, Folk-Star, Rocko, and Rocket. There are giants here: Slim Harpo and his laconic boogie, his match Lazy Lester, Lightnin' Slim, Clifton Chenier, the king of the zydeco, and Boozoo Chavis. The catch is, a fair number of these heavy-hitters are represented by unreleased cuts and, like on Rhythm 'N' Bluesin', there is a significant chunk of unheard sides here: a full half of the 28 songs here are unearthed for the first time, while several others only saw the light of day on reissues in the '70s and '80s. The fact that so much of this sat in the vaults suggests just how much Miller and Shuler cut, along with the consistently high quality of what they released, because this is uniformly dynamite blues and zydeco. Some of it is down, dirty, and swampy; some of it suggests a nimbleness and tunefulness that could've crossed over onto the R&B charts; some of it is redolent of the bayou with its wailing accordions and breakneck boogie, and all of it is infectious, the kind of record that ignites a party on a grey day.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/27/2013
Label:
Ace Records Import
UPC:
0029667054928
catalogNumber:
6705492
Rank:
84921

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Just Give Me a Chance
  2. That's Alright
  3. Late in the Evening
  4. Worries Like Blues
  5. Catch Morning Train
  6. Big Fat Woman
  7. Dreaming
  8. Oh Baby
  9. They Say the World Loves a Lover
  10. Walkin in the Park
  11. Walkin' Out My Door
  12. I'm a Natural Born Man
  13. Early in the Morning
  14. I'm a Real Lover Baby
  15. 41 Days
  16. Trouble Trouble
  17. Long Journey (Life's Journey)
  18. Gonna Miss My Lognion
  19. I Ain't Got No Money
  20. I'm a Samplin' Man
  21. I'm Gonna Leave You Baby
  22. Stranger in Your Town
  23. Sitting Here Wondering
  24. Lost Love Letter Blues
  25. Lonesome Lover Blues
  26. I Want You, I Need You
  27. I Can Be on My Way
  28. Slow Walking Fever & Asiatic Flu

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Silas Hogan   Composer
Sylvester Buckley   Composer
Cornelius Green   Composer
J.D. Miller   Composer
James Moore   Composer
Eddie Shuler   Composer
Leroy Washington   Composer
Jerry West   Composer
Matthew Jacobs   Composer
Johnny Sonnier   Composer
Vicki Fox   Photo Coloring
Jimmy Anderson   Composer
Jimmy Dotson   Composer
Ian Saddler   Liner Notes
Joe Mayfield   Composer
Mojo   Composer
Blues Boy Dorsey   Composer
Otis Hicks   Composer
Talton Miller   Composer
Allen Pierre   Composer
Marco Merriweather   Composer
Leslie Johnson   Composer
Joe Richards   Composer
Charles Morris   Composer

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