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Down South in the Bayou Country [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Like everything on Memphis Slim's album Goin' Back to Tennessee or Alvin Youngblood Hart's "Tallacatcha" (a Western swing performance worthy of Bob Wills), Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's 1975 Barclay album Down South in the Bayou Country completely transcends any and all attempts to confine this diverse artist within the artificial parameters of blues or any other preordained category. Consisting mostly of songs written by Hoyt Garrick, Jr., Charlie Gressett, and David Craig with additional tunes by J. Loyd and Joe Stampley, this pretty parfait of country & western, Southern rock, cowboy hoedown, and electric Cajun soul music was recorded during February and March 1974 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Like everything on Memphis Slim's album Goin' Back to Tennessee or Alvin Youngblood Hart's "Tallacatcha" (a Western swing performance worthy of Bob Wills), Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's 1975 Barclay album Down South in the Bayou Country completely transcends any and all attempts to confine this diverse artist within the artificial parameters of blues or any other preordained category. Consisting mostly of songs written by Hoyt Garrick, Jr., Charlie Gressett, and David Craig with additional tunes by J. Loyd and Joe Stampley, this pretty parfait of country & western, Southern rock, cowboy hoedown, and electric Cajun soul music was recorded during February and March 1974 in Bogalusa, LA. Gatemouth, fresh from his tenure as Deputy Sheriff of San Juan County, NM, sounds particularly pleased to be active at the center of a project so completely infused with authentic Southern sensibilities. Perhaps the most satisfying track off of the original album is "Loup Garou." This hoodoo funk ritual with background vocals by Geraldine "Sister Gerry" Richard sounds as if it might have been influenced by Dr. John's "Loop Garoo," which had appeared on that artist's Atco album Remedies in 1970. Both songs drew upon traditional folklore, a tradition that advises against wandering around in the swamp under the moon as you just might get taken out by a werewolf. Bonus tracks include a choice sampling of "studio verbiage and other appropriate banter," "Gate's Express" (a ferocious bit of fiddling based on "Orange Blossom Special"), and "Cassoulet," a very danceable Cajun fiddling boogie recorded in Paris during the summer of 1973 with a rhythm section composed of members of the rock group Canned Heat. Anyone who enjoys Down South in the Bayou Country should also investigate Gatemouth's 1975 follow-up album, Bogalusa Boogie Man.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2006
  • Label: Sunny Side
  • UPC: 016728304627
  • Catalog Number: 3046
  • Sales rank: 117,800

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Breaux Bridge Rag (2:58)
  2. 2 Folks Back Home (3:23)
  3. 3 Bayou Sam (2:28)
  4. 4 Loup Garou (3:21)
  5. 5 Louisian' (2:58)
  6. 6 Sweet Texas Rose (3:18)
  7. 7 Sheriff's Barbecue (3:04)
  8. 8 Bad Week for Old Fiddlers (3:03)
  9. 9 Sunrise Cajun Style (3:06)
  10. 10 Louisiana Woman (3:01)
  11. 11 Rosalie (2:27)
  12. 12 Jamboree (2:56)
  13. 13 Waiting for Gate's Express (1:49)
  14. 14 Gate's Express (3:51)
  15. 15 Cassoulet (3:19)
  16. 16 Never Ending Song of Love (3:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Primary Artist, Harmonica, Violin, Vocals
Canned Heat Accompaniment, Musician
Henry Vestine Guitar
Gary Bardwell Background Vocals
Ed Beyer Piano
Christian Devaux Drums
Jim Ehinger Piano
Julius Farmer Bass
Hoyt Garrick Background Vocals
Charlie Gressett Background Vocals
Andre Herve Piano
Michel Herve Bass
Richard Hite Bass
Jack Huffman Drums
Red Lane Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Doug Morgano Vocals, wah wah guitar
James Shane Rhythm Guitar
Geraldine Richard Background Vocals
Joe "Jammer" Wright Guitar
Technical Credits
Joe Stampley Composer
Delaney Bramlett Composer
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Composer
George Chkiantz Engineer
Hoyt Garrick Composer
Stephen Hodges Engineer
John D. Loudermilk Liner Notes
Philippe Rault Producer, Liner Notes
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Dominique Blanc-Francard Engineer
Alain Frappier Art Direction, Paintings, Cover Painting
Alain Marouani Inspiration
Anna Zagorski Notes Editing
J. Loyd Composer
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