Down South in the Bayou Country [Bonus Tracks]

Down South in the Bayou Country [Bonus Tracks]

by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/18/2006
Label:
Sunny Side
UPC:
0016728304627
catalogNumber:
3046
Rank:
94591

Tracks

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
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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