Excello Story, Vol. 3: 1957-1961

Excello Story, Vol. 3: 1957-1961

     
 

Excello was hitting its prime as a good R&B, blues and rock label in this era. This has swamp-blues by Slim Harpo (just one song, but that's okay as he's well-represented by single-artist anthologies), Lightnin' Slim, Lonesome Sundown and Lazy Lester<See more details below

Overview

Excello was hitting its prime as a good R&B, blues and rock label in this era. This has swamp-blues by Slim Harpo (just one song, but that's okay as he's well-represented by single-artist anthologies), Lightnin' Slim, Lonesome Sundown and Lazy Lester, who's represented by the great "I Hear You Knockin'" and the original version of "I'm a Lover, Not a Fighter" (covered by the Kinks in the '60s). There's more than Louisiana blues, though. For doo wop, there's the Gladiolas' original version of "Little Darlin'" (covered for a big pop hit by the Diamonds), and the one-shot smash "Oh Julie" by the Crescendos. Carol Fran's "Emmitt Lee" is top-notch, early New Orleans soul that will find favor with any Irma Thomas fan, so close is the arrangement to the sound of Thomas' early records. The sound strays closer to straight rock & roll with Lattimore Brown's "Somebody's Gonna Miss Me" and two early sides by swamp pop legend Warren Storm.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/1999
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0076744015624
catalogNumber:
40156

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Slim Harpo   Harmonica,Vocals
Lazy Lester   Harmonica
Lightnin' Slim   Guitar
Lonesome Sundown   Track Performer
Arthur Neal Gunter   Guitar
Jimmy Hall   Vocals
Warren Storm   Drums
Corley   Vocals
Larry Taylor   Guitar
Sammy K. Brown   Drums
Foreman   Guitar
Carol Fran   Piano
Guitar Gable   Guitar
Gladiolas   Track Performer
King Crooners   Track Performer
Bobby McBride   Bass
Lillian Offitt   Vocals
Fats Perrodin   Bass
Lionel Prevo   Tenor Saxophone
Rudolph Richard   Guitar
Merton Thibodeaux   Piano
Leroy Washington   Guitar
Clifford Curry   Vocals
Norman P. Wade   Bass
Lattimore Brown   Vocals,Track Performer
Roscoe Shelton   Vocals
Kenneth Brigham   Vocals
Tommy Fortner   Vocals
William Massey   Tenor (Vocal)
Roy Perkins   Piano
T.G. Miller   Piano
Edward Brooks   Piano
Garner   Track Performer
James Johnson   Guitar
Mac Badskins   Drums
Willie Earl Drummond   Tenor (Vocal)
Clarence "Jockey" Etinne   Drums
Earl Gauney   Castanets,Tenor (Vocal)
Vestee Huddleson   Tenor (Vocal)
Johnny "Popee" Jackson   Piano
King Karl   Vocals
George Lanius   Vocals
Jim Lanius   Vocals
Douglas Marshall   Vocals
Leon "Mickey" Prater   Bass
Kenneth "Sam" Sample   Drums
John Standberry   Vocals
Clayton Whittington   Baritone
Willie Jones   Baritone

Technical Credits

Slim Harpo   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Paul Santos   Art Direction
Jerry West   Composer
Jon Broven   Producer,Essay
Dana Smart   Producer
Pearl King   Composer
J. Miller   Composer

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