Howlin'

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
The Sundogs are far from a traditional Cajun band, and their Louisiana-influenced boogie isn't zydeco either. And yet, no review of Howlin' would be complete without examining the Louisiana influences prominent on this CD which was recorded not in New Orleans or Baton Rouge, but in San Francisco. "Calypso Zydeco," "Fais Do Do" and "Fog On the Mountaintop" are best described as Southern-style roots-rock with Cajun overtones. Lead singer Tom Rigney's violin is prominent throughout the album, and he plays it in a very Cajun-like fashion. This earthy date is anything but slick -- the Sundogs sound like a bar band, and that's a big part of their charm. This CD isn't ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
The Sundogs are far from a traditional Cajun band, and their Louisiana-influenced boogie isn't zydeco either. And yet, no review of Howlin' would be complete without examining the Louisiana influences prominent on this CD which was recorded not in New Orleans or Baton Rouge, but in San Francisco. "Calypso Zydeco," "Fais Do Do" and "Fog On the Mountaintop" are best described as Southern-style roots-rock with Cajun overtones. Lead singer Tom Rigney's violin is prominent throughout the album, and he plays it in a very Cajun-like fashion. This earthy date is anything but slick -- the Sundogs sound like a bar band, and that's a big part of their charm. This CD isn't fantastic, but it's fun, unpretentious and certainly honest.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/1994
  • Label: Rounder Select
  • UPC: 011661901841
  • Catalog Number: 9018

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sundogs Primary Artist, Primary Artist
John Aughney Electric Bass
Jim Hobson Percussion, Drums
Joe Paquin Accordion, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Washboard
Teddy J. Politzer Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Tom Rigney Vocals, Electric Violin
Nancy Hall Background Vocals
Lee Parvin Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Vocal Harmony
Technical Credits
The Sundogs Producer
George Horn Mastering
Derek Richardson Liner Notes
Dan Ouellette Liner Notes
Lee Parvin Producer, Engineer
Jil Weil Graphic Design
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