Johnnie Billy Goat

Johnnie Billy Goat

by Boozoo Chavis
     
 

Another kudo to Rounder for getting this retrospective gem out before the untimely passing of this icon of zydeco music. This disc is conscientiously culled from some sparkling live performances in Lake Charles, LA, and from his previous Rounder and Goldband releases. This was a man who took the time to give back to the culture that fostered his music and do all he… See more details below

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Another kudo to Rounder for getting this retrospective gem out before the untimely passing of this icon of zydeco music. This disc is conscientiously culled from some sparkling live performances in Lake Charles, LA, and from his previous Rounder and Goldband releases. This was a man who took the time to give back to the culture that fostered his music and do all he could to promote up-and-coming musicians. This is zydeco -- a mixture of Creole music fused with rhythm & blues -- which is made for partying and dancing. His live performances were just a nonstop whirl from the opening notes to the last with the crowds drenched in sweat and screaming for more, no matter what area of the country he played. His whole recording span is realized here, from the slow-burning 1955 regional hit "Paper in My Shoe" to 1998's up-tempo "Who Stole My Monkey." That raw rocking sound that he was known for all his life is pervasive throughout this disc. This is the best collection of one of the very stalwarts of zydeco music, as well as just an excellent example of what this man could do with songs that were benchmarks in other genres, such as Bob Wills' standard "Dance All Night." The sound quality is excellent and it contains an exemplary mixture of songs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/31/2000
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661159426
catalogNumber:
611594
Rank:
101269

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boozoo Chavis   Primary Artist,Accordion,Vocals
Classie Ballou   Bass
Charles Chavis   Vocals,Background Vocals,Rubboard
Rellis Chavis   Drums
Nathaniel Fontenot   Rhythm Guitar
Carlton Thomas   Guitar

Technical Credits

Terry Adams   Producer
Scott Billington   Engineer,Liner Notes,Art Direction
Boozoo Chavis   Composer
Wilson Chavis   Composer
Tony Daigle   Engineer
Ed Eastridge   Engineer
Tom Mark   Engineer
Eddie Shuler   Composer
Nancy Given   Art Direction
Laurie Flannery   Mastering
Christian Clayton   Illustrations
Barbara Roberds   Artwork,Back Cover
Wilson Chavis   Composer

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