Johnnie Billy Goat

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All Music Guide - Bob Gottlieb
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bob Gottlieb
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: 011661159426
  • Catalog Number: 611594
  • Sales rank: 116,698

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Boozoo Chavis Primary Artist, Accordion, Vocals
Classie Ballou Jr. 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 Jr. 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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