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Live: Swampland Jam
     

Live: Swampland Jam

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by Tab Benoit
 
This is by far the best album this Louisiana blues/swamp-rocker has come up with to date. Benoit is playing with basically a three-piece, with Doug Therrien on bass and Allyn Robinson on drums. The rest of the sound is filled in by various guests, some exceedingly strong Louisiana players. Therein lives

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This is by far the best album this Louisiana blues/swamp-rocker has come up with to date. Benoit is playing with basically a three-piece, with Doug Therrien on bass and Allyn Robinson on drums. The rest of the sound is filled in by various guests, some exceedingly strong Louisiana players. Therein lives both the problem and the strength of this disc -- the sound is a bit thin when there's no guest taking up some space. Only on the slow burner "Heart of Stone" and "Gone Too Long" does the basic band fill up the airwaves. The music is good, but without that fourth player, it doesn't have enough density. When there is another player, the sound is as gritty and raw as they come -- Cajun-based blues with a swampy sensuality. Benoit's singing and guitar playing have taken giant steps forward and are up there with the best.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/1999
Label:
Vanguard Records
UPC:
0015707954525
catalogNumber:
79545
Rank:
51651

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tab Benoit   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Henry Gray   Piano,Track Performer
Raful Neal   Harmonica,Track Performer
Chubby Carrier   Accordion,Track Performer
Jumpin' Johnny Sansone   Harmonica,Accordion,Track Performer
Rockin' Tabby Thomas   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Allyn Robinson   Drums
Doug Therrien   Bass

Technical Credits

Rockin' Tabby Thomas   Composer
Tab Benoit   Producer
Andy Bradley   Producer,Engineer
Cynthia S. Kinney   Illustrations
Steve Harris   Back Cover

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Live: Swampland Jam 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is awesome. This artist has many great songs on this disc as well as others.