Louisiana Spice

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All Music Guide - Rose of Sharon Witmer
This CD is a delight for a DJ or party host wanting to serve up a gumbo of Louisiana music. Aptly titled Louisiana Spice, the two-volume set features musical artists from a variety of genres, from R&B to zydeco. The selections are guaranteed to raise the spirits of listeners. Those so inclined will be out on the dancefloor for tunes such as "That's Enough of That Stuff," performed by New Orleans' favorite Marcia Ball, and piano legend Chuck Carbo's "Meet Me at the Station." Limited to just 32 selections, Louisiana Spice necessarily has to omit many great musicians; still, this CD includes many of the best. The incomparable piano wizard James Booker plays his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rose of Sharon Witmer
This CD is a delight for a DJ or party host wanting to serve up a gumbo of Louisiana music. Aptly titled Louisiana Spice, the two-volume set features musical artists from a variety of genres, from R&B to zydeco. The selections are guaranteed to raise the spirits of listeners. Those so inclined will be out on the dancefloor for tunes such as "That's Enough of That Stuff," performed by New Orleans' favorite Marcia Ball, and piano legend Chuck Carbo's "Meet Me at the Station." Limited to just 32 selections, Louisiana Spice necessarily has to omit many great musicians; still, this CD includes many of the best. The incomparable piano wizard James Booker plays his "Three Keys," only to be countered by the immortal ivory tickling of Professor Longhair on "Tipitina," and Eddie Bo on "Hard Times." The scorching guitar of Snooks Eaglin rings out. The velvety voice of New Orleans' Tan Canary Johnny Adams croons "Down That Lonely Road," while the New Orleans Queen of Soul, Irma Thomas, goes gospel with "Hold Onto God's Unchanging Hand." The unique carnival street music of the Mardi Gras Indians is represented with two traditional offerings from Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band conjures up "Mardi Gras in New Orleans." Champion Jack Dupree, long a European expatriate, extols the virtues of his "Hometown New Orleans," while Walter "Wolfman" Washington howls in "On the Prowl." Louisiana music from outside the city of New Orleans is well-represented by a number of Cajun and zydeco cuts. The artists are a veritable who's who of those genres. There are selections from the "Cajun Hank Williams" D.L. Menard; Grammy Award winners Beausoleil; Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys; good-time accordionist Bruce Daigrepont; and the legendary fiddler Dewey Balfa. Among the greats of zydeco who contribute are Boozoo Chavis, Buckwheat Zydeco, Geno Delafose, and Beau Jocque. While no one compilation could cover the depth and breadth of the state's music, this CD is a good start for appreciating spicy Louisiana music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/30/1995
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661851825
  • Catalog Number: 618518
  • Sales rank: 79,807

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marcia Ball Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Champion Jack Dupree Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Snooks Eaglin Guitar
John Mooney Background Vocals
Jimmy Reed Guitar
Walter "Wolfman" Washington Guitar, Track Performer
Josh Graves Dobro
The Balfa Brothers Track Performer
Dewey Balfa Violin, Vocals
Beausoleil Track Performer
Buckwheat Zydeco Track Performer, Piano, Accordion
Bruce Daigrepont Accordion, Rhythm Guitar, Triangle, Vocals, Track Performer
John Delafose Fiddle, Vocals, Track Performer
Michael Doucet Fiddle, Percussion, Violin, Vocals
Eddie LeJeune Accordion, Vocals, Track Performer
Zachary Richard Accordion, Vocals, Track Performer
Rufus Thibodeaux Fiddle
Jo-El Sonnier Accordion, Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
John Stewart Bass
Eddie Bo Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Irma Thomas Vocals, Track Performer
Tony Dagradi Soprano Saxophone
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Track Performer
David Torkanowsky Keyboards
Tuts Washington Piano, Track Performer
James Booker Piano, Track Performer
Dalton Reed Vocals, Track Performer
George Davis Bass
Rebirth Brass Band Percussion, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Jimmy Breaux Accordion
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas Track Performer
Waylon Thibodeaux Bass, Fiddle, Vocals
Beau Jocque Accordion, Vocals
Lawrence Adams Background Vocals, Bells
Johnny Adams Vocals, Human Whistle, Track Performer
Tommy Alesi Drums
Wilbert "Junkyard Dog" Arnold Drums
Rodney Balfa Vocals
Tony Balfa Guitar
Will Balfa Violin
Classie Ballou Jr. Bass
Lionel Batiste Trumpet, Bass Drums
Lawrence Baulden Bass
Chris Belleau Trombone
James Benoit Guitar
Russell Benoit Bass
Sammy Berfect Hammond Organ
Scott Billington Percussion
Boozoo Chavis Accordion, Vocals, Track Performer
Doyle Bramhall Drums
Shelton Broussard Guitar
Anthony Brown Guitar
Kerry Brown Drums
Chuck Bush Bass, Background Vocals
Joe Cabral Tenor Saxophone
Trio Cadien Track Performer
Chuck Carbo Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Steve "Skeeta" Charlot Drums, Background Vocals
Charles Chavis Vocals, Rub
Rellis Chavis Drums
Jon Cleary Synthesizer, Piano
Tommy Comeaux Mandolin, Electric Bass, Steel Guitar
Cookie Cooke Tenor Saxophone
Steve Crossan Bass
Jack Cruz Bass
Elijah Cudges Rub
Geno Delafose Accordion, Vocals, Track Performer
David Doucet Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Violin, Vocals, Track Performer
Gregory Davis Trumpet
Tony Delafose Bass
Theodore "Bo" Dollis Tambourine, Vocals, Track Performer
Russell Dorion Guitar
Dan Drilling Guitar
Bessyl Duhon Accordion
Kevin Dugas Drums
Charles Elam III Background Vocals
Ron Eoff Bass Guitar
Herman V. Ernest III Drums
David Farrell Percussion
Tom Fitzpatrick Tenor Saxophone
Nathaniel Fontenot Guitar
Edward Frank Piano
Dwight Franklin Piano
Cruz Fruge Drums, Background Vocals
Gator June Tambourine, Background Vocals
Geechee Drums, Background Vocals
Geenie Conga, Background Vocals
David Greely Fiddle, Background Vocals
Steve Howard Trumpet
Derek Huston Tenor Saxophone
Germaine Jack Drums
Ralph Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Ray Johnson Guitar, Background Vocals
Nathaniel Jolivette Drums
Leroy Jones Trumpet
Charles Joseph Trombone
Kirk Joseph Sousaphone
Wayne Killius Drums
Billy Kilson Drums
Bnois King Background Vocals
Craig Klein Trombone
Calvin Landry Trumpet
Charles Landry Drums
Carl LeBlanc Guitar
Craig Lege Keyboards
Sharon Leger Vocals
Kenn Lending Guitar
Ron Levy Organ, Percussion, Piano, Background Vocals
Roger Lewis Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Professor Longhair Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Jenell Marshall Vocals, Snare Drums
Joe McMahan Acoustic Guitar
Leon Medica Bass
D.L. Menard Guitar, Track Performer
Ziggy Modeliste Drums
Steve Nash Rub
Jimmy C. Newman Vocals, Track Performer
Walter Payton Bass
Penney Tambourine, Background Vocals
Matt Perkins Percussion, Conga
David Peters Drums
Wilfred Pierre Background Vocals, Rub
Shannon Powell Percussion, Drums, Tambourine
Pretty Queen Tambourine, Background Vocals
Charles Prud'homme Rhythm Guitar
Steve Riley Fiddle, Accordion, Vocals
Eugene Ross Guitar
Bill "Foots" Samuel Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Gerald Sazon Background Vocals
Peter Schwarz Bass, Stick, Background Vocals
Chris Severin Electric Bass
Tommy Shreve Guitar, Background Vocals
Ken Smith Fiddle
Al Tharp Banjo, Fiddle, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Guitar Thomas Guitar
Michael Toles Guitar
Efrem Towns Trumpet
Alvin "Red" Tyler Tenor Saxophone
Dennis Paul Williams Guitar
Nathan Williams Accordion, Vocals
Kermit "Champ" Young Hammond Organ
Lee Allen Zeno Bass
Lil' Brian Track Performer
Chet Blakistone Keyboards
Jimmy Domengeaux Guitar
Kelli Roberts Triangle
Michael Skinkus Conga
Brian Terry Accordion
Monk Boudreaux Tambourine, Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Jaimie Breaux Percussion
Anthony Chenevert Rub
Emerson "EJ" Jackson Bass
Charles "Red" LaMark Drums
Walter Payton Jr. Bass
Earl J. Smith Jr. Background Vocals
Patrick Terry Guitar
Doctor John Wilson Tenor Saxophone
Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers Track Performer
David Murray Guitar
Kevin Harris Tenor Saxophone
Mark "Chuckie" Williams Rub
Billy Ware Percussion
Kenneth Blevins Drums
James Andrews Percussion, Conga
Don Bennett Bass
Joe Rogers Dobro
Technical Credits
Champion Jack Dupree Composer
Bruce Daigrepont Producer
Michael Doucet Producer
Zachary Richard Producer
Jo-El Sonnier Producer
Irma Thomas Producer
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Producer
Terry Adams Producer
John Berthelot Producer
Scott Billington Producer
Quint Davis Producer
Gerard Dole Producer
Edward Frank Arranger
Ken Gorz Producer
Jeff Hannusch Producer
Ken Irwin Producer
Ron Levy Producer
D.L. Menard Producer
Toby Mountain Mastering
Jimmy C. Newman Producer
John Parsons Producer
Ken Smith Producer
Al Tharp Producer
Lee Allen Zeno Producer
Charles "Red" LaMark Contributor
Louisa Hufstader Compilation Coordinator
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  • Posted July 19, 2012

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    Unless you are already a real fan of Cajun and New Orleans music

    Unless you are already a real fan of Cajun and New Orleans music, this is a good way to dip your toe in the water and decide if you are interested in the genre.

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