Pig Latin

Pig Latin

by Billy Bacon & the Forbidden Pigs
     
 
An unabashed musical tribute to Tex-Mex pioneer Doug Sahm who died in 1999 spurring this album's release, Billy Bacon has compiled 15 tracks, five of which are new to CD, to pay homage to one of his musical heroes. Bacon's associates include Dave Alvin, who produces a few selections,

Overview

An unabashed musical tribute to Tex-Mex pioneer Doug Sahm who died in 1999 spurring this album's release, Billy Bacon has compiled 15 tracks, five of which are new to CD, to pay homage to one of his musical heroes. Bacon's associates include Dave Alvin, who produces a few selections, and Chris Gaffney, whose accordion is a major player here. These tunes, although lacking the fire and bite of the best of Sahm's work, resonate with the south of the border soul, garage rock, and blues that influenced Bacon and his eclectic band. Bacon has an ingratiating, low-key voice, and his plaintive singing works well on this mix of covers and originals. The red-hot polka-flavored "Nogales" sounds like it's a Sir Douglas Quintet cover, and "Una Mas Cerveza," previously available only on a difficult to find single, was actually recorded by Sahm before his death. Like Joe "King" Carrasco, who gets name checked in the liner notes, Bacon has a ball with this music as evidenced by the energetic "aiy-yi-yiii's" liberally sprinkled throughout the bouncy disc. Literal but far from genre-defining covers of "Wooly Bully" and a live "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" are enjoyable, but they don't add anything to the originals, making Pig Latin a fun, loose, and absolutely entertaining party disc, yet one that still sounds like a respectful tribute and not the real thing.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/11/2000
Label:
Triple X Records
UPC:
0021075127027
catalogNumber:
51270
Rank:
297699

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Bacon & the Forbidden Pigs   Primary Artist
Chris Gaffney   Organ,Accordion,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vox Jaguar
Buddy Blue   Background Vocals
Mario Moreno   Guitar,Accordion,Background Vocals
Billy Bacon   Bass,Mandolin,Vocals,Background Vocals
Tim Cook   Pedal Steel Guitar,Pedal Steel Banjo
Joey Myers   Drums
Tom Upthegrove   Guitar
Jonny Viau   Tenor Saxophone
John "Juke" Logan   Organ,Background Vocals
Adrian Demain   Guitar,Vocals
Dennis "Cannonball" Caplinger   Mandolin
Michael Hebert   Acoustic Guitar,Marimbas,Background Vocals
Esten Cooke   Drums,Background Vocals
Alex Diaz   Accordion
Randy Willert   Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Forbidden Pigs   Producer
Buddy Blue   Producer
Billy Bacon   Producer,Liner Notes,English Translations
Freddy Fender   Composer
Mark Neill   Producer
Mark Wyner   Images,Image Design

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