Swamp People

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Aired on the History channel, Swamp People is a reality show that chronicles the lives of a bunch of Cajun alligator hunters in the Louisiana bayou. Fittingly, the soundtrack to the show -- released in 2013, after the fourth season was underway -- contains Jerry Reed's "Amos Moses," a song all about a Louisiana alligator hunter, and the rest of the 13-track collection offers a heavy dose of bayou mythology all delivered through the prism of swamp rock, New Orleans funk, Zydeco rave-ups, and Cajun stomps pretty heavily. It jumps through eras, reaching back to the '50s for Hank Williams' immortal "Jambalaya On the Bayou" and Bobby Charles' swinging "See You Later,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Aired on the History channel, Swamp People is a reality show that chronicles the lives of a bunch of Cajun alligator hunters in the Louisiana bayou. Fittingly, the soundtrack to the show -- released in 2013, after the fourth season was underway -- contains Jerry Reed's "Amos Moses," a song all about a Louisiana alligator hunter, and the rest of the 13-track collection offers a heavy dose of bayou mythology all delivered through the prism of swamp rock, New Orleans funk, Zydeco rave-ups, and Cajun stomps pretty heavily. It jumps through eras, reaching back to the '50s for Hank Williams' immortal "Jambalaya On the Bayou" and Bobby Charles' swinging "See You Later, Alligator," spending time in the '60s with Reed and Tony Joe White's "Polk Salad Annie," the Neville Brothers represented by their 1981 classic "Fire on the Bayou," and the rest comprised of relatively latter-day recordings of heavy hitters like Buckwheat Zydeco, Beausoleil, Chris Ardoin, Zachary Richard, and D.L. Menard. Apart from Steel Bill's credit anthem "Swamp People," which suits the show but doesn't quite stand apart from it, everything here is terrific and represents some aspect of the rich musical bounty in the Louisiana swamp, which makes this a better than average TV soundtrack.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2013
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661917224
  • Catalog Number: 619172
  • Sales rank: 95,355

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Swamp People - Steel Bill (3:55)
  2. 2 Amos Moses - Jerry Reed (2:20)
  3. 3 Zydeco La Louisianne - Buckwheat Zydeco (5:07)
  4. 4 Polk Salad Annie - Tony Joe White (3:42)
  5. 5 French Jig - Amanda Shaw (3:14)
  6. 6 Fire on the Bayou - Neville Brothers (5:17)
  7. 7 What's in That Bayou? - Chris Ardoin (6:08)
  8. 8 Kolinda - Beausoleil (3:39)
  9. 9 Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams (2:54)
  10. 10 Cocodrie - Zachary Richard (4:10)
  11. 11 Crawfish Walk - Jumpin' Johnny Sansone (3:06)
  12. 12 Cajun Saturday Night - D.L. Menard (2:22)
  13. 13 See You Later, Alligator - Bobby Charles (2:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scott Billington Harmonica
Doug Belote Drums
Jimmy Messa Bass
Johnette Downing Background Vocals
Steel Bill Vocals
Technical Credits
Zachary Richard Composer
Tony Joe White Composer
Jumpin' Johnny Sansone Composer
Scott Billington Producer
David Farrell Engineer
D.L. Menard Composer
Cyril Neville Composer
Leo Nocentelli Composer
George Porter Jr. Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Chris Ardoin Composer
Paul Blakemore Mastering
Traditional Composer
Arthur Neville Composer
Jerry R. Hubbard Composer
Joseph Modeliste Composer
Stanley Dural Jr. Composer
Robert C. Guidry Composer
Billy Joe Tharpe Composer
Pete Elkins Executive Producer
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