The Best of Louisiana Music [Rounder]

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Louisiana music has been one of Rounder's strong points in the 1980s and 1990s -- not only zydeco and Cajun music, but also soul, blues, jazz, and rock. In 1993, the Boston-area label opened its own vaults to assemble The Best of Louisiana Music, which isn't essential, but is enjoyable on the whole. Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas' "Your Mama Don't Know" and Buckwheat Zydeco's "Hot Tamale Baby" are fine examples of exuberant zydeco party music, while Aaron Neville's "Mojo Hannah," the Meters' "Look-Ka Py Py," and Irma Thomas' "I Never Fool Nobody But Me" remind listeners that Louisiana was never lacking when it came to talented soulsters. On the Dixieland tip, "If ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Louisiana music has been one of Rounder's strong points in the 1980s and 1990s -- not only zydeco and Cajun music, but also soul, blues, jazz, and rock. In 1993, the Boston-area label opened its own vaults to assemble The Best of Louisiana Music, which isn't essential, but is enjoyable on the whole. Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas' "Your Mama Don't Know" and Buckwheat Zydeco's "Hot Tamale Baby" are fine examples of exuberant zydeco party music, while Aaron Neville's "Mojo Hannah," the Meters' "Look-Ka Py Py," and Irma Thomas' "I Never Fool Nobody But Me" remind listeners that Louisiana was never lacking when it came to talented soulsters. On the Dixieland tip, "If You're a Viper" finds the Rebirth Brass Band reviving a 1930s tune that paid tribute to marijuana smokers. "Viper" was 1930s African-American slang for those who were subsequently called "potheads." This CD is far from the last word on Louisiana music, but it does let listeners know how much exciting music they're likely to hear during Mardi Gras.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/1993
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661850828
  • Catalog Number: 618508
  • Sales rank: 24,659

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bon Temps Rouler - Beausoleil (3:50)
  2. 2 I Never Fool Nobody But Me - Irma Thomas (4:15)
  3. 3 Look-Ka Py Py - The Meters (3:19)
  4. 4 Your Mama Don't Know - Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas (4:46)
  5. 5 If You're a Viper - Kermit Ruffins (3:35)
  6. 6 Les Flammes D'Enfer (The Flames of Hell) - D.L. Menard (3:46)
  7. 7 Big Chief, Pt. 1 - Professor Longhair (2:25)
  8. 8 Mojo Hannah - Aaron Neville (4:33)
  9. 9 J'Aurais du T'Aimer (I Should Have Loved You) - Cajun Country (2:32)
  10. 10 Carnival Time - Theodore "Bo" Dollis (2:44)
  11. 11 Imitation of Love - Johnny Adams (4:32)
  12. 12 Opelousas Sostan - Mamou (2:30)
  13. 13 Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On - Chuck Carbo (5:30)
  14. 14 Hot Tamale Baby - Buckwheat Zydeco (4:44)
  15. 15 Mardi Gras in New Orleans - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band (5:29)
  16. 16 So Swell When You're Well - James Booker (3:07)
  17. 17 Street Talk - Theodore "Bo" Dollis (3:46)
  18. 18 Blues du Saoulard (Drunkard's Blues) - Steve Riley (3:26)
  19. 19 Watch That Dog - The Eunice Playboys (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Beausoleil Track Performer
Buckwheat Zydeco Track Performer
John Delafose Track Performer
Eddie LeJeune Track Performer
Dr. John Track Performer
The Meters Track Performer
Aaron Neville Track Performer
Irma Thomas Track Performer
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Track Performer
The Wild Magnolias Track Performer
James Booker Track Performer
Mamou Track Performer
Willie Tee Track Performer
Rebirth Brass Band Track Performer
Mamou Playboys Track Performer
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas Track Performer
Kermit Ruffins Track Performer
Johnny Adams Track Performer
Chuck Carbo Track Performer
Theodore "Bo" Dollis Track Performer
The Eunice Playboys Track Performer
Professor Longhair Track Performer
D.L. Menard Track Performer
Wardell Quezergue Conductor
Steve Riley Track Performer
Zydeco Cha-Chas Track Performer
Cajun Country Track Performer
Technical Credits
Earl King Composer
Michael Doucet Producer
Irma Thomas Producer
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Producer
Willie Tee Producer
Scott Billington Producer
Quint Davis Producer
Ken Gorz Producer
Bill Halverson Producer
Ken Irwin Producer
Ron Levy Producer
Jimmy C. Newman Producer
Rick Olivier Cover Photo
John Parsons Producer
Wardell Quezergue Arranger, Composer
Joe Ruffino Composer
Marshall Sehorn Producer
Al Tharp Producer
Allen Toussaint Producer
Mac Rebennack Producer
Al Johnson Composer
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