Too Hot to Handle

Too Hot to Handle

by Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
     
 

This is a disc that shows great promise -- this man and his band can stir it up and hit a groove that is incandescent. One problem, though, is that this live disc lacks the fire and energy of their live performances. Part of that missing energy is the sound, which seems dull -- almost dead. When this band plays live, the sound is raw and alive, and everyone, including… See more details below

Overview

This is a disc that shows great promise -- this man and his band can stir it up and hit a groove that is incandescent. One problem, though, is that this live disc lacks the fire and energy of their live performances. Part of that missing energy is the sound, which seems dull -- almost dead. When this band plays live, the sound is raw and alive, and everyone, including the lame and the dead, rise up and dance. As a band, they are tight and hold together well, each member is more than capable on his instrument and the sum is greater than the parts would seem to be capable of adding up to. They have one of the best bass players heard in a long time -- he is not only good but incredibly inventive, ranking up there with players such as Victor Wooten and Ron Carter. On this disc he never really gets a chance to shine. Chubby has a way of picking songs that showcase the band's strengths; "Fire on the Mountain" is an extended dub version that outshines the other versions, which shows the versatility of this band in mixing up the tempos. Chubby is writing some good new songs he has three on this disc, and they fit right into the zydeco pattern, yet at the same time add some new wrinkles. Listen to and catch the time stops, horn arrangements and wah-wah guitar of "Wasting Time." This is truly a new level of "swamp funk" that is going to start rising from the mists of the bayous and taking the country by insidious invasion. Overall, the disc cooks and shows off a band that is definitely on the rise. Dancing is mandatory.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/1999
Label:
Louisiana Red Hot
UPC:
0608691110628
catalogNumber:
1106
Rank:
1326

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Tracks

  1. Too Hot to Handle  -  Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
  2. Who Stole the Hot Sauce?  -  Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
  3. Turn on Your Love Light  -  Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
  4. Cisco Kid  -  Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
  5. Wasting Time  -  Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
  6. Fire on the Mountain  -  Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
  7. Will It Go Round in Circles  -  Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
  8. Band Intro/Creole Music  -  Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
  9. Rock Me Baby  -  Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band   Primary Artist
Chubby Carrier   Indexed Contributor,Accordion,Vocals
John Garr   Guitar,Background Vocals
Mike Broussard   Saxophone,Background Vocals
Cory Duplechin   Bass,Background Vocals
Lance Ellis   Saxophone,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mickey Hart   Composer
Robert Hunter   Composer
Glen Clark   Graphic Design
Tony Daigle   Mastering
Rick Lagneaux   Producer,Engineer
Michael Peavy   Composer
Susan Champagne   Contributor
Philip Knowlton   Producer

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