Another Saturday Night: Classic Recordings from the Louisiana Bayous

Another Saturday Night: Classic Recordings from the Louisiana Bayous

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Overview

Southern Louisiana is home to the fascinating hybrid of music known as swamp pop, which mixes ingredients from rock, country, rockabilly, blues, soul, and Cajun into its own idiosyncratic brew. It's rarely achieved much popularity outside its region; the flipside of that condition is its enduring, even eternal popularity in its own backyard, despite the increasing homogenization of American pop over the last several decades. This compiles 20 tracks (mostly from the '60s and early '70s) that illustrate the style, ranging from swamp pop-influenced straight-ahead rock to cuts that almost fall in the mainstream of Cajun music. They're quite obscure; Cookie & His Cupcakes and Tommy McLain are about the most well-known names, but still ones that are barely known unless you're deeply into the genre. The actual records chosen for the anthology are good-natured and swinging, yet this is also rather more of a document than a collection of pop
ock tunes. It's very interesting to hear, but it's more like a folkloric anthology than a set of exciting songs, as the material itself is more pleasant than compellingly memorable.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/20/1993
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667128827
catalogNumber: 288
Rank: 74262

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vin Bruce   Track Performer
Johnnie Allan   Track Performer
Cookie & the Cupcakes   Track Performer
Belton Richard   Track Performer
Cajun Gold   Track Performer
Carol Fran   Track Performer
Austin Pitre   Track Performer
Tommy McLain   Track Performer
Clint West   Track Performer
Rufus Jagneaux   Track Performer
Margo White   Track Performer
Gary Walker   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Floyd Soileau   Producer
Charlie Gillett   Liner Notes
Leroy Martin   Producer
George Khoury   Producer
Dorothy LaBostrie   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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