Boppin' by the Bayou: More Dynamite

Boppin' by the Bayou: More Dynamite


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Boppin' by the Bayou: More Dynamite

Ace spent a good chunk of 2013 boppin', bouncin', and rockin' on the bayou, and their autumn release, Boppin' by the Bayou: More Dynamite, is one of the liveliest of their excavations of the vaults of Louisiana music moguls Eddie Shuler, Charles "Dago" Redlich, J.D. Miller, and Carol Rachou. Once again, this is hardly reliant on recognizable names. There is the New Orleans giant Bobby Charles, rocking & rolling with the previously unreleased "Teenagers," but that's about it. The rest of this is jumping New Orleans R&B and rock & roll recorded during the late '50s and early '60s but sitting unreleased until this 2013 collection. Think Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis, anybody associated with Dave Bartholomew and, yes, the sly Charles, and that's the baseline for this collection: cheerful, big-boned swagger accentuated by loose yet precise rhythms and robust vocals. Sometimes, the proceedings swing so hard they get stuck in the murk of the bayou -- there are a few cuts, like Johnny Jano's "Oh Baby, Where Can My Baby Be" that have pure blues power, while Burnell Martin's "Burnell's Boogie" ratchets up the zydeco -- and these keep the album stuck in the bayou, leaving the outright rockabilly lifts by Dayward Penny and Rocket Morgan (as shameless an Elvis imitator as you'll ever hear) as blasts of accent color. But that's the fun of the collection: these are the aftershocks of the first blast of rock & roll, when all manners of bluesman, soul shouters, greasers, and backwood hicks tried their hand at boogie and even if they didn't write a memorable song, they had an appealing sound.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/2013
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667056625
catalogNumber: 1192420
Rank: 100658

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Skip Morris   Vocals

Technical Credits

J.D. Miller   Composer
Webb Pierce   Composer
Eddie Shuler   Composer
Merton Thibodeaux   Composer
Wayne Walker   Composer
Jerry West   Composer
Pete Bergeron   Composer
Johnny Janot   Composer
Darrell Edwards   Composer
Robert Guidry   Composer
Pee Wee Trahan   Composer
Ian Saddler   Liner Notes,Illustrations
Burnell Martin   Composer
Jim Oertling   Composer
Rocket Morgan   Composer
Doug Charles   Composer
Skip Morris   Composer
Tommy Strange   Composer
Cornelius Greene   Composer
Arthur Gunter   Composer
Johnny Bass   Composer
Dayward Penny   Composer
Ken Lindsay   Composer
Joe Bonsall   Composer
Warren Shexnieder   Composer
Vince Guzetta   Composer
Val Lindsey   Composer
JK Petteway   Cover Photo
Herman Lawrence   Composer

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