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Louisiana Country Blues
     

Louisiana Country Blues

by Smoky Babe
 
A reissue (on compact disc) of a reissue (on Arhoolie) of an album originally released on the Folk Lyric label, this combines two albums of Louisiana country blues material on one CD. Smoky Babe may have been a semi-pro musician, but the feel of the 12 sides suggests that he was full command of his powers when folklorist

Overview

A reissue (on compact disc) of a reissue (on Arhoolie) of an album originally released on the Folk Lyric label, this combines two albums of Louisiana country blues material on one CD. Smoky Babe may have been a semi-pro musician, but the feel of the 12 sides suggests that he was full command of his powers when folklorist Dr. Harry Oster hit the "record" button. Combined with another album's worth of material from the equally obscure Herman E. Johnson (who performs four tracks on electric guitar in a most chaotic manner), this is back porch country blues of the highest order. Just because neither is a "famous name," don't let that keep you checking this superlative release out.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/02/1996
Label:
Arhoolie Records
UPC:
0096297044025
catalogNumber:
440

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smoky Babe   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Sally Dotson   Vocals,Track Performer
Willie Dotson   Vocals,Track Performer
Herman E. Johnson   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Henry Thomas   Harmonica,Track Performer

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Sam Hopkins   Composer
Robert Brown   Arranger,Composer
Brownie McGhee   Composer
Herman E. Johnson   Arranger,Composer,Contributor
Harry Oster   Engineer,Liner Notes
Sonny Terry   Composer
Chris Strachwitz   Producer,Reissue Producer
Wayne Pope   Art Direction,Cover Design
Robert Brown   Composer

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