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Various – Louisiana Swamp Blues 2 – 4CD

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The swamp…where everything’s a bit more languid, sweaty and funky..

The cities of Crowley and Lake Charles, where many of these sides were cut, lie to to the east of Baton Rouge, which itself isn’t far from New Orleans - so the marriage of musical genres is hardly surprising. The musicians were drawn from a fairly small circle and most weren’t so much Cajun-influenced as Cajun-immersed.  The records they made arean exhilarating display of their effortless switching between Cajun, Zydeco and Blues.

Track Listing:

CD1:
Lonesome Sundown: 1. You Know I Love You –   Cleveland Crochet: 2. Sweet Thing –   Boogie Ramblers: 3. Such As Love -   Lightnin’ Slim: 4. What Evil Have I Done -   King Karl & Guitar Gable: 5. This Should Go On Forever -   Clarence Garlow: 6. Nothin’ To Talk About -   Guitar Jr.: 7. Get It -   Leroy Washington: 8. I’ve Been In This Prison -   Clarence Locksley: 9. Crowley Blues -   Nathan Abshire: 10. Lu Lu Boogie -   Good Rockin’ Bob: 11. Take It Easy Kate -   Cookie & The Cupcakes: 12. Mathilda -   Tal Miller: 13. B-A-B-Y -   Lonesome Sundown: 14. Lonely Lonely Me -   Blue Charlie: 15. Watch That Crow -   Bill Parker Band: 16. Boogie Bayou Shuffle -   Lightnin’ Slim: 17. Lightnin’ Slim Boogie Alt -   Charles Sheffield: 18. Mad Dog -   Duke Stevens: 19. Emma Jean -   Ramblin’ Hi Harris: 20. I Haven’t Got A Home -   Schoolboy Cleve: 21. Strange Letter Blues -   Tabby Thomas: 22. Roll On Old Mule -   Jake Johnson: 23. Dirty Woman Blues -   Shelton Dunaway: 24. Since Your Love Has Grown Cold -   Boogie Jake: 25. I Don’t Know Why -

CD2:
Nathan Abshire: 1. Pine Grove Blues -   Lonesome Sundown: 2. I’m Glad She’s Mine -   Lightnin’ Slim: 3. I’m Him -   Clarence Garlow: 4. Train Came Down The Track Alt -   Boogie Ramblers: 5. Cindy Lou -   Guitar Jr. 6. Broken Hearted Rollin’ Tears -   Cleveland Crochet: 7. Midnight Blues-    Schoolboy Cleve: 8. She’s Gone -   Country Jim: 9. Stormin’ And Rainin’ -   Leroy Washington: 10. Women Are Trouble -   Jay Stutes: 11. Coming Home -   Pete McKinley: 12. Whistling Blues  13. Lonesome Sundown: My Home Ain’t Here -   Vince Monroe: 14. If I Had My Life To Live Over -   Charles Sheffield: 15. One Hour Thirty Minutes Too Long -   Leroy Washington: 16. My True Life -   Lionel Torrence: 17. Flim Flam -   Bill Parker Band: 18. Too Much -   Tabby Thomas: 19. Don’t Say -   Cookie & The Cupcakes: 20. Got You On My Mind -   Guitar Jr.: 21. Goin’ Crazy Baby -   Lightnin’ Slim: 22. West Texas -   Texas Melody Boys: 23. Ain’t No More -   Nathan Abshire: 24. Step It Fast -   Jake Johnson: 25. Somebody Tell Me -

CD3:
Leroy Washington: 1. Don’t Blame It On Me Mama -   Lonesome Sundown: 2. Lonesome Whistler -   Schoolboy Cleve: 3. My Baby Done Gone -   Pete McKinley: 4. Looka Here Boy -   Ivory Lee Jackson: 5. Don’t Think I Can Make It -   Clarence Locksley: 6. I Ain’t Got No Money -   Lightnin’ Slim: 7. Rocky Mountain Blues -   Boo Breeding: 8. Country Woman -   Tal Miller: 9. What You Did Last Night -   Louis Cormier: 10. Drunkard’s Blues -   Charles Sheffield: 11. Clear My Nights Of Misery -   Leroy Washington: 12. Hello Stranger -   Clarence Garlow: 13. Sunday Morning -   Lonesome Sundown: 14. Don’t Go -   Boo Breeding: 15. I Can’t Fly (Date With An Angel) -   Guitar Jr.: 16. Now You Know -   Pete McKinley: 17. David’s Boogie -   Lightnin’ Slim: 18. Farming Blues -   Schoolboy Cleve: 19. Beautiful, Beautiful Love -   Nathan Abshire: 20. Cannon Ball Special -   Cookie & The Cupcakes: 21. Until Then -   Nolan Pitts: 22. Way In The Middle Of The Night -   Clarence Garlow: 23. Foggy Blues -   Al Smith: 24. You Wanna Do Me Wrong -   Tabby Thomas: 25. Hoodoo Party -

CD4:
Rockin Sydney: 1. I’m Your Man -   T-Bone Singleton: 2. Reconcile -   Victor Walker: 3. I Can‘t Live Happy -   Rosie Ledet: 4. Caffina -   Lousiana Playboys: 5. Think About Me Baby -   Katie Webster: 6. Early Moanin’ Blues -   Phil Guy: 7. Tina Nu -   Al Rapone: 8. Joe Pete -   Fernest Arceneaux: 9. Got You On My Mind -   Carol Fran: 10. No One Will Listen -   Rockin’ Sidney: 11. I Got The Blues For My Baby -   Larry Garner: 12. Shut It Down -

The cities of Crowley and Lake Charles, where many of these sides were cut, lie to to the east of Baton Rouge, which itself isn’t far from New Orleans - so the marriage of musical genres is hardly surprising. The musicians were drawn from a fairly small circle and most weren’t so much Cajun-influenced as Cajun-immersed.  The records they made arean exhilarating display of their effortless switching between Cajun, Zydeco and Blues.
It all started n the late 1940s when former musician Jay D Miller set up in Crowley to record Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop. In the mid-1950s he added bluesmen like Lightnin’ Slim and Slim Harpo, whose tracks he leased to Nashville’s Excello label among others. It was quickly noted that the new material had, as well as a languid tempo, a strong flavour of Cajun and Zydeco. Enter ‘Swamp Blues’.
Cornelius Green was born some 30 miles south of Baton Rouge. A part time musician, in 1955 he joined Clifton Chenier’s Zydeco Ramblers (a sure sign of his skill) as a guitarist and vocalist. In the same year he left a tape with Jay D Miller who signed him. He was renamed ‘Lonesome Sundown’ presumably because of the unhipness of ‘Cornelius’. You Know I Love You and Lonely Lonely Me are 1957 offerings. Neither was a hit - but both would be seen a essential parts of the Swamp Blues repertoire. His records all feature fine guitar work - he would later be a superb exponent of the ‘wobble’ effect gained from an overloaded amp.
At about the same time, the Goldband label was started by Eddie Shuler, a Texan who’d had a stint with the Hackberry Ramblers. Shuler’s motive was only to record his band, but soon other local groups joined him.
During the early 1950s, Shuler took on R&B, blues, country, rock, swamp pop and Cajun. His hits ranged from Sea Of Love by Phil Phillips to Dolly Parton’s Puppy Love. One Of Goldband’s early successes was Cleveland Crochet’s Sugar Bee of 1961. It entered the Billboard top 100 - the first Cajun disc to do so. The two Crochet numbers here (Sweet Thing, Midnight Blues) are no less energetic but have a bit more of the advertised blues content.
Also present here are the Boogie Ramblers, Cookie & the Cupcakes, Lightnin’ Slim, King Karl and Guitar Gable among many others. Those who enjoyed our first Swamp Blues compilation with know what pleasures lie in store. For those not so fortunate - sit back and enjoy!

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