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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Smokehouse 1998 Edge Of The Swamp






Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:56:29
Size: 117,45 MB

United States

review by Cub Koda

Smokehouse continues to mine the Louisiana Excello groove for all it's worth on this, their fourth release. But rather than just replicating a stack of old Excello 45s by Lightnin' Slim, Slim Harpo and Lazy Lester, et al, the group wisely chooses to utilize the sound and style as a launching pad for their own derivations. Anthony "Packrat" Thompson keeps his vocals impassioned and his harp-blowing economical and soulful, while the rest of the group never overplays and keeps the groove well focused on every tune aboard. Highlights are bountiful, but special attention should be paid to "Credit Card Blues," "Them Jelly Blues," "Haints In My House," the Slim Harpo-influenced "Biscuit Roller" and the closer, "95 South (The High Sheriff From Hell)," winners all.



Tracklist:

01 - Them Jelly Blues 03:23


02 - Creepin' Blues 04:23

03 - Son Of A King 04:06

04 - Hoodoo Lover 05:41

05 - Swamp Jukin' 03:16

06 - Haints In My House 04:49

07 - Hoy Hoy Hoy 04:51

08 - Credit Card Blues 04:16


09 - Go Down Moses 08:01

10 - What's Your Flavor Baby 03:33

11 - Bisquit Roller 04:53

12 - 95 South (The High Sheriff From Hell) 05:17





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1 comment:

Luc said...

My favorite Smokhouse album! Great swamp blues. What a voice! What a groove!

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