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Swamp Rock is the first album in LocoBop’s new series featuring some of the most exciting and authentic interpreters of this genre.

While Cajun and zydeco usually get the most attention, there’s a special brand of music that  evolved along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi,  Louisiana, and southeast Texas (with influences reaching into southern Arkansas and Tennessee) called “swamp rock” or “swamp pop.”

The genre combines early R&B formats with a  mainstream sensibility and a strong blues  feeling. But what makes this music unusual is that most swamp pop musicians, and a large part of the music’s audience, are white.

Artists featured in this volume include: Bourbon Street heavyweight Phat2sDay; harmonica virtuoso Tommy Dardar from Houston, Texas; The Pale Prince of Beale Street, otherwise known as Papa Don McMinn; Von Johin, the avatar blues star from Second Life; Memphis guitarist Terry Wall and The Wallbangers; Shreveport natives, The Anderson Brothers; the explosive Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers; the inimitably soulful Memphis All Stars; Good time Louisiana  party rockers Charlie Cuccia and Bill E. Shaw; the acclaimed King of Swamp Pop, G.G. Shinn; New Orleans street singers David & Roselyn; and the man from Memphis, whose legend is itself legend, Don Nix.

 


 

 


BETTER GO GET IT
 (
DWAYNE DOPSEY)

GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN
(
CHARLIE CUCCIA)

MR. CRUMP (PAPA DON MCMINN)

JUDGMENT DAY RAG (VON JOHIN)

MAKIN’ BACON (PHAT2SDAY)

GOIN' BACK TO LAFAYETTE
(
TOMMY DARDAR)

SPECIAL SOMEONE
(
MEMPHIS ALL STARS)

300 POUNDS
(
THE WALLBANGERS)

ACADIAN WOMAN (BILL E. SHAW)

CERTAIN KIND OF SOMETHING
(
G.G. SHINN)

BABY I LOVE YOU
(
THE ANDERSON BROTHERS)

HELLO JOSEPHINE (DAVID & ROSELYN)

HURT SOMEBODY (DON NIX)

 

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