Louisiana Blues combine deriving Southern rhythms with tunes from the Bayou, and with distinctive Cajun influences. This infectious, dance-able Swamp Blues inspired later generations of Blues rockers, and the examples we recommend will open your ears to a music that shifted perceptions of the Blues.

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SLIM HARPO - THE BEST OF

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All the essential stuff is here. This great value collection has 16 of Slim's Excello releases, from 'King Bee' right through to 'Scratch My Back'.

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LIGHTNIN' SLIM - ROOSTER BLUES/BELL RINGER

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This CD combines two albums of Slim's rare early Excello material in a high value package.

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LAZY LESTER - I'M A LOVER NOT A FIGHTER

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This fantastic 24 collection of Excello cuts includes all Lesters biggest hits.

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'BOOGIE BILL' WEBB - DRINKIN' AND STINKIN'

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Download it. You won't be disappointed.

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TONY JOE WHITE - BEST OF TONY JOE WHITE

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TJW's 'whomper-stomper' guitar and harp style is not subtle, but it certainly rocks. Excellent songwriting too.

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'ROCKIN TABBY' THOMAS - ALONG THE BLUES HIGHWAY

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What Tabby lacks in vocal range, he more than makes up for in enthusiasm as he shows just where that 'Rockin' tag came from.

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ROCKIN DOPSIE - ZYDECO SATURDAY NIGHT

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This is the 1989 De la Soul album with some extra tracks and liner noted from Sam Charters.

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LONESOME SUNDOWN - I'M A MOJO MAN

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From Lonesome's debut shuffle 'Leave My Money Alone' to his final track 'Easy When You Know How', this compilation shows what a great songwriter he was.

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WHISPERING SMITH -

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Originally offered on Excello's 2for1 vinyl issue, this is the only way to get 'Whispering's album digitally, so the Lightnin' album is a welcome bonus.

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