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Swamp Blues Albums

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.

SLIM HARPO – THE BEST OF

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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slim harpo

LIGHTNIN’ SLIM – ROOSTER BLUES/BELL RINGER

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

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Lightnin Slim

LAZY LESTER – I’M A LOVER NOT A FIGHTER

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

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Lazy Lester

‘BOOGIE BILL’ WEBB – DRINKIN’ AND STINKIN’

Download it. You won’t be disappointed.

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Boogie Bill

TONY JOE WHITE – BEST OF TONY JOE WHITE

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

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tony joe white

‘ROCKIN TABBY’ THOMAS – ALONG THE BLUES HIGHWAY

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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Tabby Thomas

ROCKIN DOPSIE – ZYDECO SATURDAY NIGHT

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

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Rockin Dopsie

LONESOME SUNDOWN – I’M A MOJO MAN

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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Lonsome Sundown

WHISPERING SMITH –

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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Whispering smith