Tab Benoit Best of the Bayou Blues
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- Released: August 7, 2006
- Label: Vanguard Records
Dirty Linen - p.83"It is a first-rate mix of covers and self-penned songs....The sound quality is likewise excellent."
- 1.Voodoo on the Bayou
- 2.Drownin' on Dry Land
- 5.Nice and Warm
- 6.Rainy Day Blues
- 7.Gone Too Long
- 8.What I Live For
- 9.Mother Earth
- 11.Standing on the Bank
- 12.The Seventh Son
- 13.You Got What I Want
- 14.Cherry Tree Blues
- 15.Hot Tamale Baby
- 16.These Blues Are All Mine
Personnel: Tab Benoit (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica); Willie Nelson (vocals, guitar); Doug Therrien (vocals); Chubby Carrier (accordion); Marc Adams, Reese Wynans, Paul English (piano); Allyn Robinson, Kenny Arnoff, Gregg Bissonette, Ray Allison (drums).
Liner Note Author: Tom Vickers.
Recording information: Grant Street Dance Hall, Lafayette, LA (10/1992-??/1999); The House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA (10/1992-??/1999).
Photographer: Robert Hakalski.
Like many roots artists from Louisiana, guitarist-singer-songwriter Tab Benoit's music is a spicy gumbo of blues, rock, country, funk, and Cajun influences. Benoit has been turning out distinctive, high-quality albums since the early 1990s, and Vanguard's 16-track compilation, BEST OF THE BAYOU BLUES, pulls the finest moments from that stack. The set features plenty of Benoit's fine originals, but also shows him to be a lively interpreter of classic blues (Willie Dixon's "The Seventh Son"), country (Hank Williams's "Jambalaya"), and other styles. Yet it is Benoit's warm, soulful voice and dazzling guitar leads that steal the show.
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