Johnnie Billy Goat
CAT # 11661-1594-2
1. Dance All Night 3:10 2. Dog Hill 2:32 3. Goin' to la maison 4:09 4. Oh Yeah 2:35 5. Motor Dude Special 3:41 6. Lula Lula Don't You Go to Bingo 3:42 7. I'm Going to the Country to Get Me a Mojo Hand 3:56 8. Lucille 2:59 9. I Want to Go Home 2:24 10. Tee Black 4:05 11. Big Leg Woman 2:48 12. Who Stole My Money? 2:25 13. Boozoo, That's Who! 2:27 14. I Went to the Dance 2:40 15. Paper in My Shoe 3:37 16. 41 Days 2:56 17. Oh Black Gal 2:53 18. Grand Mary's Two Step 2:56 19. Valse de derniere fois 3:03 20. Oh bye mon neg 3:43 21. Johnnie Billy Goat 3:21 22. I'm Going Away to Stay 3:22
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Boozoo Chavis' re-emergence in the mid-1980s - after a quarter century away from music, training race horses - has had a profound effect on the direction zydeco has taken in the 15 years since then. Simply put, Boozoo's recordings reintroduced Creole Louisiana to its rural roots. The earthy power of his pumping diatonic accordion, and the bluesy wallop of his backing band, quickly rendered obsolete the more mellow, slick, piano-accordion-based sounds that had been ruling zydeco. Boozoo's sound is the real thing: a raw, rockin' meeting of Creole folk music with a firm, bluesy pulse. In the 1950s and early '60s, Boozoo's recordings solidified the elements that are now called zydeco. In the year 2000 and beyond, Boozoo's impact continues through stomping concerts and classic recordings like those collected here. Featuring three sweaty, pounding live performances that have never before been released, Johnnie Billy Goat is the definitive Boozoo collection, with many of his best-known songs. This release also features extensive notes by producer Scott Billington.
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