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12’ Bar Ramblin’ #36 ‘More Swamp Blues’ (re-recording) with Stefan Matussek

12 February 2019

Swamp blues is exactly what its name suggests: a style of blues music coming from out of the swamps/bayou around Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This Cajun, Zydeco and Soul infused subgenre is mostly characterized by its sound. The “Excello Sound” created by Excello Records, which helped establish this sound, is defined by “eerie echo, shuffle beats, tremolo guitars, searing harmonica and sparse percussion”. This style is also heavily influenced by the boogie patterns used by Jimmy Reed, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Muddy Waters.

Playlist

Caress Me Baby - Oscar Davis
Lu Lu Boogie - Nathan Abshire
C-Key Blues - Little Latour's Sulphur Playboys
Ain't it a Shame - Silas Hogan
Lonely Lonely Me - Lonesome Sundown
Goin' Home - Lightnin' Slim
Roll On Old Mule - Tabby Thomas
This Ain't No Place for Me - Slim Harpo
Run Around Blues - Silas Hogan
Kelly's Boogie - Arthur 'guitar' Kelly
Bad Feeling - Lightnin' Slim
Need Shorter Hours - Lazy Lester, Katie Webster & Ashton Savoy
I'm A King Bee - Slim Harpo
Steady - Jerry "Boogie" McCain
Tell Me Baby - Katie Webster, Lazy Lester & Ashton Savoy
Shut It Down - Larry Garner
Big Mamou - Henry Gray & Rudi Richard
I Got the Blues for My Baby - Rockin' Sidney
Louisiana Down Home Blues (Aka Down Home Blues) - C.J. Chenier
Been So Long - Raful Neal
Dark Blues - The Budrows
Extra Blues - Mel Pout
Balade à Memphis - Friou
Electric Chair - Saint Paul Mudsteppers
Empty Room Blues - Mudcat

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