Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop, Rock
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C.C. Adcock Throws a Party
R. Mix | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 09/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Three years ago, I was hipped onto C.C. Adcock's 'Lafayette Marquis'. I bought it. Then I loved it. Then I loved it some more. And while browsing through some CDs earlier this week, I came across this. Ladies and gentlemen, I have won the lottery.
In all the time I've spent listening to the music of Louisiana, I've never heard anything that captures the easy-rollin' rock and r&b of the bayou like this does. To listen to 'C.C. Adcock' is to stumble upon a back woods juke joint, where a full-blown dance pawty (misspelling intentional) is in full-swing.
One of the reasons is because Tarka Cordell's production has a warm, organic-sounding live feel to it that never sounds hard or flat. Another is because Mr. Adcock and his estimable band know how to find a groove and work it.
Past reviews cite John Fogerty as an influence, and they're not far off. But the most-amazing aspect of this CD (and of 'Lafayette Marquis' for that matter) is that they sound like the ones that influenced Fogerty--not the other way 'round. There's no nod to current musical fashion or self-conscious artifice here. Just thick, rich music that carries the indelible stamp of the swamp.
Record labels are notorious for issuing more music than they can promote, and this 1994 gem was obviously a victim of that practice. But if you love the music of the bayou, it is critical that you have this. You can practically smell the gumbo cookin'.