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Dark Clouse Rollin: Excello Swamp Blues Classics
Dark Clouds Rollin: Excello Swamp Blues Classics
Dark Clouse Rollin: Excello Swamp Blues Classics
Genre: Blues
 
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From 1955 to 1966, Excello Records put out truly distinctive down-home R&B that had the aural texture of a marsh, if that makes any sense. This stuff came out of swamps, but label kingpin (and producer and chief songwriter...  more »

      
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All Artists: Dark Clouds Rollin: Excello Swamp Blues Classics
Title: Dark Clouse Rollin: Excello Swamp Blues Classics
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Excello Records
Release Date: 4/4/1995
Genre: Blues
Styles: Delta Blues, Regional Blues, New Orleans Blues, Electric Blues, Harmonica Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 768501300820

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From 1955 to 1966, Excello Records put out truly distinctive down-home R&B that had the aural texture of a marsh, if that makes any sense. This stuff came out of swamps, but label kingpin (and producer and chief songwriter) J.D. Miller and his favored artists had a strong pop mentality, too. Which turned out to be a neat combination that caught on with all those young British boys in the Rolling Stones and the Kinks. They had good taste, as this terrific collection featuring label mainstays and contemporaneous samplers celebrating the works of Slim Harpo, Lonesome Sundown, Lazy Lester, Silas Hogan, and others demonstrates. --Steven Stolder

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This is the real thing !
Nathan T. Parker | San Francisco, CA United States | 06/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the same bunch of artists that inspired brits like the Rolling Stones. When I first heard it, I understood why! Everything on this collection is great classic blues - laid back, stripped down & earthy. I would put this in the same class as early Muddy Waters & Junior Wells. There's no pretense or over-production & these are all rollin' songs with great hooks.
Now if I can just find this cd!"
The Big 5 are on here ..
David Booker | Denver Co | 02/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What do I mean? well the Big 5 in my opinion are Silas Hogan , Lazy Lester , Lightnin Slim, Lonesome Sundown , and Slim Harpo. I went out and Got all this stuff on Vinyl , back in 63 , in UK ..Via 2 LP's Authentic R&B , and The Real R&B .Those 2 records, were our Bible .. Only two gripes here .. the ROCKIN version of 'Im A Lover Not A Fighter'by Lazy Lester , has been replaced with the inferior alt' weaker take. To find the best version you have to track down Lazy Lesters ACE C.D . they have put the weaker take on the re- issue of Authentic R&B too .. why; I don't know ..Second gripe ..My home is A Prison' by Lonesome Sundown .. a Swamp Blues classic, should also be on here ..Nevertheless, 5 stars for the music here .."
Good Stuff
Joseph C. Defilippi | 05/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is dirty, Louisiana blues at its best. It makes me want to drink liquor and take my shirt off."