Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Bayou Degradable: Best of Louisiana's Le Roux
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop, Rock
Member CD Reviews
Debra K. from COLLINSVILLE, MS
Reviewed on 9/23/2012...
Waited for probably a year or more for this CD to become available and was worth the wait. Ordered it mostly for New Orlean's Ladies but the entire CD is great. Some of my favorite songs on it are ones I hadn't heard before. For anyone who likes this genre it's well worth it. Listen to it all the time.
Overlooked gems, and others
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hailing from Louisiana bayou country as their name and album title suggests, Le Roux struggled to find an audience in the late 1970's and early 1980's.This is a shame, as the first eight tracks (from their first two out of print albums) are tasty bayou flavored rock/pop with energetic presence and terrific spirit.The lack of commercial success (the lovely "New Orleans Ladies" was a minor hit single) of the first pair of albums saw the band change their style on their next two albums (also out of print) into a less satisfying arena rock formula that was sadly coming into vogue in the early 1980's. This phase is represented on the last six tracks. Generally it is better than average arena rock (but that is faint praise), and while "Nobody Said It Was Easy" did crack the US top 20, the utterly dreadful "Carrie's Gone" virtually offsets any melodic interest this last phase of the band may have produced.Worth getting for some great songs and listening, as well as a text book case of a vain effort to find a niche in the unjust music world."
Not all of their best...but close
val | Texas | 02/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For those of us in the South who loved their music, this collection simply teases us. It is too bad the origional 2 albums are not available on CD, because they were fabulous! Too bad LP's don't last forever, since mine are over 20 years old, and they sound like it. For those who love this band, this is all that is left, and this CD was wonderful. For those who remember the origional LP's, this collection falls short of representing a fabulous band with incomparable talent. We miss you Jeff Pollard."