Little Spencer Boys

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CD | Mixed Genre
CD | Mixed Genre

Crescent City Rock and Soul

Artist Song
The ReBirth Brass Band  Do Watcha Wanna 
Huey (Piano) Smith  Don't You Just Know It 
Frankie Ford  Sea Cruise 
Professor Longhair  Go To The Mardi Gras 
Huey (Piano) Smith  Rockin' Pheumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu 
Amos Milburn  Chicken Shack Boogie 
Roy Brown  Let The Four Winds Blow 
Alvin Robinson  Down Home Girl 
Shirley and Lee  Let The Good Times Roll 
Joe Jones  You Talk Too Much 
Robert Parker  Barefootin' 
Sugarboy Crawford  Jockomo 
Ernie K. Doe  Mother-in-law 
Barbara George  I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) 
Benny Spellman  Fortune Teller 
Chris Kenner  I Like It Like That 
Earl King  Come On - Parts 1 and 2 
Ernie K. Doe  Te Ta Te Ta Ta 
Jessie Hill  Ohh Poo Pah Doo (Part 1) 
Lee Dorsey  Ya Ya 
Little Richard   Long Tall Sally 
Lloyd Price  Lawdy Miss Clawdy 
Ernie K. Doe  A Certain Girl 
Smiley Lewis  I Hear You Knockin' 
Lee Dorsey  Ride Your Pony 
The Neville Brothers  Hey Pokey-A-Way 
The Showmwn  It Will Stand 
Aaron Neville  Tell It Like It Is 
The Showmen  39-21-46 
The Meters  Fire On The Bayou 



New Orleans R&B:
Primarily a piano- and horn-driven style, New Orleans R&B is the next step over from its more bluesier practitioners. There's a cheerful good-naturedness to the style that infuses the music with a good-time feel, no matter how somber the lyrical text. The music itself uses a distinctively "lazy" feel, with all of its somewhat complex rhythms falling just a hair behind the beat, making for what is known as "the sway." The vocals can run the full emotional gamut, from laid-back crooning to full-throated gospel shouting, while the horn lines provide a perfect droning backdrop. Enlivened by Caribbean rhythms, an unrelenting party atmosphere, and the distinctive "second-line" strut of the Dixieland music so indigenous to the area, there's nothing quite as intoxicating as the sound of Crescent City R&B. - Cub Koda

First and foremost, the music is fun! The shuffle beat is easy to dance (or at least nod you head) to. The lyrics are heavy on the nonsense and silly content-wise, hey what's not to like?

Additionally the music is one of those genres that has had an impact outside its roots. Anyone who knows of `East Coast Beach music' (`The Myrtle Beach Sound') (the dance style is The Shag) is hearing an offshoot of New Orleans - most directly here "It Will Stand" and "39-21-45" both by the Showman.

Finally, the early bands of the British Invasion routinely covered these tunes. Look to Dave Edmunds with "I Hear You Knocking", The Yardbirds with "A Certain Girl", and the Stones (among many others) with "Fortune Teller" and certainly "Down Home Girl"

Why Little Richard? His band members were all crescent city musicians. Why no Fats Domino? Fats is here as a session man. find the track!
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French Connection
Date: 6/16/2007
Man, this is superb love it all but the brace of Huey (Piano) Smith cuts for me are a particular hi-lite.
Date: 6/16/2007
Killer stuff. If the Exhibits were functioning, I would add this to
Where You Got Those Shoes: New Orleans.
Mark Petruccelli
Date: 6/16/2007
Love this stuff, Huey, The Professor, Ernie K, the Meters. A favorite sound for sure.
Rob Conroy
Date: 6/16/2007
This is absolutely fantastic. I've been meaning to do a two-disc monster of New Orleans stuff for quite some time...
anthony lombardi
Date: 6/16/2007
so much good stuff here my head is spinning
Date: 6/17/2007
i am on the bandwagon. this is great.
Sean Lally
Date: 6/17/2007
i dig it!
Date: 6/18/2007
classic stuff...
Date: 6/18/2007
C'mon Smiley..., LET'S GO!!! (It's all in the gumbo!)
Date: 6/18/2007
DJ Karen Adams
Date: 6/18/2007