Thursday, June 24, 2010
Mattie Via Hattie
"Three hours before my plane leaves, that nice Mr. Doucet invites me to stand in a room with other guests somewhere in the suburbs of New Orleans. The door is closed. By a miracle, many songs are performed--everyone's playing at the once--it's like the old days! Yet strange to tell--Cajuns singing "Wooly Bully?" Toes will tap, critics will wink conspiratorially, old men in Bermuda shorts will swear F.P. Sylvester's Playboys did it all in 1911.
Vive le rock & roll Cajun!!
Produced by Sonny Landreth, here is Michael Doucet & Cajun Brew from their eponymously titled, 1987 LP, performing the aforementioned "Wooly Bully," as well as a rousing take on RT's "Woman Or A Man," with Thompson providing some of his usually mind-blowing guitar playing.
I am ashamed for not playing this record at least once a day.
WOMAN OR A MAN