Coco Robicheaux - Hoo Doo Party

Coco Robicheaux - Hoo Doo Party
Album:
Hoo Doo Party
Duration:
42:42
Genre:
Recording Location:
St. Tammany Parish, LA
Styles:
Modern Electric Blues
Recording Date:
February, 2000
Artist:
Release Date:
2000

New Orleans bluesman Coco Robicheaux lays down some tracks that are good for both listening and dancing on his 2000 CD release Hoo Doo Party.

This is New Orleans party music at its best. Offbeat Magazine's choice for Best Bluesman of 1998 plays his guitar with typical verve, while his gritty vocals tell the story of the blues on self-penned tunes as well as on some blues classics.

Robicheaux is joined on the recording by Skip Easterling on organ and vocals, Pat Ramsey on harmonica, Steve Howell on drums, Earl Stanley on bass, Dave Easleyon pedal steel, and Rick Allen on organ, piano, and keyboards. Irene Sage adds her smoky voice to that of her musical colleague, Robicheaux, for a heady brew of hoodoo blues, for which the city of New Orleans is known.

In perfect hoodoo style, Robicheaux begins casting a spell with the opening number, "Burn My Bones." With that thought in mind, things take off on the kind of atmospheric musical meandering that characterizes both the big easy and Robicheaux's personal style. Professor Longhair is invoked with "In the Wee, Wee Hours." Some of the many faces of love are touched upon in "Real Smooth Talker," "Li'l Black Hen,""Fair in Love," "Mean Ole Lady," and "The Grass Looks Greener." Standout selections include the humorous "Thrift Store Suit," "Decision Blues," as well as the title cut. By the time the CD is over, these practitioners of the musical arts have cast a spell on the listener that captures the seductive allure of a dark and mysterious night in the city of New Orleans.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Burn My BonesCoco Robicheaux feat: Rick Allen / Will Answorth / Dave Easley / Steve Howell / Pat Ramsey / Dave Renson / Smiley Ricks3:47
Real Smooth TalkerCoco Robicheaux feat: Will Ainsworth / Rick Allen / Steve Howell / Pat Ramsey / Dave Renson5:55
Li'l Black HenCoco Robicheaux feat: Will Ainsworth / Steve Howell / Pat Ramsey / Dave Renson2:53
Fair in LoveCoco Robicheaux feat: Will Ainsworth / Rick Allen / Steve Howell / Dave Renson4:31
Hoodoo Party / E. ThomasCoco Robicheaux feat: Dave Easley / Steve Howell / Pat Ramsey / Dave Renson / Smiley Ricks / Earl Stanley3:18
Thrift Store SuitCoco Robicheaux3:18
In the Wee, Wee HoursCoco Robicheaux feat: Will Ainsworth / Dave Easley / Steve Howell / Pat Ramsey / Dave Renson5:42
Mean Ol' LadyCoco Robicheaux feat: Will Ainsworth / Dave Easley / Steve Howell / Dave Renson / Smiley Ricks4:11
Decision BluesCoco Robicheaux feat: Will Ainsworth / Steve Howell / Pat Ramsey / Dave Renson / Smiley Ricks4:22
The Grass Looks Greener / Eddie BocageCoco Robicheaux feat: Will Ainsworth / Tommy Alfortish / Skip Easterling / Steve Howell / Dave Renson / Irene Sage4:45

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