Boppin' By The Bayou - Feel So Good Various Artists (By the Bayou)


Louisiana/New Orleans
Ace Records
Catalogue Id:
CDCHD 1567

28 cool tracks from the hottest studios in steamy Louisiana, including 12 previously unreleased.

Hear that biting guitar, the thud of the bass, the pounding piano and the driving drumbeat; it can only mean “Boppin’ By The Bayou” is back! This is the 22nd in the “... By The Bayou” series, and the 8th to go “Boppin’”. “Feel So Good” is the subtitle of this compilation and also of one of Bill & Carroll’s rockabilly tracks, cut by Eddie Shuler and leased to Don Pierce who placed it on Starday’s Dixie subsidiary. Confusion was caused when the “&” was left out of their name and the record was consequently thought to be by Bill Carroll, a solo artist. There is more rockabilly dynamite in the first-time reissue of Ray Vict’s 1956 classic ‘We Gonna Bop, Stop, Rock’ (how an inferior alternate version of the song came to be miscredited as the original is explained in the booklet).

Returnees from previous volumes include Al Ferrier with his take on ‘You’re Humbuggin’ Me’, Larry Hart with a more primitive rockabilly version of ‘Coffins Have No Pockets’, a couple of tracks from Bee Arnold; and one each from Johnny Jano and Johnnie Allan. Stir in a favourite track of mine by Margaret Lewis, another outing by the Tune Tones whose previously unissued material has gained legendary status through this series, plus Frankie Lowery, Charlotte Hunter and Linda Brannon, and you have yet another red hot Louisiana gumbo of boppers.

Also included are two great rockers from the late Floyd Badeaux’s Spindletop label out of Port Arthur, Texas. Floyd leased these tracks to us during one of my visits to his home/studio, but sadly he died prior to this CD being issued. Deepest sympathies to his wife, Lois, who assisted me with artist info. Also from that corner of SE Texas, bordering Louisiana, is a track from George Jones in his “Thumper” persona. We have also included two tracks by unknown artists: one uncovered in the J.D. Miller vaults, and the other from the Eddie Shuler archives. I would love to learn who the performers are, but until then, let’s just enjoy them as great unknown rockers.



Track listing


Side 1

  • 01 Preview Carol - Jim Miller

  • 02 Preview You're Humbuggin' Me - Al Ferrier

  • 03 Preview Feel So Good - Bill & Carroll

  • 04 Preview This Little Girl Of Mine (Instr) - Amos Como & His Tune Toppers

  • 05 Preview Jealous Woman - Frankie Lowery

  • 06 Preview Dust My Blues - Margaret Lewis

  • 07 Preview I'm A One Woman Man - Thumper Jones

  • 08 Preview Get Out Of My Tee Pee - Unknown

  • 09 Preview Coffins Have No Pockets (R-a-B) - Larry Hart

  • 10 Preview Bluff City Rock - Bill & Carroll

  • 11 Preview We Gonna Bop, Stop, Rock - Ray Vict & His Bop Rockers

  • 12 Preview Black Cat Boogie - Erwin Babin

  • 13 Preview Follow Me - Huey & Marge

  • 14 Preview I Got A Good Woman - Al Ferrier

  • 15 Preview Baby, I Can't Let You Go - Linda Brannon

  • 16 Preview Come Back Little Baby - Bee Arnold

  • 17 Preview My Baby's Gone - The Tune Tones

  • 18 Preview Love Me Baby - Charlotte Hunter

  • 19 Preview Every Hour On The Hour - Sidney Ester

  • 20 Preview Walkin' Out - Dwight James & The Rockin' Knights

  • 21 Preview What Is That Thing Called Love - Al Ferrier & His Bopping Billies

  • 22 Preview Little Girl Of Mine - Bee Arnold & The Tune Toppers

  • 23 Preview Woe Is Me - Linda Brannon

  • 24 Preview Gonna Rock My Baby Tonight - Unknown

  • 25 Preview Cat Walk - Charles Page & The Rockin' Aces

  • 26 Preview That Beat Keeps Going On - Johnny Jano

  • 27 Preview I'm The Man - Al Ferrier

  • 28 Preview Let's Do It - Johnnie Allan

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