Boppin' By The Bayou - More Dynamite Various Artists (By the Bayou)


Louisiana/New Orleans
Ace Records
Catalogue Id:
CDCHD 1380

Ace is proud to present another package of explosive rockers from the vaults of South Louisiana’s record men: J.D. Miller, Eddie Shuler, Carol Rachou and Charles “Dago” Redlich.

J.D. Miller’s tape vaults in Crowley continue to yield previously undetected classics in all the forms of music he recorded. He was a perfectionist in his work and taped artists repeatedly to get the very best from them; he also built and rebuilt a number of recording studios in his relentless search for the ultimate sound.

In Lake Charles, Eddie Shuler’s studios and sound were far more basic. The music he recorded is all about “feel” and, for all of us that love South Louisiana music, these primitive Goldband sessions are a delight.

Carol Rachou’s tape vaults in Lafayette are a new venture for us, and our first foray is more than promising. His studios were held in high regard, used by artists and label owners who lacked facilities of their own. The La Louisianne studio is structurally and acoustically as it ever was, and still as popular, but it is now operated by his son, David, with updated recording equipment.

Charles “Dago” Redlich operated his Viking label in the early 60s from his record shop in Crowley with the South Louisiana swamp pop sound to the fore. His recording sessions took place primarily at brother-in-law J.D. Miller’s studio. His biggest successes came with his Johnnie Allan discs, featured on the Ace CD “Promised Land” (CDCHD 380). 

By Ian Saddler


Track listing


Side 1

  • 01 Preview Rock And Roll Beat - Peto Marlow & The Rhythm Kings

  • 02 Preview Oh Yeah (aka My Love Is True/My Love Is Just For You) - Wiley Jeffers aka Wally Jeffrey

  • 03 Preview Crazy Dreams - Ken Lindsay

  • 04 Preview Clarabel - Vince Anthony & The Blue Notes

  • 05 Preview Teenagers - Bobby Charles

  • 06 Preview Cinderella Cinderella - Gene Terry & The Down Beats

  • 07 Preview Wiggle Rock - Jay Richards

  • 08 Preview Gonna Walk Back Home aka Walkin' Home - Rocket Morgan

  • 09 Preview Oh Baby, Where Can My Baby Be - Johnny Jano

  • 10 Preview Store Bought Mama - Pee Wee Trahan

  • 11 Preview Burnell's Boogie - Burnell Martin

  • 12 Preview Big Basile - Merton Thibodeaux

  • 13 Preview Linda Lee (What You Do To Me) - Joe Bonsall & his French accordion

  • 14 Preview I'm A Mojo Man - Pee Wee Trahan

  • 15 Preview Eenie Meenie Minie Mo - Rick Johnson

  • 16 Preview Sweet Love On My Mind / Baby, Let's Play House - Rocket Morgan

  • 17 Preview I'm Coming Home - Dayward Penny

  • 18 Preview Louisiana Gambler - Jim Oertling

  • 19 Preview Nervous And Shakin' All Over - Tommy Strange

  • 20 Preview Talk To Your Daughter - Doug Charles & The Boogie Kings - vocal Skip Morris

  • 21 Preview Come Back To Me Baby - Warren Storm

  • 22 Preview I'm In Orbit - Unknown

  • 23 Preview You're The Only Girl - Johnny Jano

  • 24 Preview Blues Stop Knockin' - Al Ferrier

  • 25 Preview Do Baby Do - Port Arthur Band

  • 26 Preview I'm A Little Boy Looking For Love - Warren Storm

  • 27 Preview Rockin' And Reelin' - Johnny Bass

  • 28 Preview Oh Nellie - Larry Hart

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A must-have compilation of sensational Louisiana rockabilly that's second to none. ★★★★★

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