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On Bended Knee - The Birth of Swamp Pop

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:26 pm
by Rob Hall
This is a great little 2-CD collection that does exactly what it says on the tin. It's got some names that I was already familiar with - Johnny Allen, Bobby Charles, Cookie & The Cupcakes - and many that were new to me. The songs chosen go from 1955 up to 61 and most are slow-ish ballads. Only a handful achieved much in the way of exposure outside of the region but the quality remains pretty high throughout - I've listened to it all the way through a couple of times now, and I haven't felt the need to skip any tracks. There's a full track listing here:

http://shop.instant-shop.com/magpiedire ... atno0.html

and an extended version of the sleevenotes here:

http://www.gvcrecords.com/on-bended-kne ... swamp-pop/

Re: On Bended Knee - The Birth of Swamp Pop

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:10 pm
by NormanD
Yowsa. Looks like a good collection, and at a good price too.