Flashlite #356: Vinyl Junkyard 15

Golden DozenVinyl Junkyard instalment #15 is here! In special episodes like this one I play almost entire LPs that I found dirt cheap somewhere laying in some bargain bin at a record store. Today’s pick are two volumes of Jin Records compilations of Swamp Pop hits Golden Dozen that came out some time in the 70s. Jin Records was a home to some great Swamp Pop hits, Opelousas Sostan by Rufus Jangneaux most notably. Swamp Pop was a special brand of Louisiana rock music that was probably the main genre in that state locally and it rarely got out. The music was a blend of rock’n’roll and cajun melancholy. We will go through twenty two of the 24 tunes on these two albums and we will provide some dry info on most of the bands that found their place on these records.

John Fred And The Playboys – Judy In Disguise;
Bobby Charles – Everyone Knows;
The Boogie Kings – Tell It Like It Is;
Johnnie Allan – Talk To Me;
Clint West – Our Love;
Toussaint McCall – Nothing Takes The Place Of You;
Rufus – Opelousas Sostan;
Dale And Grace – Stop And Think It Over;
Tommy McLain – Sweet Dreams;
Rod Bernard – Congratulations To You;
Clint West And The Boogie Kings – Try Me;
Rod Bernard – Loneliness;
Bobby Charles – I Hope;
Cookie And The Cupcakes – Mathilda;
Bobby Charles – One More Glass Of Wine;
Cookie And The Cupcakes – Got You On My Mind;
Dale And Grace – I’m Leaving It Up To You;
The Uniques – You Don’t Miss Your Water;
Shelton Dunaway with Cookie And The Cupcakes – Betty And Dupree;
Jerry Jackson with The Boogie Kings – I Can’t Stop Loving You;
The Uniques – Not Too Long Ago;
Charles Mann – Red Red Wine

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