Release Date: 10/15/21
1-LP (10' vinyl) with 8-page booklet, 12 tracks (LP) / 26 tracks (CD).
-Bear Family RecordsÂ® presents the first high-quality vinyl LP (25 cm) with recordings of the blues shouting rocker, fiddle and sax player Link Davis from Northeast Texas.
-His 1953 rendition of the Cajun anthem Big Mamou helped open the door to this often-closed and clannish culture.
-Davis is considered as much a Acadian as those whose ancestors made the exiled journey from Nova Scotia in the eighteenth century.
-Link laid down his unique sound -- an amalgamation of Cajun, blues and rockabilly that culminated in 1958 with the rocker Bon-Ta-Ru La (Let The Good Times Roll).
-A Gulf Coast musical gumbo featuring rockers (Permit Blues, Airliner, Come Dance With Me), bayou blues (Rice & Gravy), swamp ballads (Visions, Memories Of You) and sax instrumentals (Beatle Bug).
-The sound of the Cajuns was buoyed by brilliant guitarists Junior Beck and Joey Long.
-This collection features liner notes penned by music historian Michael Hurtt in the accompanying illustrated booklet.
Link Davis may not have been born a Cajun, but no one presented as romantic a snapshot of dyed-in-the-wool South Louisiana life as this blues shouting rocker from Northeast Texas. In fact, he so embraced the culture in lifestyle and song that in the final analysis, Davis is considered as much a card-carrying Acadian as those whose ancestors made the exiled journey from Nova Scotia in the eighteenth century. But while his popular 1953 rendition of the Cajun anthem Big Mamou on OKeh Records helped open the door to this often-closed and clannish culture, his 1949 take on Roy Brown's Good Rockin' Tonight (retitled Have You Heard The News), issued on the tiny Gold Star imprint, painted a far more accurate portrait of his musical personality, which began brewing on shellac in the late thirties.
Link's chosen instruments, fiddle and tenor sax, perfectly embodied his multi-faceted musical vision.
|Label: Bear Family Records|
|Run Time: 28:00 mins|
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