Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lonnie Jolson Band - Swamp (1981)

Another fine obscurity provided by The French Connection (thanks guys), it's the Lonnie Johnson Band with "Swamp". A good album, though a little odd, which sounds like it was a product of the early 70's. And sounding nothing like 1981. Pretty obvious there was no major label behind this release. Cause the Lonnie Jolson Band do whatever they please. It starts off as a Country album, but as it progresses starts rocking out quite nicely. Musically it's somewhere in between Country and Swamp Rock. Very much a Southern thing alright. The album features several covers of well known tracks. I was very pleased with the version of Tony Joe White's "They Caught The Devil And Put Him In Jail In Eudora, Arkansas". This album should please fans of Outlaw Country, as well as fans of the mellow side of Southern Rock. Cool.


Jenaclap said...

A very nice album, I agree with you: sometimes it sounds like early 70's. It isn't bad!


waddy1 said...

Thanks for the write-up Skydogg. The album was recorded at Immokalee Florida, using our stage equipment and a Tascam 80-8, 1/2 inch 8 track machine. The drum kit was set up in the control room, and I played drums while running the equipment. We didn't have remotes back then. The whole thing was a lot of fun at the time. We had been producing 8 track and cassette tapes for a while before this album. We were a local event and bar room band in this area. Lonnie and I worked together for about 20 years. I no longer play much, but Lonnie is still doing weekends around Lake City Fl.
Photography is my current hobby. I also shot the photos for the album. The cover is a double exposure at Lake Trafford, in Immokalee.
You can find me on FB as Waddy Thompson if interested.

Skydogg said...

Hi Waddy,

Great to hear from someone involved. Thanks a lot.


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