Various Artists

Walkin' to New Orleans

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Beach music is an odd genre that seems to have more elastic boundaries than most musical genres, and its myriad strains are on display in this delightful 25-track collection. Featuring big hits like the Showmen's "It Will Stand," Lee Dorsey's "Working in a Coalmine" and "Holy Cow," Barbara George's "I Know," and Jessie Hill's "Ooh Poo Pah Doo," the set also features mainstays of the club turntables like Robert Parker's "Barefootin'," Cookie and the Cupcakes' "Mathilda," Willie Tee's "Please Don't Go," and Irma Thomas' "Don't Mess With My Man." Interesting bonuses include a partial outtake of Ernie K-Doe's "Mother in Law" and live tracks from Little Richard and Fats Domino.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:57
2 2:39
3 2:25
4 2:30
5 2:15
6 2:11
7 3:50
8 2:51
9 3:05
10 2:26
11 2:08
12 3:08
13 2:30
14 2:00
15 2:22
16 2:55
17 2:35
18 2:42
19 2:30
20 2:48
21 2:59
22 3:50
23 3:25
24 1:56
25 2:18 Spotify
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