Louisiana Swamp Blues, Vol. 6: The Godfather

Silas Hogan

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Louisiana Swamp Blues, Vol. 6: The Godfather Review

by Cub Koda

This 1988 session in Baton Rogue finds Hogan surrounded by a band that includes his son Sam on both drums and guitar, unobtrusive guitar support from producer Julian Piper and Bruce Lamb, and effective harmonica from Oscar "Harpo" Davis. As Hogan blasts through a stack of old Excello tunes by Lightnin' Slim, as well as re-cuts of his own material, he's guest starred by the appearance of Arthur "Guitar" Kelley, who sings and plays on the last four tracks. This is a nice, understated session with two tracks cut in 1990 that proves that the 'Excello sound' was still alive and well headed into the '90s.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Silas Hogan 02:55 Amazon
Silas Hogan 02:47 Amazon
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