Champion Jack Dupree
The Best of Slim Harpo [Hip-O]
The Excello Singles Anthology
Katie Webster

Blues » Electric Blues » Swamp Blues

Swamp Blues, the looser, more rhythmic variation of the standard Louisiana sound, also brings more contemporary elements of New Orleans, zydeco, soul music, and Cajun to bear on its style. The guitar work is simple but effective, and is heavily influenced by the boogie patterns used on Jimmy Reed records, with liberal doses of Lightnin' Hopkins and Muddy Waters. Unlike the heavy backbeat of the more popular urban styles, its rhythm can be best described as laid-back, making even its most uptempo offerings share the same mood and ambience of the most desultory of slow blues.

Swamp Blues Artists Highlights

Champion Jack Dupree
Champion Jack Dupree
Katie Webster
Katie Webster
Tab Benoit
Tab Benoit
Sonny Landreth
Sonny Landreth
Marcia Ball
Marcia Ball
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

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Swamp Blues Album Highlights

The Best of Slim Harpo [Hip-O]
Slim Harpo
The Best of Slim Harpo ...
The Excello Singles Anthology
Slim Harpo
The Excello Singles ...
Rooster Blues
Lightnin' Slim
Rooster Blues
French Blues
Nathan Abshire & the ...
French Blues
Rooster Blues/Bell Ringer
Lightnin' Slim
Rooster Blues/Bell Ringer
1945-1953
Champion Jack Dupree
1945-1953

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Swamp Blues Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Shake Your Hips Slim Harpo
Te-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu Slim Harpo
Rooster Blues Lightnin' Slim
Step It Fast
Nathan Abshire
Baby Scratch My Back Slim Harpo
Somebody Changed the Lock Champion Jack Dupree
My Toot Toot Rockin' Sidney
Red Beans
Snooks Eaglin

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