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by Gumbohead

A variety of red-hot Louisiana dance music, from zydeco to funk to boogie-woogie piano and bluesy r&b.
Genre: Blues: Funky Blues
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1. Party Down
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4:49 album only
2. Stir The Pot
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3:49 album only
3. Spy Boy
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3:46 album only
4. Dead Man Walking
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4:40 album only
5. Oye Isabel
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4:10 album only
6. Hot Sauce Boogie
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3:31 album only
7. Give Uncle Bud Cornbread
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5:34 album only
8. Mojo Hand
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4:56 album only
9. Pocket Change
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3:48 album only
10. The Marcsman
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4:08 album only
11. You Never Can Tell (C'est La Vie)
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12. Zydeco Sont Pas Salé
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4:17 album only
13. Drunk On Love
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4:03 album only


Album Notes
Gumbohead is a collective of rhythmic rapscallions and tuneful tricknologists who find great joy playing music born in and influenced by New Orleans and southwest Louisiana.

To hear the band is to experience the full spectrum of Louisiana dance music, including zydeco, funk, blues, jazz, r&b, brass band and traditional “second line” tunes.

Their latest CD, "Gumbohead," is a mix of many of these styles – from the get-your-party-kick-started opening zydeco tune, Clifton Chenier's "Party Down," to the rambling piano boogie of the Wild Magnolias' "Pocket Change." It also includes several original numbers, like the horn-infused funk of "Spy Boy," the rollicking blues of "Stir The Pot" and "Drunk On Love," which sounds as if it might be at home near closing time in your local jazz lounge.

If you're a fan of Louisiana music, you'll feel right at home with Gumbohead.


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bob lynch

excellent" waiting for next one !!!
it was a total knockout!!! i couldn"t sit still from the first song to the last !!! excellent!!!


...and then this party broke out...
This cd conveys a feeling of a band who shares a common passion and competience for Louisiana bayou music. Favorite tracks Party Down, Zydeco Sont Pas Salé, and you'd swear Marcia Ball was at the 88's on Hot Sauce Boogie. They each capture that authentic essence. Truly a solid cd. When you can't get to 'the Quarter, this cd will bring 'the Quarter to you!

Glen P

Big bouncy fun
Terrific party record. Big, fun sound.

william foley

A foot tapping feel good CD.
A feel good CD that makes want to travel to the Big Easy.

Bob Bresnan

This is a true musical gumbo- a little bit of this, a little bit of that- but it all works together to make some great music. Good for whatever ails you.


You don’t have to be a fan of Louisiana music to love this CD.
You don’t even have to be a grown-up. My four-year old son insists on hearing “Party Down” every day on the way to pre-school. It’s a great way to start the day after the mad scramble into the car. He delivers his own rendition of “Oye Isabel” by request which isn’t
half bad. “Uncle Bud” keeps him and his older sister jamming in their seats, and they love the horns and the "accordion man". They also have a surprising fondness for the CD case and the front of the CD itself which features the backdrop of a very cool wall sculpture on the St. Louis riverfront.

“Gumbohead” isn’t just for kids, though. They know good dance music when they hear it, but they might not appreciate everything. The good-natured misery of the hung-over “Dead Man Walking” after a really bad day often hits the spot. And then there is the tantalizing Louisiana food imagery of “Stir the Pot” and “Hot Sauce Boogie.” My personal favorite, “Drunk on Love”, is a heartstring-strumming, good old-fashioned romantic ballad with lyrics that make you thirsty.

I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of “Gumbohead”—behind the wheel and elsewhere. You won’t be disappointed.