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The Subdudes - Behind the Levee

Number of Discs
1
Release Date
02/07/2006
Artist
The Subdudes
Format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
Back Porch Music / Back Porch/EMI
Duration
00:40:26

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Though between the time of recording Behind the Levee and the time of its release the levees of the title had been largely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, the music carries an air of relaxation and safety. This is basic New Orleans funky, bluesy rock & roll. With production by Keb' Mo', the album is a carefully crafted one that largely returns the Subdudes to their older territory. There's probably not anything new here stylistically, but that's really the key. The music is simultaneously fresh and nostalgic, conserved but energetic. John Magnie keeps his accordion pumping a solid rhythmic melody, Steve Amedee plays the tambourine like his life depends on it, and bassists Tim Cook and Jimmy Messa add their flair to the proceedings. All, though, provide some funky vocal riffs throughout. It's not an adventurous sound the band is after here, but it's a terrific album full of fundamentals with quality performances all around. These guys are just having fun now. ~ Adam Greenberg

1) Papa Dukie & The Mud People (04:38)
2) Next to Me (04:15)
3) No Vacancy (02:26)
4) One Word (Peace) (03:23)
5) Social Aid & Pleasure Club (03:25)
6) Time for the Sun to Rise (06:09)
7) Let's Play (03:36)
8) Looking at You (04:14)
9) Keep My Feet Upon the Ground (04:03)
10) Prayer of Love (04:17)

Album
Behind the Levee
Publisher
EMI Music Distribution
Main Format
CD
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
Behind the Levee | The Subdudes