Record of the Day: Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns – Good Ole Rock ‘N Roll

OK, forget every other record I told you that you must buy (she wrote at 10pm on a Fat Tuesday, slurping her Sazerac at a perhaps alarming rate), this is one you must own forthwith: the Ace Records 1990 Huey Piano Smith compilation: Good Ole Rock ‘N Roll. It’s so good, in return, you’ll give up anything for Lent after listening to it, just to be able to hear these songs whenever you want. I promise.

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The majority of the songs on the record aren’t online to share with you, so you’ll just have to listen to these samples and take my word for the rest. On the sixteen tracks on this record, New Orleans legend Smith pairs with another New Orleans legend, engineer Cosimo Matassa, and another New Orleans legend, producer Dr. John, and oh my god, why are you still reading this, go buy this record!

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OK, let me start again. Do you love New Orleans? Of course you do. Do you love classic rhythm and blues New Orleans boogie piano? Of Course You Do. Do you love records that rock from start to finish with no duds, no filler, no flops? OF COURSE YOU DO. Pick this one up, you will not be sorry. In the words of Justin Wilson, the Cajun gourmet: I guar-an-tee it.

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Dacia lives in Austin, Texas, where she writes, drinks & listens to records.

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