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Behind The Levee



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The Subdudes: Tommy Malone (vocals, guitar); John Magnie (vocals, accordion, piano, organ); Jimmy Mesa (guitar, bass guitar); Tim Cook (bass guitar, percussion, background vocals); Steve Amedee (tambourine, percussion).

Additional personnel: Dirty Dozen Brass Band (horns); Phil Chandler (organ); Rosie Ledet (background vocals).

On 2006's BEHIND THE LEVEE, the Subdudes, purveyors of a musical gumbo of roots styles, offer up a dynamic set that benefits from the shimmering production work of blues luminary Keb' Mo.' Although Mo' co-pens one tune with the ensemble (the funky, loose "Social Aid & Pleasure Club"), he doesn't appear on the album, leaving the New Orleans natives to shine on their own. While the band indulges in energetic, harmony-laden tracks (the fun, breezy "Papa Dukie & the Mud People" and the gospel-tinged "One Word [Peace]"), they also present some quieter moments, most notably the soulful "Next to Me," making this another eclectic, top-notch Subdudes album that is sure to appeal to the group's dedicated fans.

What the critics say...

Rolling Stone (p.94) - "[F]or every worried sigh, there is a jump for joy like "Social Aid and Pleasure Club,' a perfect metaphor for a city that needs so much now but always gives much more in return."
Dirty Linen (p.46) - "[T]he real import of this that this is a bunch of guys that achieve an extraordinary comfort level playing music together. This is the skin the Subdudes were meant to be in."

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Papa Dukie & The Mud People
  2. Next To Me
  3. No Vacancy
  4. One Word (Peace)
  5. Social Aid And Pleasures Club
  6. Time For The Sun To Rise
  7. Let's Play
  8. Looking At You
  9. Keep My Feet Upon The Ground
  10. Prayer Of Love
Release date Australia
March 16th, 2006
Back Porch Music
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