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Various Artists - Swamp Pop By The Bayou (2014) {Ace Records CDCHD 1397}

Various Artists - Swamp Pop By The Bayou (2014) {Ace Records CDCHD 1397}
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© 2014 Ace Records | CDCHD 1397
Rock & Roll / Rhythm & Blues / Louisiana / New Orleans

In the mid-50s, as rock’n’roll swept across the USA, the Cajun youth of South Louisiana and South East Texas absorbed the R&B sounds emanating from New Orleans. This was reflected in their music, making it so distinctive. They thrilled to the sound of Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis and Huey Smith and performed their songs with the bands they formed, while the area’s new breed of songwriters – Bobby Charles, Jimmy Donley, Jivin’ Gene, etc – assimilated the Crescent City style in their work. Swamp pop was born, although the genre had yet to be named.
Various Artists - Boppin' By The Bayou: Made In The Shade (2014) {Ace Records CDCHD 1415}

Various Artists - Boppin' By The Bayou: Made In The Shade (2014) {Ace Records CDCHD 1415}
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© 2014 Ace Records | CDCHD 1415
Rock & Roll / Rhythm & Blues / South Louisiana / South East Texas / Cajun

The ninth release in the “…By The Bayou” series brings you some hot rockers from South Louisiana and Southeast Texas, an area where Cajun culture has had a strong influence over its music – and never more so than in the heyday of real rock’n’roll, the 1950s. Rock’n’roll was a hybrid of C&W and R&B right across the USA, but in Cajun country the influences were more specific; the country music was from Texas, the R&B from New Orleans, and into this mix went rockabilly from Memphis via Shreveport and Cajun music. In this exciting compilation you will find all of those influences to varying degrees.
Various Artists - Bluesin' By The Bayou: Rough 'n' Tough (2014) {Ace Records CDCHD 1403}

Various Artists - Bluesin' By The Bayou: Rough 'n' Tough (2014) {Ace Records CDCHD 1403}
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© 2014 Ace Records | CDCHD 1403
Blues / South Louisiana / South East Texas

The second “Bluesin’” volume in the “By The Bayou” series concentrates on musicians from South Louisiana and South East Texas discovered and recorded by J.D. Miller and Eddie Shuler. These two giants of the post-war recording scene were supreme talent-spotters. They knew the sounds that appealed to the local record-buying public, their target audience. What they couldn’t have known, or even guessed at in their wildest fantasies, was that the appeal of their recordings would last so long and encompass the globe.
Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou: Rompin' & Stompin' (2014) {Ace Records CDCHD 1388}

Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou: Rompin' & Stompin' (2014) {Ace Records CDCHD 1388}
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© 2014 Ace Records | CDCHD 1388
Rock & Roll / Rhythm & Blues / Blues / South Louisiana

Letting the good times roll again, with this second visit to the dynamic South Louisiana R&B scene there is no waver in the quality of music. We’ve added the work of another Louisiana record man, Sam Montel from Baton Rouge, to the vast stockpile of material in the vaults of J.D. Miller, Eddie Shuler, Floyd Soileau and Jake Graffagnino. Sam (originally Montalbano) got into the music business when his childhood friend Jimmy Clanton hit the charts. Sam became his road manager and the whole scene got into his blood. He decided to start his own record label when only 18 years old. His first release, Lester Robertson’s ‘My Girl Across Town’, is included here, as is a previously unissued outing from Robertson.
Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou - Vocal Groups (2015) {Ace Records CDCHD 1448}

Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou - Vocal Groups (2015) {Ace Records CDCHD 1448}
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© 2015 Ace Records | CDCHD 1448
Rock & Roll / Rhythm & Blues

The forgotten sound of South Louisiana. Setting out on the “By The Bayou” journey, I didn’t envisage reaching CD 12. The project started as a vehicle for white Louisiana rockers, but exploration of the tape vaults of J.D. Miller and the catalogues of Eddie Shuler’s Goldband, Floyd Soileau’s Jin, Sam Montelbano’s Montel and Joe Ruffino’s Ric and Ron labels revealed more than enough great vocal group material to fill a dedicated CD. So here is a collection of chanting rockers and sweet harmonies, rather overlooked as ingredients which go into the rich gumbo of South Louisiana music of the 50s.
Various Artists - Boppin' By The Bayou: Rock Me, Mama! (2015) {Ace Records CDCHD 1443}

Various Artists - Boppin' By The Bayou: Rock Me, Mama! (2015) {Ace Records CDCHD 1443}
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© 2015 Ace Records | CDCHD 1443
Rock & Roll / Rockabilly / Cajun / North American Traditions / Zydeco

Time to roll up the carpet and put on your dancing shoes – 28 killer-diller Louisiana tracks. The eleventh CD in the “By The Bayou” contains some real skirt-swirlers, with a couple of slower numbers slipped in to break up the tempo. In keeping with the other “Boppin’” discs in this series, we have included some pure rockabilly and Cajun tracks alongside the swamp rockers.
Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou: Nights Of Sin, Dirty Deals And Love Sick Souls (2016) {Ace Records}

Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou: Nights Of Sin, Dirty Deals And Love Sick Souls (2016) {Ace Records}
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© 2016 Ace Records | CDCHD 1478
Rhythm & Blues / Blues

A spicy mix of rarities, alternates and previously unissued R&B goodies from South Louisiana and S.E. Texas, where you are never too far from a bayou and some good rockin’ music. This 15th compilation in the “By The Bayou” series takes us back to the R&B sounds you would have heard belting out of a Louisiana juke joint on a steamy night in the 1950s or early 1960s. All of the tracks included were recorded in that party state, although some of the artists were based in Texas, crossing the state line to make music in studios based in Crowley and Lake Charles.
Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - The Country Hits (2008) {Ace Records CDCHD 1185 rec 1953-63}

Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - The Country Hits (2008) {Ace Records CDCHD 1185 rec 1953-63}
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© 1953-63, 2008 Ace Records | CDCHD 1185
Country / Classic Country / Country Folk

Here at Ace Towers we usually have a pretty realistic advance idea of how many copies we’re likely to sell of any CD that we release. But once in a while we put out something that catches the public imagination in a manner that exceeds our expectations in terms of sales and acclaim. Such was the case with our “Special Country Edition” of our “Golden Age Of American Rock’n’Roll” series, which has already sold almost twice as many copies as we initially anticipated, and which is still selling strongly six years on from its initial release.
Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1469 rec 1955-63}

Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1469 rec 1955-63}
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© 1955-63, 2016 Ace Records | CDCHD 1469
Country / Classic Country / Country Folk

Ace’s flagship “Golden Age” series continues to be among our best selling and most highly respected releases. After a short hiatus, we’re pleased to announce this new volume featuring 28 country recordings that made the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1963. As “More Country Hits” is in the “Golden Age Of American Popular Music” series, the content is more melodic overall than a “Golden Age Of American Rock’n’Roll” edition might be. Nevertheless, there’s a generous helping of up-tempo hillbilly and borderline rockabilly among the straight-ahead country to give listeners a bit of light and shade. As usual, the CD comes with a generously illustrated and copiously annotated booklet.
Various Artists - Boppin' By The Bayou: Drive-Ins & Baby Dolls (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1486}

Various Artists - Boppin' By The Bayou: Drive-Ins & Baby Dolls (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1486}
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© 2015 Ace Records | CDCHD 1486
Rock & Roll / Rockabilly

28 hot rockers, cool boppers and Cajun thumpers from Louisiana and South East Texas. This exciting new addition to our popular “By The Bayou” series features 28 tracks from the vaults of Louisiana and South East Texas record men J.D. Miller, Eddie Shuler, Sam Montel, Pappy Daily, Huey Meaux, George Khoury, Joe Ruffino, Diamond Jim Wheeler and Melvin Dodge, plus tracks by Louisiana artists recorded by Murray Nash and Dee Marais. This might be the 16th in the series but it continues to unearth unknown goodies and dust off long-forgotten gems.