Record Producers:- Dave Bartholomew and Allen Toussaint.
Fats Domino Irma Thomas Tony Joe White Aaron Neville, Lee Dorsey, Dr John and loads more besides came from New Orleans. Top UK reissue label Soul Jazz follow up their popular New Orleans Funk compilation with a second visit to the vaults of fifties, sixties and seventies funk and soul from the South.
Featuring many of the same artists as New Orleans Funk, Saturday Night Fish Fry adds to the overview of the distinctive New Orleans sound, where you’ll find an unmistakable skip in the funky beat. Singers like Betty Harris, Eddie Bo and Lee Dorsey get busy over tight-assed backbeats courtesy of New Orleans’ finest musicians and producers.
Collecting singles released by the city’s scores of obscurely named independent record labels like Seven-B, Choctaw, Red Bird, Deesu and Mor-Soul, many of which were only ever localised hits, the Soul Jazz crew have added another essential volume to their already extensive archives of funky black American music.
01 Roger And The Gypsies – Pass The Hatchet
02 Betty Harris – Mean Man
03 Dixie Cups – Iko Iko
04 David Bastiste – Funky Soul
05 Eldridge Holmes – Where Is Love
06 Lee Dorsey – Give It Up
07 Salt – Hung Up
08 Huey Piano Smith – Little Liza Jane
09 Eddie Bo – The Thang
10 The Wlid Magnolias – Soul, Soul, Soul
11 Bobby & the Heavyweights – Soul Train
12 Betty Harris – Break in the Road
13 Eldridge Holmes – Hump Back
14 The Meters – Message from the Meters
15 Dr. John – Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
16 Irma Thomas – Don’t Mess with my Man
17 The Gaturs – Cold Bear
18 Oliver Morgan – Roll Call
19 Inell Young – The Next Ball Game
20 Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can Can
21 Irma Thomas – Ruler of my Heart
22 Smokey Johnson – I Can’t Help It