The Balham Alligators: Gateway To The South (CD)
Since getting together back in 1983. The Balham Alligators have been 'kicking ass' in clubs. concert halls and at festivals all over Europe. At the tail-end of '95 they finished recording their third and finest album to date. 'Gateway To The South' is a spicy gumbo of rock 'n' roll. swamp-pop. country. cajun. zydeco and New Orleans-style boogie-woogie. that's served up with more energy and excitement than the Pistols could manage after a fortnight in Colombia.
Theirs is rockin' roots-music that's out to party. that doesn't give a damn about tomorrow's hangover. and vibrates with more good-time energy than is safe to be consumed by 9-5•ers not in possession of a valid doctor's note. The experts have dubbed The Alligators' sound 'Bayou Boogie'. but that's only half the story. Live on record, The Balham Alligators have something very special to offer. Find out what it is today. Your future happiness could depend on it.
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|Balham Alligators - Gateway To The South (CD) CD 1|
|01||Allons Rock 'n' Roll|
|03||Gotta Have Money|
|05||Big Bad Dog|
|07||Cash On The Barrel-Head|
|09||The Last Waltz|
|12||Johnny B Goode|
BALHAM ALLIGATORS (UK)
Geraint Watkins (vocals, accordion), Robin McKidd (fiddle, guitar), Gary Rickard (guitar, vocals), Pete Dennis (bass) and Kieran O'Connor (drums) played a variety of musical sounds from Louisiana including R&B, zydeco, Cajun, swamp pop and good-time rock'n'roll.
Johnny B. Goode (4:41) 1987
LP: The Balham Alligators [Special Delivery SPD-1002] ● UK, 1987
It's My Own Business (3:12) 1988
LP: Life In The Bus Lane [Special Delivery SPD-1018] ● UK, 1988
Johnny B. Goode (4:16) 1996
CD: Gateway To The South [Proper CD-1] ● UK, 1996
Paul Riley replaces Dennis on bass, and Bobby Irwin plays drums. This has a very swinging jazzy arrangement.