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Cleveland Crochet: Hillbilly Ramblers And Sugar Bees (2-CD)
- Long overdue: the complete recordings of Cajun fiddler Cleveland Crochet on Bear Family, including all surviving alternate versions and the originally unreleased masters.
- In 1961, a Cajun song made it onto the Billboard pop charts for the first time: Sugar Bee climbed to #80.
- These recordings were made between 1954 and 1963 for Folk-Star, Khoury's, Goldband, Lyric and Swallow in Louisiana.
- As a bonus, we provide all solo recordings by band members Shorty 'Vorris' LeBlanc (accordion) and Jay Stutes (steel guitar), accompanied almost without exception by Cleveland Crochet's Sugar Bees.
- Cajun expert Michael Hurtt wrote the liner notes.
- Background information by Chris Strachwitz (Arhoolie Records) and others.
- Many previously unpublished photos.
- A must for all fans of country music, Cajun, blues and original rock 'n' roll.
This overdue tribute to Cleveland Crochet's complete musical legacy includes all of the recordings he made for Folk-Star, Khoury's, Goldband, Lyric and Swallow between 1954 and 1963 - including all alternate versions and originally unreleased recordings that have survived. In addition, the Bear Family CD includes all solo recordings by later band members Shorty 'Vorris' LeBlanc (accordion) and Jay Stutes (steel guitar), accompanied almost without exception by Cleveland Crochet's Sugar Bees, as he also called his band.
We were able to get Cajun expert Michael Hurtt to provide the liner notes. Michael previously wrote the accompanying blurb for our CD of recordings by Vin Bruce (BCD16895). Additional background information comes from Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz, among others. The extensive booklet provides many previously unpublished photos. We are sure: this album is a must for all fans of Country Music, Cajun, Blues and original Rock 'n' Roll.
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|Crochet, Cleveland - Hillbilly Ramblers And Sugar Bees (2-CD) CD 1|
|01||Deedle-E-Deedle-D-Da (Keep Knockin')||Cleveland Crochet|
|02||Big Boy Waltz||Cleveland Crochet|
|03||Sha Meon Waltz (Chere Meon)||Cleveland Crochet|
|04||Midnight Blues (Blues De Minuit)||Cleveland Crochet|
|05||Sugar Bee (Goldband 1106)||Cleveland Crochet|
|06||Sugar Bee (alt. edit / early fade out)||Cleveland Crochet|
|07||Drunkard's Dream||Cleveland Crochet|
|08||Sweet Thing||Cleveland Crochet|
|09||Hound Dog Baby||Cleveland Crochet|
|10||Come Back Little Girl (Midnight Blues)||Cleveland Crochet|
|11||Come Back Little Girl (Long Long Note On My Door) (alt. take)||Cleveland Crochet|
|12||Telephone Port Arthur||Cleveland Crochet|
|13||Kaw Liga (Goldband 1128)||Vorris 'Shorty' LeBlanc & The Sugar Bees|
|14||Kaw Liga (alt. take)||Vorris 'Shorty' LeBlanc & The Sugar Bees|
|15||La Valse De Soldat (Soldier's Waltz)||Vorris 'Shorty' LeBlanc & The Sugar Bees|
|16||Boss Cajun (Mayou De Cajun)||Vorris 'Shorty' LeBlanc & The Sugar Bees|
|17||La Valse De Chagrin||Vorris 'Shorty' LeBlanc & The Sugar Bees|
|18||Coming Home||Jay Stutes & The Sugar Bees|
|19||Not My Fault||All The Sugar Bees feat. Doris Mott|
|20||Waltz Of A Broken Heart||Cleveland Crochet|
|Crochet, Cleveland - Hillbilly Ramblers And Sugar Bees (2-CD) CD 2|
|01||Good Morning Blues||Vorris 'Shorty' LeBlanc & The Sugar Bees|
|02||Good Morning Blues (alt. edit)||Vorris 'Shorty' LeBlanc & The Sugar Bees|
|03||Wedding Day (Demain Moi Je Va M'arier)||Cleveland Crochet|
|04||Playmates||Jay Stutes & The Sugar Bees|
|05||La Branche De Mon Murier (Waltz Of The Mulberry Limb)||Jay Stutes & The Sugar Bees|
|06||Mariez-vous Donc Jamais||Jay Stutes & The Sugar Bees|
|07||Forgot I Was Married||Vorris 'Shorty' LeBlanc & The Sugar Bees|
|08||My Little Cabbage||Vorris 'Shorty' LeBlanc & The Sugar Bees|
|09||Time And Time Again||Vorris 'Shorty' LeBlanc & The Sugar Bees|
|10||Three Years Waltz||Vorris 'Shorty' LeBlanc & The Sugar Bees|
|11||Rambler's Lonely Dream||Vorris 'Shorty' LeBlanc & The Sugar Bees|
|12||Tears Of Sorrow||Vorris 'Shorty' LeBlanc & The Sugar Bees|
|13||Listen To My Heart||Cleveland Crochet|
|14||Country Women||Cleveland Crochet|
|15||Sugar Bee||Jay Stutes & The Swamp Pickers|
|16||Come Back Home Little Girl||Jay Stutes & The Swamp Pickers|
|17||Hey! Boss Man||Jay Stutes & The Sweet Licks|
|18||Sweet Lick||The Sweet Licks|
This is wonderful!
Oh, this is wonderful, what music they produced in Louisiana. This isn't made up for commercial success, it's who they are and the musicians play the music they love and there's still a lot of success to come. I remember the first time I heard Cleveland Crochet was in the early 1970s and it wasn't long before the first singles were steaming down from Lake Charles on Christmas Eve. Since then, Cajun music has been close to my heart and this album easily meets my criteria.I usually have a hard time with music that isn't in English, but this form of music that is often in Cajun French fits like a glove. If I'm not mistaken, "Sugar Bee" was the label's biggest success, but I think Phil Phillips' recording of "Sea Of Love" recorded in 1959 at Goldband studio and released on the Khoury's label was the biggest commercial success. Shorty LeBlanc is another one of those great Cajun musicians who also goes all the way and that includes Jay Stute's (who sang on "Sugar Bee") solo recordings.I don't have enough superlatives for this music and we won't get a bad spar here if you ask me. Thanks to Michael Hurt for great writing in the attached booklet.
Blues De Minuit !
superb set nice price 5*****