Various Artists – More Gumbo Stew: Original AFO New Orleans R&B


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Release Date:  1993

Label:  Ace Records UK


Track List

1 –Lee Dorsey – Ya Ya
2 –Wallace Johnson – Clap Your Hands
3 –Willie Tee – Always Accused
4 –Prince La La – Need You
5 –Eddie Bo – You Better Check
6 –Dr John* & Ronnie Barron – Talk That Talk
7 –Tami Lynn – World Of Dreams
8 –The Tick Tocks – Gonna Get You Yet
9 –Wallace Johnson – Peace Of Mind
10 –Joan Duvall – Two Weeks, Three Days
11 –Dr John – The Fix (One Naughty Flat)
12 –Barbara George – Try Me
13 –Pistol – Make Her Your Wife
14 –Willie Tee – It Was You
15 –AFO Executives – Wyld
16 –Robbie Lee – Let Me Know
17 –Alvin Robinson – Better Be Cool
18 –Alvin Robinson – I’ve Never Been In Love
19 –Tami Lynn – Light My Fire
20 –Alvin Robinson – We Got Love
21 –Johnny Adams – Johnny A’s Blues



The second batch of material from the vaults of Harold Battiste’s AFO label is actually a stronger collection than the first (Gumbo Stew), although over half of it was previously unissued. Most of it’s good early ’60s New Orleans R&B, with genuine highlights like Prince La La’s “Need You” (a futuristic foreshadowing of the sort of voodoo rock that Dr. John would play in the late ’60s), a couple rambunctious performances by the young Dr. John himself (“The Fix” sounds like the early Animals as played on a department store-quality organ), and the Dr. John-penned “World of Dreams,” sung in heart-tugging fashion by Tami Lynn. Also includes tracks by Barbara George, Alvin Robinson, Eddie Bo, and Johnny Adams (a live 1960 performance), as well as Lee Dorsey’s smash “Ya Ya” (not recorded at AFO, but included because AFO chief Harold Battiste says he produced it). If you’ve already got the best New Orleans R&B anthologies and want more of the same, you should make this one of your next stops.

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