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Greetings From Swamp City

by The River Rascals

A fun mix of songs sung about soup, love and the finer qualities of the seedy side of New Orleans. New Orleans mardi gras noise at its finest.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Rad Gumbo
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2. Saturday Night Fish Fry
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3. You Rascal You
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4. Mardi Gras Day
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5. Let It Roll
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6. Junco Partner
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7. Cajun Girl
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8. Good Night, Irene
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9. Going Back to New Orleans
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10. Boogie Woogie Blue Plate
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11. Sister Kate
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12. Here Comes the Big Parade
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Since 1998, The River Rascals have brought their eclectic mix of Zydeco, Blues and Dixieland to New Orleans square at Disneyland. This six piece group has specialized in High energy vocals and raucous Louisiana style ensembles that keep crowds entertained at the French Market Restaurant.

The band started in 1997 at the request of Disneyland management. It seems an additional group was needed to complete their roster in New Orleans Square. They came to staff trumpeter Rusty Stiers to assemble the required components. "The whole thing started off as a Dixieland concept, but shortly after the band's inception, the Disney management team asked me to come up
with a unique sound; something indicative of New Orleans yet not of the Dixieland/Brass Band phylum."

Back at the drawing board, the band took from the New Orleans staples, of Doctor John and Professor Long Hair. Repertoire sprang from such southern-fried rockers as Little Feat, The Meters and The Grateful Dead. Woven into the mix, was a unique and funky concept of Dixieland best described as east bay, Oakland Funk.

"The Zydeco elements of our music came much later." claims Stiers. "It wasn't until Jon-Michael Kubis joined us on keyboards that we started exploring Louisiana bayou music." With the addition of Kubis on accordion, piano and organ the River Rascals have redefined standard Zydeco classics as well as contributed a contemporary spin on the idiom.

The River Rascals brand of southern comfort has finally found its way onto CD! The 12 tracks that are now available on their debut CD titled "Greetings from Swamp City" are a fun mix of songs sung about soup, love and the finer qualities of the seedy side of New Orleans.

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Genie Ragan

More, More, More!
Wonderful, fabulous, toe-tappin', what else can I say? Love the CD and want MORE! As a Cast Member of the French Market, I know there are a lot more great songs from the Rascals. When do we get another terrific CD?
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Doug Tabacco

Just terrific
This is really a terrific CD, with a great variety of songs. Highly recommended for fans of the River Rascals!
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Jim Sacco

A Good Intro CD
This was a good intro to cajun blues music for me. A good beat thru-out the album. Am looking for other music either by you(I know, a pun)or other artists. Thanks again
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Lisa

Great music by even greater musicians and arrangers!
This album is a mix of cajun-zydeco-jazz-swing, with a little rock thrown in and rock it does! All the songs on this album are songs I would expect to hear walking down the streets of New Orleans. I can even visualize a Mardi Gras Day! Well-arranged, well-played and well-sung, this album is definitely a musical treat for the ears.
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SPC Tatiana Ortiz

A long overdue treat!
Fans of the River Rascals have been begging them for years to record a CD and what a triump it finally is! The songs on this CD are well chosen and representative of what they usually play. The CD is well mixed (if perhaps a bit over-mixed since I miss the raw quality of their live performance) and is an enjoyment from start to finish. There is a wide array of song styles and each one is exhilirating and can't help but make the listener sing along with a smile on his face. All said, this CD is downright fun and does justice to representing the musicians' extreme talent and Mr. Steirs' arrangements. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Drew Drums

Y'all rock...even when you swing!
Pleasant surprise from a group long overdue for a CD. All the musicians were stellar, including Towel on the drums. Keep knockin' 'em over at N.O. Square!!!
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