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Bayou Degradable: Best of Louisiana's Le Roux


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  • Audio CD (July 23, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • ASIN: B000002ZAL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,344 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Take A Ride On A Riverboat
2. I Can't Do One More Two-Step
3. New Orleans Ladies
4. Heavenly Days
5. Back To The Levee
6. Feel It
7. Keep The Fire Burning
8. Window Eyes
9. Let Me Be Your Fantasy
10. Get It Right The First Time
11. Roll Away The Stone
12. Addicted
13. Carrie's Gone
14. Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin' For The Lights)

Editorial Reviews

this cd in original case with artwork, light scratches plays fine

Customer Reviews

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Leroux is the best band of all time.
Bayou Baby
All of LeRoux's music is fantastic, and I highly recommend anything from this band!!!!
Gary Covington
The rest of the CD is good, but none of the songs compared to that one.
Bobbie G. Harrison

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Hailing from Louisiana bayou country as their name and album title suggests, Le Roux struggled to find an audience in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
This is a shame, as the first eight tracks (from their first two out of print albums) are tasty bayou flavored rock/pop with energetic presence and terrific spirit.
The lack of commercial success (the lovely "New Orleans Ladies" was a minor hit single) of the first pair of albums saw the band change their style on their next two albums (also out of print) into a less satisfying arena rock formula that was sadly coming into vogue in the early 1980's. This phase is represented on the last six tracks. Generally it is better than average arena rock (but that is faint praise), and while "Nobody Said It Was Easy" did crack the US top 20, the utterly dreadful "Carrie's Gone" virtually offsets any melodic interest this last phase of the band may have produced.
Worth getting for some great songs and listening, as well as a text book case of a vain effort to find a niche in the unjust music world.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By SH from MA on June 25, 2002
Format: Audio CD
LeRoux was and still is an excellent band. Over the past few years, almost all of their individual albums have also been released on CD. (You just have to work a bit to find them...small releases on small labels. The last unreleased on CD album, "Keep The Fire Burnin'" arrives on CD for the first time in July 2002!) For all but the most ardent fans, like myself, this compilation is the best. It's an excellent sampler of a band that spent years supporting a number of major touring acts, but never seemed to ascend to the limelight themselves. In my humble opinion, the only glaring omission from this collection is "Mystery" from the 1980 album "Up", but beyond that this is an excellent and very representative collection.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By val on February 21, 2000
Format: Audio CD
For those of us in the South who loved their music, this collection simply teases us. It is too bad the origional 2 albums are not available on CD, because they were fabulous! Too bad LP's don't last forever, since mine are over 20 years old, and they sound like it. For those who love this band, this is all that is left, and this CD was wonderful. For those who remember the origional LP's, this collection falls short of representing a fabulous band with incomparable talent. We miss you Jeff Pollard.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "hillmaner" on January 29, 2003
Format: Audio CD
As a music fan with hundreds of CD from a wide range of artists, I must admit that this is my favorite album of all time, one that I never tire of playing. It's the kind of music that gets better each time you hear it. This prolific group is perhaps the most underated band ever to record on a major label. As they toured hard, dancing outside of superstardom in the late 70's and early 80's, they wrote, produced, and recorded an incredible catalog of music that ran the gamut from cajun rock, to pop, to soaring power metal/wall of sound ballads - all of it full of intelligent lyrics, melodic bass lines, crisp guitar licks, and some of the best three part harmonies ever put to tape. The musicianship is unmatched. Although Capitol and RCA have been reluctant to re-release the four original gems that are collecting dust in their vaults, you can relive the excitement with this collection, which has excellent production values, thanks to the quality of the original recordings, and Razor & Tie's great digital transfer. Further collections are available at laleroux.com. Regardless of your tastes in music, I think you will be impressed, if not amazed.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 23, 1998
Format: Audio CD
These songs are still being played in New Orleans, La in clubs. After all these years New Orleans Lady is still requested at the famous Pat O'Briens Piano Bar on Burbon Street. All around south Louisiana you can hear the sweet sounds on LeRoux.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Campagnolo on July 7, 2012
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I saw this band when they opened for the N.G. Dirt Band at the Morris Stage (Morristown, NJ !!!!) off Rte-202 in summer, 1978. (Now most people don't even recall that there was a Morris Stage.) I have to say that it was one of the best concerts in my experience. I still remember it well. Le Roux had a very appealing Southern rock-funk sound that swayed you. Their opening song was Take a Ride on a River Boat which got everyone moving. After that, they basically played through their first album. In that quaint hall that sat at most 1,000 patrons, their sound was fantastic. New Orleans Ladies deserves a spot, I think, on any compilation of Best of 70's/80's Southern Rock. When I left the Morris that day I was convinced I had heard a major new group on the scene -- in their own way, with the potential of the Allman Bros. or Marshall Tucker -- and then they just faded away. In the next few years, I heard perhaps two new songs of theirs, which got little air-play, on the NYC-area air waves and never saw their albums offered again in the record stores. I think it was a matter of timing, as the msuic industry got away from promoting regional music outside of the native region. Its hard to believe that this group did not go farther. I still have my copy of their 1978 album somewhere in my basemenet although I don't have the means now of playing vinyl. It's probably warped anyway. Better get the CD!
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