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Best of the Bayou Blues

Tab BenoitAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Tab Benoit is a Cajun man who’s definitely got the blues. Born November 17, 1967, he grew up in Houma, Louisiana. A guitar player since his teenage years, he hung out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club and cultural center in nearby Baton Rouge run by guitarist Tabby Thomas. Playing guitar alongside Thomas, Raful Neal, Henry Gray and other high-profile regulars at the club, Benoit ... Read more in Amazon's Tab Benoit Store

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  • Audio CD (August 8, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • ASIN: B000GFLJJA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,820 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Voodoo On The Bayou
2. Drownin' On Dry Land
3. Somehow
4. Jambalaya
5. Nice And Warm
6. Rainy Day Blues
7. Gone Too Long
8. What I Live For
9. Mother Earth
10. Crawfishin'
11. Standing On The Bank
12. The Seventh Son
13. You Got What I Want
14. Cherry Tree Blues
15. Hot Tamale Baby
16. These Blues Are All Mine

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What's best about Best of the Bayou Blues is Tab Benoit's spankin' electric guitar tones and lean 'n' nasty licks on numbers like the ode to Cajun living "Voodoo on the Bayou" and the stinging, vibrato-drenched epic "These Blues are All Mine." This collection of Louisiana-themed tunes plucked from Benoit's five early Vanguard albums relate to the singer-and-six-stringer's swampland raising. They also showcase his versatility--veering from his customary plugged-in blues framework to a gentle acoustic take on the Delta classic "Mother Earth" to a roaring zydeco romp through Clifton Chenier's dancehall anthem "Hot Tamale Baby." Willie Nelson guests on "Rainy Day Blues," trading vocals and blending his nylon-string guitar with Benoit's Telecaster. A brisk jaunt through Hank Williams's "Jambalaya" seems more lagniappe than main course, but when Benoit's guitar comes crying into the soulful, homesick "Nice and Warm"--which plays out like a page written in this road warrior's diary on an especially lonely night--he more than compensates for the few slights among these 15 tunes. --Ted Drozdowski

Product Description

Comprehensive 16 track collection pulled from Benoit's Five Vanguard albums. ''What I like is he captures a real blues feel in his playing and singing, and adds a bit of Louisiana hot sauce on it.'' - Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tab's Blues November 12, 2006
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This maybe the perfect bayou blues CD and Tab Benoit delivers all these songs with finesse and energy. There are classic tracks - Drowin' on Dry Land, Jambalaya, Rainy Day Blues and Hot Tamale Baby. His self-penned titles all have classic blues appeal - all tracks are great. I love Nice and Warm; Gone too long; Crawfishin'; These blues are all mine. This CD is pretty much a best of and every track is guaranteed to raise your pulse. This guy is so good I just wished I lived in the US, so I could see him live. I also have his Fever for the Bayou CD, and I sense that Tab Benoit has a great sound - The Blues are here to stay. Tab Benoit has a great voice and he sure knows how to play a well worn guitar. Love the blues and you will love this CD.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bayou Allsorts. November 12, 2006
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This album highlights Tab at his best and includes a great selection of sounds from his previous albums. Some new songs and some old and traditional make it a spicy mix to suit the blues ear. No matter which type of blues genre you are into this can't fail to please.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars mikeR-south louisiana November 25, 2007
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The Cajun side of blues. Lived in Tab's hometown for a year and know what he sings about. Good guitar and a beat that makes you tap your feet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tab Benoit-Best of the Bayou Blues December 24, 2011
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If you are looking for a great album of blues, this is a must for your collection. Nice music for get togethers with friends or even if doing chores around the house.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bad boy blues February 11, 2010
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Watch this guy. He's amazing. I just recently got turned on to him and now own a few of his CDs and I want more. The covers are great on this and his originals are sweet and edgy. Billy Gibbons described this guy as traditional straight up classic blues man with a generous dose of cajun hot sauce. Billy knows right.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the Bayou Blues June 17, 2014
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Fantastic album. Play it often. A good high-quality recording of a fantastic guitarist/singer. You will not be disappointed if you purchase this CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Got to love Tab Benoit March 28, 2014
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Best of the Bayou Blues
Ever listened to Tab Benoit? Like the blues? If you do? You've got to own this CD right here<<<<<< You have also got to listen to
Homesick for the Road, what more can I say I'VE GOT TO STOP TALKING AND START LISTENING LOL
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love the blues love Tab February 24, 2014
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Like the variety and Tab has a great blues voice. Good choices for a clear idea of his approach to the blues. If I was managing Tab I would have suggested a different name. "Tab" sounds too country club. Maybe just "T" Benoit?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
if you like Cajun blues this is his best album
Published 3 days ago by dexter
5.0 out of 5 stars Tab Benoit - Great Overview Of His Early Career
Compilation albums can be hit and miss, but this collection of the early works of Louisiana guitarist Tab Benoit pretty much hits the mark. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Steven Sly
5.0 out of 5 stars Blues at it's Best
I had no idea who Tab Benoit was. I listened to a short blurb of his music and I was hooked. If you like the blues you'll love Tab Benoit.
Published 6 months ago by LarryJ
4.0 out of 5 stars The Guy is Hot
I was expecting a more cajun flavor and what I got was a guitar player like you see in a club once in a while who blows your doors off but is not that unique. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Glen L. Gertz
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe, meet Tab
Tab, you are my new favorite. Bluesy, New Orleans, Rock and Roll all jumbled up so that each song is unique and he bangs on that guitar like Joe Bonamassa.
Published 7 months ago by spiervregistered dietitian
5.0 out of 5 stars Love that Cajun Music!
This is the second CD of Best of the Bayou Blues that I owned. The first one, I wore out and this is the replacement. Read more
Published 9 months ago by MissippiDD
5.0 out of 5 stars These are the best of his best.
I love Tab Benoit! These are the best of his best. Surely won't dissappoint. I highly recommend this CD! :)
Published 11 months ago by Diana Meza
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Here is a collection of Tab at his best. I really enjoy his Louisiana style blues.It was well worth the purchase.
Published 16 months ago by Jack Heckaman
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure hybrid fun..
Mix soulful blues guitar.. great singing and cajun swing and what do you get? Tab Benoit.. In my opinion, some of the hippest, coolest stuff around. Just pure fun... Read more
Published 20 months ago by gavalos
5.0 out of 5 stars Tab Benoit is a Master
His rich voice and the great songs are a great way to get through the day. He is the sound track for my life.
Published 20 months ago by Rebecca D. Ray
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If you are familiar with Tab Benoit's style of blues, this CD will not disappoint. All of the tracks have been released on earlier CD's of his. Check out other CD's of his and you can hear the sample tracks on them.
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