Swampwater – Swampwater (1971)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 28:36 minutes | 1,21 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RCA – Legacy
Swampwater was an American country rock band, that formed and started out initially as Linda Ronstadt’s backing group in the late 1960s, soon after she went solo. They are famous for incorporating cajun and swamp rock elements into their music. Its members included cajun fiddler Gib Guilbeau, John Beland, before either of them joined The Flying Burrito Brothers, with Stan Pratt, Thad Maxwell, and Eric White (Clarence White of The Byrds’ brother). Swampwater would go on to back Ronstadt in 1971 on TV’s The Johnny Cash Show, and their appearance on the show would help Swampwater secure a recording contract with RCA.
They combined California country rock with influences from bands such as The Byrds, The Dillards, Hearts & Flowers, the Beach Boys and the Everly Brothers. Their stylized guitar riffs would coincidentally be influential in the early records of the Eagles.
1. Swampwater – Ooh-Wee California (02:52)
2. Swampwater – Headed for the Country (03:00)
3. Swampwater – Ol’ Papa Joe (02:35)
4. Swampwater – Mama Lou (03:08)
5. Swampwater – A Song I Heard (02:25)
6. Swampwater – One Note Man (02:43)
7. Swampwater – Back on the Street Again (02:08)
8. Swampwater – Dakota (03:15)
9. Swampwater – Gentle Ways of Lovin’ Me (02:25)
10. Swampwater – Back Porch Harmony (02:00)
11. Swampwater – Swampdown / The Merry-Go-Round Broke Me Down (02:00)