The Essential Collection
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Description: Music enthusiasts worldwide rightly have dubbed Johnnie Allan the "King", "Ambassador" and "Elder Statesman" of Swamp Pop music. Taken from the vaults of Floyd Soileau's JIN Label of Ville Platte, La., "The Essential Collection" assembles two dozen of the Swamp Pop pioneer's most notable recordings, and many others which have never been issued on CD.
Release Date: 1995 Record Label: JIN Records
1. Just Remember 2. Your Picture 3. Angel Love 4. Heaven Sent 5. Family Rules 6. Lonely Days and Lonely Nights 7. South To Louisiana 8. Cry Foolish Heart 9. What'cha Do 10. Somewhere On Skid Row 11. Promised Land 12. I'm Missing You 13. I Cried 14. You Got Me Whistling 15. Let's Do It 16. Please Accept My Love 17. Let's Go Get Drunk 18. Today I Started Loving You Again 19. Little White Cloud 20. Do You Love Me So 21. One More Chance 22. Whispering Winds 23. Mama And Daddy 24. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight 25. Unfaithful One
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Swamp Pop Legend, Johnnie Allan… “Legend” is one of the most over-used words in the music industry, but there can be no argument with its use here. John Allan Guillot was born in Rayne, Louisiana in 1938 and began recording twenty years later as a member of the Krazy Kats, having been singing and playing rhythm and steel guitar since early in the decade. Johnnie’s impassioned vocals and his unforgettable wheezing accordion breaks are simply astounding. The Essential Collection contains only some of his many favorites – too many of which to be included on just one CD. Includes tracks from LPs, JIN-9017 (released in 1977) and JIN-9048 (released in 1995). Also includes the sought-after song he wrote for his daughter’s wedding, “Just Remember.” Released in 1995, 25 tracks.