Coco Robicheaux – Spiritland

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On Spiritland, Coco makes a gumbo of just about every Louisiana musical style I’ve heard, yet delivers his own recognizable brand of New Orleans funk. This CD is fun, meditative and thoughtful….a real treat among the typical New Orleans musical lineup.
My favorite track is St. John’s Bayou which evokes all the imagery, magic and mystique of New Orleans. A chirping nighttime choir mixed with a teasing calypso, the wayward sax, flirting trumpet coaxed along by Coco’s gutteral growl casts a sensual trance as thick as a bayou fog. My hair curls from the humidity.
The Spiritland track casts a similar spell accompanied by a sweet fiddle and a brief chorus, a nice touch. Every track on this CD is good listenin’.

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