Don't want to sit down - BOLD 1002


Charles (Mr CC) Carlson

Count Rockin' Sydney from the Ville Platte area in Louisiana recorded in all the styles the Pelican state recognised - cajun, swamp pop, soul, blues - and for a bewildering array of labels too, but is perhaps best known for writing and cutting the original version of "My Toot Toot" in the late 70s. Among his ventures was as label owner of Bold records. This concern released material by zydeco artist Joe Walker, Alvin Coffee and one or two interesting southern soul sides from Ralph Young, plus Sydney himself of course, but this crudely recorded slow paced gem from Charles Carlson is the one to look out for. Not just for the endearingly amateur organist but particularly for the violence and power of Carlson's delivery. There aren't many more venomous or menacing vocals that I know – quite disturbing.



She's not to blame / ListenDon't want to sit down ~ BOLD 1002

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