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Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos - Papa Mojo's Roadhouse (2010)
Artist: Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos
Title Of Album: Papa Mojo's Roadhouse
Year Of Release: 2010
Label: Big Round Records
Genre: Blues, Zydeco, Louisiana Blues
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Total Time: 43:08 Min
Total Size: 107 Mb

Tracklist:

1. Zydeco Razzle
2. Papa Mojo
3. Juke Joints And Honkytonks
4. Missing You Baby
5. Ils Sont Parti Intro
6. Ils Sont Parti
7. Funky Nola
8. Pray For Day
9. Mama Mamou
10. What'd I Say
11. Bunkie Boogie
12. Song For Laurel

A North Carolina native, Mel went to Lafayette, Louisiana in the summer of 1969 to visit a college friend and play a little music before going back to UNC. His plans changed when he became totally immersed in the rich culture and physical beauty of southwest Louisiana. He moved permanently to Lafayette at the end of the summer and began playing in a band he co-founded with Sonny Landreth, the Louisiana slide guitar-playing superstar.

To help support his new musical career, Mel took a series of jobs in the best Cajun restaurants in the city and discovered a new talent and another part of Cajun lifestyle, Louisiana cooking. Over the next few years he honed his musical and cooking skills, eventually becoming a well known Cajun chef. At the same time, he was becoming known as a singer and harmonica player specializing in a zydeco style of harp playing that has become his trademark.

Mel arrived in Austin, Texas in 1972 at the start of the Austin music scene. He took a job at a BBQ joint near Lake Travis as a dishwasher, but eventually moved up the ranks to cook. The restaurant happened to be a hang out for several European chefs who worked at the resorts situated on Lake Travis and Melton was offered a cook position at one of them. While there, he joined Austin�s Chef Association and after several years, became chef at the Tarry House, a private club frequented by many Texas luminaries such as Walter Cronkite, Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, and many Texas politicians including the Governor, who held a weekly staff lunch at the club.

In the early 80�s Sonny and Mel formed the band mbayou Rhythm�, adding C.J. Chenier to the lineup. The band headlined shows nationally and also opened shows for a number of legendary musicians including: Ray Charles, B.B. King, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dave Edmonds, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. During his time with Bayou Rhythm, Mel was challenged to a gumbo cook-off by Rockin� Dopsie at the 1986 American Music Festival in Chicago. The event was so well received that Melton decided to always cook for the band�s gigs and his peerless Cajun cooking quickly become a signature twist to his shows.


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Tags: Melton, Wicked, Roadhouse

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