The Essential Wayne Toups

The Essential Wayne Toups

by Wayne ToupsWayne Toups


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Wayne Toups' brand of gumbo mixes in blues, zydeco, R&B, rock & roll, and even Western swing with a base of traditional Cajun waltzes and two-steps, and he does it all with the kind of electrifying dynamics of a natural live performer. His shows, brimming with rock stagecraft, have earned him the title of "the Bruce Springsteen of Cajun." In the studio, though, Toups has struggled to find a way to fully capture his natural stage charisma, and live is how you really want to experience this guy, but this ten-track studio set of Barry Beckett-produced songs (most of them drawn from 1988's More Than Just a Little) gives a succinct look at Toups' range and style, and it's fun stuff, if oddly muted at times. The big love ballad "That's What I Love About My Baby" is a showstopper and Toups' reading of "Livin' on Love" has a crisp, classic pop drive to it, while "Ragin' Little Cajun Love" is a dancefloor stomper in any language. This isn't a perfect set by any means, but it does make for a fair introduction to a powerful entertainer.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/26/2008
Label: New Blues Records
UPC: 0612497616123
catalogNumber: 6161
Rank: 169953

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wayne Toups   Primary Artist,Accordion,Vocals,Background Vocals,Accordion (Diatonic)
Kathy Burdick   Background Vocals
Yvonne Hodges   Background Vocals
Brian Perrin   Keyboards
Kip Bacque   Electric Guitar
Brian Brignac   Drums
Nick Lewis   Bass
Bobby Terry   Electric Guitar
Tareva Henderson   Background Vocals
Tina Mitchell   Background Vocals
Julie Malone   Background Vocals
Rick Lagneaus   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Page Layman   Background Vocals
Bob Henderson   Guitar,Saxophone,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Anderson   Composer
Joe Brown   Composer
Troy Seals   Composer
Greg Barnhill   Composer
Barry Beckett   Producer,Audio Production
Bob Bullock   Engineer
Randy Goodrum   Composer
Pete Greene   Engineer
Gary Nicholson   Composer
Craig Fuller   Composer
Gordon Bradberry   Composer
Jim Daddario   Composer
Charles H. Tharp   Executive Producer
Tommy Barnes   Composer
Joe New   Composer
Shawna Harrington-Burkhart   Composer
Rusty Budde   Composer
Brandon Sinks   Composer
Rick Price   Composer

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