The Dixie Belles - Down at Papa Joe's (1963/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 28:05 minutes | 552 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Combining girl group vocals with the punch of Dixieland, the Dixie Belles made an enjoyable album of singalong songs that are long on enthusiasm and fun. Everything presented is similar in tempo (fast) and all vocals are sung in unison. Dixieland figures prominently in songs such as "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" and "Bourbon Street Parade." The album includes the Top Ten hit "Down at Papa Joe's" and the follow-up hit "Southtown U.S.A." (number 15). Not everything here is quite as enjoyable as those two hits, but even the lesser material is produced with a tight instrumental attack that fits in well with the other songs. The group sings with such enthusiasm that even a jaded cynic might enjoy what is presented here. Don't delve into this album if you like your rock & roll serious, but if you like a kind of innocent enthusiasm with a big beat, you may want to dig into this one. Interestingly, this album is produced by Bill Justis and engineered by Billy Sherrill.