Promised Land [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import)
The leading practitioner of swamp pop, Johnnie Allan has extended the Cajun style with his pleading but gutsy vocals, rocking & wailing accordion & stomping dance beat. The track he is forever associated with, 'Promised Land', is here as well as his other big South Louisiana hits including 'I'm Missing You'. Great versions of Bobby Charles' 'Your Picture & Somebody Else', Tommy McLain's 'Sweet Dreams', Jivin' Gene's 'I Cried', Merle Haggard's 'Today I Started Loving You Again' & even 'Isle of Capri'! Compiled by John Broven with a nice sleeve note including Johnnie Allan telling his own story & a detailed discography. If you like Cajun music you'll love this. If you're not sure what the hell Cajun music is, you're in for a rocking surprise. Ace. 1992.