Born In Mississippi
A night on Bourbon Street, New Orleans’' unique entertainment
center, would not be complete without spending a night with the legendary
bluesman, Rooster. There are entertainers, musicians, singers, comedians but
there is only one Rooster!
can lift your spirits and empty your pockets all in the same song!
Bawdy humor is not a stranger to Bourbon Street, but Rooster brings
it all together musically with astrong Mississippi Delta blues influence like
When Rooster, (Curtis Wheeler, October 5, 1937) was born, Mississippi
was not aware of his musical talents.
Rooster has worked at many jobs and has been successful in
the workaday world, but the attraction of the blues brought him to playing
guitar and singing full time later in life.
After traveling the United States for several years, Rooster
has landed on Bourbon Street, and the place has not been the same since.
From his "One man show”" to his
high energy blues band, he can create excitement whenever he takes the stage.
This album is full of great New Orleans musicians, giving
Rooster’'s new CD that additional New Orleans flavor to go along with the
Delta influences that come naturally to a Mississippi bluesman.
This combination has proven successful,
night after night, year after year, on Bourbon Street.
Also included in this collection is a live recording of
Cell Phone Blues from the Bubba Mac Shack in Somers Point, New Jersey, which
has become a "second home”" for Rooster.
Again, Rooster is backed by another band of great musicians.
So, put on the CD, turn up the volume, invite everyone you
know, and some you don’'t, and have a party!
1. Born In Mississippi (4:50)
2. Cell Phone Blues (6:06)
3. I’'m A Stranger In Your Town (4:17)
5. I Got To Get To My Baby (3:22)
8. The Best Man At Your Wedding (3:22)
9. I’'ve Saved A Few Mistakes For You (3:54)
All songs written by Curtis Wheeler.
Published by Bedico Music BMI
All rights reserved, Sound Of New Orleans 2002
Drums- Larry Williams- Except Trk 2
Keyboard- Ricky McQuillis- Except Trk 2
Keyboard- Gary Myles- Trk-6
Saxophone- Milton Lewis-Trks 1,6
Trumpet- Charles Hudson- Trks 1,6
Saxophone- Jerry Jumonville-Trk 4
Steel Guitar solos- Gary Myles- Trks 7,8,9
Steel Guitar- Dave Easley- Trks 7,8,9
Bass- Ronnie Dents- Trks 1,5,6
Bass- Gary Edwards- Trks 3,4,7,8,9
Rhythm Guitar- Gary Edwards-Trks 3,7,8,9
Recorded live at The Bubba Mac Shack 7/28/2001
Harmonica- Charlie Winters
Recorded at Sound Of New
Orleans Studio, September 2001
Engineered and Mixed by
Gary J. Edwards
Assistant mixing engineer:
Master by Joe Doherty, DRR Masters