SOUL LEGEND SWAMP DOGG EMBARKS ON RARE SEVEN-CITY U.S. TOUR!

SOUL LEGEND SWAMP DOGG EMBARKS ON RARE SEVEN-CITY U.S. TOUR!

ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS CONTINUES TO RELEASE MORE SWAMP-PRODUCED VINYL RARITIES AS PART OF THEIR ONGOING SWAMP DOGG SOUL & BLUES COLLECTION

 

SWAMP DOGG 2013 TOUR DATES:

August 25 @ Yoshi’s – San Francisco, CA
Sept 12 @ Triple Door – Seattle, WA
Sept 14 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR
October 3-5 @ The Ponderosa Stomp – New Orleans, LA
Oct 26 @ Bar Pink – San Diego, CA
Oct 31 @ The Kessler – Dallas, TX
Nov 1-2 @ Continental Club – Austin TX

Swamp Dogg (aka Jerry Williams) has been enjoying a renaissance in his musical career this year, thanks to Alive Naturalsound Records’ ongoing Swamp Dogg Soul & Blues Collection. Critics and fans alike have been singing the praises of these highly sought-after and long out-of-print rarities, all remastered and available on vinyl for the first time in decades. This collection, thus far, includes Swamp’s first three solo records, Total Destruction To Your Mind, Rat On! and Gag A Maggott, as well as the Swamp Dogg-produced albums In Between Tears from the ‘Soul Queen of New Orleans’ Irma Thomas, Charlie Whitehead‘s Raw Spitt and Lightnin’ Slim‘s High & Low Down. In addition, Alive will also be releasing remastered versions of the Swamp-produced LPs Too Many People In One Bed from Sandra Phillips and Wolfmoon‘s long-lost 1969 self-titled album this fall, followed by some additional surprises guaranteed to please fans of R&B, soul and funk.

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT SWAMP DOGG’S RECENTLY RE-ISSUED & REMASTERED VERSIONS OF HIS EARLY ’70S SOUL CLASSICS TOTAL DESTRUCTION TO YOUR MIND, RAT ON! & GAG A MAGGOTT:

FOUR STARS! A Lost Bayou-Funk Treasure. – ROLLING STONE

Jerry “Swamp Dogg” Williams is a cult hero who’s responsible for some of the most unique rock-influenced R&B (and weirdest album covers) ever made.  – SPIN

Swamp Dogg’s Total Destruction To Your Mind and Rat On! are red hot platters of burning Southern Soul. – BLURT
FOUR STARS! The first two albums from Jerry William’s non-conformist country-soul alter ego, finally remastered…. A new soul superhero for Underground America. – MOJO
Two astonishing albums. Combining Solomon Burke showmanship with Joe Tex’s choleric testifying, Total Destruction To Your Mind made it clear – Dogg was a revolutionary creation, responding to the freedom of black music’s new era. – UNCUT

A brilliant, prolific soul auteur. – NASHVILLE SCENE

Swamp Dogg’s “Mama’s Baby, Daddy’s Maybe” is a song every man should llsten to. – ESQUIRE MAGAZINE

Hyped-up unearthings of vintage funk/soul “lost classics” are a dime a dozen nowadays, but it’s not often you encounter something as truly strange and striking as the first two LPs from Virginia eccentric Jerry Williams Jr., aka Swamp Dogg. Total Destruction to Your Mind (1970) and Rat On! (1971) — remastered/reissued on Alive Naturalsound — make good on their gonzo titles with faintly absurd yet salient satire on war, consumerism and race politics all backed by roiling, Stax-style funk. – PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER

Swamp Dogg’s early ’70s reissues Total Destruction To Your Mind and Rat On! bring the soul in a big way.  – POPMATTERS

These two albums sound positively thrilling, as if we’d just found a couple of prime unreleased Sly Stone albums hidden in a closet. – SOUND + VISION MAGAZINE

An acid-fueled R&B visionary. – SOUL SAUCE

Punk-rock in spirit years before punk. – THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN

Swamp Dogg turns out a heady mix of soul, funk, R&B, rock and roll each powered by a dynamite horn section. As a vocalist, Dogg simply crackles with life, excitement and pure joy. – GHETTOBLASTER MAGAZINE

Gonzo soul classics – AQUARIUM DRUNKARD

On Gag a Maggot Swamp Dogg has the classic chill factor down in his Soul. – THE ALTERNATE ROOT

The title track, Total Destruction To Your Mind, is a slam-bangin’ chunk of rock and funk that’s pushed by a great session band including guitarist Jesse Carr and drummer Johnny Sandlin, and is easily Dogg’s finest moment on record. But the rest of this is great too, ranging from the consumer nightmare “Synthetic World” to the paternity blues of “Mama’s Baby, Daddy’s Maybe.” Plus, Dogg is a great singer, and his dizzying range gets a workout on these songs. – ALL MUSIC

Swamp Dogg two earliest releases – Total Destruction To Your Mind (1970) and Rat On! (1971) – have long been overdue for a re-release. Now, crisply remastered and available on CD and vinyl, they’re ready to shine afresh and attract a new audience. – BLOGCRITICS
Nothing matches the mind-blowing power of these R&B/rock/protest/progressive masterpieces that musically kept pretty loyal to Southern soul but conceptually were like nothing else on the market. – ROCTOBER
His music is rock, it’s country soul, it’s classic R&B and it’s funk.  Take away the impeccable Stax horn arrangements and it’s stone cold classic country.  – WHEN YOU MOTOR AWAY

Everyone get down on your knees and give thanks, for these two magnificent albums are back on store shelves once again. I cannot recommend these enough. I say get them both at the same time, because if you dig one, you’re going to want a hit of the other one right away. Trust me on this one… you need some Swamp Dogg in your life. – OTHER MUSIC

This is some of the finest American music not only of its time, but of all time. – BLINDED BY SOUND

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