south of I-10

SONNY LANDRETH

Born: February 1, 1951
Genre: Blues

basic information

release date unknown
country of manufacture U.S.A. [Cass.]. Germany [CD]
label Zoo
catalog no. 72445-11070-4 [Cass.], 72445-11070-2 [CD]
format Cass.³, CD
note of registration ©1995 BMG Music P1995 BMG Music
recording Dave McNair and Tony Daigle at Dockside Studio, Maurice, Louisiana
mixing Dave McNair at Cedar Creek, Austin, Texas
mastering Randy Kling and Richard Lescallette at Disc Mastering, Inc., Nashville, TN
production R.D. Field, Sonny Landreth
credits Sincere thanks:
Cliff Audreth
Steve and Cézanne Nails
Tony Daigle, Tommy Comeaux, Marce Lacouture, Mike Feigler, Steve Croes, Beth Verret, Gill Padgett, Todd Mouton, Art Thompson, Dan Forte

Mark Knopfler, Damage Management, Chuck Ainlay, Richard Dodd, Craig Hayes. Ron Kaplan, Dona Spangler

Special thanks:
Clide and Jerry Landreth

musicians

Sony Landreth 5) vocals [1,2,5], guitars [1,2], slide guitar [5]
Mark Knopfler background vocals [1], national rhythm guitars [2], lead guitars [5], rhythm guitars [5]
Tommy Malone background vocals [1,2]
Steve Conn 5) hammond B-3 organ [1,5]
David Ranson bass
Greg Morrow drums, percussion
Allen Touissaint † piano [5]
Kenneth Blevins drums, percussion [5]

tracks [CD]

1 shootin' for the moon (3:33)
2 creole angel (4:14)
5 Congo Square (6:20)

lyrics

  • 1. shootin’ for the moon
  • 2. creole angel
  • 5. Congo Square

shootin’ for the moon
(Sonny Landreth)

Waiting there by the side of the river
Waiting there but she did not show
Wringing his hands and shaking his head
Checking his watch it’s time to go

They say the sky is the limit
Reflected in the mirror of the mighty Mississippi
Shootin’ for the moon
Crash landed in the Crescent City
Shootin’ for the moon

Out here the truth is all you can see
But there is a trick in the thick of it all
The ghost in a fog is a thin line
Between first light and last call

They say the sky is the limit
Reflected in the mirror of the mighty Mississippi
Shootin’ for the moon
Crash landed in the Crescent City
Shootin’ for the moon

Waiting there by the side of the river
Get ready to cross to the other shore
Standing there by the side of the river
It never locked so wide before

They say the sky is the limit
Reflected in the mirror of the mighty Mississippi
Shootin’ for the moon
Crash landed in the Crescent City

They say the sky is the limit
Reflected in the mirror of the mighty Mississippi
Shootin’ for the moon
Crash landed in the Crescent City
Shootin’ for the moon

©1995 Careers – BMG Music Publishing, Inc.No Surrender Music/Sonny Landreth Music [BMI]

creole angel
(Sonny Landreth)

Bottle rocket combo got a corner on the crowd
Under her old balcony above a bar called
The Black Cat Prowl
Sets off memories how she laughed every time
I’d break her silence with a piece of my mind
A callin’ ...

Creole Angel come on down
Pray tell are you ready now?
Dusty saint an the dashboard
Will bless the berth of my old Ford
Creole Angel Northbound
Even now I hear the sound
Of open arms like wings apart
Taking off with a jump start
Creole Angel my Creole Angel

Jump start baby

It’s a jet stream of conscious
Out of body tale
Through the Natchez Trace
Like a vapor trail

We saw the steam rise and the Mercury fall
Between New Orleans and Old Montreal
I remember …

Creole Angel come on down
Pray tell are you ready now?
Dusty saint on the dashboard
Will bless the berth of my old Ford
Creole Angel Northbound
Even now I hear the sound
Of open arms like wings apart
Taking off with a jump start
Creole Angel my Creole Angel

©1995 Careers – BMG Music Publishing, Inc.No Surrender Music/Sonny Landreth Music [BMI]

Congo Square
(Sonny Landreth, David Ranson, Roy Melton)

Might be superstition but some kind of somethin’
Goin’ on down there
Might be superstition but some kind of somethin’
Goin’ on down there
It’s an old time tradition when they play their
Drums at night in Congo Square

You can hear ‘em in the distance
And the old folks up the bayou say a prayer
You can hear 'em in the distance
And the old folks up the bayou say a prayer
That’s when the voodoo people gather
And they play their drums at night in Congo Square
... Voodoo people

My eyes were not believin’
What I seen there but I could not turn away
My eyes were not believin’
What I seen there but I could not turn away
They had that mojo in motion
And I seen ‘em dance in trance with that snake
... Snake dance

It might be superstition
But when I hear ‘em in the night I say a prayer
It might be superstition
But when I hear ‘em in the night I say a prayer
And that’s ‘cause I respects tradition
Like the kind they carry on in Congo Square
... Congo Square

©1995 Careers – BMG Music Publishing, Inc.No Surrender Music/Sonny Landreth Music [BMI]

notes

³ source: database by Wolf-Dieter Mattick

additional release of this album

outward bound = south of I-10³ outward bound = south of I-10      
     
2008 2017      
  • cassettes
  • promos

                 

exit 103A south of I-10        
       
CDs³ Advance CD³        
# 72445 14187 2 [U.S.] # ZMJ11070-2 [U.S.]        

Sampler

with track shootin' for the moon:

BMG pop promo CD : volume 80 ; february 1995            
           
1995            

revised
24.09.2018

additional album with Sonny L.: from the reach