Their root sound has a mix of doo-wop, 60s soul-funk, crisp beats, sweet voices, & the swing cake’s brassy yeast rises hot in this musical oven. New York’s Hoodoo Loungers have a mainstream surface, but their essence is what is paramount.
John Apice / American Highways
Paradiddle Records are onto a winner with the HooDoo Loungers and I can only hope they carry on “Rockin’ the Mardi Gras” the way they are
V13 / David van der Merwe
This album is full of positive vibes, which we desperately need these days. It is an hour of music to remind us of what the world can and should be.
Michael Doherty, MichaelsMusicBlog.blogspot.com
I didn’t expect this, I’m SMILIN - This was TOTALLY DIFFERENT and a blast of high energy that could've come from New Orleans!!
RockN2Country, (Youtube Channel)
Our latest album, SO BEAUTIFUL was recorded during the lock down. It offers a bit of fun and optimism at a time that we all need it the most!
The HooDoo Loungers
THE HOODOO LOUNGERS
SO BEAUTIFUL (Paradiddle Records)
. . . It’s a broad palette of styles the Hoodoos swing, but it’s not just another group of out-of-state knockoff revivalists. Eleven of these 15 tracks were written by three of the Hoodoos and fit loosely within a Crescent City framework, especially the insanely peppy “Rockin’ the Mardi Gras” that’s good enough to join the WWOZ rotation during Carnival season.