A Louisiana dance party for families with renowned children’s author and musician Johnette Downing
and three-time Grammy® winner Scott Billington
“Swamp Romp succeeds on first listen as Downing and Billington serve up a feast of fun tunes… a terrific job of involving many of the city’s talented musicians to make this album sound magnificent.” — NAPPA Awards
“... a delightful collection of children’s songs that draws heavily from Louisiana and American roots traditions. Most noteworthy, perhaps, are the harmonies between Downing and New Orleans’ own Soul Queen, Irma Thomas, on the doo-wop 'Poor Worry Anna.'”
— Roger Gatchet, Living Blues
2019 Parents’ Choice Silver Award!
2019 National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA)!
A Louisiana dance party for children filled with songs that evoke a joie de vivre, a zest for life, this recording offers a mélange of many of the Louisiana roots music styles we love, from the Cajun, zydeco, and swamp pop of South Louisiana; to the rhythm & blues, gospel, jazz, brass band, and street music of New Orleans; to the rock’n’roll of North Louisiana; along with a small side trip to Mississippi. We asked our musician friends who represent the best in each genre to record with us. The result, we hope, is a record that will be enjoyed equally by children, parents, and educators, and maybe even music fans who simply enjoy a good Louisiana tune. From our food to our music to our diverse cultural heritage, we open our hearts, homes, and tables to friends, family, and visitors. So come on in and join the fun. Allons danser! Bailemos! Let’s dance!