Fiyo on the Bayou

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Fiyo on the Bayou
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1981 (1981-04)
RecordedStudio in the Country, Bogalusa, LA; Sea-Saint Studio, New Orleans, LA
GenreNew Orleans R&B, soul, funk
ProducerJoel Dorn
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Fiyo on the Bayou is the second studio album by the New Orleans four piece The Neville Brothers. It was released in 1981 on A&M.

The album features background vocals performed by a young Whitney Houston and her mother Cissy Houston, with soul singer/songwriter Eltesa Weathersby, on the tracks "Fire on the Bayou" and "Sitting in Limbo", with the vocal arrangements by Cissy Houston.

In 1975 another album entitled Fire On The Bayou was released by The Meters, a band that included Art Neville on keyboards. "Hey Pocky Way" is a tune heard on the Meters' album, Rejuvenation. The album has also been released by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab as an Ultradisc gold CD in 1994.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hey Pocky Way" (Ziggy Modeliste, Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr.) - 4:14
  2. "Sweet Honey Dripper" (Neville) - 5:19
  3. "Fire on the Bayou" (Modeliste, Neville, Nocentelli, Porter) - 5:16
  4. "Ten Commandments of Love" (Marshall Paul) - 3:45
  5. "Sitting in Limbo" (Guilly Bright, Jimmy Cliff) - 4:11
  6. "Brother John / Iko Iko" (King, Neville) - 5:34
  7. "Mona Lisa" (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) - 3:45
  8. "Run Joe" - 3:36