Morning Song – Hey Bébé
Down on the bayou, they don’t dance wild and crazy.
It’s a practical matter, really. Self-preservation. If you’re going to dance the night away when it’s hot and humid (and it usually is in southern Louisiana), you’ve got to pace yourself.
Rhiannon Giddens’ “Hey Bébé” sounds like something picked up from the rich, fertile soil outside the bayou country studio in Breaux Bridge (suburb of Lafayette) where she recorded her terrific new album Freedom Highway—something ancient and wise and playful and sexy and sweet.
Something that—if you take your time—could last all night…and maybe a lifetime.
Hey Bébé, you chase the blues away;
Hey Bébé, you know I love to dance with you.