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Waterfront Blues Festival: Eric Burdon & The Animals, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, Too Loose Cajun Band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Allen Stone, The Pine Leaf Boys, Joe McMurrian, Hot 8 Brass Band, Eldridge Gravy & Court Supreme, Sultans of Slide, Mighty Mojo Prophets, My Own Holiday, Karen Lovely, Boyd Small, Kevin Selfe, Sandi Thom, Ray Bonneville, Blind Boy Paxton, Lloyd Allen, Ben Rice, Rae Gordon, Boogie Bone, Transcendental Brass Band 

When: Fri., July 5, 10:30 a.m. 2013
I'm not sure where the Animals rank in the pantheon of British rock, but I'll go so far as to say their interpretations of others' songs are some of the best. Vocalist Eric Burdon's stage performances and booming voice were a big part of that, as the band went on to own songs like Lead Belly's "House of the Rising Sun" and Nina Simone's "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood." While this version of Eric Burdon and the Animals (the name "the Animals" is actually trademarked to original drummer John Steel) is certainly a watered-down excuse to crank out the hits to sexagenarians with money and Tommy Bahama shirts, Burdon's got real mojo, and this performance fits snugly in this year's newly vitalized Waterfront Blues Festival, which also includes Robert Plant and Mavis Staples. MARK LORE

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