This 16 songs CD album features all original songs written and sung by the late Wild Bill Pitre.
Some R&B-Blues fans will remember Wild Bill's 1969 recording of two songs released on the ANLA label from Lake Charles, La. Wild Bill (his real name!) left the music business in the 70's to earn a living for his family.
He and his wife settled on a few acres of land near Beaumont, Texas after his retirement and became interested in music again. He came to The Musik Faktory/Great Recordings, LLC Recording Studio in Port Arthur with Paul Orta, and other select musicians, and the results was the CD "I Was Raised On A Farm". Other musicians on the sessions include Dan Moser, "Little" Ray Ybarra, Butch Jarvis, Paul Choate, and Roger Ward.
Wild Bill Pitre and Paul Orta traveled to Holland in November 2001 to perform at the "Blues Estafette" which takes place each year. According to Phil Wight, a writer for the English Magazine "Blues & Rhythm", "...it's bluesy as hell; it's totally infectious good time music with the rough edges intact". Phil also writes "I know it's a tired old cliché but I really thought that records like this were a thing of the past. Wild describes himself as "an old coon ass from Louisiana" and if you like your blues neat and sanitized then Wild ain't for you, but if you enjoy a musician who defies convention (and sometimes description) and is not afraid to take liberties then "I Was Raised on A Farm" certainly is worth checking out".
Sadly, this was his last recording. Wild Bill Pitre died June 27, 2003.
We invite you to listen to the audio samples and order your copy for your music collection