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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.

Fiyo on the Bayou
Studio album by The Neville Brothers
Released April 1981 (1981-04)
Recorded Studio in the Country, Bogalusa, LA; Sea-Saint Studio, New Orleans, LA
Genre New Orleans R&B, soul, funk
Length 35.40
Label A&M
Producer Joel Dorn
The Neville Brothers chronology
The Neville Brothers
(1981)The Neville Brothers1981
Fiyo on the Bayou
Nevilization I
(1982)Nevilization I1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

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 listingEdit

  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