Lost links & Re-ups

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Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

24 February 2013

The Island of Doctor Death

 C'est la Mort was a small but influential independent record label that operated from the home of Woodrow "Woody" Dumas in Baker, Louisiana. C'est la Mort specialized in ethereal, ambient, dream pop & darkwave bands. It operated from 1985 to about 1994.

postcard  sent to mailing list members announcing the next CLM release

The label featured a series of Doctor Death compilations, which grew out of Dumas's Doctor Death radio show. Dumas began his Dr. Death radio show on KLSU in December of 1983. The radio show led to a mail order business known as Deadly Records, then eventually to the CLM label itself. In all there were six Dr. Death compilation albums released. They presented highlights from many of the labels stable of bands: album; non-album; & previously unreleased tracks. C'est La Mort did much of its business via mail order & indie record stores, but did eventually establish distribution through Cargo in the '90s.
Associated bands included: Area, Beautiful Pea Green Boat, East Ash, Heavenly Bodies, Handful of Snowdrops, Controlled Bleeding, The Arms of Someone New, Johanna's House of Glamour, Room Nine & Psyche along with many others.

A few C'est La Mort releases, including all four Area albums, were eventually reissued by Projekt's Archive sub-label. Any releases not reissued by Projekt remain long out-of-print & most difficult to locate.

C'est La Mort CLM 029-2, 1990.
decryption code in comments


M-1 Alternative - The Marvels of Insect Life Theme
Johanna's House of Glamour - Dark Hour
Mumbles - Two Clouds
Double Happiness - Cut
Critical Mass - Vacation
Flower Sermon - If God Is
M-1 Alternative - Slumming
Talisker Tale - Alone
Psychic Surgery - Greeks & Romans
Area - Green Light
Blackgirls - Translator
Leigh Gregory - Athea
Halcyon Daze - Ragman
Millions, The - Delicate Balance
Magnetic Fields, The - Crowd of Drifters
Future Neighbors - Salty Sea
& Siamese Urbain - Whale's Belly
Handful of Snowdrops - Now, Then & Forever



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  2. where is Woody now? Someone said he is in Cottage Grove OR. Is that so?

    1. Hate to be a doomsayer, but:

      A native of Baker, Louisiana, Woodrow Huntley Dumas was born August 27, 1950 and passed from this life on September 18, 2012 in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Little Woody, as he was known to friends and family, graduated from Baker High School in 1968 and attended Atlanta College of Art. A gifted stained glass artist with works currently displayed in the OLOL Chapel and in several EBRP governmental buildings, he also had his private pilot's license and was an avid stargazer. In his later years, he resided in Cottage Grove, Oregon and ran a successful internet radio station, iPop Café.