Across the Parish Line

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Across the Parish Line, the seventh album by Terrance Simien with his band the Zydeco Experience (formerly the Mallet Boys), is not a compilation, technically speaking, but certain tracks do look back across Simien's two decades of playing. His approach to zydeco has been anything but purist, and he has welcomed both other musical styles and a variety of guest musicians into his orbit. In 1985, at the outset of his career, he teamed with Paul Simon, then investigating zydeco for his Graceland album (which embraced more than just the South African music for which it became known), for a recording of Clifton Chenier's "You Used to Call Me" that was released only on a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Across the Parish Line, the seventh album by Terrance Simien with his band the Zydeco Experience (formerly the Mallet Boys), is not a compilation, technically speaking, but certain tracks do look back across Simien's two decades of playing. His approach to zydeco has been anything but purist, and he has welcomed both other musical styles and a variety of guest musicians into his orbit. In 1985, at the outset of his career, he teamed with Paul Simon, then investigating zydeco for his Graceland album (which embraced more than just the South African music for which it became known), for a recording of Clifton Chenier's "You Used to Call Me" that was released only on a local single in New Orleans. That track is finally reissued here. Another vintage performance is a duet of the Band's "Twilight" with that group's Rick Danko recorded in 1999, the year of his death, with another Band member, Garth Hudson, sitting in on keyboards. Other guest vocalists include Marcia Ball, on a cover of the Elvis Presley/Willie Nelson standard "Always on My Mind," and Los Lobos' David Hidalgo on the Spanish-language "Cómo Viviré, Mi Cholita?," a Cuban song by Pedro Luis Ferrer. And even when sticking to his own group, Simien introduces outside influences, turning in a cover of "Corrina" that recalls Taj Mahal and two songs with specific reference to the Hurricane Katrina tragedy, Bob Dylan's "Mississippi" (on which Simien slightly rewrites the chorus, singing, "Only thing I did wrong/Stayed in New Orleans [instead of Mississippi] a day too long") and Randy Newman's "Louisiana 1927," with its chorus, "They're trying to wash us away." There is also a cover of "Closer to You," the song that Simien wrote with Dennis Quaid for Quaid's 1987 film The Big Easy, set in New Orleans. For all this eclecticism, Simien nevertheless manages to assert both his own identity and that of zydeco. In fact, he demonstrates that the music, itself a hybrid, is capable of incorporating other sympathetic styles to its benefit.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • Label: Aim Records
  • UPC: 752211501424
  • Catalog Number: 5014
  • Sales rank: 137,509

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:27)
  2. 2 You Should Know Your Way by Now (3:48)
  3. 3 You Used to Call Me - Paul Simon (4:38)
  4. 4 Corinna (4:04)
  5. 5 Ta Pa Gonne Avec Ca (5:04)
  6. 6 Mississippi (6:31)
  7. 7 Nobody But You (4:01)
  8. 8 Dance Everyday (4:46)
  9. 9 Always on My Mind (3:29)
  10. 10 ¿Cómo Viviré, Mi Cholita? - David Hidalgo (3:01)
  11. 11 Twilight - Garth Hudson (5:22)
  12. 12 Closer to You (5:10)
  13. 13 Pet de Kat Krewe (5:09)
  14. 14 Louisiana 1927 (5:32)
  15. 15 Ta Pa Gonne Avec Ca (4:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Terrance Simien Primary Artist, Accordion, Vocals
Marcia Ball Vocals
Paul Simon Vocals
Rick Danko Vocals
Russ Broussard Drums
Popp Esprite Bass
David Hidalgo Vocals
Garth Hudson Keyboards
Richard Landry Saxophone
Earl Sally Frottoir
Danny Williams Keyboards, Vocals
Danny Devillier Percussion
Nick Lewis Bass
Ralph Fontenot Frottoir
Technical Credits
Taj Mahal Composer
Clifton Chenier Composer
Terrance Simien Producer, Liner Notes
Bob Dylan Composer
Randy Newman Composer
Robbie Robertson Composer
Marc Hewitt Engineer
Danny Williams Producer
Pedro Luis Ferrer Composer
Cynthia Simien Liner Notes
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