Bayou Ruler

Bayou Ruler

by Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
     
 

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, purveyors of traditional Cajun music, range far out of the bayous to incorporate most all the musical styles of Southern Louisiana. Bringing in the traditional Zydeco of Clifton Chenier (this they have flirted with for a stretch), the 1950s country-swing influence, swamp rock, and plain,See more details below

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Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, purveyors of traditional Cajun music, range far out of the bayous to incorporate most all the musical styles of Southern Louisiana. Bringing in the traditional Zydeco of Clifton Chenier (this they have flirted with for a stretch), the 1950s country-swing influence, swamp rock, and plain, straight-ahead-down-the-road rock & roll. Those of you who are traditionalists should still be happy with this disc because it uses as its base the very secure foundation that the band has established in Cajun music as its launching pad into its musical forays into new territories. As with all the S.R. & the M.P.s efforts, it displays the same musical drive at perfection that we have come to expect from them. The guests that appear on this disc do nothing but enhance the efforts that are made; just listen to "King Zydeco," a Riley/C.C. Adcock-penned tune, with additional musicians supporting the style shift and helping to swing it across. Producers Adcock and Tarka Cordell deserve a nod, as they took this gamble and helped to turn it into a winning disc. There still is some ineffable spirit lost with this disc, for all its strong points, but maybe it is the strong step to again revitalize Cajun music.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/1998
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661608320

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys   Primary Artist
Steve Riley   Indexed Contributor,Fiddle,Accordion,Vocals
C.C. Adcock   Guitar
Eddie Baytos   Piano
Kevin Dugas   Drums,Triangle
David Greely   Fiddle,Piano,Saxophone,Vocals
Peter Schwarz   Bass,Vocals
Paul Senegal   Guitar
Jimmy Domengeaux   Guitar
Steve Leslie   Accordion
Randall Foreman   Pedal Steel Guitar
Joseph "Zydeco Joe" Mouton   Rub,Rubboard

Technical Credits

C.C. Adcock   Producer
Barry Jean Ancelet   translation
Tarka Cordell   Producer
King Cotton   Contributor
Erik Flettrich   Engineer
David Greely   translation
Mark Linett   Engineer
Toby Mountain   Mastering
David Rachou   Engineer
Jon Broven   Liner Notes
Jimmie Wood   Contributor
Four Kings and an Ace   Contributor
Tony Latiolais   Contributor

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