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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Jo-El Sonnier, like Jimmy C. Newman, has found a comfortable middle ground between traditional Cajun and contemporary country music, working both styles and achieving a measure of commercial and aesthetic success in each. This session accented the Cajun side, although it included competent country-pop material as well. Besides the autobiographical title track, Sonnier demonstrated his roots facility on "Yes Yeux Bleu," "Jolie Blon," and "Les Grands Bois." Sonnier has gone on to become a bigger name in country, but this earlier date will appeal to both lovers of vintage material and those unaware of his solid Cajun skills and background.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Jo-El Sonnier, like Jimmy C. Newman, has found a comfortable middle ground between traditional Cajun and contemporary country music, working both styles and achieving a measure of commercial and aesthetic success in each. This session accented the Cajun side, although it included competent country-pop material as well. Besides the autobiographical title track, Sonnier demonstrated his roots facility on "Yes Yeux Bleu," "Jolie Blon," and "Les Grands Bois." Sonnier has gone on to become a bigger name in country, but this earlier date will appeal to both lovers of vintage material and those unaware of his solid Cajun skills and background.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/1992
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661304925
  • Catalog Number: 613049
  • Sales rank: 258,465

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jo-El Sonnier Primary Artist, Harmonica, Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, French Accordion
Michael Doucet Rhythm Guitar
Pete Drake Steel Guitar, Slide Guitar
Vic Jordan Rhythm Guitar
Joseph Allen Bass
Earl Poole Ball Piano
Phil Ball Guitar
Merlin Fontenot Fiddle
Buddy Harmon Drums
Roy M. "Junior" Husky Bass, Upright Bass
Kenny Kennerson Piano
Bob Millsap Rhythm Guitar
Gene O'Neal Steel Guitar, Slide Guitar
Billy Reynolds Drums
Henry Strzelecki Bass
Jay Stutes Dobro
Bob White Fiddle
Tommy Williams Fiddle
William Paul Ackerman Drums
Technical Credits
Jo-El Sonnier Arranger
Jack Logan Engineer
Earl Poole Ball Producer
Alex Broussard Producer
Ranger Doug Green Liner Notes
Steve Logan Engineer
Eddie Shuler Liner Notes
Mark Miller Engineer
Mike Shockley Engineer
Nancy Given Contributor, Design Adaptation
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love cajun music

    I can't believe no one has reviewed this or any of Jo el's albums. I discovered his music about 10 years ago & now I can't believe he's not a HUGE star outside of Cajun country. I can't sit still while his album[s] is on. The music is so lively I dare anyone to listen & not smile.

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