Cajun Music & Zydeco

Cajun Music & Zydeco

     
 

The front-cover photograph of this compilation disc -- a companion to the book of the same title -- shows Cajun fiddler par excellence Michael Doucet; the back frames the king of zydeco, accordionist Clifton Chenier. The music in between captures the glory of both styles of southern Louisiana music, spanning from Doucet and Chenier's performance at the Newport Folk… See more details below

Overview

The front-cover photograph of this compilation disc -- a companion to the book of the same title -- shows Cajun fiddler par excellence Michael Doucet; the back frames the king of zydeco, accordionist Clifton Chenier. The music in between captures the glory of both styles of southern Louisiana music, spanning from Doucet and Chenier's performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1964 to today's top stars. There's music of traditional Cajun master Canray Fontenot and several evolutions of those who followed in his footsteps, from The Savoy/Doucet Band to Beausoliel to Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. The other side of bayou music ranges from the stripped-down accordion chops of Boozoo Chavis to the modern combinations of Buckwheat Zydeco. Will you learn the secret of the difference between Cajun music and zydeco? Maybe not -- but you'll have a great time trying.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
This 17-track compilation chronicles some of the best recorded moments in the renaissance of southern Louisiana's French-based music styles, Cajun and zydeco. Culled from the catalogues of several labels -- including Rounder, Swallow, Arhoolie, Maison de Soul, and La Louisianne -- the songs highlight some of the best fiddle, frottoir (rub board), and accordion players of the genres. Contributors include: Clifton Chenier, Boozoo Chavis, Dewey Balfa, Buckwheat Zydeco, Beausoleil, Dennis McGee, Zachary Richard, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, and Bruce Daigrepont. It is an exemplary gathering of talent. ~ Roundup Newsletter

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1994
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661157224
Rank:
130704

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dewey Balfa   Fiddle,Triangle,Vocals,Track Performer
Beausoleil   Track Performer
Buckwheat Zydeco   Track Performer,Piano,Accordion,Vocals
Clifton Chenier   Piano,Accordion,Vocals,Track Performer
Bruce Daigrepont   Guitar,Accordion,Rhythm Guitar,Triangle,Vocals,Track Performer
John Delafose   Accordion,Vocals,Track Performer
Michael Doucet   Fiddle,Vocals
Zachary Richard   Guitar,Accordion,Vocals,Track Performer
Marc Savoy   Accordion
Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band   Track Performer
Ray Thomas   Drums
Canray Fontenot   Fiddle,Vocals,Track Performer
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas   Track Performer
Waylon Thibodeaux   Bass,Fiddle,Vocal Harmony
Bill Ware   Percussion
Zydeco Force   Track Performer
Dennis McGee   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Tommy Alesi   Drums
Clarence Alleman   Guitar
Phillip Alleman   Steel Guitar,Vocals
Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin   Accordion,Track Performer
Tony Balfa   Guitar
Kevin Barzas   Guitar
Johnny Batiste   Drums
Kenneth Belvins   Drums
James Benoit   Guitar
Russell Benoit   Bass
Vernon Bergeron   Drums
Boozoo Chavis   Accordion,Vocals,Track Performer
Big Steve Broussard   Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Slide Guitar
Herbert Broussard   Vocals,Rub,Frottoir
Jeffrey Broussard   Accordion,Vocals
Shelton Broussard   Guitar,Vocals
Cleveland Chenier   Rub,Frottoir
Rellis Chavis   Drums
Wilson Chavis   Accordion,Vocals,Rub,Frottoir
Selwyn Cooper   Guitar
Gerald Cormier   Fiddle
Michael Coucet   Fiddle
Sady Courville   Fiddle,Guitar
Elijah Cudges   Rub,Frottoir
Geno Delafose   Drums
David Doucet   Guitar
Tony Delafose   Bass
Bessyl Duhon   Fiddle
Michael Ducet   Fiddle,Vocals
Louis Foreman   Fiddle
Brad Frank   Drums
Carlton Frank   Fiddle
Jennifer Frank   Bass
Keith Frank   Guitar
Preston Frank   Accordion,Vocals,Track Performer
David Greely   Fiddle,Vocals
Doc Guidry   Fiddle
Don Guillory   Drums
Freeman Hanks   Bass
Roy Harrington   Bass,Vocals
J.W. Henderson   Rub,Frottoir
Germaine Jack   Frottoir
Shelton Jackson   Bass
Robert Jardell   Accordion
Nathaniel Jolivette   Drums
Calvin Landry   Trumpet
Pierre LeBoeuf   Drums
Sharon Leger   Vocal Harmony
Preston Manuel   Guitar
John Prados   Drums
Charles Prud'homme   Guitar
Felix Richard   Accordion,Track Performer
Kenneth Richard   Mandolin,Vocals
Sterling Richard   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Steve Riley   Fiddle,Accordion,Vocals,Track Performer
Aldus Roger   Accordion,Track Performer
Bill "Foots" Samuel   Baritone Saxophone
Ann Savoy   Guitar,Vocals
Tracy Schwarz   Fiddle
Peter Schwarz   Fiddle
Tony Thibodeaux   Fiddle
Carlton Thomas   Guitar
Gerald Touchet   Bass
Bill Usher   Percussion
Errol Verret   Accordion
Elizabeth Weil   Bass
Dennis Paul Williams   Guitar
Nathan Williams   Accordion,Vocals
John Wilson   Tenor Saxophone
Lee Allen Zeno   Bass
Doctor John Wilson   Tenor Saxophone
Peter "Ski" Schwartz   Fiddle
Robert Peter St. Judy   Drums
Raymond Thomas   Drums
Mark "Chuckie" Williams   Rub
Michael Chapman   Drums
Billy Ware   Percussion
Kenneth Blevins   Drums
Anthony Davis   Rub,Frottoir
Robby "Mann" Robinson   Bass,Vocals
Mark Williams   Frottoir

Technical Credits

Bruce Daigrepont   Producer
Michael Doucet   Arranger,Producer
Zachary Richard   Arranger
Marc Savoy   Arranger
Canray Fontenot   Arranger
Dennis McGee   Arranger
Barry Jean Ancelet   Liner Notes
Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin   Arranger
Glenn Berger   Engineer
Scott Billington   Producer
Sady Courville   Arranger
David Farrell   Engineer
Scott Goudeau   Engineer
Rex Hebert   Engineer
Pierre Lattes   Producer
Toby Mountain   Mastering
Lee Peterzell   Engineer
David Rachou   Engineer
Kenneth Richard   Producer
Ralph Rinzler   Engineer
Ann Savoy   Arranger
Floyd Soileau   Producer
Chris Strachwitz   Producer,Engineer
Mark Miller   Engineer
Faren Serrette   Producer
Carol J. Rachou   Producer,Engineer

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