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Cajun Music & Zydeco

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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
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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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1994
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661157224
  • Catalog Number: 611572
  • Sales rank: 32,485

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 Jr. 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, 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 Jr. 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
Pierre LeBoeuf Contributor
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 Sr. Producer, Engineer
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