Deux Voyages

Deux Voyages

by Balfa Toujours
     
 

For the non French speaker, Balfa Toujours, means Balfa forever; a reference to Christine Balfa's father Dewy Balfa, and her uncles Rodney, Will, and Burke. All were purveyors of traditional Cajun music,See more details below

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For the non French speaker, Balfa Toujours, means Balfa forever; a reference to Christine Balfa's father Dewy Balfa, and her uncles Rodney, Will, and Burke. All were purveyors of traditional Cajun music, and the tradition that went along with it. Cajun music is music of the heart and the passions that go with affairs of the heart, and this fire is so integral to the music. When it is here on this disc it flares and you can't sit still, but sadly it is sometimes lacking. Please do not get me wrong, it is here, just not in the doses or with the consistency of some other fine performers of this tradition, such as Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys (also available on Rounder). Give a listen to "Chicot Two Step" and also "Le Falcon Gris," both good example of the hard driving passion that should be there all the way through the disc, but lamentably appears in flashes. I think there is a tremendous promise in this group, the playing is always tight, and the songs they wrote are good examples of traditional music taken into present time. It may just be time and some more road miles will make this a group that can hold the fire the length of the disc. I would love to see this group as I have a sneaking suspicion that they truly show their fire in a live performance. I look forward to the next one.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/1996
Label:
Rounder Select
UPC:
0011661607125
catalogNumber:
6071

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Tracks

  1. Allons Á Tepatate (Let's Go to Tepatate)
  2. Deux Voyages (Two Journeys)
  3. J'Ai Vu le Loup, le Renard et la Belette (I Saw the Wolf, the Fox, And)
  4. Chicot Two-Step
  5. La Valse Á Canray (Canray's Waltz)
  6. Bee de la Manche
  7. 73 Special
  8. Le Canard Á Bois Sec (Bois Sec's Duck)
  9. Le Falcon Gris (The Grey Hawk)
  10. La Valse Á Grandpère
  11. Jeunes Filles de la Campagne (Young Girls of the Countryside)
  12. Galop À Wade Frugé
  13. Cher Petit Monde
  14. Octa's Two-Step
  15. La Musique de Ma Jeunesse (The Music of My Youth)
  16. Le Reel de Nonc Will (Uncle Will's Reel)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Balfa Toujours   Primary Artist
Burkeman Balfa   Triangle
Christine Balfa   Guitar,Triangle,Vocals
Nelda Balfa   Triangle
Tony Balfa   Bass
Tim O'Brien   Mandolin
Dirk Powell   Fiddle,Accordion,Electric Bass,Vocals,Upright Bass
Peter Schwarz   Fiddle
Kevin Wimmer   Fiddle,Vocals
Michael Chapman   Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

Dewey Balfa   Arranger
Barry Jean Ancelet   Liner Notes
Tony Daigle   Engineer
Toby Mountain   Mastering
Tim O'Brien   Producer
Balfa Toujours   Contributor

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