French Rockin' Boogie

French Rockin' Boogie

by Geno Delafose
     
 
This is the first CD by zydeco accordionist Geno Delafose. The name of the record, French Rockin' Boogie, is also the name of his backup group, a fine array of musicians including several family members. For as is often true in Louisiana, playing music is a family affair. Such is the case for Geno Delafose, who got his

Overview

This is the first CD by zydeco accordionist Geno Delafose. The name of the record, French Rockin' Boogie, is also the name of his backup group, a fine array of musicians including several family members. For as is often true in Louisiana, playing music is a family affair. Such is the case for Geno Delafose, who got his start at the age of eight in his father's band. When the great John Delafose retired, his son took over the band. By then, the younger Delafose was adept at making music on both the button and piano accordions. The sound of this musical artist is unique. In some ways, it is quite traditional Creole music, but it is pepped up with influences from the R&B and country-rock traditions. It is, above all, dance music. And Geno Delafose, with his country cowboy persona, has them smiling and dancing wherever he goes. The recording gives the listener a good sampling of the range of this master accordionist's capabilities. The title cut takes off fast to let you know the man can rock. But, as with the horses that Delafose raises, there are many changes of pace. Stirring waltzes such as "Wedding Day Waltz" are interspersed with ballads and traditional jures. Standout tunes include "Ris et la Gres" (Rice and Gravy) and "One Lie (Leads to Another)." There's nothing like a good two-step to get the blood pumping, and there are plenty of those dance favorites on the record. As Delafose admonishes on the last track, "Watch Your Step."

Product Details

Release Date:
07/05/1994
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661213128
catalogNumber:
612131
Rank:
235310

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Geno Delafose   Primary Artist,Accordion,Drums,Vocals,Piano-Accordion,French Accordion,Triple Row Accordion
Scott Billington   Percussion
S. Robert Broussard   Guitar
Shelton Broussard   Guitar
Joe Cabral   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Delafose   Rub
Tony Delafose   Bass
Steve Howard   Trumpet
Derek Huston   Tenor Saxophone
Jermaine Jack   Drums
Steve Nash   Rub
Charles Prud'homme   Rhythm Guitar
Jon Smith   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Scott Billington   Producer,Liner Notes
Geno Delafose   Contributor
Steve Reynolds   Engineer
White Trash Horns   Contributor

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