Gitane Cajun

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Beausoleil are the ne plus ultra of Cajun music, and there's certainly nothing here to tarnish their reputation. By now, of course, their command of Cajun music is beyond compare, both in keeping up the tradition and expanding it. Michael Doucet remains a sterling leader, and a remarkable fiddler in the style. The music, a mix of traditional and original pieces, not only pays homage to the past as on the punningly titled "Me and Dennis McGee", but pushes into the future, taking a bluesy detour on "La Flech d'Amour" en route to the beauty of "Les Fleurs," with its gorgeously melodic fiddle; it's definitely Cajun music, but still startlingly different. Indeed, about the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Beausoleil are the ne plus ultra of Cajun music, and there's certainly nothing here to tarnish their reputation. By now, of course, their command of Cajun music is beyond compare, both in keeping up the tradition and expanding it. Michael Doucet remains a sterling leader, and a remarkable fiddler in the style. The music, a mix of traditional and original pieces, not only pays homage to the past as on the punningly titled "Me and Dennis McGee", but pushes into the future, taking a bluesy detour on "La Flech d'Amour" en route to the beauty of "Les Fleurs," with its gorgeously melodic fiddle; it's definitely Cajun music, but still startlingly different. Indeed, about the only place the album falters is on the English-language "Windhorse Eyes," which comes across as countrified cliché, albeit very well done. However, everything else more than makes up for it, especially "Soleil Brille," a lovely song that blossoms into an excellent, lyrical instrumental break. They keep the fire alive on the two traditional pieces, as well as on Canray Fontenot's "Malinda," an energetic, rhythmic workout that's as much zydeco as Cajun. Beausoleil don't release new records often -- certainly not often enough -- but each one is guaranteed to be a treat.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2004
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707975926
  • Catalog Number: 79759
  • Sales rank: 122,415

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Peux Pas Me Refuser (You Can't Refuse Me) - Michael Doucet (2:58)
  2. 2 Gitane Cajun I - Michael Doucet (1:57)
  3. 3 La Femme Qui Jouait aux Cartes - Michael Doucet (3:08)
  4. 4 La Flèche d'Amour (Love Arrow) - Michael Doucet (3:51)
  5. 5 Lena Mae - Michael Doucet (2:45)
  6. 6 Les Fleurs Fleurissent (The Flowers Bloom) - Michael Doucet (3:29)
  7. 7 Le Soleil Brille (The Sun Shines) - Michael Doucet (3:32)
  8. 8 Bye, Bye Boozoo - Michael Doucet (3:22)
  9. 9 Le Hack À Moreau - Michael Doucet (3:31)
  10. 10 Me and Dennis McGee - Michael Doucet (3:43)
  11. 11 Malinda - Michael Doucet (3:59)
  12. 12 Windhorse Eyes - Michael Doucet (3:31)
  13. 13 Tu M'As Fait Rire (You Made Me Laugh) - Michael Doucet (3:36)
  14. 14 Chère Bébé - Michael Doucet (3:07)
  15. 15 Gitane Cajun II - Michael Doucet (1:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Beausoleil Primary Artist
Michael Doucet Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Jimmy Breaux Accordion
Tommy Alesi Drums
Cindy Cashdollar Slide Guitar, Guest Appearance
David Doucet Guitar, Vocals
Al Tharp Banjo, Fiddle, Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
David Egan Piano, Guest Appearance
Billy Ware Percussion
Rushad Eggleston Cello, Guest Appearance
Al Tharp Banjo, Fiddle, Bass Guitar, Double Bass
Technical Credits
Beausoleil Arranger
Michael Doucet Arranger, Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, translation, Audio Production, Annotation
Canray Fontenot Composer
Sidney Brown Composer
Lawrence Walker Composer
David Doucet Producer, Audio Production
Sharon Arms Doucet translation
Georgette Cartwright Creative Services Coordinator
David Egan Producer, Audio Production
Bill Bennett Engineer
Billy Ware Engineer
Dave Glasser Mastering
Traditional Composer
Curry Weber Engineer
William Matthews Cover Illustration
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Good but Mixed

    There were many good tracks but some interludes that are mixed loose the momentum that is presnt in other albumns like Cajun Conga.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love it

    Really love this CD. Enjoy

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