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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Rigney is a very experienced and able fiddler; there's no doubt about that. And he loves his Louisiana music, as is evident from several of the selections here. On top of that, he has a very capable band behind him. Everything's fine on songs like "Maman Rosin" and "Co Fa," but when they step out into covers of "Boppin' the Blues" or Hank Williams' "Jambalaya," they come across as a good bar band, nothing more. To be fair, they do mix it up a bit, including material like "Annie's Reel" and "Firefly Waltz," and finishing up with a barnstorming version of the standard "Orange Blossom Special." Too often, though, this seems like less than the sum of its parts -- well-played,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Rigney is a very experienced and able fiddler; there's no doubt about that. And he loves his Louisiana music, as is evident from several of the selections here. On top of that, he has a very capable band behind him. Everything's fine on songs like "Maman Rosin" and "Co Fa," but when they step out into covers of "Boppin' the Blues" or Hank Williams' "Jambalaya," they come across as a good bar band, nothing more. To be fair, they do mix it up a bit, including material like "Annie's Reel" and "Firefly Waltz," and finishing up with a barnstorming version of the standard "Orange Blossom Special." Too often, though, this seems like less than the sum of its parts -- well-played, good material, but it never comes together and to create something greater than itself. Very likely they're better live, but this time in the studio a certain little magic is missing. Not bad, but not outstanding, either.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2003
  • Label: Parhelion Records
  • UPC: 617765001120
  • Catalog Number: 50011
  • Sales rank: 390,521

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Maman Rosin (4:02)
  2. 2 Co Fa (3:48)
  3. 3 Boppin' the Blues (4:13)
  4. 4 Jambalaya (On the Bayou) (4:33)
  5. 5 Milk Cow Blues (4:52)
  6. 6 Party Gras (3:17)
  7. 7 Annie's Reel (3:13)
  8. 8 Firefly Waltz (3:39)
  9. 9 Do the Zydeco (4:07)
  10. 10 Florida Blues (3:47)
  11. 11 Les Flammes d'Enfers (4:44)
  12. 12 Orange Blossom Special (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom Rigney Primary Artist
Patrick Campbell Bass
Danny Caron Electric Guitar
Jerry Cortez Electric Guitar
Dennis Geyer Electric Guitar
Ian Hoffman Drums
Jim Nunally Acoustic Guitar
Jimmy Sanchez Drums
Caroline Dahl Piano, Accordion
Vince Littleton Conga
Steve Parks Bass, Background Vocals
Steve Evans Bass
Lloyd Meadows Rubboard
Technical Credits
Kokomo Arnold Composer
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith Composer
Tom Rigney Composer, Producer, Engineer
Ervin T. Rouse Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Traditional Composer
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