Cowboy Creole

Le Cowboy Creole

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by Geno Delafose
     
 
Second-generation zydeco musician Geno Delafose begins his fifth album with a song called "Everybody's Havin' Fun," which defines his approach to music and entertaining. Delafose is capable of turning out traditional zydeco songs and performances like "Baby, Baby, Baby" and "Tout l'Jour et Tout l'Soir," but he also has no trouble incorporating pop, rock, and country

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Second-generation zydeco musician Geno Delafose begins his fifth album with a song called "Everybody's Havin' Fun," which defines his approach to music and entertaining. Delafose is capable of turning out traditional zydeco songs and performances like "Baby, Baby, Baby" and "Tout l'Jour et Tout l'Soir," but he also has no trouble incorporating pop, rock, and country standards and playing them as though they were written for accordion and rub board. Thus, he and his band French Rockin' Boogie tackle the Everly Brothers' "When Will I Be Loved," the Ronnie Milsap hit "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me," the Commodores' "Easy," Chuck Berry's "Promised Land" (with its references to New Orleans and Louisiana), and Van Morrison's "Domino," giving all of them a Cajun flavor. The incorporation of such songs into Delafose's repertoire doesn't sound so much deliberate as serendipitous; you get the feeling that maybe one night somebody danced up to the bandstand and asked for one or more of these songs, and the obliging bandleader asked how it went. He emphasizes the groove over the lyrics in "Easy" and "Domino," which is just as well, and he doesn't mind singing the verses twice. If he doesn't always get the words quite right, that doesn't matter much, either. This is a party, he seems to suggest, and he's playing more for the feel than the content.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2007
Label:
Times Square Records
UPC:
0738572906320
catalogNumber:
9063
Rank:
80836

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Geno Delafose   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Piano-Accordion
Scott Ardoin   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Choir Director,Guest Appearance
Paul "Big Bird" Edwards   Barking,Guest Appearance
Courtney Granger   Vocals,Cajun Fiddle,Guest Appearance
Lee Tedrow   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Guest Appearance
John "Popp" Esprite   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Clifton Chenier   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Lionel Richie   Composer
Phil Everly   Composer
Canray Fontenot   Composer
Geno Delafose   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Van Morrison   Composer
Mark Miller   Engineer
Brian Jack   Composer
Traditional   Composer
David Gaar   Producer,Executive Producer
James Aldridge   Composer

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Le Cowboy Creole 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love music and I love to dance. And Cajun-zydeco is the best dance music ever! I also own about a hundred Cajun-zydeco CD's from many different artists, and I enjoy them all so it's hard to impress me with a new CD..But Geno's new CD is so much fun it reinforces my love for the music and the artist. Mixing traditional Creole French songs with some good old country,rock and roll, and blues,Geno does it all. Whether you're familiar with Cajun-zydeo or just want to try something new, buy this CD cuz you can listen, dance, or just laugh along with some of the funny lyrics. I recommend this CD to you and all of your friends that like music and like to have fun!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Listening to Geno's newest CD is like being at a party somewhere west of Lawtell. The band's energy and charisma come through as clearly as if you were standing in front of the stage at Whiskey River Landing. I especially love the harmony of "When Will I Be Loved", the fun of "Chicken on the Run", and the overall greatness of the rest. This is an excellent zydeco album that's accessible even for newcomers to the genre. Great job, Geno!!