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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2007
  • Label: Times Square Records
  • UPC: 738572906320
  • Catalog Number: 9063
  • Sales rank: 86,168

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Everybody's Havin' Fun - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (2:45)
  2. 2 When Will I Be Loved? - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (3:15)
  3. 3 Baby, Baby, Baby - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (5:09)
  4. 4 Grand Bois Waltz - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (3:11)
  5. 5 There's No Getting Over Me - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (4:05)
  6. 6 Chickens on the Run - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (4:59)
  7. 7 Bee de La Manche - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (4:12)
  8. 8 Tout l'Jour et Tout l'Soir - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (2:55)
  9. 9 Gave You My Love - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (4:39)
  10. 10 Easy - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (6:09)
  11. 11 The Back Door - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (4:46)
  12. 12 Promised Land - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (4:21)
  13. 13 Domino - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (4:36)
  14. 14 Someone Told Me It Was All Over - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (4:46)
  15. 15 Somebody Show Me - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie (3:59)
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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, Mastering
Brian Jack Composer
Traditional Composer
David Gaar Producer, Executive Producer
James Aldridge Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    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!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Let the Good Times Roll!

    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!

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