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Make the Veiller
     

Make the Veiller

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by Beausoleil
 
Formed in 1975 by fiddler Michael Doucet, Beausoleil has always kept the traditional music of Acadiana at the center of things, even as the group has expanded and brought elements of jazz, zydeco, blues, calypso, and swamp pop into the music. They're also a dance band, and though the group has recorded several albums, and gone through

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Formed in 1975 by fiddler Michael Doucet, Beausoleil has always kept the traditional music of Acadiana at the center of things, even as the group has expanded and brought elements of jazz, zydeco, blues, calypso, and swamp pop into the music. They're also a dance band, and though the group has recorded several albums, and gone through fairly frequent personnel changes (Doucet and his brother, guitarist David Doucet, are the constants at the core of the band), Beausoleil's mix of loose 2-steps, stately waltzes, and swampy dance reels have always been structured for motion and movement. This set, recorded live in an intimate setting with a small audience in 2007, serves as a sort of career retrospective for this impressive little band, always at its best when there's a dancefloor in sight. Highlights include the gloriously lurching "Cajun Crawl," the swampy stomp of "Zydeco Gris Gris," and the post-Katrina poignancy of "Mardi Gras Song," but all of the 14 tracks on the CD are cut from the same delightful cloth. Also included is a DVD of the show, and the combination provides a great portrait of a stubbornly consistent and still fun and vital band some 30-plus years into things.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/26/2009
Label:
Fuel 2000
UPC:
0030206174823
catalogNumber:
061748
Rank:
194462

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Acadian Two Step
  2. Reel de Dennis McGee
  3. Tu Peut Pas Me Refuser
  4. Cajun Crawl
  5. KLFY Waltz
  6. Grand Mallett
  7. Evangeline Waltz
  8. Zydeco Gris Gris
  9. Reel de Nez-Pique
  10. La Valse des Grandes Meches
  11. Jig Francais
  12. Mardi Gras Song
  13. Jeunes Filles de La Compagne
  14. Bye Bye Boozoo

Disc 2

  1. Acadian Two Step
  2. La Valse de Port Arthur
  3. Tu Peut Pas Me Refuser
  4. Plus Tu Tournes
  5. Que Torue
  6. KLFY Waltz
  7. Sur le Courtableau
  8. Evangeline Waltz
  9. Chere Bebe
  10. Chanson d'Acadie
  11. Reel de Nez-Pique
  12. La Valse des Grandes Meches
  13. Jig Francais
  14. Madame Soustain
  15. Jeunes Filles de La Compagne
  16. Le Soleil Brille
  17. Bye Bye Boozoo

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Make the Veiller 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love Beausoleil and this CD is great. Enjoy