Old Time Louisiana Creole Music

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Recorded in Louisiana in April 1974, half of these 20 tracks were previously released on LP, although half of them make their first appearance on this CD. Although Linton Broussard plays unobtrusive drums on four numbers, for the most part it's just Bebe Carriere on fiddle and Dolan Carriere on accordion, playing a humid brand of zydeco-influenced Cajun music. The textures of the instruments are thick enough -- and amplified yet more by the way the fiddle and accordion blend -- that you might think at times that there are more than two instruments at work. At times both brothers add vocals, but the emphasis is predominantly on their playing. Cajun enthusiasts may ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Recorded in Louisiana in April 1974, half of these 20 tracks were previously released on LP, although half of them make their first appearance on this CD. Although Linton Broussard plays unobtrusive drums on four numbers, for the most part it's just Bebe Carriere on fiddle and Dolan Carriere on accordion, playing a humid brand of zydeco-influenced Cajun music. The textures of the instruments are thick enough -- and amplified yet more by the way the fiddle and accordion blend -- that you might think at times that there are more than two instruments at work. At times both brothers add vocals, but the emphasis is predominantly on their playing. Cajun enthusiasts may bristle at the notion, but really, this is too similar in pacing and melody to keep the attention of the non-specialist. It's more a snapshot of a particularly unfettered Louisiana brand of folk music, bringing to mind lazy evenings on the porch, though perhaps better heard as appropriate live or ambient music in that setting than on 20 consecutive songs on an album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/2004
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297051221
  • Catalog Number: 512

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carriere Brothers Primary Artist
Joseph "Bebe" Carriere Fiddle, Vocals
Eraste "Dolon" Carriere Accordion, Vocals
Technical Credits
Andrew Carriere Producer
Ann Savoy Liner Notes
Chris Strachwitz Engineer
Ron Stanford Liner Notes
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