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by Rosie Ledet
 
The growth from her earliest albums is wonderful for this sensuous singer; no longer are her albums held back by the repetitious beats that used to ensnare her early discs. Most importantly, she is using that wonderful, husky voice that is her natural and best asset to wrap around her insightful lyrics, which reflect a woman's point of view. She is one of the few

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The growth from her earliest albums is wonderful for this sensuous singer; no longer are her albums held back by the repetitious beats that used to ensnare her early discs. Most importantly, she is using that wonderful, husky voice that is her natural and best asset to wrap around her insightful lyrics, which reflect a woman's point of view. She is one of the few female zydeco performers who is worth the price of admission. She does sound her best on the slower tempo of "Days Gone By," where she can work with the full expressiveness of her voice. She always seems to sing with a heartfelt integrity in her voice. She started performing in about 1995, when in one night she went to her first zydeco dance to hear Boozoo Chavis and fell in love with both the music and her to-be husband, Morris. Morris had his own band and played the accordion, which she learned by watching him and practicing when he was off at work. She showed him what she could do one day and eventually began leading the band; he is the bass player. She writes most of her own songs, which is a rarity for most zydeco performers, no matter their gender. When she cranks up "Zydeco for a Living," that voice of hers sets the temperature soaring. There is room here to grow, but this is a very solid effort by someone who you'd better keep your eye on.

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Release Date:
08/21/2001
Label:
Maison De Soul
UPC:
0046346107720
catalogNumber:
1077
Rank:
173010

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