Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When accordion player/singer Steve Riley and his band the Mamou Playboys came out of Louisiana in the late 1980s, it came as a pleasant surprise to hear younger musicians embrace traditional Cajun music with so much enthusiasm. This rewarding CD doesn't contain zydeco or experimental Cajun music a la Wayne Toups & Zydecajun, but instead, is highly traditional in its approach. The band sticks to traditional Cajun songs such as "Ton Papa Et Ta Maman M'ont Jete Dehors," "Valse De La Belle" and "La Pointe Aux Pins," and most of the lyrics are sung in French. The band's supporters commented that its repertoire was something one would expect from older Cajuns, but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When accordion player/singer Steve Riley and his band the Mamou Playboys came out of Louisiana in the late 1980s, it came as a pleasant surprise to hear younger musicians embrace traditional Cajun music with so much enthusiasm. This rewarding CD doesn't contain zydeco or experimental Cajun music a la Wayne Toups & Zydecajun, but instead, is highly traditional in its approach. The band sticks to traditional Cajun songs such as "Ton Papa Et Ta Maman M'ont Jete Dehors," "Valse De La Belle" and "La Pointe Aux Pins," and most of the lyrics are sung in French. The band's supporters commented that its repertoire was something one would expect from older Cajuns, but thankfully, this CD gives us the chance to enjoy these classics with the digital sound quality of 1990.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/1992
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661603820
  • Catalog Number: 616038
  • Sales rank: 205,845

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys Primary Artist
Steve Riley Indexed Contributor, Fiddle, Accordion, Vocals
Zachary Richard Background Vocals
Christine Balfa Triangle
Kevin Barzas Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
David Greely Fiddle, Vocals
Tina Pilione Bass, Acoustic Bass
Michael Chapman Drums
Technical Credits
Zachary Richard Producer, Liner Notes
Mamou Playboys Arranger
Barry Jean Ancelet Liner Notes, translation
David Greely translation
Jim Odom Engineer
Jim Scott Engineer
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