Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

by Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
     
 

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<See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/1992
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661603820
catalogNumber:
616038
Rank:
109276

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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
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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