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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Magnolia Sisters are that rarest of bands, an all-woman Cajun group, and that they're good should come as no surprise since they've been doing their brand of delightfully loose and authentic Louisiana string band music for over a dozen years now. The current configuration of the group features founders Ann Savoy and Jane Vidrine, as well as Lisa Trahan and Anya Burgess, and all four women are multi-instrumentalists who share a devotion to the rich traditional music of Louisiana. Mixing rare, haunting ballads with upbeat Cajun dancehall 2-steps, the Sisters are the real deal, and their albums are wonderfully timeless because of it. This set is no exception, and it ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Magnolia Sisters are that rarest of bands, an all-woman Cajun group, and that they're good should come as no surprise since they've been doing their brand of delightfully loose and authentic Louisiana string band music for over a dozen years now. The current configuration of the group features founders Ann Savoy and Jane Vidrine, as well as Lisa Trahan and Anya Burgess, and all four women are multi-instrumentalists who share a devotion to the rich traditional music of Louisiana. Mixing rare, haunting ballads with upbeat Cajun dancehall 2-steps, the Sisters are the real deal, and their albums are wonderfully timeless because of it. This set is no exception, and it doesn't leap off into new territory because, well, there's no need for it to do that. Among the gems here are the opener, an a cappella version of "A Boire, à Boire," a song originally collected by John and Alan Lomax in Louisiana in 1932, the gorgeous "La Valse d'Amitié," learned by Vidrine from Doc Guidry, the lively "Creole Stomp," which features twin fiddles by Burgess and Vidrine, and a great re-imagining of the Cajun standard "Jolie Petite Blond," which is here given an old-time blues feel. It all adds up to another fine outing from the Magnolia Sisters, and it sounds ancient and timeless, a bit like hanging out at a dancehall in Louisiana just at dusk on a beautiful Saturday night.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/2009
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297053829
  • Catalog Number: 538
  • Sales rank: 164,823

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Boire, À Boire (1:13)
  2. 2 Tap Dance/Bernadette (2:54)
  3. 3 Valse d'Amitié (2:38)
  4. 4 Point Clear Blues (3:10)
  5. 5 Faut Pas Tu Brailles (2:49)
  6. 6 Paulina Tate (3:57)
  7. 7 Jolie Petite Blonde (3:05)
  8. 8 Pourquoi Tu M'As Trahi? (3:24)
  9. 9 Grand Texas (3:12)
  10. 10 Waltz of the Bayou (2:55)
  11. 11 Bon Temps Rouler (4:09)
  12. 12 Marie One Step (2:58)
  13. 13 Barroom Blues (2:32)
  14. 14 Blues d'Orpheline (3:26)
  15. 15 Creole Stomp (3:17)
  16. 16 Goodbye, Chère Amie (2:08)
  17. 17 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Magnolia Sisters Primary Artist
Ann Savoy Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Accordion, Vocals, Mando, Group Member
Joel Savoy Egg Shaker
Jane Vidrine Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals, Lead, Group Member
Technical Credits
Ann Savoy Engineer
Joel Savoy Producer, Engineer
Magnolia Sisters Producer
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