Vintage Beausoleil

Vintage Beausoleil

by Beausoleil
     
 
It's hard to believe that this was the case, but Beausoleil were the first Cajun musicians to decide to go into performing and producing Cajun music on a full-time basis -- no day job, no support, no net. The 1986 decision to be a full-time band of professional musicians paid off wonderfully for Michael Doucet

Overview

It's hard to believe that this was the case, but Beausoleil were the first Cajun musicians to decide to go into performing and producing Cajun music on a full-time basis -- no day job, no support, no net. The 1986 decision to be a full-time band of professional musicians paid off wonderfully for Michael Doucet and company, however, with a series of albums and a great deal of national attention. The attention garnered led to a series of New York concerts in 1986 and 1987, which have been excerpted for this album. For the band and its fans, this collection is a blast from the past -- and what a blast it is! The performances are energetic and heartfelt, delightful and captivating; there are rough edges all around, but that's all part of the power of these tracks, and of this music. Don't believe for a second that this is just a collection of old stuff tossed onto the market to keep sales up -- this is essential.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/07/1995
Label:
MUSIC OF THE WORLD
UPC:
0093785021322
catalogNumber:
213

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beausoleil   Primary Artist
Michael Doucet   Fiddle,Vocals
Canray Fontenot   Fiddle,Vocals
Tommy Alesi   Drums
Pat Breaux   Accordion,Saxophone
Tommy Comeaux   Bass,Dobro,Mandolin
David Doucet   Guitar,Vocals
Errol Verret   Accordion
Billy Ware   Percussion,Drums,Triangle,Washboard

Technical Credits

Michael Doucet   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes,Essay
Allison Chernow   Producer
Sharon Arms Doucet   translation
Hector Duhon   Composer
Edward Haber   Engineer
Bob Haddad   Producer
Jane Pipik   Engineer
Stephen Shultis   Engineer
M. Doucet   Composer
J. B. Fusilier   Composer

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