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West Coast Mardi Gras Party
     

West Coast Mardi Gras Party

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Featuring some of the most fun and boisterous performances of 2001, West Coast Mardi Gras Party is a great collection of Cajun music that reaches out to several other genres for inspiration. Country, jazz -- it all blends together on these 15 tracks to create a good soundtrack to a Louisiana-style good time. The best tracks here are probably the most jazz

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Featuring some of the most fun and boisterous performances of 2001, West Coast Mardi Gras Party is a great collection of Cajun music that reaches out to several other genres for inspiration. Country, jazz -- it all blends together on these 15 tracks to create a good soundtrack to a Louisiana-style good time. The best tracks here are probably the most jazz influenced; a good example is "Postman," a wonderful track from Eddie Baytos & the Nervis Brothers that uses the typical blues structure and blends big Dixieland horns and zydeco style rhythm to create an awesome track. Another great song, the Pulsators' "Back to Louisiana," is a roots rock ballad filtered through Cajun rhythms, creating the only real slow point of the album. Not all the songs are this good; in fact, a few of them are pretty average. But when the album picks up, it really picks up, and luckily nothing here is bad enough to skip past. Overall, this is a wonderful collection that should appeal to not only fans of the genre, but anyone who even wants to give Cajun music a chance for the first time.

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Release Date:
02/13/2001
Label:
Globe Records
UPC:
0786498002725
catalogNumber:
27
Rank:
257423

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More than a Cajun invasion - it's the Gator that ate the Gate! A Festive Parade of the Best of the West Coast US in New Orleans R&B, Zydeco, Cajun, Funk & Dixieland by Zydeco Flames, Gator Beat, Andre Thierry, Motordude Zydeco, California Cajun Orchestra (w/ Danny Poullard), Rhythmtown-Jive, Mumbo Gumbo, Tom Rigney, Tee Fee, Eddie Baytos & the Nervis Bros. (w/ Ziggy Modeliste), Frog Legs, Golden Gate Rhythm Machine, Brass Monkey, S. E. Willis, and The Pulsators (w/ Art Neville). This high summit celebration shows off the cream of the burgeoning west coast music scene for New Orleans-based music. ''The largest Cajun/Creole/Zydeco music scene outside of Louisiana'' - Dale 'Le Blanc' Johnson. ''In America, great migrations produce great music. Just as Delta musicians took Highway 61 to Chicago and electrified their blues, so did the Creoles and Cajuns migrate to California and establish vital dance communities. Now the California scenes rival anything back home in Louisiana...'' - Michael Tisserand, author, The Kingdom of Zydeco. 15 tracks from 15 west coast artists (mostly from the greater San Francisco bay area, some including former Louisianas and some who just got swept away with the vital Crescent City fever. - Total running time 59+ minutes