Bayou Cadillac

Bayou Cadillac

by Beausoleil


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Bayou Cadillac

Those who define everything in strict, unflexible color terms consider all black South Louisiana sounds zydeco and all white sounds from that region Cajun. However, Beausoleil, an obviously white group, open this release with a signature zydeco tune, Clarence Garlow's "Bon Temps Roulet." Quite simply, they're unaware of this "rule," violating it repeatedly. They included entertaining remakes of "Bo Diddley" and "Iko Iko" in the title medley and also covered Big Joe Williams' "Baby Don't Go," doing them just as effectively as "Couchon de Lait" and "Flammes D'Enfer." While they sometimes ventured a bit afield, as with the concluding "Island Zydeco," much of Beausoleil's fare artfully crossed genres and successfully combined divergent influences and material. This disc should satisfy audiences regardless of idiomatic preference.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/20/1989
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661602526
catalogNumber: 616025

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beausoleil   Primary Artist
Michael Doucet   Fiddle,Mandolin,Percussion,Vocals
Jimmy Breaux   Accordion
Tommy Alesi   Drums
Tommy Comeaux   Mandolin,Electric Bass,Rhythm Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
David Doucet   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Scott Goodeau   Electric Guitar
Russell Keyes   Bass
Tharp   Banjo,Fiddle,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Billy Ware   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Beausoleil   Contributor
Michael Doucet   Arranger,Producer,translation
Sharon Arms Doucet   translation
Scott Goodeau   Engineer
Ken Gorz   Producer
Ken Irwin   Producer
Joe Wilson   Liner Notes
Scott Goodeau   Engineer

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