Encore, Encore!! The Best of Beausoleil: 1991-2001

Encore, Encore!! The Best of Beausoleil: 1991-2001

by Beausoleil


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Encore, Encore!! The Best of Beausoleil: 1991-2001

This 19-track disc draws from six albums issued by BeauSoleil on Rhino from 1991-2001, although the last of those records, 2001's Looking Back Tomorrow: BeauSoleil Live!, is represented by just one song. It's a satisfying overview of the band's recorded work during that decade, filling the needs of those who just want one or two albums by the group in their collections. It's also apt to be one of the more accessible Cajun records to a general audience that doesn't specialize in the music, due to the relative diversity and modernity of the approach in comparison to many other Cajun outfits. Singing in both French and (less often) English, the selection encompasses some traditional material, but more often original compositions that add some rock, R&B, Western swing, and Cuban spices. There are also some high-profile guest spots from Richard Thompson, whose biting guitar work is especially identifiable on "Conja (New Orleans 1786)," and Mary Chapin Carpenter, who adds vocals to "Quelle Belle Vie" and "Chanson Pour Ezra." BeauSoleil's not the kind of act that's likely to ever have a crossover hit, but if they did it would most likely be something like the rollicking, bluesy "Can't You See (Tu Va Voir)," co-written by Augie Meyers, who guests on piano and vocal.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/11/2003
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227383329
catalogNumber: 73833

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beausoleil   Primary Artist
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Hawaiian Guitar
Michael Doucet   Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Mandocello
Richard Thompson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Augie Meyers   Piano,Vocals
Jimmy Breaux   Accordion
Tommy Alesi   Drums
Murnell Babineaux   Pedal Steel Guitar
Mary Chapin Carpenter   Vocals
Tommy Comeaux   Bass,Mandolin
David Doucet   Guitar,Vocals
Bessyl Duhon   Electric Guitar
J. Olivier   Piano
Danny Devillier   Vibes
Harry Simoneaux   Saxophone
Billy Ware   Percussion,Vibes
Dave Pellicciaro   Hammond Organ

Technical Credits

Beausoleil   Producer
Michael Doucet   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Augie Meyers   Composer
Jimmy Breaux   Composer
Tommy Alesi   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Tony Daigle   Engineer
David Doucet   Composer
Sharon Arms Doucet   Composer
Roy Hayes   Composer
Steve Himelfarb   Engineer
Gary Peterson   Discographical Annotation
Charles Sawtelle   Producer,Engineer
Tharp   Composer
Greg Hartman   Engineer
Greg McGrath   Engineer
Jay Burton   Engineer
Christine Haberstock   Cover Art
Fremont Fontenot   Composer
Billy Ware   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Bob Dawson   Engineer

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