La Chanson Perdue

La Chanson Perdue

by Geno Delafose



Delafose's devotion and consuming interest in traditional Creole and Cajun material is brought to full fruition on this delightful platter. English translations are right alongside their French counterparts in the booklet, but the message comes through loud and clear in either language. With his regular working band French Rockin' Boogie, contributing trance-like grooves ("Bon Soir Moreau"), Delafose digs deep for his roots on every track. He brings aboard Steve Riley for a couple numbers (his fiddle is particularly effective on "Quo Faire/Jolie Bassette"), then cuts a four-song acoustic session with Christine Balfa on acoustic guitar and fiddler Dirk Powell. The overall effect is an album that looks forward and backward for its inspiration and never disappoints for a second.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/09/1998
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661215122
catalogNumber: 612151

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Geno Delafose   Primary Artist,Piano,Accordion,Drums,Vocals
Christine Balfa   Acoustic Guitar
Scott Billington   Background Vocals
Popp Esprite   Bass,Background Vocals
Germaine Jack   Drums,Rubboard
Steve Nash   Rubboard
Dirk Powell   Fiddle,Acoustic Bass
Steve Riley   Fiddle
Joseph "Cookie" Chavis   Guitar

Technical Credits

Christine Balfa   Contributor
Scott Billington   Producer,Liner Notes
Geno Delafose   Arranger
David Farrell   Engineer
Carolyn Dural   translation

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