Rough Guide To Cajun & Zydeco

Rough Guide To Cajun & Zydeco


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Rough Guide To Cajun & Zydeco

This new compilation of Louisiana music is definitely a mix of the traditional and the modern, along with a CD of zydeco-funk from Chubby Carrier (who also gets a track, "Zydeco Junkie," on the compilation). It's a disc full of surprises and joys, from the outright swamp rock of the Pine Leaf Boys singing "Allons Rock and Roll" to the modern R&B/zydeco mix of "Come Back to Me" from Lil' Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers. It's a mash-up that really shouldn't work yet turns out to be curiously charming. But in there, too, are acts like Geno Delafose and Bonsoir Catin, who cling hard to the tradition, and some like Cedric Watson, who takes things back even further with "Afro Zydeco," where some of zydeco's deep roots are brought to the fore. It's a wide range of music, and serves as a good reminder of how the genre has expanded since it was first recorded in the 1920s. Inevitably, there are some differences between the more rhythmic zydeco, which comes from the black tradition, and Cajun, with its roots in French Canada, but over the years the two have become very intertwined -- which is also well illustrated here.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2011
Label: World Music Network
UPC: 0605633126525
catalogNumber: 331265

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Technical Credits

Dewey Balfa   Composer
Clifton Chenier   Composer
Tab Benoit   Composer
Belton Richard   Composer
Jeffrey Broussard   Composer
Jeff Dayton   Composer
Kristi Guillory   Composer
Joseph Carrier   Composer
Horace Trahan   Composer
Anders Osborne   Composer
Kevin Naquin   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Feufollet   Arranger
Ivan Klisanin   Composer
Steve Juno   Composer
Pine Leaf Boys   Arranger
Cedric Watson   Composer
Jamie Bergeron   Composer
Nathan Williams   Composer
Louis Michot   Arranger
Herman Fuselier   Liner Notes
Irène Rognier   Liner Note Translation
Isaac Gómez Martel   Liner Note Translation
Tony Goulas   Composer
Ethel Mae Bourque   Arranger
Dennis Shrubroy   Composer
Curley Talyor   Composer

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