Turn Loose But Don't Let Go

Turn Loose But Don't Let Go

by Savoy Family Band


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Turn Loose But Don't Let Go

From the Savoy Family Band -- home of some of the greatest lineage players in Cajun music as well as some ardent historians of the genre -- comes this great collection of old pieces. Many of these pieces are relative unknowns even within the genre, given the age and almost oral-history level of culture behind the passing of a song to a new musician. In the hands of the Savoys, though, with representatives for both older and younger generations, the songs are given some new life. Whereas the few recordings of these pieces that do exist are generally in overly scratchy archival sets, there's some new life given to the numbers by the family. The album opens up with a great old Joe Falcon piece, moving into a more reserved love song and a simple piece of dancehall fun that showcases son Wilson's singing. Some Cajun blues make an appearance, and a sad song from Belton Richard. A few songs later, listeners get the first of two pieces originally (or almost originally) from the great Amédé Ardoin, with justice done to them by the family. Some religious-based music, another Belton Richard number, and a nice waltz later, and the album closes out with a fiery piece, again from Ardoin, that simply won't let the dancers slow down. An excellent outing from one of Cajun music's first families.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/22/2008
Label: Arhoolie Records
UPC: 0096297052525
catalogNumber: 525
Rank: 15086

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Savoy Family Band   Primary Artist
Marc Savoy   Accordion
Steve Riley   Drums
Ann Savoy   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Triangle,Vocals,Guitar (Resonator)
Joel Savoy   Fiddle,Guitar
Wilson Savoy   Fiddle,Piano,Accordion,Vocals
Drew Simon   Drums

Technical Credits

Marc Savoy   Arranger,Composer
Dennis McGee   Composer
Belton Richard   Composer
Sady Courville   Composer
Adam Hebert   Composer
David Rachou   Engineer
Aldus Roger   Arranger
Ann Savoy   Composer,Cover Photo
Joel Savoy   Arranger,Engineer
Eddie Shuler   Composer
Paul Antonell   Engineer
Savoy Family   Audio Production

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