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Album Review

While the title might lead you to assume that this is a zydeco compilation, Big Chief's Mardi Gras Dance Party is actually a DJ mix album put together by the Big Chief of the title. There are several different mixes of the album's five main compositions, which means that the whole affair can seem rather repetitive (even though those mixes are spread out over the course of the album), but they are well done, and the grooves are good enough to keep the dance floor moving.


Formed: 1989 in Ann Arbor, MI

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s

Not so much grunge as they were high-energy fetishists, and not so much funk-rock as they just happened to be funky, Ann Arbor, Michigan's Big Chief were slightly ahead of their time in a number of ways. Not only were they updating the sound of Detroit '69 prior to the grunge sweepstakes of the early '90s, but they gradually incorporated their fanboy obsessions with funk and Blaxploitation flicks well before the revivals caught on with the masses. Most of the groups that followed these stylistic...
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Mardi Gras Dance Party, Big Chief
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  • 9,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, World, Cajun
  • Released: 16 February 1999

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