||Bon Temps Rouler||BeauSoleil||3:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rolling Pin||BeauSoleil||3:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Valse Bebe||BeauSoleil||4:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hey Baby, Quoi Ca Dit?||BeauSoleil||2:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Couchon de Lait||BeauSoleil||2:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bayou Cadillac: Not Fade Away/Bo Diddley/Iko Iko||BeauSoleil||4:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Flammes D'enfer||BeauSoleil||4:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bunk's Blues||BeauSoleil||4:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Le Sud de la Louisiane||BeauSoleil||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Baby, Please Don't Go||BeauSoleil||3:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Macaque sur Mon Dos||BeauSoleil||3:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Island Zydeco||BeauSoleil||2:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Those who define everything in strict, unflexible color terms consider all black South Louisiana sounds zydeco and all white sounds from that region Cajun. However, Beausoleil, an obviously white group, open this release with a signature zydeco tune, Clarence Garlow's "Bon Temps Roulet." Quite simply, they're unaware of this "rule," violating it repeatedly. They included entertaining remakes of "Bo Diddley" and "Iko Iko" in the title medley and also covered Big Joe Williams' "Baby Don't Go," doing them just as effectively as "Couchon de Lait" and "Flammes D'Enfer." While they sometimes ventured a bit afield, as with the concluding "Island Zydeco," much of Beausoleil's fare artfully crossed genres and successfully combined divergent influences and material. This disc should satisfy audiences regardless of idiomatic preference.
Hard not to tap the feet...
...as Michael and friends load us in their Cadillac and take us on a tour of Louisiana...this is probably my favorite Beausoleil album, partly because of its infectiousnes, partly because of its wide range of influences. Wish I could fiddle like that!
Formed: New Orleans, LA
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s