Various Artists

Cajun Music & Zydeco

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This 17-track compilation chronicles some of the best recorded moments in the renaissance of southern Louisiana's French-based music styles, Cajun and zydeco. Culled from the catalogues of several labels -- including Rounder, Swallow, Arhoolie, Maison de Soul, and La Louisianne -- the songs highlight some of the best fiddle, frottoir (rub board), and accordion players of the genres. Contributors include: Clifton Chenier, Boozoo Chavis, Dewey Balfa, Buckwheat Zydeco, Beausoleil, Dennis McGee, Zachary Richard, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, and Bruce Daigrepont. It is an exemplary gathering of talent.

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