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Play Traditional Cajun Music
Balfa Brothers
Play Traditional Cajun Music
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
 
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No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: BALFA BROTHERS Title: VOL. 1-2-PLAYS TRADITIONAL C Street Release Date: 01/24/1991

      
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All Artists: Balfa Brothers
Title: Play Traditional Cajun Music
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Swallow Records
Release Date: 3/22/1994
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
Styles: Regional Blues, Cajun & Zydeco
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 046346601129, 029667195522, 046346601136, 046346601143

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No Description Available
No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Artist: BALFA BROTHERS
Title: VOL. 1-2-PLAYS TRADITIONAL C
Street Release Date: 01/24/1991
 

CD Reviews

One of the Most Important Albums In Cajun Music
K. Fontenot | The Bayou State | 01/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Leave your Wayne Toups discs at the door. If he is what you call Cajun music, you've got it all wrong. Being Cajun, I don't like it when people get artists like Toups confused with real, traditional Cajun music. I'm not bashing Toups. As a matter of fact, I quite enjoy his music. But most people outside of Louisiana think he's the real thing. The Balfa Brothers are REAL Cajun music. They play traditional and cherished songs of the Cajun people of Louisiana. Their recordings are crucial since most of the artists before them never made it into a recording studio. If you are Cajun, or have ties back to Louisiana, I highly suggest you get this recording if, for no other reason, to have a piece of your culture in your possession.
Go out and enjoy Wayne Toups and some of the new, peppier stuff that mixes zydeco and Cajun, but always remember that the Balfa's laid the ground work."
The Rosetta Stone of Cajun Music
M J Miller | Park City, UT, USA | 02/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"No band is more important to Cajun Music than the Balfas, and this is their most essential recording. The brothers had been playing for years before they recorded this debut album, a testiment to how unpopular cajun music was to the record industry until these guys started turning heads at folk music festivals in the sixties. Dewey Balfa is THE greatest Cajun violinist AND vocalist, and all of these tracks are cajun standards that schooled every cajun band that followed."
Essential!
Megan Romer | Ithaca, NY | 11/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"No fan or student of Cajun music or folk/traditional music in general should be without this essential album. Every song here is a classic in the Cajun repertoire, and is presented in true Balfa Brothers form: outstanding! The liner notes include all the song lyrics in Cajun French and English. If you don't own this album, you really have no excuse. Buy it now!"