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Cookin Cajun
Eddy Raven, Jo-El Sonnier
Cookin Cajun
Genres: Country, Blues, World Music, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1

The idea sounded cool: Raven and Sonnier were going to go into the studio together and make an almost-live, easy going album of Cajun and swamp pop music, with little fanfare and lots of fun. It could have been a raw, li...  more »

      
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All Artists: Eddy Raven, Jo-El Sonnier
Title: Cookin Cajun
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: K-Tel
Release Date: 6/18/1996
Genres: Country, Blues, World Music, Pop
Styles: Americana, Cowboy, Regional Blues, Cajun & Zydeco
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 022775624021, 022775624045, 805087992923

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The idea sounded cool: Raven and Sonnier were going to go into the studio together and make an almost-live, easy going album of Cajun and swamp pop music, with little fanfare and lots of fun. It could have been a raw, lively winner. It's not. This is by-the-numbers, slick Louisiana pop that shows off neither Raven's good-timey verve nor Sonnier's accordion skills. They chew up the old chestnut, "Jambalaya," into a lifeless pulp. They proceed to sleep walk through Richard Thompson's "Tear Stained Letter" (a Sonnier show piece live). They do credible, but hardly innovative, new turns on "Colinda" and "Diggy Liggy Lo." They take stab at Randy Newman's "Louisiana 1927" in the only vaguely interesting track on the album. Pick any of their solo albums and you'll have a better time. --Louis Gibson

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CD Reviews

Who the heck is Louis Gibson and when did he go deaf?
11/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is fantastic, Louis, what's wrong with you? Write the backs of cereal boxes, instead of reviews. Okay?"
This Cajun CD is COOKIN'!!!!
04/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Don't believe the above review!!! This CD is an impressive effort by two of Cajun music's most extraordinary artists. As a HUGE fan of Eddy Raven, I had been waiting for him to do a new album of Cajun music for years, since at the time I was unable to locate his "That Cajun Country Sound" album. So this album is a dream come true for me, and Raven's versions of "Colinda" and "Papa Thibodeux" on this CD are even better than his original recordings of these songs on "That Cajun Country Sound," and that is going some. His rendition of "Big Mamou" is also a standout. So don't pay any attention to anyone who badmouths this EXTRAORDINARY album; run, don't walk to order it!!! You will not be sorry!!!"
Cookin Cajun
Catherine Alexander | Danville, NH United States | 06/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love these two artists together and it was a very exciting CD. Really makes you want to dance.All the songs are excellant and they sing together well.
Warm Regards,
Cathy Alexander"