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The Great Cajun Accordionist
Nathan Abshire
The Great Cajun Accordionist
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
  •  Track Listings (23) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Nathan Abshire
Title: The Great Cajun Accordionist
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ace Records UK
Release Date: 12/27/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, New Orleans Blues, Cajun & Zydeco
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 029667140126

CD Reviews

Late Recordings by a Cajun Master
Kevin Fontenot | New Orleans, LA United States | 05/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

""The Great Cajun Accordionist" collects the two albums recorded by Abshire for La Louisiane records during the 1970s. There are some nice cuts here, with excellent sidemen such as Rufus Thibodeaux and Merlin Fontenot. The La Louisiane sides are "slicker" than Abshire's earlier recordings for Khoury's and Swallow, but it was difficult for the accordionist to be anything but funky. I prefer the interaction between Abshire and the Balfa Brothers on the Swallow sides, they seem to have more punch and dancehall elan, but this disc is an excellent companion piece to those albums (available on Swallow and on a harder to find Ace CD). There is no duplication from other available Abshire discs and this Ace reissue is essential for Cajun fans."