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Rough Guide:  Cajun & Zydeco
Various Artists
Rough Guide: Cajun & Zydeco
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
 
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Cajun and Zydeco - the dance music of South Louisiana - are two of the most thriving regional styles in the United States. Driven on by the accordion and violin, both Cajun and Zydeco music have enjoyed a recent renaiss...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Rough Guide: Cajun & Zydeco
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: World Music Network
Original Release Date: 5/5/1998
Re-Release Date: 10/8/2001
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
Styles: Regional Blues, Cajun & Zydeco
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 605633102826

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Cajun and Zydeco - the dance music of South Louisiana - are two of the most thriving regional styles in the United States. Driven on by the accordion and violin, both Cajun and Zydeco music have enjoyed a recent renaissance thanks to many of the artists featured on this Rough Guide. Artists include: Clifton Chenier, Beausoleil, Buckwheat Zydeco, David Doucet, John Delafose and the Eunice Playboys

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I never expected to like it, but I did...
Starminister | Rockville, MD United States | 12/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The bizarre thing is, I really didn't think I was going to like this cd; I ordered it because I needed some non-mainstream music for my Music Theory class. But to my immense surprise, I found that I REALLY enjoyed the music.It has a sort of Western-ish feel to it, with the acordians, fiddles, and the distinctive twang of the French lyrics. If you don't think this type of music appeals to you, don't worry; it normally doesn't appeal to me, either. But the music on this cd is so infectiously happy and upbeat, you'll find yourself popping it into your cd player against your will. Very enjoyable rythyms, likable tunes. My personal favorites are "Balfa Waltz" (which I first heard on the Rough Guide sampler) and "Disco Et Fais Do-Do."One problem with this cd, as one other reviewer commented, is that it begins to drag on towards the end, and the music starts to blur. I love Rough Guide, but sometimes they have a tendency to stuff as much music into a cd as possible, making all the music lose its distinctivity. However, don't let that deter you from getting the cd! It really is a lot of fun, and I think you'll enjoy it."