Great introduction to Cajun music
Rashed Chowdhury | 08/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For someone like me who was completely new to Cajun music, this album was a fascinating introduction. The songs transport you to earlier, more francophone times: most go back to the early 20th century, but one even harks back to Napoleonic days. Perhaps the line that best sums up the atmosphere of the album is: "Chauffer un gregue de café, gouter et causer en français" ("Warm up a pot of coffee, sip it and chat in French", according to the liner notes). "L'écho" is a great collection of mellow tunes, and sound testimony, if you spare the pun, of the Cajuns' determination to maintain their French Creole culture."
I agree with Susan, should have won a grammy
Cherie M. Alnatour | Highland, CA. | 12/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a cd that I have owned since a long time ago and it is amazing and wonderful. I believe it should have won a grammy like Susan stated because Michael Doucet and Beausoleil are better than Dylan and all the other contemporary artists that exist in my opinion. When I hear Dylan I don't lose my breath because of his voice, like Michael can make you do. My advice, buy all the Beausoleil CD's and you will be transported to paradise and Louisiana.