Jimmy C. Newman Kings of Cajun (2-CD)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: September 16, 2003
  • Label: Varese Sarabande

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Alligator Man
  • 2.Boo-Dan
  • 3.Big Mamou
  • 4.Thibodeaux and His Cajun Band
  • 5.Louisiana Man
  • 6.Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  • 7.Diggy Liggy Lo
  • 8.Lache Pas la Patate
  • 9.Jol‚ Blon
  • 10.Louisiana Saturday Night
  • 11.The Happy Cajun
  • 12.Basile Waltz
  • 13.Sweet Suzannah
  • 14.Sugar Bee
  • 15.Alons a Lafayette
  • 16.Grand Chenier
  • 17.A Cajun Man Can
  • 18.Day Dreamin'

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Let's Go to Big Mamou
  • 2.Jole Blan
  • 3.Cotton-Eyed Joe
  • 4.The Poor Hobo
  • 5.Cajun Fiddle
  • 6.Fire on the Mountain
  • 7.Diggy Liggy Lo
  • 8.Devil's Daughter
  • 9.Orange Blossom Special
  • 10.Devil's Dream
  • 11.Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  • 12.Cajun Memories
  • 13.Sugar Foot Rag
  • 14.Colinda
  • 15.Mama's Got the Know How
  • 16.The Fiddlin' of Jacques Pierre Bardeaux
  • 17.Rubber Dolly
  • 18.Let's Go Get Drumk and Be Somebody
  • 19.Old Joe Clark
  • 20.Frenchie's Schottische

Product Description:

Includes liner notes by Bill Dahl.
Liner Note Authors: Hank Bordowitz; Bill Dahl.
Kings of Cajun features a single disc each from Cajun country legends Jimmy C. Newman and Fiddlin' Frenchie Burke, both of whom have had careers that straddle the line between straight Nashville country and the traditional bayou music of their native Louisiana. Newman had several country hits in the 1950s, including the often covered "Cry, Cry Darling," but his Cajun-tinged hit "Alligator Man" a decade later turned him increasingly in the direction of traditional Louisiana two-step material, although his approach was never strictly purist, as evidenced by the fuzz-tone guitar that dominates the version of "Big Mamou" that is included here. Burke, famous for his flamboyant fiddle style and supercharged live performances, had his first hit with the same "Big Mamou" tune in 1974, also included here. Burke's approach to things is probably best illustrated by his amped-up Cajun string band takes on fiddle classics "Cotton-Eyed Joe" and "Old Joe Clark." Both artists are more country than swamp, but only by degrees, and both have enjoyed revivals on the bluegrass festival circuit. ~ Steve Leggett

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  • UPC: 030206133721
  • Shipping Weight: 0.43/lbs (approx)
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