- Released: February 23, 1993
- Label: Rhino
Entertainment Weekly - 5/28/93, p.66
"...An ideal intro not just to one fine band but to the music itself..." - Rating: A
- 1.Le Jig Francais
- 2.Tasso / McGee's Reel
- 3.Madame Sosthene
- 4.Zydeco Gris-Gris
- 5.Blues a Bebe
- 6.Je M'Endors - (bonus track)
- 7.Dimanche Apres-Midi
- 8.Vieux Crowley
- 9.La Chanson de Mardi Gras
- 10.Travailler, C'Est Trop Dur - (bonus track)
- 11.J'ai Ete au Zydeco
- 12.Chez Seychelles
- 13.Baby, Please Don't Go
- 14.Les Bons Temps Rouler Waltz
- 15.Awesome Ossun Two-Step - (bonus track)
- 16.Donnez Moi Pauline - (bonus track)
- 17.Flammes D'Enfer
- 18.Sur le Pont de Lyon
Full Title: Bayou Deluxe: The Best Of Michael Doucet & Beausoleil.
Personnel: Michael Doucet (lead vocals, fiddle, mando-cello, mandolin, guitar, percussion), David Doucet (vocals, acoustic guitar); Al Tharp (banjo, vocals); Annick Colbert (vocals, recorder), Sonny Landreth (electric & slide guitars); Richard Thompson (guitar); Steve Conn (harmonica, piano); Jimmy Breaux (Acadian accordion), Errol Verret (Evangeline & Acadian accordions); Pat Breaux (accordion, saxophone); Beth Weil (acoustic bass); Tommy Comeaux (electric bass, mandolin); Dave Ransome (bass); Tommy Alesi (drums); John "Billy" Ware (percussion).
Additional personnel: Scott Goodeau (electric guitar).
Producers includes: David Marcantel, Chris Strachwitz, Michael Doucet, Steve Conn, Sonny Landreth.
Compilation producers: Chuck Taggart, Michael Doucet.
Includes liner notes by Chuck Taggart.
Digitally remastered by Bob Fisher.
Bayou Deluxe: The Best of Michael Doucet & Beausoleil collects 17 tracks from the group's 10 albums, adding one previously unreleased cut. Wisely, the collection is sequenced as a live set would be, instead of being a slave to chronological order. The result is a lively, exciting romp through Doucet's past that entertains while it illuminates. In other words, it's not only an ideal retrospective, it is arguably Doucet and Beausoleil's finest album. ~ Thom Owens