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Cajun Dance Favorites

  • 1. Swallow Two-Step
    2. Valse de la Vie, La
    3. Back Door, The (La Porte d'En Arrire) - D.L. Menard
    4. Chere Tout Toute - Joe Bonsall
    5. Scott Playboy's Special
    6. Let Me Talk to Your Heart - Belton Richard
    7. When I Was Poor - Dewey Balfa
    8. Tee Yeaux Noir - Jambalaya
    9. T-Bec Do (Sweet Little Kiss) - Cajun Gold
    10. Jolie Blonde - Belton Richard
    11. Pine Grove Blues - Nathan Abshire
    12. Light in the Window - Cajun Gold
    13. Point aux Pins, La - Jambalaya
    14. Bosco Stomp - Sheryl Cormier
    15. Je Suis Tout Pour Toi (Cajun Wedding Song) - Le Band Passepartout
    16. I Went to the Dance - Joe Bonsall
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 6104

  • Credits

    Performers include: D.L. Menard, Nathan Ashire, Dewey Balfa, Cajun Gold, Jambalaya Cajun Band, Belton Richard.
    Contains 14 tracks.
    Composers: Dewey Balfa; Reggie Matte; Aussie Herbert; Walter Mouton; L. Walker; W. Cormier; Joe Bonsall; Kal David; Nathan Abshire; Paul Daigle; Belton Richard.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Dewey Balfa; Walter Mouton; Jambalaya; Nathan Abshire; Le Band Passepartout; Sheryl Cormier; Belton Richard; Cajun Gold.
    Arrangers: W. Cormier; Joe Bonsall; Sheryl Cormier; Belton Richard.
    In the Cajun tradition in south Louisiana, music is meant for dancing. If you can't dance to it, music -- no matter how good -- will be discarded for something that invites the dancers onto the floor for a waltz or a two-step. This collection of traditional Cajun songs fits the dance bill, with plenty of waltzes and two-steps to keep the dancers happy. The songs are performed by a variety of musicians, from the legendary Dewey Balfa to Nathan Abshire, Belton Richard, and "the Cajun Hank Williams," D.L. Menard. Some lesser-known but talented musicians also contribute to the mix, including Sheryl Cormier, le Band Passepartout, the Jambalaya Cajun Band, and Cajun Gold. Among the tunes are classics such as Balfa's "When I Was Poor" and Menard's signature piece, "La Porte d'En Arrire." Nathan Abshire performs accordion magic on his "Pine Grove Blues." Lively two-steps such as "Swallow Two-Step" and waltzes like "La Valse de la Vie" will keep the dancers on their feet. And what Cajun dance compilation would be complete without the ubiquitous "Jolie Blonde"? This version is performed by Belton Richard. Now everyone can go home from the dance happy. ~ Rose of Sharon Witmer

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