What's the difference between Cajun Music and Zydeco Music? Electric instruments, an amplifier and some soul. Whether you're looking for the more classic Zydeco sounds from Keith Frank, revolutionaries like Chris Ardoin from the new generation of Zydeco musicians or even the contemporary stylings of Zydeco's Sweetheart, Rosie Ledet, you can find it all here at the CajunGrocer.
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Description: Belton Richard was one of the most popular Cajun musicians of the 1960's 70's. The polished rock and country influenced sound he developed was representative of the trend in South Louisiana during that time to modernize the music. Many popular bands followed Belton's lead toward a smoother, broader, more complex sound. He led one of the "big bands" in Cajun music, sometimes with as many as eight or nine players.
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Steve Riley / Mamou Playboys
Description: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys crashed the Cajun music scene a few years ago and the place is still reeling. While the members of this band are firmly dedicated to preserving traditional Cajun music, they are also very innovative within what their mentor Dewey Balfa described as "the cultural guidelines". They constantly push the edge, raising the level of musicianship to hair-raising heights.
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Jambalaya Cajun Band
Description: They'll make you dance, no doubt. And for those who care to listen, Jambalaya also offers an immersion course in Cajun Culture, and history…On this new session, "Lessons Learned," Jambalaya focuses their respect on the individuals who have influenced and inspired them. They do so not by writing tribute songs, but by recording songs written by their heroes, or by actually playing with them.
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Description: Today's popular Cajun bands offer a more professional sound but still maintain that magical excitement of Cajun music for their followers. Over the years, many new Cajun songs have been composed, and some of these tunes are now very popular dance hits. This CD contains some these new hits, together with other very popular dance classics most often requested at Cajun dances, performed by some of the top new and legendary Cajun musicians.