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La Pointe

By: Balfa Toujours

Provider: Amazon US
Availability: Download available
Also Available in: [CD]

Track Listing

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DISC 1 for La Pointe Album By Balfa Toujours iTunes
1   Kingpin Special Buy  
2   Restez, Mom et Pop, restez (Stay, Mom and Pop, Stay) Buy Buy
3   Freight Train Blues Buy  
4   Pa Janvier (Papa January) Buy  
5   Marshall's Club Buy  
6   Les Tracas de Todd Balfa (Todd Balfa's Troubles) Buy  
7   Nonc Charlot (Uncle Charlot) Buy  
8   The Freeman Fontenot Medley Buy  
9   Bayou Teche Special Buy  
10   Bernadette Buy  
11   La valse de Bayou Lafourche (The Bayou Lafourche Waltz) Buy  
12   Blacktop Blues Buy  
13   Le reel de Courville (Courville's Reel) Buy  
14   Un ange pour tout de la Louisiane (An Angel for All the People of Louisiana) Buy  

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Album Description

Recorded at the Balfa home in La Pointe, Louisiana, this album contains original and vintage cajun classics.
Genre: Cajun & Zydeco
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 15-SEP-1998

Product Notes

Balfa Toujours is from the new generation of Cajun music, free to go back home now that the fusions have been tried and the stars have been named. This recording was made in Christine Balfa and Dirk Powell''s hometown, literally in the living room and kitchen of their home in La Pointe, Louisiana. Powell delivers some gritty train- imitating accordion on "Freight Train Blues." Balfa serves up a wonderful original ballad (cowritten with Powell), "Restez, Mom and Pop, Restez" that could have been written a hundred years ago, about anyone leaving the family to work and survive. All of the songs show a relaxed, personable trio of musicians, joined by a few friends for a good time first and a record second. Not that this recording suffers from chatter and mistakes. This is ace playing of new songs and old favorites, dance tunes and song ballads that speak from the heart of Cajun culture, played in an appropriately lean style. --Louis Gibson

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