THE BEST OF CAJUN AND ZYDECO (2CD)
Not Now Music (NOT2CD358 )
Any CD that contains truly brilliant stuff like Clifton Chenier's Squeeze Box Boogie, Boozoo Chavis' Paper In My Shoe, Amede Ardoin's Two Step de Eunice, Hackberry Rambler's Darbone's Creole Stomp, Joseph Falcon's Lafayette and Harry Choates Grand Mamou has to be taken seriously. And when you see that the compiler has picked material from such great artists as Dennis McGhee, Cleoma Breaux, Leo Soileau, Floyd Leblanc, Lawrence Walker, The Thibodeaux Boys and Iry Le Juene you know that this is not your regular bodged-together anthology. What you've got here is a hand-picked compilation of some of the finest vintage performances in Louisiana's musical culture and at this terrific price, every roots music fan should own a copy.
Review Date: August 2010