4/25/2014 Louisiana Rhythms

 

Karl here as your music programmer today. I started the dance party with a few from the mighty Horace Trahan. Horace has been one of my favorite people and musicians since I was fortunate enough to meet him at the age of 17. It has been wonderful watching him go through the years. Always one of the great voices. Early years with D.L Menard. I can remember them freezing when they came up for an early November gig and ran into the joys of Minnesota weather. Maybe that's why it has been so hard getting him back. Once he started putting together bands we got a better idea of the way he heard the music. He always injects himself in the music and so it has changed as he has changed and grown.

I followed Horace with some other Zydeco and then moved into what turned out to be a long Balfa Family exploration. Started at the young end with Christine Balfa and Courtney Granger. Then I moved through various bands until I came to the Valcour records gem, The Balfa Family: A Retrospective.

Thanks for listening.

Playlist Tracks: 
Nathan Abshire - The Pinegrove Blues
Album: The Essential; Label: Swallow
Horace Trahan - Funny Things Change
Album: Keep Walking; Label: sr
Horace Trahan - Keep Walking
Album: Keep Walking; Label: sr
Curley Taylor - Zydeco Trouble
Album: Country Boy; Label: LA Soul Records
Boozoo Chavis - marksville Sllide
Album: Who Stole My Monkey; Label: Rounder
Jeffery Broussard - Zydeco Coteau
Album: Return of the Creole; Label: MdS
Beau Jocque - Baby Please Don't Go
Album: Beau Jocque Boogie; Label: Rounder
Jeffery Broussard - Oh You Know It Hurt
Album: Return of the Creole; Label: MdS
Balfa Toujours - Kingpin Special
Album: La Pointe; Label: Rounder
Balfa Toujours - Bernadette
Album: La Pointe; Label: Rounder
Balfa Toujours - Marshall's Club
Album: La Pointe; Label: Rounder
Bonsoir Catin - Blues a Catin
Album: Blues a Catin; Label: Bridgetown Records
Bonsoir Catin - Orphan Waltz
Album: Vive L'Amour; Label: Valcour
Bonsoir Catin - Listen When I Talk To You
Album: Vive L'Amour; Label: Valcour
The Racines - Marcantel Reel/Reel de Cajun
Album: The Racines; Label: Swallow
The Racines - My Baby She's Gone
Album: The Racines; Label: Swallow
The Pine Leaf Boys - The Pine Leaf Two Step
Album: Le Musician; Label: Arhoolie
The Pine Leaf Boys - Valse de Belazaire
Album: Blues de Musician; Label: Arhoolie
The Pine Leaf Boys - Blues de Cajun
Album: Back Home; Label: Valcour
The Pine Leaf Boys - Le Vie est Courte
Album: Danser; Label: Valcour
The Pine Leaf Boys - Une Temps Sur La Rue
Album: Danser; Label: Valcour
Cedric Watson - Jure
Album: Creole Moon; Label: Valcour
Cedric Watson - Zydeco Coteau
Album: Creole Moon; Label: Valcour
Cedric Watson - Le Pay de Creole
Album: Avec Bijou Creole; Label: Valcour
The Balfa Family - Valse De Balfa
Album: The Balfa Family: A Retrospective; Label: Valcour
The Balfa Family - Parlez Nous a Boire
Album: The Balfa Family: A Retrospective; Label: Valcour
The Balfa Family - Jai ete au bal
Album: The Balfa Family: A Retrospective; Label: Valcour
The Balfa Family - Madeline
Album: The Balfa Family: A Retrospective; Label: Valcour
The Balfa Family - Les Barres de Prison
Album: The Balfa Family: A Retrospective; Label: Valcour
Air Date: 
April 25, 2014

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