The Savoy Family Band – Cajun Album
Echte cajun-muziek zoals alleen door een echte cajun-familie kan worden gebracht. De opzwepende fiddles en weemoedige accordeons nodigen uit ten dans - of zijn het opzwepende accordeons en weemoedige fiddles?-. Opgenomen in 2003.
Marc Savoy is widely acknowledged as the reigning Godfather of traditional Cajun music. Whether playing with the old masters of the music or with his wife Ann Savoy and Michael Doucet in the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, his accordion is firmly rooted in the sounds of Louisiana French music. It is only natural that the next generation of Savoys (Wilson, Joel, and Sarah) would offer their own, more modern take on that grand tradition. Playing with the togetherness that can only be found in ensembles of close family, The Savoy Family Band delivers the sort of excitement that comes from innovation within the deep roots of Cajun music.
"Being a part of this scene, as it gradually developed into what it has become, has made me feel that I am the richest man in the universe." - Marc Savoy
1. Lake Arthur Stomp 2. Reno Waltz 3. Catin, Catin 4. Chataignier Two Step 5. Woman With A Broken Heart 6. Don't Bury Me 7. Tout Les Deux 8. Bayou Two Step 9. Valse De Chagrin 10. Ossun Two Step 11. Willie's Breakdown 12. Sunset Blues 13. Choupique 14. Sam's Big Rooster 15. Midland Two Step
Marc Savoy - accordion & fiddle on (*); Ann Savoy - guitar & vocals; Joel Savoy - fiddle; Wilson Savoy - vocals, keyboard/piano & accordion on (**); Sarah Savoy - vocals & guitar
“If there is such a thing as Cajun music aristocracy, Marc and Ann Savoy must be its king and queen…Marc Savoy is for my money the finest Cajun accordion player of this era. He has impeccable taste, is creative without ever being affected, and plays as fast and hot as anyone, yet his playing always sounds very relaxed, as if he’s having the time of his life…If there’s a heaven, then Dewey Balfa is surely smiling to hear Joel Savoy’s beautiful fiddling, which evokes the Balfa brothers right down to the tone of the violin. He also gets in some swing licks on ‘Chataignier Two Step,’ and seems to jazz things up the most when brother Wilson is egging him on, as on ‘Ossun Two Step.’
Vocals are contributed by Ann, Wilson, and Sarah. Ann does the lion’s share of the singing and grounds the whole thing with her rock-solid guitar playing. Her vocals, always wonderful, sound even better than ever, and she has written a lovely waltz, ‘Woman with a Broken Heart,’ the melody of whish is loosely based on Shorty LeBlanc’s ‘Soldier Waltz’ (and also brings to mind D.L. Menard’s ‘En Bas de Chene Vert.’) Wilson’s singing is strong and sure, and Sarah shines on ‘Sunset Blues.’…This CD of traditional Cajun music stays true to the old-time southwest Louisiana sounds, delivered with energy, panache, finesse and exactly the right groove.” - – Suzy Rothfield Thompson, The Old-Time Herald
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