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Play Traditional Cajun Music [Import]

Balfa Brothers Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (22 Mar 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Swallow
  • ASIN: B000001ZLU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,593 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sheer elegance 23 Oct 2008
Format:Audio CD
never heard of them until searching for a song in the superb film,SOUTHERN COMFORT,whereby had been after the songs in the film ,but without trying to obtain,for about twenty years,then came 5 mins peace of remembering cool stuff id heard in the past searched nostalgia relating music to film,remembered to goooogle,and lo,one of the finest albums i own,coming from someone that really loves all types of music passionately,never really bothered with cajun before,but woooooo,this album has changed all that,YOU NEED THIS ALBUM IF YOU REALLY ENJOY THE ROOTS OF ALL MUSIC.The coarse melodies and liquid chord changes are so simple yet so complicatededly enhanced : ) beautiful.GET THE ALBUM,YOU WILL NOT REGRET.AAAAAA a rare treat from history.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last , I found it. 16 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have this on a rather battered up Vinyl copy which is very old and pretty much unplayable now.
Ive been looking for this on CD for years and at last Ive got it.

This is Cajun music as its meant to be , excellent stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great music, great package 15 Jan 2014
By Steve Keen TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
In 1964, Dewey Balfa was invited to play the Newport Folk Festival along with Gladius Thibodeaux and Vinus LeJeune, a performance which put Cajun music on the map. Having formed The Balfa Brothers Band a year later with three of his brothers (in total the family comprised nine children, six boys and three girls) plus Hadley Fontenot, in 1967 he returned to Newport with the band and again caused a sensation.

The recordings on this CD represent the contents of two of the band's LPs, one from their earliest days in 1965, which for some reason appear as tracks 13 to 24, and the other from their second album from 1974, by which time sadly brothers Will and Rodney had been killed in a road accident, so the remaining band members were joined by Marc Savoy and Rodney's son, Tony.

Many of the tracks reflect Dewey's view of traditional Cajun, being mostly string-based, with the fiddle prominent and the rhythm knocked out on the petit fer, or triangle, but some also feature accordion, possibly the instrument nowadays most associated with Cajun, ironically given Dewey's original view, although one of his striking characteristics was his pragmatism in the face of change and lack of chauvinism, acknowledging the virtues of other traditions whilst striving to ensure that his own was provided a firm platform for survival.

What stands out about the package, apart from the privilege of hearing some of the best songs Cajun has to offer, many of which are still being played by bands in Louisiana today, is the inclusion of the lyrics, together with a translation from the sometimes impenetrable (to my ears) Cajun French.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Southern Comfort Soundtrack without Ry Cooder 24 Aug 2010
Format:Audio CD
After searching for many years for the soundtrack to Southern Comfort that has never been released yet,you can get Ry Cooders tracks on his cd Music by Ry Cooder at least.then i discovered this ordered it from the good old U S of A. I only really play the tracks from Southern Comfort tracks 1,2,5,23 ,compare this to the band playing in the movie and theres no difference at all superb even though i only play the 4 tracks. Also check out the bands history on the net it is well worth knowing the history of this fantastic band ian
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