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This review is from: Cajun Classics: Kings of Cajun at Their Very Best (Audio CD)
The collection of Cajun music from the Ace label lives up to its title "Cajun Classics" and there are many great tracks included here. Most of the tracks come from the sixties and seventies but there are also a couple from the fifties and the eighties. Cajun music originated with the French Arcadians (Cajuns) who moved from Canada to Louisiana bringing their music with them. Now part of Americana its French roots are obvious from the language and the accordion and fiddle based rhythms!
I was surprised when the current 118 118 advert used the music of Nolan Cormier and the LA Aces as its backing music, and that track - Hee-Haw Breakdown - is the final track on this collection. If you are looking for a good introduction to this style of music then this collection from Ace won't disappoint. An excellent mix of high-energy foot-tappers and ballads this will make you want to investigate this music further.