Clarence's recommended Cajun and Zydeco Items and CDs



   
Recommended by Cajun Clarence list:


This is located at www.cajunradio.org/recommended.html

For those of you not familiar with our music and Louisiana items to buy, I have put together a list of Clarence's TOP 10 Louisiana/Cajun CD's to own and Clarence's top 10 Louisiana cultural and "living room" items to own.


Clarence's TOP 10 Louisiana/Cajun CD's to own:

1) Merry Cajun Christmas - top Cajun Christmas songs, label: Swallow # 6070
2) Les Amies Louisianaises - "Amazing Grace" done in Cajun French, label: Musique Acadienne
3) Mardi Gras CD - top Mardi Gras songs, label: Mardi Gras Records MG 1001
4) Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys - traditional Cajun music band site
5) Berard and Verret Cajun Band - traditional Cajun music, label: Swallow # 6114
6) Jambalaya Cajun Band Cest Fun - traditional Cajun music, label: Swallow # 6085
7) Zydeco Festival - various Zydeco songs Maison De Soul # 101
8) 101 Proof Zydeco - various Zydeco songs, label: Maison De Soul # 1030
9) Swamp Gold Vol 1 & Vol 2 - top Swamp Pop songs, Label: Jin # 106 & 107
10) Tabby Thomas Blues Musician - Baton Rouge's legendary Blues music
11) (#11 is lagniappe) Song "New Orleans Ladies" by Louisiana's LaRoux Listen


Clarence's top 10 Louisiana cultural and "living room" items to own:

1) Floyd Sonnier's Cajun Christmas Cards info
2) Childrens coloring book - Cajun Night before Christmas info
3) Childrens Toy Accordian info
4) Cajun Triangle info
5) The Cajun Dictionary Book by Rev Jule O. Daigle info
6) Louisiana French phrases and meanings book - "Tonnerre Mes Chiens" info
7) Book of Cajun songs, notes and words - "Cajun Music,a reflection of a people" info
8) George Rodrigue's "Blue dog" poster or print info
9) Floyd Sonnier's Cajun pencil etching print drawing info
10) Cajun and Zydeco pins, jewelry, magnets, shirts and caps info
11) (#11 is lagniappe) a Festivals Acadienne or La Folk Roots T-shirt

Clarence's recommended Cajun and Zydeco CDs Les Freres Michot, Lost Bayou Ramblers, and the CD by Nancy Tabb Marcantel.

You can buy these CD's at
www.lesfreresmichot.com or
www.laheritageandgifts.com or
www.floydsrecordshop.com

SW-6174 Les Freres Michot - La Roue Qui Pend (The Hanging Wheel) "SW-6174 Les Freres Michot - La Roue Qui Pend (The Hanging Wheel)"
(excellent CD - Clarence recommends!)

The Michot Brothers consists of brothers Rick, David, Mike, and Tommy, and Tommy's sons Louie and Andre Michot. More than 15 years have passed since their last album, and this collection is the culmination of a long-term effort by the Michot Brothers from 1994 to 2002. Centered on the theme of the family camp, "La Roue Qui Pend" is a true collectable for Cajun music lovers with nearly 80 minutes of music and a 16 page booklet of complete lyrics and translations. 23 cuts, including: La Roue Qui Pend, La Valse De La Meche Perdue, Le Deux-pas a Sydney Bourque, La Valse De Marriage, Speciale De Wauksha, Les Plats Tous Mis Sur La Table, L'un-pas De Bayou Vermilion, La Valse De Tante Adele, Le Deux-pas Du Cimetiaire, La Valse De Roiville, Baieonne, Ton Papa M'a Jete Dehors, La Vieille Valse De Bayou Teche, La Jument De Michot, Mon Cher P'tit Monde, Le Lapin A Vole Le Giraumon, La Mazurka De Eugene Michon, La Valse Du Marais Bouleur, La Vie Malheureuse, La Valse De Lac Charles, J'irais La Voir Un Jour, L'introduction Au Melange Religieux, and Melange Religieux.

Nancy Tabb Marcantel - Louisiana Makes Me Smile! "Nancy Tabb Marcantel - Louisiana Makes Me Smile!"
(excellent CD - Clarence recommends!)
contains the songs Louisiana Makes Me Smile (English), Doux Bayou (Blue Bayou), Allons en Louisiane (Down at the Twist and Shout), Des Acadiens Errants (Wandering Acadians), Ma Louisiane (Take Me Home, Country Roads), Jambalaya (French), Louisiana In My Head (English), J'ai vu la lumiere (I Saw the Light), Pour les bons temps (For the Good Times), Raining (English), La Louisiane me fait sourire (Louisiana Makes Me Smile), Enleve-moi ce chagrin (Make the World Go Away), Dans les rangs de coton (Cotton Rows), Mon Pays Bleu (Durham Town - The Leaving), La Mer (Beyond the Sea), Je vais t'aimer toujours (I Can't Stop Loving You), Et puis tu peux me dire adieu (Then You Can Tell Me, Avec Toi (Let Me Be There), Petit Oiseau (Snowbird), That's What Makes Me Sing (English), J'ai passe devant ta porte (I Passed By Your Door), Blue Bayou (English) and Down at the Twist and Shout (English).

Les Amies Louisianaises - La Musique Unique des Acadiens "Les Amies Louisianaises - La Musique Unique des Acadiens" (Cajun Amazing Grace)
(excellent CD - Clarence recommends!)
contains the song "Amazing Grace" performed by Cajun French musicians as La Grâce du Ciel.
This CD also includes the songs Musique Unique des Acadiens, Madame Sosthene, Valse À Bélisaire, Allons Danser Colinda [All French], Chère Chérie, Jolie Blonde, Dis Les Mots Encore, Mardi Gras, Ô Mardi Gras, Marche des Mariés, Allons Danser, Colinda [Bilingual], Valse Cadienne de Noël, Reviens Pour Noël (Please Come Home for Christmas), Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant and Grâce du Ciel (Amazing Grace).

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