August 24, 2006 9:46 AM   Subscribe

Can you recommend Cajun music with heavy French influence?

This should be incredibly easy, right? I just need some music (really just a song or two) that says "New Orleans!" but also "France!" -- ideal would perhaps be a zaideco cover of the Marseillaise.

Also, I'm looking for something that I can access digitally (as I live in Chicago), so this should be music that you can email me, or that I can find on iTunes, or the artist's website, &c.
posted by Squid Voltaire to Media & Arts (10 answers total)
La Bouttine Souriante? French canadian, and zaideco-ish (If I recall Correctly)
posted by piratebowling at 9:53 AM on August 24, 2006

"Parlez nous a boire" by Beausoleil?
posted by methylsalicylate at 10:13 AM on August 24, 2006

Maybe something from
posted by badger_flammable at 10:46 AM on August 24, 2006

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys are excellent. A friend gave me one of their discs and I've about worn it out. Some of their music is very traditional, old-timey sounding, sung in french, but other stuff is rocking and in english. Good stuff!
posted by wsg at 10:59 AM on August 24, 2006

I own this
if you'd like email me.
posted by stavx at 11:01 AM on August 24, 2006

You mean Zydeco, don't you?
posted by Mr. Gunn at 4:39 PM on August 24, 2006

They've got a great zydeco show at WWOZ on Sunday from 12 to 2 pm Central time.
posted by Mr. Gunn at 4:43 PM on August 24, 2006

Some of the artists that played the Zydeco stage at Jazzfest in 2006 are:
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Buckwheat Zydeco
Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas(who play locally)
Lil’ Brian & the Zydeco Travelers
Willis Prudhomme & Zydeco Express
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers
Here's a playlist of the most recent Zydeco show on WWOZ.
posted by Mr. Gunn at 4:50 PM on August 24, 2006

Zydeco thread.

The Performers List at the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette which is in the middle of cajun country (SW La)
posted by dog food sugar at 5:13 AM on August 25, 2006

No, I cannot in good consious recommend that.
posted by JamesMessick at 7:18 PM on August 26, 2006

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