This album should go down in history as one of the most important compilations ever released in the UK. Originally put together in 1974 by Charlie Gillett for his Oval Records label. Ace is now pleased to announce the reissue of this best selling album (together with some newly added tracks) featuring the best music from South Louisiana. It contains an endless zig-zag from the familiar to the surprising and back. Although many of the album's tracks are cover versions, its classic status results from recordings that don't follow expectations. Loosely described as a Cajun compilation, the discerning listener will also detect some Rhythm & Blues, Two-Steps and Waltzes all of which is dominated by Ace Records' favourite instrument- the accordion! This together with Charlie's new sleeve notes makes this the ideal compilation and forms a perfect introduction to the delight that is Cajun Classic Recordings From The Louisiana Bayous indeed!
- 01 Preview Before I Grow Too Old - Tommy McLain
- 02 Preview I'm A Lonesome Fugitive - Belton Richard
- 03 Preview Try To Find Another Man - Tommy McLain & Clint West
- 04 Preview Jole Blon - Vin Bruce
- 05 Preview I Cried - Cookie & The Cupcakes
- 06 Preview Oh Lucille - Belton Richard
- 07 Preview Who Needs You So Bad - Gary Walker
- 08 Preview Don't Mess With My Man - Margo White
- 09 Preview Opelousas Sostan - Rufus Jagneaux
- 10 Preview The Great Pretender - Cookie & the Cupcakes featuring Carol Fran
- 11 Preview Another Saturday Night - Clint West
- 12 Preview Another Sleepless Night - Belton Richard
- 13 Preview The Promised Land - Johnnie Allan
- 14 Preview Two Step De Bayou Teche - Austin Pitre
- 15 Preview Sweet Dreams - Tommy McLain
- 16 Preview Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Cookie & His Cupcakes
- 17 Preview Laisser Les Cajuns Dancer - Belton Richard
- 18 Preview If You Want Good Lovin' - Donnie Jacobs
- 19 Preview Down Home Music - Rufus Jagneaux
- 20 Preview Georgie Lou - Cajun Gold
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“First issued in 1974 by the late DJ Charlie Gillett, before it was belatedly expanded: a heady flavour of Louisiana’s classic Cajun, rock ‘n’ roll and so-called “swamp pop”, with not a single bad track on it.” ★★★★★