Steve Riley (Accordion): Sam Broussard (vocals, tenor, acoustic guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, percussion); David Greely (vocals, baritone, fiddle, tenor saxophone); Brazos Huval (bass instrument); Kevin Dugas (drums, triangle).
Personnel: Steve Riley (vocals, tenor, fiddle, accordion); Peter Schwarz (vocals, tenor, fiddle, acoustic bass, bass guitar, triangle); Zachary Richard (tenor); C.C. Adcock (guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals); Jimmy Domengeaux, Kevin Barzas (guitar, acoustic guitar); Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal (guitar); Roddie Romero, Sonny Landreth (electric guitar); Arconge Touchet, Randall Foreman (steel guitar); Dirk Powell, Eddie Baytos (piano); Tina Pilione (acoustic bass); Kyle Hebert (electric bass); Michael Chapman (drums); Joseph "Zydeco Joe" Mouton (rub-board); Christine Balfa, Kelli Roberts (triangle); Tony Daigle, Billy Ware (percussion); Erik Flettrich (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Erik Flettrich; Scott Ardoin.
Liner Note Author: Barry Jean Ancelet.
Recording information: American Sector's Egyptian Room, New Orleans, LA (??/1989-10/2007); Boudreaux's Studio, Scott, LA (??/1989-10/2007); Cypress House Studios, Parks, LA (??/1989-10/2007); Dockside Studios, Maurice, LA (??/1989-10/2007); Electric Comoland, Lafayette, LA (??/1989-10/2007); La Louisianne Studios, Lafayette, LA (??/1989-10/2007); Overdub Studios, Ville Platte, LA (??/1989-10/2007); Ultrasonic Studio, New Orleans, LA (??/1989-10/2007); Your Place Or Mine, Glendale, CA (??/1989-10/2007).
Author: Barry Jean Ancelet.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Tony Latiolais; Rhett Bernard; King Cotton; Jimmie Wood.
Arrangers: David Greely; Linda Handelsman; Steve Riley .
After two decades of roots-rockin' ferocity, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys released this comprehensive two-disc set of highlights from their distinguished career. Obviously well-schooled in strictly traditional Cajun forms--witness their spot-on readings of standards such as "La Danse De Mardi Gras"--Riley and Co. are most famous for reinvigorating those styles for a modern audience. These tracks cook with drums, electricity, production sheen, and intense tempos. Call it New Hot Cajun, and then two-step your cares away.