Coteau: Highly Seasoned Cajun Music

Audio Samples

  1. Acadian Two-Step $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Bosco / Mosco Stomp $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Acadian Two-Step $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Arc de Triomphe Two-Step $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Bosco / Mosco Stomp $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Sweet Suzannah (La belle de la Louisiane) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Basic Lady $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Arc de Triomphe Two-Step $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Sweet Suzannah (La belle de la Louisiane) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Quoi faire ? $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Basic Lady $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Bayou Teche $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Quoi faire ? $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Zydeco Gris-Gris $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Bayou Teche $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Cold-Hearted You $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Zydeco Gris-Gris $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Grand mamou $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Cold-Hearted You $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Balfa et grand bois $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Grand mamou $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Mardi Gras $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Balfa et grand bois $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Sugarfoot Rag $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Mardi Gras $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Acadian Two-Step $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Sugarfoot Rag $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Bosco/Mosco Stomp $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Acadian Two-Step $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Arc de Triomphe Two-Step $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Bosco/Mosco Stomp $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Sweet Suzannah (La Belle de la Louisiane) $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Arc de Triomphe Two-Step $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Basic Lady $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Sweet Suzannah (La Belle de la Louisiane) $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Quoi Faire? $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Basic Lady $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Bayou Teche $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Quoi Faire? $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Zydeco Gris-Gris $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Bayou Teche $0.99 on iTunes
  42. Cold-Hearted You $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Zydeco Gris-Gris $0.99 on iTunes
  44. Grand Mamou $0.99 on iTunes
  45. Cold-Hearted You $0.99 on iTunes
  46. Balfa et Grand Bois $0.99 on iTunes
  47. Grand Mamou $0.99 on iTunes
  48. Mardi Gras $0.99 on iTunes
  49. Balfa et Grand Bois $0.99 on iTunes
  50. Sugarfoot Rag $0.99 on iTunes
  51. Mardi Gras $0.99 on iTunes
  52. Sugarfoot Rag $0.99 on iTunes

Track List

>Acadian Two-Step
>Bosco/Mosco Stomp
>Travailler, C'Est Trop Dur
>Arc de Triomphe Two-Step
>Sweet Suzannah
>Basic Lady
>Quoi Faire?
>Bayou Teche
>Zydeco Gris-Gris
>Cold-Hearted You
>Grand Mamou
>Balfa et Grand Bois
>Mardi Gras
>Sugar Foot Rag

Album Notes

Coteau: Bruce MacDonald (vocals, guitar); Michael Doucet (vocals, fiddle); Gary Newman (vocals, bass); Tommy Comeaux (guitar, mandolin); Bessyl Duhon (fiddle, accordion); Kenneth Blevins (drums, percussion).

Additional personnel: Kenneth Richard (vocals, harmonica, mandolin); Dana Breaux {guitar); Daniel Kimball (rubboard).

Recorded at Dockside Studio, Maurice, Louisianna. Includes liner notes by Nick Spitzer.

Personnel: Bruce MacDonald (vocals, guitar); Kenneth Richard (vocals, mandolin, harmonica); Michael Doucet (vocals, fiddle); Gary Newman (vocals); Tommy Comeaux (guitar, mandolin); Dana Pierre Breaux (guitar); Bessyl Duhon (fiddle, accordion); Kenneth Blevins (drums, percussion).

Audio Mixer: Tony Daigle.

Recording information: Dockside Studio, Maurice.

Photographers: Phil Gould ; Nick Spitzer.

Unknown Contributor Role: Michael Doucet.

Arrangers: A. Ardoin; Michael Doucet.

In the local language of southern Louisiana, Coteau means higher ground or ridge; in this case, it also means a band that combined the Allman Brothers with Cajun music in their presentation. While other bands that combined the sensibilities of rock with their local music have become successful -- witness Los Lobos, among others -- this band never did hit it. Michael Doucet has gone on to tremendous success with his more traditional band Beausoleil, and several other members continued as professional musicians, but the band was lost for whatever reasons until now. Listen to their treatments of some of the traditional songs later spotlighted through Beausoleil's work. This highly infectious melding of traditional Cajun music with southern rock & roll is one of the musical highlights of 1997. ~ Bob Gottlieb



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