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Review Date: Nov 2008
by Arthur Shuey
Not much hip-hop, really. As much soul as anything else. Firm Zydeco foundation. More electric. More flexible rhythmically. No Cajun accents.
This is a great whack-on-the-side-of-the-head release ... why didn't I think of this fusion? Why didn't someone. Newer, younger music makes an effort to be disturbing, and there are few musical instruments more disturbing than the accordion. Like the best newer, younger music, though, the disturbance is part of the foundational attitude, but not the sum total of purpose. Nobody gets killed in these songs. No one wants to kill anyone. The characters in these songs, which are stories, might not be dancing, drinking and eating spicy food with red kerchiefs on their heads like traditional zydeco people, but they're dancing, drinking and eating spicy food.
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