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sábado, 16 de diciembre de 2017

Geno Delafose • French Rockin' Boogie



Geno Delafose (born February 6, 1972 in Eunice, Louisiana[1]) is a zydeco accordionist and singer. He is one of the younger generations of the genre who has created the sound known as the nouveau zydeco. His sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole music with strong influences from Cajun music and also country and western. His father was the famous zydeco accordion player John Delafose.
Delafose was born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana. At the age of eight, he joined his father's band, the Eunice Playboys as a rubboard player[2] and continued to play with the band until his father's death in 1994. He also appeared on the several of the bands recordings. He switched to the accordion in the early 1990s and started to play as an opening act for his father.
In 1994, he debuted with album French Rockin' Boogie on Rounder Records. The name of this album also became the name of his band with whom he still plays. He released two more albums on the label, before signing with Times Square Records label to release Everybody's Dancin' in 2003.
He has also appeared on the compilation album Creole Bred: A Tribute to Creole & Zydeco released in 2004 by Vanguard Records.
He was nominated for a Grammy Award in the "Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album" category for his 2007 album Le Cowboy Creole.
Delafose lives in Duralde, near Eunice, Louisiana, where he operates his Double D Ranch raising cattle and horses. He also holds fan appreciation parties annually at the ranch. [Wiki]

Review by Rose of Sharon Witmer
This is the first CD by zydeco accordionist Geno Delafose. The name of the record, French Rockin' Boogie, is also the name of his backup group, a fine array of musicians including several family members. For as is often true in Louisiana, playing music is a family affair. Such is the case for Geno Delafose, who got his start at the age of eight in his father's band. When the great John Delafose retired, his son took over the band. By then, the younger Delafose was adept at making music on both the button and piano accordions. The sound of this musical artist is unique. In some ways, it is quite traditional Creole music, but it is pepped up with influences from the R&B and country-rock traditions. It is, above all, dance music. And Geno Delafose, with his country cowboy persona, has them smiling and dancing wherever he goes. The recording gives the listener a good sampling of the range of this master accordionist's capabilities. The title cut takes off fast to let you know the man can rock. But, as with the horses that Delafose raises, there are many changes of pace. Stirring waltzes such as "Wedding Day Waltz" are interspersed with ballads and traditional jures. Standout tunes include "Ris et la Gres" (Rice and Gravy) and "One Lie (Leads to Another)." There's nothing like a good two-step to get the blood pumping, and there are plenty of those dance favorites on the record. As Delafose admonishes on the last track, "Watch Your Step."


Tracklist
1 French Rockin' Boogie 4:14
2 Je Ne Apprecie Pa Ca (I Don't Appreciate That) 4:24
3 Hey, Geno! 3:32
4 Think It Over 4:00
5 C'est Pas La Peine Brailler (There's No Need To Cry) 3:26
6 Ris Et La Gres (Rice And Gravy) 2:49
7 One Lie (Leads To Another) 5:16
8 Jeunes Filles De La Campagne (Young Girls From The Country) 2:36
9 Do The Mill 3:13
10 JoAnn, JoAnn 4:49
11 Tes Parents Ne Veulent Plus Me Voir (Your Folks Don't Want To See Me No More) 3:17
12 Wedding Day Waltz 3:05
13 Watch Your Step 3:21








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