Album Review

Riley, Steve & the Mamou Playb – “Happytown ” – [Rounder Records]

David Richoux   1/15/2005   CD, Country

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys are of the generation that followed the modernization and revival of “Cajun” music by Beausoleil, Zachary Richard and a few others – Steve has taken the style just a little closer to mainstream rock using electric guitar and some electronics. Just a bit. They are still an exciting band, especially in a live setting. This recording covers a lot of different styles from straight old traditional Cajun waltzes to some eerie & dark swamp funk. Instros and some vocals – in Cajun and some English. *review by David Richoux

you heard it 38 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 37 days ago, Jack Tar played Creole Stomp (Happytown)
  • 154 days ago, Jack Tar played Les Vigilants/The Vigilantes
  • 415 days ago, Sally Goodin played Les Vigilants/The Vigilantes
  • 611 days ago, Jack Tar played Creole Stomp (Happytown)
  • 940 days ago, Sally Goodin played La Creve De Faim/Starvation 2-Step
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