Thursday, August 13, 2009

Louisiana Music On NPR

NPR ran this piece by Melissa Block yesterday featuring five Songs of Summer Sweat. Hey, that's their title not mine, but the tunes are rocking. Block's list includes Give Him Cornbread, by Beau Jocque; Dance All Night, by Boozoo Chavis; Je T'aime Pas Mieux, by The Red Stick Ramblers; Vie d'Un Vieux Garcon, by Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys; and Missing Out On A Date, by Kieth Frank. From the report:
It's no secret that Cajun and zydeco music is all about sweat. So you can go to Louisiana for a summertime steambath — as I write this, the temperature in Lafayette is 93 degrees, with a heat index of 103 — or you can bring a bit of the heat to you. Here are five songs guaranteed to get your feet moving, at which point the sweating part will take care of itself. Which, in turn, is where the beer comes in.

Listen here.

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