Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band – The Best Of The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band


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Release Date:  2002

Label:  Arhoolie Records


Track List

1 Quelle Etoile (Which Star) 3.24 mins
2 La Valse De Vachers (The Cowboy Waltz) 4.19 mins
3 Perrodin Two-Step (Instrumental) 4.29 mins
4 The Kaplan Waltz 4.05 mins
5 Chere Bassette 2.59 mins
6 One-Step De Chameau 4.02 mins
7 Jolies Joues Roses (Pretty Pink Cheeks) 3.47 mins
8 Happy One Step (Instrumental) 1.37 mins
9 Reno Waltz 3.42 mins
10 Port Arthur Blues 3.23 mins
11 Annention, C’est Mon Coeur Qui Va Casser (Be Careful, You’re Breaking My Heart) 4.18 mins
12 Amede Two Step (Two Step For Amede Ardoin) (Instrumental) 5.32 mins
13 Lawtell Waltz 3.41 mins
14 La Valse Due Malchanceux (The Unlucky Waltz) 5.16 mins
15 Lapin Dans Son Nique (Rabbit In Its Nest) 4.21 mins
16 She Made Me Lose My Mind 3.16 mins
17 ‘Tits Yeux Noirs (Little Black Eyes) 5.35 mins
18 Le Gros Guime A Sam (Sam’s Big Rooster) 4.00 mins
19 Good-Bye, Yeux Bruns (Good-Bye, Brown Eyes) 2.52 mins



  • Michael Doucet – fiddle, vocals
  • Ann Savoy – guitar, vocals
  • Marc Savoy – accordion, vocals



This Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band greatest-hits compilation was culled from four previous albums on Arhoolie. The performers are the undisputed masters of Cajun music, as one familiar with the genre already knows prior to picking up the album. It’s generally a loping bit of work on some vaguely scratchy fiddle tunes, with the constant strum from Ann Savoy in the background. Marc Savoy’s accordion work is perhaps some of the most outstanding Cajun accordion one will hear, though it’s relatively rare for him to go out on a major solo run here, preferring to stick with the other players more often. On the whole, it’s an entirely worthwhile album for fans of the genre or of the group, as the bandmembers work through a number of old songs from the traditional books and the old masters of the genre, as well as a few slightly newer numbers written to sound like the old forms. This is music more complex than the Savoys can make on their own, and out of the comfort zone for Michael Doucet’s usual ventures with Beausoleil. Pick it up for a nice look at the work that the Savoys have done alongside Doucet, and a nice overview of the old Cajun forms, both slow and quick.

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