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Magnolia Sisters (Ann Savoy & Jane Vidrine) - Prends Courage

CAT. #: 439


Price: $15.00

CD 439

Ann Savoy, guitarist, of the premiere Cajun band, Savoy - Doucet, is joined by fiddler Jane Vidrine with guest musicians, Deborah Helen Viator, Tina Pilone, and Lisa Mc Cauley.

The Magnolia Sisters make these old time Cajun tunes uniquely theirs by infusing this collection of songs with energy and contemporary vitality. This CD features the raw and powerful duet singing of the Magnolia Sisters, which is unique because the duet sound is seldom heard in Cajun music. They present a fresh angle on some old favorites, by including songs that have been reworked, slightly changing the lyrics to reflect a woman's perspective.

1. 'Tit Monde (Little Friend)
2. Chere Bassette (Dear Little Woman)
3. Sur La Bord De L'eau(By The Water's Edge
4. Les Fils A Nonc Hilaire(Uncle Hilaire's
5. Brasse Donc, Le Couche-Couche(Stir The C
6. Il Savait Pas J'etais Mariee(He Didn't K
7. Sept Ans Sur Mer(Seven Years On The Sea)
8. Grande Nuit Special(Big Night Special)
9. 'Tits Yeux Bleus (Little Blue Eyes)
10. Je Voudrais Bien Me Marier, Mais(I'd Lik
11. A Dollar Here, A Dollar There (Un' Piast
12. Les Memoires Dans Mon Coeur (Memories Of
13. Prends Courage (Take Courage)
14. La Valse De Grande Piniere (Waltz Of The
15. Tasso
16. Derriere Chez Nous (Behind Our House)
17. Braille Pas, Jolis 'Tits Yeux Bleus /Mes
18. Mama Roseanne
19. La Valse De Courville Et Mcgee(The Happy
20. Ma Blonde Est Partie (My Blonde Left)
21. Dor, Dors (Sleep, Sleep)
22. La Robe Barree (The Striped Dress)
23. Grand Texas
25. Fais Do Do (Go To Sleep)

REVIEW

“Sometimes the best way to nurture the virtues of a tradition is to unravel the bonds of convention that have ossified over the years. Ann Savoy and Jane Vidrine are Cajuns by marriage, absorbing the Louisiana culture as thoroughly as, say, Johnny Otis adopted a black heritage and musical life. Their fresh and ardent voices, intertwined in heart-rending harmonies and accompanied by accordion, fiddle, guitar, and triangle, add a special tinge to the traditional songs of this historically male-dominated music.”

-East Bay Express