|Allen, Richard & The Louisiana Experience / Now's The Time|
|Album:||Now's The Time||Collection:||Out for Review|
|Artist:||Allen, Richard & The Louisiana Experience||Added:||06/2014|
|Label:||Pepper Grove Music|
|Lola Love - Zydeco Lady|
Lafayette, Louisiana native Richard Allen is a long way from his hometown now residing in Seattle, Washington, but his Louisiana musical roots remain strong. A third generation Louisiana musician, Richard Allen & the Louisiana Experience’s CD “Now Is The Time” incorporates strong elements of Zydeco, Cajun, and Blues music. This is a great CD with 10 very well arranged tracks.
1) 3:11 “West Coast Zydeco” – HOT TRACK- Hot Zydeco 2 Step Track. Nice!
2) 4:33 “Poor Nonc Long” – HOT TRACK- Zydeco Blues influenced track.
3) 5:02 “Let ‘Em Roll” – HOT TRACK- CD SLEEPER – Slow Zydeco Blues Track in the tradition of Roy Carrier. Love This Track!
4) 3:46 “Now’s The Time” – HOT TRACK- CD SLEEPER – Title Track of CD with Driving upbeat Zydeco Influenced Track. This a Great Song-A Favorite!
5) 3:52 “When The World Stood Still” – HOT TRACK- CD SLEEPER – Cajun influenced Ballad with all the elements. (Love the Tifer (Triange) and Cajun Fiddle)
6) 4:51 “16th Century Mardi Gras” – HOT TRACK- CD SLEEPER – This track is different incorporating elements of Zydeco, Cajun, and European music highlighting Richard Allen’s diverse music background. Love this Track!
7) 4:55 “Train Song” – HOT TRACK-- CD SLEEPER – Zydeco Blues Track with some outstanding Accordion Play!
8) 5:08 “Hands Of Time”- HOT TRACK– Hot & Steamy Blues Track-Great for late night play!
9) 4:01 “Believe” – HOT TRACK– Beautiful & Inspirational Piano Ballad.
10) 3:43 “Let’s Start Tonight” – HOT TRACK-- CD SLEEPER – Hot upbeat Zydeco Dance Track with tight guitar rifts! Surprise of the CD!
|1.||West Coast Zydeco||6.||16th Century Mardi Gras|
|2.||Poor None Long||7.||Train Song|
|3.||Let 'em Roll||8.||Hands Of Time|
|4.||Now's The Time||9.||Believe|
|5.||When The World Stood Still||10.||Let's Start Tonight|