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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 

Album Review
Lola Love - Zydeco Lady
Reviewed 2014-06-27 

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!

Track Listing
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