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Doucet, Michael / From Now On
Album:From Now On Collection:Blues
Artist:Doucet, Michael Added:05/2008
Label:Smithsonian/Folkways 

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Add Date:2008-06-08 Pull Date:2008-08-10 Charts:Blues
Week Ending:29 Jun22 Jun15 Jun
Airplays:111

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 27, 2008:The Rent Party
Reels De Mamou
3.Jun 12, 2008:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
L'amour Ou La Folie
2.Jun 17, 2008:Deep Fried And Sanctified
A Closer Walk With Thee/I Know

Album Review
Andrea L
Reviewed 2008-06-15 
Michael Doucet/From Now On/Smthsonian Folkways/2008
Cajun and creole music that has one foot firmly planted in the past with the other jauntily heading to the future. Terrific musicianship and gorgeous song choices. Most are instrumentals. Andrea favorites are: 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 15, 17, 18
1) 5:52 Mid, creole interpretation of Toussaint’s song. I like the arrangement of the music, but the vocals aren’t for me.
2) 2:40 Up Instr. two-step inspired by Leo Soileau and Mayeuse Lafleur.
3) 3:50 Mid Instr.Fontenot cover, gorgeous and somehow the vocals manage to sound like a bee, bzzz.
4) 4:42 Mid, originally a Cuban tune, it became a New Orleans second line song. Great guitarwork.
5) 3:03 Uptempo twin fiddles, sweet song about home and love.
6) 4:22 Slow and gorgeous beautiful version of a Closer Walk combined with great funky secular version called I Know.
7) 5:36 Uptempo Instr. assemblage of reels, lots of fun and great simple fiddle that sounds like 10 fiddles.
8) 2:30 Uptempo Instr. twin fiddle from Doucet’s band BeauSoleil.
9) 4:35 Midtempo Instr. bluesy first take jam, yes!
10) 2:17 Uptempo Instr. unusual in that Doucet plays the accordian, fascinating.
11) 2:17 Uptempo Instr. Hints of French quadrilles, lovely and complex.
12) 2:08 Uptempo Instr. It’s all about the roux baby, the roux, more twin fiddle.
13) 3:04 Slow and changes tempo mid-song for a little “let’s f__k with the dancers” cadenza. Instr., bluesy as all heck, a great cover the Hoagy Carmichael song.
14) 2:53 Uptempo Instr. Two-step in memory of Wade Fruge. Lots of fun.
15) 2:52 midtempo Cajun version of a Swedish folk song. Charming and lush. Garbo with gumbo.
16) 3:49 Uptempo Instr., like the name implies, it is a happy one-step,
17) 2:26 Uptemp Instr. On the Octave violin, lovely tones and a great song.
18) 5:39 Slow bluesy as hell cover that builds a bit and digs way down deep into the swamp and comes up Creole soulful.
19) 3:16 Slow haunting version of this gospel song, love it. Plus Doucet is only on guitar.

Track Listing
1.Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky 10.Amedee's Accordion
2.Le Two-Step De Basile 11.Contredanse De Mamou
3.Bec De La Manche 12.Brasse Le Gombo Vite (Stir The Gombo Fast)
4.Madame Boudreaux 13.New Orleans
5.Chez Denouse 14.Wade's Two-Step
6.A Closer Walk With Thee/I Know 15.Chere Evangeline
7.Reels De Mamou 16.Happy One-Step
8.L'amour Ou La Folie 17.Madame Young
9.Fonky Bayou 18.Saint Louis Blues
 19.You Gotta Move