Doug Kershaw | Classical Cajun Gumbo

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Classical Cajun Gumbo

by Doug Kershaw

Cajun music backed by a symphony orchestra
Genre: Country: Americana
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1. Diggy Diggy Lo
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2. Mama's Got the Know How
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3. Nickel in My Pocket
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4. Battle of New Orleans
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5. Colinda
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6. Just Like You
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7. Sing Along
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8. Jambalaya
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9. Dance of Blessed Spirits
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10. Mamou Two-step
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11. Mon Chapeau
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12. Cajun Stripper
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13. Play Fiddle Play
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14. Louisiana Man
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15. Orange Blossom Special
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Doug Kershaw, known as the Ragin’ Cajun, is considered by most to be the king of the fiddle players. Since his early days on a Louisiana bayou, he still takes a fiddle beyond what most people think possible. Kershaw, with the energy of a nuclear bomb, plays so incredibly fast that clouds of rosin soar from his horse hair bow, giving the impression that it’s smoking!

Often, he’ll wear out two or three bows per song - playing, dancing and singing at the same time. Mastering over 20 instruments, many of Doug\'s peers, including the great Jimmy C. Newman, consider him as the best musician, singer, songwriter and performer to ever come out of southwest Louisiana.

Kershaw, who is a key player in the promotion and revival of the formerly disappearing Cajun Culture, was born in Tiel Ridge, Cameron Parish, Louisiana, an island just off the Gulf of Mexico on January 24, 1936 to Rita and Jack Kershaw (...they call my mama Rita and my daddy Jack...). Doug is the second of four sons (Ed, Doug, Nelson (Pee Wee) and Russell (Rusty).

This is the heart of Cajun country, where French, not English is the native tongue. Kershaw has taken his heritage worldwide with his infectious, foot-stomping sound, making Cajun music as popular as many other forms of music.

In the 1960\'s, Doug made his first network television appearance on the premier, \"Johnny Cash Show.\" This performance turned millions of people on to his talents, among them, Warner Brothers Records, with whom he signed a long-term recording contract. Kershaw\'s many recordings have been steady sellers, not only with country audiences, but spanning all categories.

Though well-known for his hits, \"Diggy Diggy Lo\" and \"Cajun Joe,\" Doug’s greatest hit is his autobiographical recording \"Louisiana Man,\" which forever immortalized his family and sold millions of copies over the years and was the first song broadcast back to earth from the moon by the Apollo 12 Mission.

Doug is still at it as evidenced by his newest album, \"Classical Cajun Gumbo,\" a ground-breaking live concert in which Doug performs with the University of Northern Colorado Symphony Orchestra.


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D.M. Burmham

classical cajun gumbo
I have listened to it several times and it just keeps getting better and better.The UNC symphony orchestra was great too.

Merlin,the Mystic

A Classical Cajun Gumbo
You would have to really experience Doug Kershaw LIVE in order to appreciate his mystical, cajun, professional, top quality gift which he has, on the electric violin; also a Gentleman entertainer.

Bill Nolte

Classical Cajun Gumbo
I have worked with Doug and attended his concerts and he is without a doubt the greatest Cajun style fiddle player in existance today.

MexiCajun Ricardo

A symphonic Bayou-Broadway musical
Symphony orchestra and Broadway musical afficionados appreciative of diversity among those genres are in for a real treat with a listen to this first-of-kind recorded-live blend with the world's greatest Louisiana Cajun fiddler performer and recording artist accompanied by one of the world's top-rated university orchestras.

And if you've been a Doug Kershaw fan for decades as I have, you'll appreciate even more this pinnacle in the Ragin' Cajun's artistry and creativity that is without a doubt Grammy Award material!

Robin O'Connor

clasic gumbo Cayjun
Very nice! If you are ever in a glum mood, just put on Doug Kershaw, and you will be smiling in no time!! Happy music, and great that Doug gave the University of Colorada sympahny Orchestra the chance to be in a realy awesome piece of work!

Connie

Cajun King
Doug Kershaw is the BEST!! He just gets better with each passing year!! It's a MUST HAVE to add to your music collection!!