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Best of Doug Kershaw

Doug KershawAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Diggy Diggy Lo (Album Verison) 2:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. You Don't Want My Love (Album Verison) 2:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Louisiana Man (Album Verison) 3:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. It Takes All Day (To Get Over Night) (Album Verison) 2:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  6. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) (Album Verison) 2:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Hippy Ti Yo (Album Verison) 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Mama's Got The Know How (Album Verison) 2:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. (Had Not Been For) My Sally Jo (Album Verison) 2:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. I'm Walkin' (Album Verison) 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 2, 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002LI9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,706 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Hits including It Takes All Day (to Get Over Night); Louisiana Man; Diggy Diggy Lo , and more.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doug Kershaw is the best November 10, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I have listened to cajun music all of my 48 years. I still think Doug Kershaw is the best. He still gets my dancing shoes on.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An OK Starting Place April 24, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Doug Kershaw has issued many albums over the years, a few of which are starting to show up once again in reissues. Of all of those recordings available, what is truly the BEST of the BEST? This CD includes tracks like "Diggy Diggy Lo" from his debut, "The Cajun Way", but also includes lackluster items such as "Jambalaya" and Doug's 6th (that I know of) to date re-make of "Louisiana Man", which would have been better represented from the version on his debut. Doug's music in the early - mid 70's was little more than badly executed Nashville product, although proficiently played, sounded like the assembly line that the town's name conjures up. This is shown in cuts like "Hippy Ti Yo" and "Mama's Got The Know How", "Mamou Two-Step" is a nice, albeit untruthful cover of a tune (no, Doug did NOT write it, its a traditional tune), "You Don't Want My Love" and "Sally Jo" come from the album "Devil's Elbow", which should have been called "Doug Kershaw Records Other Famous People's Songs That Buddy Killen's Publishing Company Owns The Rights To", and a Fats Domino cover of "I'm Walkin'", that sounds so stiff and lethargic that one wonders how it managed to make it to #96 on the charts. The CD contains a rarity, an alternate version of "It Takes All Day To Get Over Night" which any fan of Doug is sure to enjoy hearing. There's no liner notes, aside from production credits. That said, it's a cheap purchase, and everyone who might need just one Doug Kershaw CD in their collection will find that this one will suffice. For the LP listeners, though, go find his "Spanish Moss" LP.

Go see Doug live if you can, as no recording can do him justice.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This guy is good! February 18, 2000
By Mike
Format:Audio CD
My sister bought me my first Doug Kershaw LP (Devil's Elbow) for my birthday back in the early '70s. She nor I had ever heard of him. She liked the album cover. I've been a fan ever since. This guy sings and plays like he means it! It's true, it's real, and it's damn good!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just a little taste of the "Ragun' Cajun" July 28, 2005
Format:Audio CD
There are few artists that can get the fiddle to sing like Kershaw, but the best of Doug Kershaw should really be a lot longer and have some live cuts on it.Think of this as an appetizer. "Louisiana Man," with Kershaw's depiction of life on the bayou is a necessity for anyone who enjoys this type of music, and there is a good cover of Hank Williams's classic "Jambalaya" but the sound overall is very thin and does not do this artist justice. If it's all you can find it's better to have some Kershaw than none, but keep looking, you can do better.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Doug....... August 30, 2000
Format:Audio CD
My first exposure to Doug Kershaw's cajun fiddle was on a trip to New Orleans when I was in college. Wasn't born in Louisiana and never lived there, but his Oklahoman just really loved his music and his superb fiddle playing. Bought my vinyl recordings back in '77 and over the years those records went astray so it was good to reacquaint myself Kershaw's music.
Don't claim to be a music critic, but I know what I like and I like this CD. This is a very good CD, with my favourite being "(Had Not Been For) Sally Jo". I do recommend it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is very good and the music makes my toes tap. March 24, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Doug Kershaw has always been one of my favorited artist and really keeps the audience moving. I enjoy all of his music. Being from Louisiana I was familiar with his music. I enjoy seeing and hearing him. Thanks Doug Kershaw for wonderful entertainment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER DOUG KERSHAW FAN November 15, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I have to agree with what Mr. Horek said about Keshaw playing the violin as though it were a part of his body. I was introduced to the only fiddle player I know by an old Country variety show that also introduced me to Donna Fargo. I bought Kershaw's earlier records, including Devil's Elbow, Louisana Man, Mama Kershaw's Boy, Doug Kershaw and Douglas James Kershaw. This CD has some of the pieces I always enjoyed, especially Jambalaya and Mama's got the Know How. It does not have Devil's Elbow, though, or another favorite of mine, Best Years of My Life. Still, it is nice to hear the better quality of the CD than my old, scratchy records. I might add my roommate and I were very fortunate to be at the Pima County Fair (in Tucson, AZ) the year he performed live. Oh, what an experience to see such an energetic, energized and talented musician in person!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Born to Fiddle May 17, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Everytime I think of fiddle music, I think of Doug. I loved to watch him play the fiddle. He could play that fiddle anyway you can imagine, like it was a part of his body. He is the true king of cajun fiddle.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not what I remembered...
Published 3 months ago by Glen H. Hill
4.0 out of 5 stars Best of Doug Kershaw
I have missed keeping up with Doug; I saw him perform live in Reno, NV, quite a few years ago and this CD did not disappoint - it was well orchestrated an he sounded every bit as... Read more
Published 10 months ago by carolann Hayes
4.0 out of 5 stars Is this the original ragin' Cajun
What ever happened to Doug Kershaw? I caught him on the Johnny Cash show back in the early 70's. I guess this is about as good as it gets.
Published 11 months ago by Giordano Paredros
5.0 out of 5 stars The title says it all, "The Best of Doug Kershaw."
I've been a fan since the 1980's. This is my favorite album with a mix of live and studio recordings. It even has a Christmas song, "Dominic the Italian Christmas Donkey. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Robert Tipton
5.0 out of 5 stars Doug Kershaw
Love Doug Kershaw. An addition to my cajun music collection. We have seen him in person several times. He's great.
Published 18 months ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great musician!
DVD was as ordered......absolutely great musician. I have many of his albums and enjoy them while driving to work
and out of town.
Published 18 months ago by Lewis F. Spencer Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fiddle
Doug is at his best as the title states. Well worth the price.Great Cajun Sound as expected from this artist
Published 20 months ago by D. E. Stringer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cajun singer.
Doug Kershaw has always been one of my favorite Cajun singers. He is very unique and has a great style of singer that you really have to admire.
Published on June 13, 2011 by Stephen L. Willis
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album
This is a brilliant album!! For both country & Cajun music fans. Great selection of songs and they all sound fantastic!! Doug Kershaw is great as always. A Must-have album.
Published on January 19, 2011 by Ceilidh Cowboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Cajun anywhere !!
Doug Kershaw has so much energy and if you don't know how to dance - you will want to learn. I have listened to him for years and it still makes me happy everytime I listen to... Read more
Published on September 16, 2010 by Frances P. Erickson
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