This is Rosie Ledet's sixth album—and her definitive project to date—for Louisiana label Maison de Soul.
This is Rosie Ledet's sixth album—and her definitive project to date—for Louisiana label Maison de Soul. Over time, Ledet has handcrafted her special sound, which unites soul and zydeco to create provocative, spirited dance grooves. A serviceable accordionist at best, Ledet's strengths lie in her prolific songwriting and her distinctive, sultry vocal style. With her rich vocal timbre, she can sell anything she sings. The tune-craft and voice come together powerfully throughout this disc, but make particular note of the slow tune "Days Gone By," the rockin' two-stepper "All Part of the Game," and the full-tilt blues of "The Next Thing." Except for "Lady Marmalade," Ledet wrote everything here, solidifying her position as one of today's top zydeco songwriters.—PVV