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September 19, 1991 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
He looks like Eddie Murray--wait--maybe it is Eddie Murray just covering his bases in case the Dodgers don't do it. An accordion-playing Hall of Famer-to-be first baseman? No, it's really John Delafose, the latest in a wave of zydeco artists touring the 805 area code who leave in their wake a swarm of swooning and sweaty dancers.
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June 24, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Delafose has played a lot of places in his 40-some years fronting a zydeco band: dance halls, dive bars, house parties, barbecues, fish fries, church basements and giant festivals before tens of thousands of fans. But Wednesday was the first time the veteran singer and accordion player could recall having played an art museum.
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September 19, 1991 | JIM WASHBURN
Accordion player John Delafose, a sharecropper's son, would rather concentrate on his music than his rank in the industry. He performs Saturday in Orange. Since the death of zydeco music king Clifton Chenier in 1987, so many pretenders have claimed the crown that you'd think all of Louisiana's crawfish were boiled in Imperial margarine. Let the rest of them chase the crown and title, John Delafose figures, he's got work to do.
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September 19, 1991 | JIM WASHBURN
Accordion player John Delafose, a sharecropper's son, would rather concentrate on his music than his rank in the industry. He performs Saturday in Orange. Since the death of zydeco music king Clifton Chenier in 1987, so many pretenders have claimed the crown that you'd think all of Louisiana's crawfish were boiled in Imperial margarine. Let the rest of them chase the crown and title, John Delafose figures, he's got work to do.
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May 24, 1990 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To Cajun and zydeco music veterans D. L. Menard and John Delafose, there's nothing wrong with younger performers who mix elements of traditional Louisiana music with rock, blues, country or R&B to reach a wider audience. But for themselves, the music of their homeland is like air itself: the purer the better. In guitarist Menard's case, that means eschewing the fancy stuff in favor of basic, three-chord strumming behind his old-timey two-steps and waltzes.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 1994 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Delafose has played a lot of places in his 40-some years fronting a zydeco band: dance halls, dive bars, house parties, barbecues, fish fries, church basements and giant festivals before tens of thousands of fans. But Wednesday was the first time the veteran singer and accordion player could recall having played an art museum.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 1990
Your editorial ("Sacramento Senses All of Symptoms," May 4) highlights the legislative attention focused on addressing California's health insurance crisis, an issue of top priority in the Assembly. During the 1989 legislative session, I introduced Assembly Bill 350, a proposal to provide health insurance to approximately 2.6 million uninsured Californians. The measure was signed by the governor and led to the creation of an Administration-appointed task force.
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January 21, 1992 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you ever have a week so bad that a Cajun Saturday night won't cheer you up, check your pulse: You're probably dead. There were no weak pulses in sight last Saturday at the Sunset Beach Club, where Lawtell, La.-born accordionist Joe Simien and his band played music so joyous you suspect it actually could bring back the dead.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 1992
The Sixth Annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival will bring some top Louisiana talent to the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach on Memorial Day weekend. Performing both May 30 and 31 are Michael Doucet & Beausoleil, John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys, Dewey Balfa, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas and the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band. Rounding out the Saturday lineup will be Bad Boy Zydeco, while Joe Simien & the Country Boys will play Sunday only.
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June 3, 1993 | RANDY LEWIS, Randy Lewis is an assistant editor of the Calendar section of The Times Orange County Edition.
The seventh annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival will again bring a mix of established and lesser-known Louisiana musicians to Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach on Saturday and Sunday. Topping the lineup will be C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys and Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, all of whom are making return appearances. Festival first-timers include Sheryl Cormier and the Iguanas.
NEWS
September 19, 1991 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
He looks like Eddie Murray--wait--maybe it is Eddie Murray just covering his bases in case the Dodgers don't do it. An accordion-playing Hall of Famer-to-be first baseman? No, it's really John Delafose, the latest in a wave of zydeco artists touring the 805 area code who leave in their wake a swarm of swooning and sweaty dancers.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 1990
Your editorial ("Sacramento Senses All of Symptoms," May 4) highlights the legislative attention focused on addressing California's health insurance crisis, an issue of top priority in the Assembly. During the 1989 legislative session, I introduced Assembly Bill 350, a proposal to provide health insurance to approximately 2.6 million uninsured Californians. The measure was signed by the governor and led to the creation of an Administration-appointed task force.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 1990 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To Cajun and zydeco music veterans D. L. Menard and John Delafose, there's nothing wrong with younger performers who mix elements of traditional Louisiana music with rock, blues, country or R&B to reach a wider audience. But for themselves, the music of their homeland is like air itself: the purer the better. In guitarist Menard's case, that means eschewing the fancy stuff in favor of basic, three-chord strumming behind his old-timey two-steps and waltzes.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 1992 | RANDY LEWIS
Noon: Bad Boy Zydeco (Saturday); Joe Simien & the Country Boys (Sunday). 1 p.m.: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. 2 p.m.: The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band. 3:15 p.m.: John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys. 4:30 p.m.: Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas. 5:45 p.m.: Beausoleil. WORKSHOPS: 1:30 p.m.: Cajun-Creole Culture. 2:30 p.m.: "The Music of Dewey Balfa," with Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. 3:30 p.m.: Accordion Maintenance and Repair, with Marc Savoy. 4:30 p.m.: Cajun Song Lyrics with Ann Savoy.
NEWS
April 15, 1993 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 7th Annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival will again bring a mix of established and lesser-known Louisiana musicians to Rainbow Lagoon the weekend of June 5-6. Topping the lineup will be C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys and Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, all of whom are making return appearances. Festival first-timers include Sheryl Cormier and the Iguanas.
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