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David Lindley — Bon Ton Roulie
Album: Official Bootleg
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Released: 1994
Length: 6:35
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David Lindley is a leprechaun!
 tigerstrongdesigns324 wrote:
I'm from South Louisiana and the only way I've ever seen it is bon temps roullez  BillG wrote:

Depends on which Cajun you ask, I suspect — but that's how Lindley spells it on the CD cover.

As for the album title, Dave *hated* having bootleg recordings of his shows sold. In part because of the money, but even more so because they always — in his opinion — used recordings of his very worst shows. So he picked a live recording he liked, and released it as an "official bootleg".  He did at least 2 of them. Unfortunately very hard to find.
 

 
"Cajun" meaning "Acadian"! So easy to misspell..
I'm from South Louisiana and the only way I've ever seen it is bon temps roullez  BillG wrote:

Depends on which Cajun you ask, I suspect — but that's how Lindley spells it on the CD cover.

As for the album title, Dave *hated* having bootleg recordings of his shows sold. In part because of the money, but even more so because they always — in his opinion — used recordings of his very worst shows. So he picked a live recording he liked, and released it as an "official bootleg".  He did at least 2 of them. Unfortunately very hard to find.
 

Love this guy, haven't heard him for years! 
Laisser les bon temps rouler  
Sounds like  Lucinda Williams with a clear voice. 
 jhorton wrote:

Seriously, like the original Dylan version SO much better.
 
 

According to Wikipedia, first recorded by Clarence Garlow in 1949. So far have not found any Dylan version.
Better as an instrumental!
that must be Ry Cooder on guitar
Took everyone I know to see El Rayo X in SanJan back in'85: folks, gf, bros, all my buds.
Opening act was some BobDylan wannabe - droning lyrics and no accompaniment - my folks we're getting up to leave. I bot them another drink and told them to sit tight.
Mr Dave walks out and complements the guy, says we need to keep that groove going - then hammers right into Twist&Shout.
Everyone flew to their feet and the place just went into obit.
Definitely one of the best events in my life.  Man, are we lucky or what.
Is this guy any relation to Michael Evis ...He looks so much like him lol
 MilesW wrote:
Mr. Dave Rocks! and swangs!  anne mekke me laugh! {#Bananajam}{#Boohoo}{#Jump}{#Notworthy}
 

I was going to comment and say I miss Dancing Banana and friends, but I just noticed that they are still there in the new comment interface.  Thanks, Bill! 

Keeping this on topic, fun song with a catchy groove!
This album cover is hilarious.  
LOVE Lindley...not my fav tho, unless I had a BIG ASS drink w/an umbrella in it.  
I think we know why he let Jackson Browne do the vocals on all those great albums.  
awesome......loved watching these two together back in the day!  Laguna Seca Raceway!
Saw DL perform this piece solo at the beginning of last year. The man can play, but he is showing signs of stuck-in-a-groove-itis.
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}
There's a reason the Lyrics tab is empty.
 pfwashburn9485 wrote:
Dave always makes me smile >>> 8 .... from Connecticut 

 
He's so fun...live {#Dance}

shakey shakey hoo hoooo
Good!!!!!
Oh ya!  Soooo good!
        Official Bootleg is a
        Relative Stranger.
        Good grief ?
 got a bit of SRV flair goin on there.. {#Cheers}
Big thank you Mr. Lindley



love that wigglin' pickle

Uploaded on Dec 15, 2008

El Rayo-X, Your Old Lady, David Lindley

Super-doo! 


 fredriley wrote:
Is this really how the cajuns spell "bons temps roulée"? And how on earth can a recording be an "official bootleg" - shurely shome oxymoron? The noun/verb 'bootleg' comes from smuggling days and the whole essence of bootlegging is illegality - see the Chambers definition.
 
Depends on which Cajun you ask, I suspect — but that's how Lindley spells it on the CD cover.

As for the album title, Dave *hated* having bootleg recordings of his shows sold. In part because of the money, but even more so because they always — in his opinion — used recordings of his very worst shows. So he picked a live recording he liked, and released it as an "official bootleg".  He did at least 2 of them. Unfortunately very hard to find.
Is that an euglena in your post? 

This song makes me think of unicelular organisms and what they would sound if they could sing!
 

Felix_The_Cat wrote:


 

Hibba, hibba jabba,
de gono haya haya dooga,
me noa haya heya heya,
de-gaba gaba gaba gooba,

Seriously, like the original Dylan version SO much better.
 
Wonderful.  Inspires me to visit this wonderful part of the world.
Got my tickets for the 2015 New Orleans Jazz Fest.....but I won't be watching any Zydeco acts....not a fan.
and his hair was.. well.....
David Lindley Guitar Town
Mr. Dave Rocks! and swangs!  anne mekke me laugh! {#Bananajam}{#Boohoo}{#Jump}{#Notworthy}
 jhorton wrote:
Before every show:

Stage Manager Guy: " Dave, grab your guitar, it's time to go on."

Dave: " I play guitar?" 

 
{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}... Awesome. It paints a gorgeous picture of accidental genius.
FUN STOMPIN' PIECE AWWW HAA  HAA!  WIGGLE THAT PICKLE BRO'
Must say the best version of Bon Temps Roulez was back in the nineties with Zachary Richard.

I love the real human music of people sitting in back yard of on front porch jamming with women dancing in barefeet...

This song has that feeling... Barn, garage, yard or rolled back carpet with cornmeal spread... Big women dancing, skinny men dancing and everyone having fun...

Once upon a time people made their own music and didn't use anything electric...

Watching big women, black, Hawaiian, white, or whatever...Just human... They make the afternoon/evening fun...

Plus they are giving evidence that they are happy, healthy and not sad or depressed...

We need more music times like this...

 


Hey Bill, see if you can find the tune by Lindley & El Rayo-X: "Your Old Lady". Decent guitar on that one too.
Very greasy.
 Francois wrote:
'' Bon ton roulie'' is cajun  phonetic way too write  '' bon temps rouler '' . it is french translation for '' good times roll ''
Nope, Southwest Louisiana does not employ this Californicated linguistic shortcut. Also appears correctly in some Lindley references, so could just be an RP uploader tic.

 fredriley wrote:
...courtesy of the films Deliverance and Southern Comfort, Cajun music tends to bring disturbing images to mind...
? Deliverance does not feature Cajun music - it's set in a completely different cultural and geographic area. That's like lumping the Loire Valley and the Rüdesheim am Rhein together. They both have rivers, make wine and are in Europe, what's the dif?

Southern Comfort is a very confused and extrapolated vision of Acadiana, although the soundtrack does employ a Dewey Balfa cut, "Parlez-nous à Boire". Très authentique Acadienne.

This tune - fun as it is - is not an example of the broad category "Cajun Music". More like a tourist snapshot remembered through a hangover.
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:


 
agreed !.....{#Dance}
go see David live, he will blow your mind...........{#Guitarist}...him and RY Cooder play magic with strings.....{#Bananasplit}( david bromburg also)
 jhorton wrote:
To steal a quote from Nottingham:

" Long, in'it?" 

 
I can't claim credit for that quote, which goes back to the late great Joe Strummer on the Magnificent 7: "fuckin' long, innit?"

Laissez les bons temps rouler, bien sûr. Sadly, courtesy of the films Deliverance and Southern Comfort, Cajun music tends to bring disturbing images to mind...
my pickles still wigglin'
'' Bon ton roulie'' is cajun  phonetic way too write  '' bon temps rouler '' . it is french translation for '' good times roll ''
 
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
 
Precisely!!!
WHADAFFA?!{#Eek}
Yuck, I think I am going to hurl.
To steal a quote from Nottingham:

" Long, in'it?" 
 flutgos wrote:

I agreed until the guitar solo kicked in.
 
...i agreed until the song ends.....
Aha, first time I've heard this since seeing him at the Rime. He's a master at holding the audience through lengthy solos.
Is it me or does it all go a bit Bhangra in the middle there?
 
I like this tune and the playing, even so {#Roflol}

 
jhorton wrote:
Before every show:

Stage Manager Guy: " Dave, grab your guitar, it's time to go on."

Dave: " I play guitar?" 
 


Before every show:

Stage Manager Guy: " Dave, grab your guitar, it's time to go on."

Dave: " I play guitar?" 
 I was at that show! There's no one like David Lindley!
karljonasson wrote:
Just saw David live in Edmonton a few weeks ago. He was bitchen.

Lots of jamming on obscure stringed instruments - just him, no band.

Played a couple of Warren Zevon tunes, (Vast Indifference of Heaven & Seminole Bingo) which made me happy.

Go see him!
 


Fun {#Bounce}
 Mugro wrote:
{#Puke}
 
I agreed until the guitar solo kicked in.
{#Puke}
 Businessgypsy wrote:
 fredriley wrote:
Is this really how the cajuns spell "bons temps roulée"?
Lindley's no Cajun, it's bon temps rouler, of course. Appreciate his attention, he has paid dues. Parroting something he likes, as did Strummer, lovingly. My Acadian relatives would appreciate the capitalization, thanks.

 
Boh. Comme tu veux - les Cajuns. Est-tu felice? Quel type de Français parlent les Cajuns? Ce n'est pas Français moderne. Je suis desolé pour mes erreurs linguistiques - je n' ai pas beaucoups de chances de parler le Français a Nottingham :(

 fredriley wrote:
Is this really how the cajuns spell "bons temps roulée"?
Lindley's no Cajun, it's bon temps rouler, of course. Appreciate his attention, he has paid dues. Parroting something he likes, as did Strummer, lovingly. My Acadian relatives would appreciate the capitalization, thanks.

 lmic wrote:
Will be touring with Jackson Browne for the first time in 4 years, this summer!
 
Oh, geez - I have GOT to save up my pennies for that one!  Life is finite, and by golly, Jackson Browne/David Lindley is one show I want to see before I die. (I already got to see Warren Zevon, thank goodness.)  Love this song - some very nasty slide work goin' on...{#Dancingbanana_2}
Love me some Mr. Dave. {#Clap}
Woo Hooo! This is some fun boogie down music! :D
No matter how down you get, no matter how far up everything looks...a little David Lindley, and all's right with the world.
Is this really how the cajuns spell "bons temps roulée"? And how on earth can a recording be an "official bootleg" - shurely shome oxymoron? The noun/verb 'bootleg' comes from smuggling days and the whole essence of bootlegging is illegality - see the Chambers definition.

David Lindley is one of the most under-rated, over-talented instrumentalists ever. I think he, Lindsey Buckingham, and Leo Kottke are three of my favorite eclectic guitarists.
 {#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajumprope}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajam}
Will be touring with Jackson Browne for the first time in 4 years, this summer!
 big_gare wrote:
Mr. Dave is the MAN!  Not a whack job either, whomever posted that!  This guy is a virtuoso and most of the guitar pretenders out there could not carry his lunch...
 

I saw him ages ago backing up Jackson Brown and Lindleyvwas awesome!  BTW...Phoebe Snow opened for Jackson and she blew the roof off with a cover of Neil Young's "Down by The River".

Great show!

Mr. Dave is the MAN!  Not a whack job either, whomever posted that!  This guy is a virtuoso and most of the guitar pretenders out there could not carry his lunch...
 OCDHG wrote:
  glad to hear this... here's my upload attempts for David Lindley:

David Lindley & Hani Naser - Ain't No Way sorry 0/0 (0%) 224
David Lindley & Hani Naser - Way Out West In Kansas added 0/0 (0%) 224

One insta-sorry, one insta-add, I can't complain.  I love that guy, though.   He's so weird.
EDIT:  who knew my CD copy was worth $100 bucks... gee Bill...

 
  He's a lot of fun to see live.

I got "The Jimmy Hoffa Memorial Building Blues" added, but it hasn't been played in forever.

 ThePoose wrote:

That would be "Laissez les bon temps roulez"
 
I believe it actually would be "Laissez les bon temps rouler"...

will this never stop ?

Would that be True Blood "Bon Ton"?
Seriously, I'd have to be half dead to enjoy this. 
 lily33 wrote:
does that mean "let the good times roll"?
 
That would be "Laissez les bon temps roulez"

Avez-vous des autres mots a traduire?
 
Just ask me: I am bilingual in French and English. 

Salut et reste tranquil! 


  glad to hear this... here's my upload attempts for David Lindley:

David Lindley & Hani Naser - Ain't No Way sorry 0/0 (0%) 224
David Lindley & Hani Naser - Way Out West In Kansas added 0/0 (0%) 224

One insta-sorry, one insta-add, I can't complain.  I love that guy, though.   He's so weird.
EDIT:  who knew my CD copy was worth $100 bucks... gee Bill...

A Touch of Cray
C'est bon, love his slide and cajun music, married one lol
without the beer, crawfish, spicy sausage, and boiled red potatoes,  this song stands alone and is naked.  Sorry, need the atmosphere and the song improves dramatically.
Just saw David live in Edmonton a few weeks ago. He was bitchen.

Lots of jamming on obscure stringed instruments - just him, no band.

Played a couple of Warren Zevon tunes, (Vast Indifference of Heaven & Seminole Bingo) which made me happy.

Go see him!
Great slide player but/and a complete whack job.  Thanks for playing this fun music!
Bill, you really are having a Santa Cruz flashback.... B. Brozman, A. DiFranco, D. Lindley! I can smell the patchouli from here!
Wow...been awhile since this one got out for air.
Excellent!! Having played with the likes of Jackson Browne and Ry Cooder - what more could you want? :clap: :bounce: :bounce: :moon: :bounce: :bounce: :clap:
this song is almost as cool as jeff bridges. and thats sayin a LOT
Yet another song I would never have heard without RP! Thanks, Bill! :clap:
I LOVE this song!!! :cool: :cool: :cool:
Bill...Play some Kaleidoscpe sometime.One of the best bands of the sixties.
Someone give me a gun! :moon:
Fun song. Great beat and excellent guitar work. Rock on RP.
Great Track, this is why RP rocks, we get stuff like this and all the other GREAT stuff like U2 :notworthy: We're not worthy!
I wholeheartedly agree about his live shows - he\'s always got the best musicians and Lindley is definitely one unique character. I carried out the rider on his contract for a gig he did many, many moons ago. It was a very, very cold night in a very, very lonely prairie town. They were great guys, if a little freaked out by -30 windchills. I remember one poignant conversation they had at dinner - they were deriding the state of music journalism - \'those guys don\'t know what they\'re talking about\', one said. Lindley\'s comment was that they (music mags) all hire students with no music experience. Of course at the time I was writing a music column for the student paper - that conversation really struck a chord. I haven\'t written any music stuff since. Thanks for the reality check David.
GREAT STUFF :D :D
Originally Posted by var: Now this is good music. :)
Oh yes!
Originally Posted by rpfan: Is the spelling correct? Shouldn't it be "Bon Temps Roulez"?
Oh Yes!
Originally Posted by lily33: does that mean "let the good times roll"?
Oh Yes!
does that mean \"let the good times roll\"?
And check out \"Sport Utility Sucks\" :)
Is the spelling correct? Shouldn\'t it be \"Bon Temps Roulez\"?
See him live if you get the chance. Nice!
Now this is good music. :)
sweet. too long? i think not. gave me time to detune my neglected guitar and play along. worked for me. more please...
way too long and too much the same - boo.
Wonderful!