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  Danny Collet
   and Louisiana Tremor


Update: In 2008, Danny Collet is performing with the Danny Collet Band.

Danny Collet and Louisiana Tremor returned to the recording studio to put to out a new CD, I Can’t Sleep If I Can’t Sleep with You, released in early 2006 by Acadiana Records in Eunice.

Collet was a member of the Basin Brothers when the group was nominated for a Grammy in 1991. He subsequently formed the Louisiana Swamp Cats, producing a CD that offered a mixture of Cajun, swamp pop, and his own compositions.

Returning to the music scene with his new band Louisiana Tremor in 2002, Collet recorded a CD for Acadiana Records featuring his own compositions sung in English, including the title track, "It Wasn't Supposed to Happen," which has received a lot of airplay on South Louisiana radio stations.

In the 2006 CD, Collet offers another excellent mixture of originals and his versions of old favorites, like his Cajunized transformation of the 1968 bubble-gum hit “Gimme Good Lovin,” with revised lyrics referring to towns across Acadiana.  The title cut is a  swamp pop classic made into a hit by Baton Rouge’s Floyd Brown. Collet also covers “Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)” by New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint.  He  performs a Louisiana version of Bob Marley’s “Stir It Up,” featuring an nice mixture of accordion, keyboard, and percussion."

In the opening song, “Yeah U Right,” Collet uses a common expression in Southwest Louisiana as a refrain. On “Can’t Count the Times,” he lets his guitar loose in full-out blues mode.

Collet also handles guitar and vocals on “Wag My Tail,” performed as a tribute to the late Jimmy Domengeaux. Todd Ortego and Dr. Feelgood (aka Joe Burge) of the “Swamp and Roll Show” supply a couple of comments on the soundtrack.

“Geraldine” is Collet’s version of the Zydeco classic “Bernadette.” "A Little Bit of Peace" is Collet's complaint in French about a life offering no peace.

The final two cuts are also originals. “Lyin Cheatin’, Two-Timing Woman” might be loosely described as zydeco funk, and the funky beat of “Do Watcha Do” is both mellow and somehow energizing at the same time.

This is another CD in which Danny Collet shows that he can cover all the bases in a variety of genres and head out in some new directions as well.

Other musicians on the CD include Kenneth Sanders on bass guitar; Pet Stebbins on rhythm guitar; Matt “The Rooster” Janice on drums; and Adrian Boudreaux on keyboard. Renee Jolene Bordelon joins the men to contribute to the backup vocals on several cuts.

For bookings, contact Marty Gaspard, 337-394-7295 or 337-412-7403 or Danny Collet, 337-303-5149 (information current in 2006).

Contact Acadiana Records at 337-457-1786 or

All of the photos on this page, except the one directly below, were taken during Mardi Gras 2006 in Eunice. The photo below was taken in 2004 at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. Click here for 2003 Mardi Gras photos.


Posted 8-16-06.

All photographs and text by David Simpson.

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