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Old 12-31-2008, 03:18 AM
 
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Little known outside of La American folk music

Zydeco (French: "les haricots" or "le zaricot", English: "snap beans") is a form of American roots or folk music, that evolved from the jure during the late 1800s call and response vocal music of the black and multiracial French-speaking Creoles of south and southwest Louisiana.

Zydeco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Geno Delafose (born February 6, 1972 in Eunice, Louisiana[1]) is a zydeco accordionist and singer. He is one of the younger generations of the genre who has created the sound known as the nouveau zydeco.
Geno Delafose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


YouTube - Geno Delafose

Zydeco dance

YouTube - Zydeco Dancing Boozoo Chavis "Allons a Lafayette"
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:04 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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I enjoy
Beausoleil, have seen them in concert several times.
Have seen Doug Kershaw and Buckwheat Zydeco as well.
Makes you want to get up and dance!
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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Sidney Simien aka Rockin' Sidney

"My Toot Toot" : I Am Not The Beatles » Blog Archive » Rockin’ Sidney - My Toot Toot - 1985 - Jinn Records (http://www.iamnotthebeatles.com/?p=402 - broken link)
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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This is some of my favorite music. Our famous Waterfront Blues Festival here in Portland always devotes a day of zydeco music to one of the stages. There is nothing like it to generate energy. Louisiana music, in general, is "happy music".

I like C.J. Chenier ("The Squeeze" is a GREAT road-trip cd!). I also love Beau Jocque (I so wish he was still around), Terrence Simeon, Rosie Ledet, Buckwheat.

I'll be in New Orleans next year for Jazz Fest, and I'm sure I'll come home with some more collections.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Nome
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I like listening to Zydeco music also. Have friends in Louisiana
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Akron, Ohio
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I love Queen Ida...there was a live album that she played her version of Nick Lowe's "Half a Boy and Half a Man"

Anyone have this?

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p...0:fjfoxqr5ldde

Here's Nick's version, sans squeezebox. I like Ida's version equally.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVVp8...eature=related

This is a bit on Queen Ida but good as always...


YouTube - Queen Ida and The Bon Temps Zydeco Band - Rosa Majeur

Akron Ohio's own Mo' Mojo Mama's

Home - The Mo' Mojo Band- Zydeco Cajun and New Orleans Mardi Gras music.* Akron, Ohio* OH

Not too many bands make me stay til bar closing time...this one does...they put out plenty of heat in NE Ohio cold...

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