Absolutely the Best Cajun & Zydeco

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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
On this release from the great reissue label Vàrese Sarabande, Absolutely the Best of Cajun and Zydeco covers a wide range of the music of Louisiana. Artists like Boozoo Chavis, Buckwheat Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, Queen Ida & Her Zydeco Band, Michael Doucet & Beausoleil, and Doug Kershaw make spirited appearances on zydeco classics like "Jolie Blon," "Ya Ya," "My Toot Toot," "Zydeco Gris Gris," and "My Girl Josephine." The collection is an excellent place to start investigating this vibrant musical style, and also a great way for zydeco aficionados to have many of their favorites in one place. (Also available from Vàrese is the second volume in this series, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
On this release from the great reissue label Vàrese Sarabande, Absolutely the Best of Cajun and Zydeco covers a wide range of the music of Louisiana. Artists like Boozoo Chavis, Buckwheat Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, Queen Ida & Her Zydeco Band, Michael Doucet & Beausoleil, and Doug Kershaw make spirited appearances on zydeco classics like "Jolie Blon," "Ya Ya," "My Toot Toot," "Zydeco Gris Gris," and "My Girl Josephine." The collection is an excellent place to start investigating this vibrant musical style, and also a great way for zydeco aficionados to have many of their favorites in one place. (Also available from Vàrese is the second volume in this series, Absolutely the Best of Cajun and Zydeco, Vol. 2, and the superior two-fer CD Absolutely the Best of Cajun and Zydeco, Vol. 1 & 2.)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/1999
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206104127
  • Catalog Number: 1041

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ya Ya - Buckwheat Zydeco (3:35)
  2. 2 Je Me Fu Mal - Clifton Chenier (3:54)
  3. 3 Saturday Night Special - Lionel Cormier and the Sundown Playboys (2:12)
  4. 4 Zydeco Gris-Gris - Michael Doucet (2:59)
  5. 5 My Toot Toot - Fats Domino (3:05)
  6. 6 Alligator Waltz - Rockin' Sidney (3:15)
  7. 7 Sweet Suzannah - Clint West (2:41)
  8. 8 Paper in My Shoe - Boozoo Chavis (3:12)
  9. 9 Parlez-Nous à Boire (Let's Talk About Drinking) - The Balfa Brothers (3:11)
  10. 10 My Girl Josephine - Queen Ida & Her Zydeco Band (4:33)
  11. 11 Jolé Blon - Vin Bruce (2:52)
  12. 12 The Promised Land - Johnnie Allan (2:07)
  13. 13 Backdoor - Badeaux and the Louisiana Aces (2:13)
  14. 14 Zydeco Around the World - Rockin' Dopsie (3:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Balfa Brothers Track Performer
Beausoleil Track Performer
Vin Bruce Track Performer
Buckwheat Zydeco Track Performer
Clifton Chenier Track Performer
Michael Doucet Track Performer
Doug Kershaw Track Performer
Rockin' Sidney Track Performer
Wayne Toups Track Performer
Johnnie Allan Track Performer
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas Track Performer
Badeaux and the Louisiana Aces Track Performer
Boozoo Chavis Track Performer
Lesa Cormier Track Performer
Rockin' Dopsie Track Performer
Queen Ida & Her Zydeco Band Track Performer
Clint West Track Performer
Technical Credits
Michael Doucet Composer
Lee Dorsey Composer
Morris Levy Composer
Clarence Lewis Composer
Morgan Robinson Composer
Sidney Semien Composer
Rockin Sidney Simien Composer
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