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Absolutely the Best of Cajun & Zydeco, Vol. 1 & 2

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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Combining two previous releases from the great reissue label Vàrese Sarabande, Absolutely the Best of Cajun and Zydeco, Vol. 1 & 2 covers a wide range of the music of Louisiana. Artists like Terrance Simien, Boozoo Chavis, Buckwheat Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, Queen Ida & Her Zydeco Band, Michael Doucet & Beausoleil, and Beau Jocque make spirited appearances on zydeco classics like "Jolie Blon," "Ya Ya," "My Toot Toot," "My Girl Josephine," and "A Ma Maison." The collection is an excellent place to start investigating this vibrant musical style, and also a great way for zydeco aficionados to have all of their favorites in one ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Combining two previous releases from the great reissue label Vàrese Sarabande, Absolutely the Best of Cajun and Zydeco, Vol. 1 & 2 covers a wide range of the music of Louisiana. Artists like Terrance Simien, Boozoo Chavis, Buckwheat Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, Queen Ida & Her Zydeco Band, Michael Doucet & Beausoleil, and Beau Jocque make spirited appearances on zydeco classics like "Jolie Blon," "Ya Ya," "My Toot Toot," "My Girl Josephine," and "A Ma Maison." The collection is an excellent place to start investigating this vibrant musical style, and also a great way for zydeco aficionados to have all of their favorites in one place.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206116229
  • Catalog Number: 061162
  • Sales rank: 43,122

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ya Ya - Buckwheat Zydeco (3:35)
  2. 2 Je Me Fu-Pas Mal - Clifton Chenier (3:54)
  3. 3 Saturday Night Special - Lesa Cormier (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 Susannah - Clint West (2:41)
  8. 8 Paper in My Shoe - Boozoo Chavis (3:12)
  9. 9 Parlez-Nous Borie (Let's Talk About Drinking) - The Balfa Brothers (3:11)
  10. 10 My Girl Josephine - Queen Ida & Her Zydeco Band (4:33)
  11. 11 Jolie Blon - Vin Bruce (2:52)
  12. 12 The Promised Land - Johnnie Allan (2:07)
  13. 13 Backdoor - Badeau & The Louisiana Aces (2:13)
  14. 14 Zydeco Around the World - Rockin' Dopsie (3:42)
Disc 2
  1. 1 In the Summertime - Buckwheat Zydeco (4:03)
  2. 2 Sugarbee - Cleveland Crochet (2:31)
  3. 3 Zydeco Pas Salee - Mark Bon Ton (2:01)
  4. 4 Be My Chauffeur - Clifton Chenier (2:29)
  5. 5 Mathilda - Cookie & the Cupcakes (3:09)
  6. 6 Ma Brunette - Beau Jocque (4:01)
  7. 7 Jolie Blond - Jimmy C. Newman (2:07)
  8. 8 Le Nouveau Two-Step - Zachary Richard (1:52)
  9. 9 A Ma Maison - Terrance Simien (2:44)
  10. 10 Uncle Bud - Boozoo Chavis (2:21)
  11. 11 Lafayette Two-Step - Aldus Roger (2:10)
  12. 12 Creole Stomp - Jimmy Breaux (3:20)
  13. 13 Hey Jolie! - Vin Bruce (2:07)
  14. 14 Run Here to Me Baby - Rockin' Dopsie (1:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Balfa Brothers Track Performer
Vin Bruce Track Performer
Buckwheat Zydeco Track Performer
Clifton Chenier Track Performer
Michael Doucet Track Performer
Doug Kershaw Track Performer
Zachary Richard Track Performer
Rockin' Sidney Track Performer
Terrance Simien Track Performer
Johnnie Allan Track Performer
Cookie & the Cupcakes Track Performer
Jimmy Breaux Track Performer
Beau Jocque Track Performer
Boozoo Chavis Track Performer
Lesa Cormier Track Performer
Cleveland Crochet Track Performer
Fats Domino Track Performer
Rockin' Dopsie Track Performer
Aldus Roger Track Performer
Queen Ida & Her Zydeco Band Track Performer
Clint West Track Performer
Technical Credits
Clifton Chenier Composer
Zachary Richard Composer
Terrance Simien Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Lee Dorsey Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Ray Dorset Composer
Boozoo Chavis Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Darrell Higginbotham Composer
Morris Levy Composer
Clarence Lewis Composer
Morgan Robinson Composer
Eddie Shuler Composer
Huey Thierry Composer
Sidney Semien Composer
George Khoury Composer
Jesse Fishman Remastering
Hank Bordowitz Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
Richard Luckett Graphic Design
Rockin Sidney Simien Composer
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