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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
This retrospective collection draws on material from Beau Jocque's four previous studio recordings for the Rounder label: Beau Jocque Boogie 1993, Pick Up on This! 1994, Gonna Take You Downtown 1996, and Check It Out, Lock It In, Crank It Up! 1998. When Beau Jocque died of a heart attack in 1999, the world of zydeco music lost one of its most exciting talents, a man who took the traditional sounds he had learned at his father's knee and combined them with elements of rock & roll, funk, R&B, and even reggae. Not everything on this collection is spectacular -- his adaptation of the John Lee Hooker classic "Boogie Chillun" is more interesting in theory than in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
This retrospective collection draws on material from Beau Jocque's four previous studio recordings for the Rounder label: Beau Jocque Boogie 1993, Pick Up on This! 1994, Gonna Take You Downtown 1996, and Check It Out, Lock It In, Crank It Up! 1998. When Beau Jocque died of a heart attack in 1999, the world of zydeco music lost one of its most exciting talents, a man who took the traditional sounds he had learned at his father's knee and combined them with elements of rock & roll, funk, R&B, and even reggae. Not everything on this collection is spectacular -- his adaptation of the John Lee Hooker classic "Boogie Chillun" is more interesting in theory than in practice a six-minute-long one-chord blues is just as boring when you play it zydeco style as it is when you play it boogie style, and "Brownskin Woman" is an only partially successful attempt at an original blues-zydeco fusion. But the ska-inflected "Don't Tell Your Mama, Don't Tell Your Papa" is a pure delight, as is the rollicking "She Wants to Sell My Monkey." And "Give Him Cornbread" is a modern classic that will live on for decades. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661217829
  • Catalog Number: 612178
  • Sales rank: 116,876

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers Primary Artist
Beau Jocque Accordion, Vocals, Accordion (Diatonic), Indexed Contributor
Chuck Bush Bass, Background Vocals, 6-string bass
Steve "Skeeta" Charlot Drums, Background Vocals, Rubboard
Russell Dorion Guitar, Background Vocals
Gabriel Pandy Perrodin Jr. Rhythm Guitar
Wilfred Pierre Background Vocals, Rubboard
Michael Lockett Percussion, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals
Ray Johnson Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Jimmy Yancey Composer
Little Richard Composer
Chuck Willis Composer
Jim Bessman Composer
Scott Billington Producer
David Farrell Engineer
Hudson Whittaker Composer
Andres Espree Composer
Colin Decker Mastering
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