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Gonna Take You Downtown
     

Gonna Take You Downtown

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by Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers
 
A stunning album of songs from all over the board. Beau Jocque here incorporates songs of his own making alongside those of other zydeco legends Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis. To top it off, he throws in a couple from zydeco outsiders War and Bob Dylan, reformatted to force a dance. One of the main highlights of

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A stunning album of songs from all over the board. Beau Jocque here incorporates songs of his own making alongside those of other zydeco legends Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis. To top it off, he throws in a couple from zydeco outsiders War and Bob Dylan, reformatted to force a dance. One of the main highlights of the album (and all Jocque albums, really) is the interplay between the more frantic Steve Charlot vocals and Jocque's slower, rougher returns. Jocque is always faster and a little more party-ready than Chenier, and this album displays that nicely. There are still some slightly easier-going pieces ("It's So Easy When You're Breezin'"). The things that set Jocque's band apart from other zydeco mainstays are the infusions of rock and funk, usually more or less missing from the genre. Stutter guitar and organ backings are no surprise in his music. If nothing else, pick it up for a cover of "Knockin on Heaven's Door" that's more heartfelt than anything Guns N' Roses could ever muster.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/1996
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661215023
catalogNumber:
612150

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Performance Credits

Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Beau Jocque   Accordion,Vocals,French Accordion
Chuck Bush   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve "Skeeta" Charlot   Drums,Vocals
Russell Dorion   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Wilfred Pierre   Rub,Rubboard
Michael Lockett   Organ,Percussion,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals
Erick Minix   Drums

Technical Credits

Scott Billington   Producer
David Farrell   Engineer
Geoffrey Himes   Liner Notes

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Gonna Take You Downtown 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beau Jocque is one of the great zydeco artists. He does an incredible job, transforming the accordian into a defining rock/jazz instrument.