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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/1996
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661215023
  • Catalog Number: 612150
  • Sales rank: 192,435

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers Primary Artist, Track Performer
Beau Jocque Indexed Contributor, 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
Tom Coyne Mastering
Geoffrey Himes Liner Notes
Tom Coune Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic Zydeco!

    Beau Jocque is one of the great zydeco artists. He does an incredible job, transforming the accordian into a defining rock/jazz instrument.

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