Ultimate Zydeco

Ultimate Zydeco

     
 

This collection has a wide variety of songs from a far-ranging and eclectic group of artists. No collection can please everyone, and this one has some gaps in it because not all zydeco performers have recorded on the Mardi Gras label, however, there is something here for pretty much everyone. For the well-seasoned zydeco traveler there are some lesser-known cuts from…  See more details below

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This collection has a wide variety of songs from a far-ranging and eclectic group of artists. No collection can please everyone, and this one has some gaps in it because not all zydeco performers have recorded on the Mardi Gras label, however, there is something here for pretty much everyone. For the well-seasoned zydeco traveler there are some lesser-known cuts from artists who aren't frequently heard, and for the newcomer this is a rich treasure trove. It includes traditional artists such as Fernest Arceneaux and some of the modern artists who pushed the zydeco envelope, exposing it to more diverse influences -- artists such as Beau Jocques & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers. This is also a great introduction to Mardi Gras Records and their ever-expanding zydeco library. It contains more than an hour of music, distributed between 17 cuts and evenly interspersed between traditional and the more modern styles. The cuts are all well-produced and the sound quality is excellent. In addition there are two cuts by the Zydeco All-Stars, a non-touring entity who were put together in the studio from some of the most road-tested zydeco musicians still playing. They include legend-to-be Paul "Lil Buck" Sinegal, who has a habit of handing out one scorching guitar solo after another, and Alonzo Johnson, Jr. laying down a steady bass beat. This is one of the best zydeco collections to be had.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/24/2001
Label:
Mardi Gras Records
UPC:
0096094105622
catalogNumber:
1056
Rank:
91715

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Tracks

  1. Pine Point Trail Ride  -  Zydeco Hi-Rollers
  2. I'm on My Way Back Home  - Fernest Arceneaux
  3. Zydeco Boogaloo  -  Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters
  4. Squeeze That Thang
  5. Hound Dog Roll  - Jude Taylor
  6. No Good Woman  -  Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers
  7. Mom et Pop  - Thomas "Big Hat" Fields
  8. Eh, Mama  - Fernest Arceneaux
  9. Tu le Ton Son Ton  -  Zydeco All Stars
  10. Zydeco Lawtell  - Roy Carrier
  11. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)  -  Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters
  12. Tee Gallow  - Nolton Simien
  13. Going Back to Bib Mamou  - Fernest Arceneaux
  14. Don't Mess With My Tush
  15. What's Wrong With You  - Joe Walker
  16. Make You Sweat Zydeco  - Chubby Carrier
  17. Hot Steppin' Zydeco  -  Zydeco All Stars

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