Zydeco Man

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This Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. disc serves as a good introduction to what might now be called old-time zydeco. This zydeco band veteran recorded a solid group of songs in his style and also some songs not associated with the genre, showing how to take a standard like "How Sweet It Is" and zydeco it up. There is a closeness here that comes from family -- and that is particularly what this disc shows. This band was originally Rockin' Dopsie Jr.'s father's band and contains two of his brothers, Alton "Dopsie" Rubin Jr. on drums and Anthony "Dopsie" Rubin on accordion. The rest of the band -- one of the best around -- is a solid unit anchored by the guitar work of Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal and Alonzo Johnson on bass. One problem...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
This Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. disc serves as a good introduction to what might now be called old-time zydeco. This zydeco band veteran recorded a solid group of songs in his style and also some songs not associated with the genre, showing how to take a standard like "How Sweet It Is" and zydeco it up. There is a closeness here that comes from family -- and that is particularly what this disc shows. This band was originally Rockin' Dopsie Jr.'s father's band and contains two of his brothers, Alton "Dopsie" Rubin Jr. on drums and Anthony "Dopsie" Rubin on accordion. The rest of the band -- one of the best around -- is a solid unit anchored by the guitar work of Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal and Alonzo Johnson on bass. One problem with this disc is that it doesn't come near to capturing the electric vibrant energy that Rockin' Dopsie Jr. emits on stage. He could be likened to James Brown as a bundle of dancing energy on the stage. The songs on this disc are too many of the standard songs associated with zydeco -- "Ay-Te Te Fee" and "I'm the Zydeco Man," both written by Clifton Chenier -- and his tunes that have become standards, such as "Party Down" and "Lucille." There isn't enough new material to wake the listener up. He does do a great job on the Jessie Hill classic "Ooh Poo Pa Do." But, still, it is good solid zydeco and this band is tough to beat. ~ Bob Gottieb
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2000
  • Label: Mardi Gras Records
  • UPC: 096094104823
  • Catalog Number: 1048
  • Sales rank: 125,268

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm the Zydeco Man - Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters (4:05)
  2. 2 Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters (4:33)
  3. 3 Lucille - Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters (4:19)
  4. 4 Ay-Te Te Fee - Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters (3:33)
  5. 5 Party Down - Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters (5:50)
  6. 6 Ooh Poo Pah Doo - Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters (4:38)
  7. 7 Keep a Knockin' - Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters (3:27)
  8. 8 Bad Luck and Trouble - Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters (7:06)
  9. 9 Show Me How to Zydeco - Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters (4:48)
  10. 10 Tell Me Why - Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters (5:26)
  11. 11 Bring Back the Old Time Zydeco - Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters (5:21)
  12. 12 How Sweet It Is - Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters (3:21)
  13. 13 Listen to the Music - Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters (3:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rockin' Dopsie Jr. Primary Artist, Track Performer
Patrick Williams Harmonica
Cyril Neville Drums, Vocals
Kim Phillips Keyboards
Scherri Horaist Vocals
Alonzo Johnson Bass
Technical Credits
Jerry Embree Producer
David Farrell Engineer
Warren Hildebrand Executive Producer
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