Zydeco: The Essential Collection

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
As part of Rounder's 30th anniversary celebration, this album collects the finest zydeco available on the label within the last 30 years. As Rounder is one of the premier forces in archiving traditional musics, the liner notes are outstanding, with a nice history of the genre paying heed to the original innovators. Having paid the proper dues to the founders of zydeco, it proceeds to throw the listener into a musical collage of the more previous material that which has been available on Rounder, that is. This newer material is essentially split stylistically into the followers of Clifton Chenier and those of Boozoo Chavis. In the Chenier camp are Nathan Williams, Lynn ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
As part of Rounder's 30th anniversary celebration, this album collects the finest zydeco available on the label within the last 30 years. As Rounder is one of the premier forces in archiving traditional musics, the liner notes are outstanding, with a nice history of the genre paying heed to the original innovators. Having paid the proper dues to the founders of zydeco, it proceeds to throw the listener into a musical collage of the more previous material that which has been available on Rounder, that is. This newer material is essentially split stylistically into the followers of Clifton Chenier and those of Boozoo Chavis. In the Chenier camp are Nathan Williams, Lynn August, Li'l Brian Terry, and the outstanding Buckwheat Zydeco. In Boozoo Chavis' camp is Beau Jocque, among others. Every aspect of the genre is covered in some manner or another here, with the high-energy party zydeco of Buckwheat Zydeco, the funk-influenced Beau Jocque, the more Cajun end of it in Steve Riley, and the Delafose family providing numbers. There's even a nod to the founder, Amede Ardoin, in a couple of songs with his descendants, Chris and Sean Ardoin, who show off some incredible accordion work along the way. Throughout the album, it's a rollicking affair as the party-makers from throughout southern Louisiana make appearances with a song or two. As far as zydeco collections go, this is an outstanding one with all the necessary bases touched upon. For the newcomer, then, it's a wonderful album. For the initiated, it's still a good album for its breadth, though single albums by a number of the artists might serve as a longer lesson in the history of the genre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2002
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661160521
  • Catalog Number: 611605
  • Sales rank: 73,722

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let's Go (5:27)
  2. 2 C'est Pas la Peine Brailler (There's No Use Crying) - Geno Delafose (3:27)
  3. 3 Zydeco Boogaloo (3:54)
  4. 4 Lula Lula Don't You Go to Bingo - Boozoo Chavis (3:43)
  5. 5 J'ai Reveille à Ce Matin - Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (3:21)
  6. 6 I'm on the Wonder (6:20)
  7. 7 We Are the Boys (4:45)
  8. 8 I'm a Hog for You - Lynn August & The Hot August Knights (4:50)
  9. 9 Madame Etienne (4:10)
  10. 10 Bad Time Woman - Li'l Brian & The Zydeco Travelers (4:30)
  11. 11 What's in That Bayou? (5:11)
  12. 12 Keep Your Dress Tail Down - Boozoo Chavis (4:40)
  13. 13 Give Him Cornbread (4:55)
  14. 14 Friday Night Waltz - John Delafose (3:15)
  15. 15 Outside People (3:46)
  16. 16 'Tite Monde (My Everything) (4:45)
  17. 17 Hot Tamale Baby (4:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bruce Daigrepont Vocals, Button Accordion
John Delafose Vocals, Button Accordion
Lynn August Vocals, Piano-Accordion
Sonny Landreth Electric Guitar
Waylon Thibodeaux Rubboard, Vocal Harmony
Beau Jocque Vocals, Button Accordion
Classie Ballou Jr. Bass
Johnny Batiste Drums
James Benoit Guitar
Russell Benoit Bass
Scott Billington Harmonica, Vocals, Background Vocals
Boozoo Chavis Vocals, Button Accordion
Will Breaux Bass
Allen Broussard Alto Saxophone
Shelton Broussard Guitar
Wayne Burns Bass
Chuck Bush Bass, Background Vocals
Joe Cabral Tenor Saxophone
Steve "Skeeta" Charlot Drums
Charles Chavis Vocals, Background Vocals, Rubboard
Rellis Chavis Drums
C.J. Chenier Alto Saxophone
Selwyn Cooper Guitar
Elijah Cudges Rubboard
Sue Daigrepont Triangle
Geno Delafose Drums, Vocals, Button Accordion
Tony Delafose Bass
Kevin Dugas Drums
Stanley Dural Piano, Vocals, Piano-Accordion
Charles Elam III Background Vocals
Leroy Etienne Drums
Nathaniel Fontenot Rhythm Guitar
Gina Forsyth Fiddle, Vocal Harmony
David Greely Fiddle
Derek Huston Tenor Saxophone
Germaine Jack Drums, Rubboard
Nathaniel Jolivette Drums
Ti Don Landry Rubboard
Calvin Landry Trumpet
Steve Nash Rubboard
Dirk Powell Fiddle
Charles Prud'homme Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Bill "Foots" Samuel Baritone Saxophone
Peter Schwarz Bass
Dennis Paul Williams Guitar, Vocals
Nathan Williams Vocals, Piano-Accordion
Lee Allen Zeno Bass
Brian Terry Vocals, Button Accordion
Clifford Alexander Rubboard
Emerson "EJ" Jackson Bass
Charles "Red" LaMark Drums, Background Vocals
Doctor John Wilson Tenor Saxophone
Brian Brignac Drums
Chris Ardoin Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Rubboard, Button Accordion, Vocal Harmony
Sean Ardoin Drums, Vocal Harmony
Rick Williams Guitar
Michael Lockett Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Derek Greenwood Bass, Vocal Harmony
Tammy Ledet Background Vocals, Rubboard
Jim Markway Bass
Gerard St. Julien Jr. Drums, Vocals
Jimmy Reed Jr. Guitar
Mark Anthony Williams Rubboard
Dexter Ardoin Drums
Technical Credits
Bruce Daigrepont Producer
Michael Doucet Composer
Terry Adams Producer
Glenn Berger Engineer
Scott Billington Producer, Liner Notes, Art Direction
Tony Daigle Engineer
David Farrell Engineer
Tom Mark Engineer
Steve Reynolds Engineer
Jonathan Wyner Mastering
Lee Allen Zeno Producer
Charles "Red" LaMark Contributor
Nancy Given Art Direction
Jean-Pierre LeGuillou Art Direction
Andres Espree Composer
Christian Clayton Illustrations
Wilson Chavis Composer
Stanley Dural Jr. Composer
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