Boozoo Chavis (born 23 October 1930 in Lake Charles, LA and died 5 May 2001 in Austin, Texas) was a zydeco musician - a form of Cajun music. He was active from 1954 until his death during which time he largely sang and played the accordion. ...more on Wikipedia about "Boozoo Chavis"
Buckwheat Zydeco (born Stanley Dural, Jr. November 14, 1947) is an accordionist and zydeco performer, one of the few to achieve mainstream success. ...more on Wikipedia about "Buckwheat Zydeco"
Clifton Chenier ( June 25, 1925 - December 12, 1987) was the pre-eminent performer of zydeco music, a blend of Cajun and Creole music with R&B, jazz, and blues influences. ...more on Wikipedia about "Clifton Chenier"
Welsh zydeco band started in 1992 by accordionist Rees Wesson (formerly with Edward the Second). They quickly established a following as the premier band in the United Kingdom playing in the style of John Delafose and Boozoo Chavis. Changes in line-up led to a loss of momentum in the late 1990s, but the current line-up (since early 2001) has regained their title as the "Premier UK Zydeco Band". They appeared at Bury, England, and Ameland, Netherlands, in 2003 and at Raamsdonksveer, the most prestigious zydeco festival in Europe, in June 2004. ...more on Wikipedia about "Joe le Taxi"
Leftover Salmon is a genre-bending band from Boulder, Colorado. Their unique blend of bluegrass, rock, country, and Cajun/ Zydeco, which the band calls "Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass", has found favor with the jam band scene. ...more on Wikipedia about "Leftover Salmon"
Rockin' Dopsie ( February 10, 1932– August 26, 1993) was born Alton Rubin in Carencro, Louisiana. He was a leading Zydeco musician and button accordion player who enjoyed popular success first in Europe and later in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rockin' Dopsie"
Rockin' Sidney Simien ( April 9, 1938 - February 25, 1998) was an United States R&B, Zydeco, and Soul music musician who began recording in the late 1950s and continued performing until his death. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rockin' Sidney" My shortopedia and me.
Terrance Simien is a zydeco musician, accordionist and song writer. He was born on September 3, 1965 and spent his early life in Mallet, Louisiana. As a teenager, Simien learned to play the accordion and formed his own band in 1982. In 1984, he gained attention of Paul Simon during a performance at the New Orleans World's Fair. Two years later, in 1986, he collaborated with Simon on the release of a single based on Clifton Chenier's hit song You Used to Call Me. Terrance and his band, the Mallet Playboys, reached the silver screen in 1987 when they appeared as a zydeco band in the movie The Big Easy. He is considered to be one of the most innovative and prolific zydeco music performers of modern times. ...more on Wikipedia about "Terrance Simien/Temp"
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