Zydeco is a satisfying survey of the fascinating fusion of French and African culture in Louisiana and features most of the genre's biggest stars. This CD features most of the genre's biggest stars including Clifton Chenier, Boozoo Chavis, Buckwheat Zydeco, Beau Jocque, Keith Frank, Geno Delafose, Chris Ardoin, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, Queen Ida, and Zydeco Force as well as regional favorites Rosie Ledet, The Creole Zydeco Farmers, and Jude Taylor. Respected New Orleans music critic Michael Tisserand, the acclaimed author of The Kingdom of Zydeco, wrote the detailed and informative liner notes especially for this collection. The booklet features excellent photographs by Rick Olivier and Jack Vartoogian, both well-known documentors of Louisiana music culture.
The songs are:
1. The Creole Zydeco Farmers - Creole Farmers Stomp
2. Keith Frank - Ço Fa
3. Rosie Ledet - You're no good for me
4. Beau Jocque - What You Gonna Do?
5. Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas - I'm in Love
6. Jude Taylor & His Burning Flames - Burnin' Flames Special
7. Boozoo Chavis & the Majic Sounds - Lula Lula Don't You Go to Bingo
8. Queen Ida and Her Zydeco Band - My Girl Josephine
9. Clifton Chenier - Calinda
10. Buckwheat Zydeco - I'm on the Wonder
11. Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie - Bye Bye Mon Nég
12. Joe K K and Zydeco Force - Hoochie Coochie
13. Chris Ardoin and Double Clutchin' - Stay in or stay out - Pass the Dutchie