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Check It Out, Lock It In, Crank It Up!
Beau Jocque & Zydeco Hi-Rollers
Check It Out, Lock It In, Crank It Up!
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
 
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Rounder has released some prime examples of contemporary zydeco, as this release from Beau Jocque and the Zydeco Hi-Rollers makes evident. Beau Jocque and company pound out some high-energy music here. This is not meant fo...  more »

      
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All Artists: Beau Jocque & Zydeco Hi-Rollers
Title: Check It Out, Lock It In, Crank It Up!
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder / Umgd
Original Release Date: 8/18/1998
Release Date: 8/18/1998
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
Styles: Regional Blues, Cajun & Zydeco
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011661215825

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Rounder has released some prime examples of contemporary zydeco, as this release from Beau Jocque and the Zydeco Hi-Rollers makes evident. Beau Jocque and company pound out some high-energy music here. This is not meant for relaxed listening; this is party music. Good-time classic "Keep a Knockin'" is given the full treatment, including a killer Hammond B3 solo. "Slide and Dip It" comes in two mixes: one zydeco and one "party dip." Both are guaranteed to get your house rocking. "Going Down to the Country," on the other hand, is a raw swamp blues while "She Wants to Sell My Monkey" is all but indescribable. Top these off with an outrageous cover of funk standard "Tighten Up" and you have a nonstop winner. These guys put the "Z" in zydeco! --Lars Gandil

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The Gret Late Beau Lays It All Down Here
Jeff Sampson | 10/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great recording- the accordian stopping and starting, wheezing and jumping, Beau growling it out while "skeeta" pays him constant homage in the reply. Get up and dance."
Jocque Rhymes With "Rock"
Dick Meyers | Princeton, NJ United States | 07/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You don't have to like Zydeco to like this CD. Beau's deep, gritty voice, a pounding bass, infectious enthusiasm, and good material combine to produce a winner. Check out the bluesy "What You Gonna Do" and "Going to the Country," a smooth remake of Archie Bell's "Tighten Up," and the up-tempo "Why You Wanna Make Me Crazy?" This band has fun making music; you'll have fun listening to it."
Excellent, high energy music.
Dick Meyers | 02/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I like Zydeco but this album is truly wonderful. It immediately became one of top ten favorite albums and continues to amaze me. I consider this band a well kept secret waiting to be discovered by the general public. Everyone who has heard it loves it. The quality is consistent through the whole album."