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Zydecajun
Wayne Toups
Zydecajun
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
 
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The "star" of Louisiana music, the photogenic and energetic Wayne Toups took the unusual step early on of naming his band (and this disc) after the style of music he supposedly invented: Zydecajun. A Cajun accordion player...  more »

      
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All Artists: Wayne Toups
Title: Zydecajun
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Island / Mercury
Release Date: 8/31/1990
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
Styles: Regional Blues, Cajun & Zydeco
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 042284658423, 790051028343

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The "star" of Louisiana music, the photogenic and energetic Wayne Toups took the unusual step early on of naming his band (and this disc) after the style of music he supposedly invented: Zydecajun. A Cajun accordion player who always wears a headband and uses zydeco rhythms, Toups's real calling card is Cajun-flavored rock. No favorite among musical purists, he is nevertheless a huge crowd pleaser. On this early set, Toups turns in a bayou-tinged version of John Lee Hooker's blues classic "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer," and a charged up cover of the zydeco music classic "Les Zydeco sont pas sal&ecaute;." Guests on this disc include Beausoliel fiddler Michael Doucet and Louisiana slide guitarist Sonny Landreth. --Robert Baird

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CD Reviews

Wayne toups and zydecajun
03/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the first and still his greatest album. My comments are these: My wife and I are an older couple but we like to dance and we love Cajun music. In the late 80's we lived in San Antonio, Texas. For several years, at that time, Wayne Toups and Zydecajun would come and play their kind of Louisiana music at the Cajun Festival. The festival was held in a small country town called Helotis, Texas. The event attracted hundreds to a hugh outdoor dance and beer hall called Floore Country Store. Wayne and his boys played great music to dance to but what really made those memories last until this day is how LONG they played each piece of music. Every song had us all dancing for so long that we were both totally exhausted AND cheering--the more the crowd cheered, the longer Wayne and the band would play---they drew energy from us and we from them. An unforgettable experience. Thanks, Wayne, for the indelible memories, the fine showmanship and, most of all, those long-lasting song to dance to."
For the price it is agreat CD
Guardian of the Zen Sea | Looking after the sun and surf | 11/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I heard Wayne Toups and the Zydecajuns perform most of the music on this CD live at a Franco-American festival. I had never heard of him before except from my firends who like "Pure" Cajun music. (Whatever THAT is). They thought that his style was less than wonderful. Well now, that is simply a matter of opinion, eh? He is credited, mostly by himself, for having created this style of Zydecajun music. The best description seems to be that he crosses some bluesy and latin influences with the more traditional Cajun sounds and beats. The combination is fantastic to dance to, and great fun! Besides his own pure joy and talent, the additional musicians on this CD make the price of purchase well worth it. Rather than fault him for recording "One scotch, one burbon, one beer", I'd say that this cut alone is worth the cost of the CD."