The Best of Zydeco Party Band

The Best of Zydeco Party Band

by Zydeco Party Band

CD

Overview

The Zydeco Party Band is exactly that, a party band of wannabe Louisiana two-steppers headed up by East Texan accordion player Doug Legacy, and the group's blend of zydeco, Cajun, blues, funk, R&B, swamp pop, and country explodes out of the speakers like a bayou banshee. Arranged chronologically, this best-of sampler opens with five tracks from the Zydeco Party Band's 1994 debut, King Cake Party, which featured guest shots from Ry Cooder, David Lindley, Jim Keltner, and Syd Straw, and moves through highlights from Dancin' on the Levee (1996), Mardi Gras Mambo (1999), and the unreleased studio album Party Is Our Middle Name, and concludes with two tracks from Live in Schaffhausen (2003). Except for a short breather to deliver a stately version of Rockin' Sidney's "Alligator Waltz," the pace never slackens, and antes up from there, including a version of Clifton Chenier's "Hot Tamale Baby" that is absolutely blistering. Other highlights include covers of Taj Mahal's "Cakewalk into Town" and Leiber & Stoller's "Young Blood," originally done by the Coasters. Nothing is too subtle here, as Legacy keeps the pedal to the floor, making this a marvelous party album, true to the name.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/13/2004
Label: Varese Fontana
UPC: 0030206654820
catalogNumber: 066548

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Zydeco Party Band   Primary Artist
Doug Legacy   Piano,Accordion,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Steel Drums
Billy Block   Drums,Vocals,Rubboard
Richard Cantu   Percussion
Rick Eckstein   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Freebo   Bass,Tuba,Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar
Michael Jochum   Drums
Gary Ray   Percussion,Drums
Mark Shark   Guitar,Mandolin,Sitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Lisa Haley   Fiddle,Violin,Vocals
Jim Thompson   Saxophone
Billy Butler   Percussion
Candy Girard   Fiddle,Vocals
Gary Ferguson   Drums

Technical Credits

Taj Mahal   Composer
Clifton Chenier   Composer
Rockin' Sidney   Composer
Paul Barrére   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Jim Keltner   Producer
Doug Legacy   Composer,Producer
Brownie McGhee   Composer
Howlin' Wolf   Composer
Buckwheat Zydeco   Composer
Rick Eckstein   Engineer
Tony Ferguson   Engineer
Freebo   Composer
Clarence "Bon Ton" Garlow   Composer
Ross Hogarth   Producer,Engineer
Doug Lacy   Executive Producer
Cary E. Mansfield   Producer
William Payne   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Keith Rosier   Composer
Mark Shark   Composer
Eddie Shuler   Composer
Sonny Terry   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Lisa Haley   Composer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Neon Park   Composer
Joseph Royster   Composer
Frank Guida   Composer
Sal Nunziato   Liner Notes
Gary Ferguson   Engineer

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