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She Wants to Sell My Monkey - Beau Jocque & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers

Legbamel Not-Pop

Perhaps unsurprisingly, I wanted to share some Zydeco with you all today and had a tough time finding anything on Grooveshark that wasn't Clifton Chenier or his protege Buckwheat Zydeco. Now, these two are rightly famous for being talented and Bayou ambassadors but they aren't the only acts in the business. (Well, they weren't. Chenier's dead, of course.) At any rate, I wanted to give you all something a little different that the better-known names. I know you're surprised that I would go off the beaten track like this but sometimes you just have to do it. If you've got a favorite Zydeco band or song, drop me a line!

3 Responses so far.

  1. OMG, what a fabulous site this is! I could write a comment to each and every post. I will return. Love your tastes in music. Zydeco is the sound of the day in my house.

    What do you think of Marcia Ball, more Blues than anything?

  2. legbamel says:

    Blues, horn section, sassy? What's not to love about Marcia Ball? :D Thanks for your compliments and I look forward to "seeing" you again.

  3. Anonymous says:

    very cool song. I came across it while looking for songs about monkeys :) Check out a band called Mama Rosin, they're a trio from Lausanne, Swotzerland who play nice Zydecco music. They played on Later with Jools Holland. It's on youtube. Peace

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