Zydeco

December 18, 2012 | Format: MP3

$5.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: December 18, 2012
  • Label: X5 Music Group
  • Copyright: 2012 X5 Music Group
  • Total Length: 47:12
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00ANRJNZI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,454 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Excellent collection of Zydeco Music; all the selections fit together nicely.
Joe Fialko
I bought my original one on bourbon street in new Orleans. so wen it got broken I was devastated. since then I have ordered this cd two more times!!
Amazon Customer
Lots of fun to listen to and feel yourself toe tapping to the beats of the music..no wonder the cajuns were such happy people.
Sassy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Megan Romer on December 11, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Putumayo's recordings are sort of iffy for those who are really into the music that they compile.... some of them are phenomenal, some of them are disappointing. This one is fortunately one of the former. This CD plays like a who's who of Zydeco music, several tempos and song styles (waltz, two-step and blues, the main three rhythm patterns of zydeco music) are presented and all of the songs are truly classics.

If you're just getting into zydeco, this is the album for you! As I said, it's a who's who of zydeco music, so you can listen through and see which tracks you like, which will help you make informed decisions about which full-length single-band albums to buy. If you are a longstanding zydeco fan, you may well have most of these cuts on CDs you already own, so you could just make yourself a mix CD, but save yourself the trouble and pick this one up.

I can't for the life of me figure out how Putumayo managed to make such a spot-on zydeco collection but only a very mediocre Cajun music collection.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Kevin L. Nenstiel TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 12, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Putamayo is a good way to get your hands on xenophile music. This latest is a very good album to start one out on zydeco music, comme ca. Zydeco may be an acquired taste for someone who, unlike me, hasn't listened to blues, African music, or Cajun sounds, elements of all of which are in evidence on this CD. Still, if you're willing to take a stab and listen to something too few people ever hear anymore, you'll be very will rewarded.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Cabral on September 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
If you only buy one zydeco collection, this is the one to buy. Putumayo is a label that specializes in world music. All their releases have beautiful artwork and include a booklet with notes about each song. This release is a great compilation of recent and current and most of it rocks. A sampling of the more popular musicians include...Beau Jocque...Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas...Boozoo Chavis...Queen Ida...Clifton Chenier...Buckwheat Zydeco...and Chris Ardoin does a cover of "Pass the Dutchie"
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 20, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I'm a native northerner who didn't know beans about Zydeco until I went to a Swamp Romp festival and was blown away by BooZoo's Magic Sounds. This CD was recommended to me as a great introduction to zydeco. It has become my favorite CD. I have since bought many other zydeco CDs but none as good. Rosie Ledet's "You're No Good For Me" is just killer! Even my 7-year-old asks to hear it over and over. I've "discovered" many great Zydeco musicians through this CD, such as Nathan and the Cha Chas. This music definitely makes you put your troubles on the back burner and dance.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T.M. Reader on October 12, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I have a few zydeco CD's, and this one is far and away my favorite. Hardly a song in the bunch that I can't enjoy again and again.

If you are familiar with zydeco music, you can read Amazon's song list above and there's no need for me to rehash it. If you're not familiar, then no need for a song by song description either, but I'll simply describe zydeco as "happy music" (there are blues tunes in the mix) with cajun roots in the rural Louisiana swamplands. It's from the heart and has a definite rock flavor. (It is not brassy New Orleans rhythem and blues).

This collection is the cream of the crop. If you've got a rock 'n roll heart, you need to check this out. Make your first listen on good equipment with the volume turned up a little and you'll be hooked.

Whether or not you know already know zydeco, BUY THIS CD. You'll like this one and I'm very confident in the recommendation.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Shelly on April 21, 2000
Format: Audio CD
My first Zydeco experience took place a few years ago when Queen Ida visited the Twin Cities. I made my first trip to New Orleans this Spring and purchased Putumayo Presents: Zydeco at a local music store. The real thing doesn't come around here often enough, but I certainly can "cha cha cha" in my living room with this CD!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kate on April 28, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Being new to zydeco music, before ordering, I read the reviews which all seemed favorable. I've found that this cd is like a who's who of zydeco. It is now one of my top all-time favorites and I have a large collection of all types of music- rock, classical, country, pop, jazz, but blues is my favorite and this cd is not just a listen, it's an experience!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Bowman on June 10, 2010
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I wasn't exposed to much music as a kid and so I am sadly lacking in appreciation for many kinds of music. I don't want my kids to be the same way, especially since my oldest seems to have an affinity for music. In my quest to expose them to as many different types of music as early as possible, I scoured Amazon for the highest rated CDs. I came across this one and bought it because everyone absolutely raved about it. I don't know that I had ever heard a Zydeco song before I purchased this CD. However, it is now one of my favorites. I don't know any of the artists and I can't comment on that aspect of it. However, I can tell you that every time this CD is on, my toes start tapping. There isn't a song on it that I don't enjoy. Both of my kids start boogieing around the house and my 2-year-old picks up his instruments and tries to play along. It's great fun and given a choice of different CDs to listen to, my kids almost always choose this one over more "kid-friendly" ones. I highly recommend this CD to anyone who is interested in hearing some Zydeco but doesn't know enough about it to know what they want. The money I spent on this CD is the best investment I have made in music in a long time.
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