Various Artists

Zydeco Champs

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This generous 22-track sampler of Louisiana zydeco stompers recorded over the years for Chris Strachwitz's Arhoolie Records imprint has more dance energy than a barrel of caffeine-injected monkeys, kicking off with the great Clifton Chenier's "Josephine Par Se Ma Femme" and never really letting up for the duration of the disc. Chenier's bluesy, haunting version of "Black Gal" is a clear highlight.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:10 Amazon
2 02:40 Amazon
3 03:09 Amazon
4 04:37 Amazon
5 02:15 Amazon
6
03:20 Amazon
7 02:49 Amazon
8 03:06 Amazon
9 02:49 Amazon
10 02:33 Amazon
11 02:49 Amazon
12 03:09 Amazon
13 02:43 Amazon
14 02:02 Amazon
15
04:01 Amazon
16
02:19 Amazon
17 03:03 Amazon
18 02:25 Amazon
19 02:37 Amazon
20 04:31 Amazon
21 03:53 Amazon
22 03:47 Amazon
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