Seriously! It's going to be a long semester of paper & exam grading, and I'll need all the edifying ammo I can muster. Am also beginning now to pile up the music I'll be listening to on next summer's (hopefully) drive across both the US and Canada. I know almost nothing of Zydeco except that the little I've heard I've much liked. Been lazy about learning more. I'm so Jazz-newbie that I'm not even sure if I like New Orleans, St. Louis, or Chicago Jazz the best. (But I am sure that I don't like hyper-modern, wander-without-a-melody-key-or-rhythm jazz.) My closest bandmate buddy says I have a "Serious root-note addiction," so go from there. Rockabilly I know best of these three genres. Love the real ragged, recorded-in-the-garage/ultra-low-fi sound, with ripping P-90s, etc. But I know that I've just skimmed this genre, too. Thanks!