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Recommend me your faves: Zydeco, '20s & '30s Jazz, & Rockabilly

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RoscoeElegante, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2015
    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.

  2. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

    May 3, 2016
    In the South
    I know nothing about zydeco either, but I liked Buckwheat (RIP). Just about the only accordion playing I can listen to.

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  3. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    Clifton Chenier, zydeco
    Louis Armstrong, Hot Fives and Sevens
    Cliff Gallup guitar with Gene Vincent
  4. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Slip some Charlie Christian in there!

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  5. Alamo

    Alamo Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 15, 2006
  6. Alamo

    Alamo Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 15, 2006
  7. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    For chordal jazz, I'd suggest "Django's Castle (Manoir des mes Reves)"

  8. slauson slim

    slauson slim Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    By The Levee
    Django. Jelly Roll Morton. Louis Armstrong's Hot 5 and Hot 7. Bix Beiderbecke. Jess Stacy. Fats Waller. Eddie Lang. Early Bing Crosby. Jack Teagarden. Count and Duke big bands, of course.
  9. Geoff738

    Geoff738 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 11, 2007
    Wanda Jackson.

  10. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Apr 17, 2006
    Back at the Beach
    Not total zydeco but New Orleans.....Ry and imagine.

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  11. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Some pedestrian names, but they're well-known for a reason

    It's not Maybelline, listen close, it's better. And check out that lead at 1:12

    My fave Carl Perkins track is this alternate take (took some hunting to find it!), the other versions of this song that he cut are relatively tame- he sets fire to this one! and splits the difference between Hank and Elvis. Jive-bop-abilly from the hills

    This one's not a rarity at all, but it's maybe my favorite Elvis track of all time, and it's got that primitive and mysterious feel; it's a red light blinking on a radio tower on a Memphis hot summer night in 1955. Rock critics have said if you listen real close to this one, you can hear the gates of hell rattling. I can hear 'em...
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  12. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Friend of Leo's

    Mar 29, 2007
    Manassas Park, VA
    Buckwheat Zydeco, Clifton Chenier

    John Coltrane- Giant Steps, My Favorite Things; Miles Davis- Birth of the Cool, Milestones, Kind of Blue

    Elvis '56, with Scotty Moore
    Danny Gatton- The Humbler, 88 Elmira St.
  13. Bones

    Bones Telefied Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
  14. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Friend of Leo's

    Dec 6, 2015
    Contemporary, but not modern.

  15. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2015
    Thanks, everyone! Much appreciated. Especially since a colleague just told me that the semester starts a week before I thought it did. Talk about calendarophobia.

    You're very welcome to suggest anything very obscure and quirky that you like. For example, I was running low on coffee this a.m. so Screamin' Jay Hawkins helped me out, and my kids take out the garbage willingly if I stop playing Mickey & Sylvia's "Dearest" for an hour or so. They also know what "covers of covers" means.

    Any good links you know of demonstrating the characteristic differences between N. Orleans, St. Louis, and Chicago jazz, by the way?

    R&B recommendations also very welcome. "There's a Riot Goin' On" in my musical infrastructure!

    Thanks again.
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  16. Art VanDelay

    Art VanDelay Tele-Holic

    May 20, 2018
    One of my favorites. Bone simple, outstanding rhythm & tone

  17. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    I haven’t looked but Louis Prima is supreme. Also Cab Calloway.
  18. brbadg

    brbadg Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 11, 2008
    Well we have Beau Jocques,the first album

    And this whole Buckwheat Zydeco album is a must

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