When accordion player and singer Boozoo Chavis came out of ‘retirement’ in the 80s, he brought with him a primitive zydeco style that took the music back to its roots. His rowdy, knockabout stage act and hypnotic single notes and triples on the accordion showed the world, through films and Festival appearances, what a joyful experience zydeco music brings with it.
Boozoo plays his ‘Johnnie Billy Goat’ at a Louisiana Festival;
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[stextbox id=”custom” caption=”Boozoo Chavis Discography” float=”true” align=”left” width=”300″]Fantastic Zydeco album from a master musician. Sixteen tracks include a couple of Blues classics, and a couple more that turn the air blue!
WHO STOLE MY MONKEY?
[/stextbox]After three great albums with Maison de Soul, in 1991 Boozoo moved to the bigger Electra label, and he appeared in the 1994 documentary film ‘The Kingdom of Zydeco’, as the music spread from its Louisiana roots. With his Bluesy ‘sore-throat’ voice, running around the stage, shouting and wailing, Boozoo played many music Festivals to great acclaim. He issued his album ‘Johnnie Billy Goat’ in 2000, but sadly Boozoo died from complications after a heart attack the following year.