Some tasty Cajun spice in tonight’s travelin’ music

I’ve been wanting to post something by Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys for a long time, but I’ve had a hard time finding a video of suitable quality. The videos posted on Youtube are all taken by amateurs from live performances, and the sound and image quality are often lacking.

This one, though, comes closer than any other to capturing her voice, musicianship and personality, an authentic taste of Louisiana and Americana. (If you buy her CDs, you’ll also find she has a hilariously bawdy sense of humor.)

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Nice Guy

November 12th, 2010
3:37 pm

Here we go…

Nice Guy

November 12th, 2010
3:38 pm

Geez, I’ve been first twice today.

Its really not all that special….why do people get so excited?

paleo-neo-Carlinist

November 12th, 2010
3:44 pm

mama’s got a squeezebox she plays on her chest…

Randalph on the Right

November 12th, 2010
4:06 pm

Being first means you are not doing anything else…so it’s only special to you..I am too busy to be first anymore…alas!

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
4:08 pm

merci beaucoup, mon ami,

Not Cajun, but sure could’ve been with this one,..Doggone, was thinking of our posts the other p.m. when it came to mind… :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_713654&v=zW1Y7Iw9zKc

AmVet

November 12th, 2010
4:08 pm

For paleo. And all of us big time Who fans…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Z3A53nY7Q

marky mark

November 12th, 2010
4:11 pm

paleo, years ago we put a friend of mine (actually it was my entertainer at Murphys Tavern) on the Gong Show, and thats what he played….1977 or so. His name is actually George Oddo, and he has a video on the web somewhere singing with a band for Katrina relief…..

marky mark

November 12th, 2010
4:12 pm

sorry – Murphys Tavern on St Simons Island is what I should have written…

Logical Dude

November 12th, 2010
4:13 pm

Ya know, it’s tough being employed and not being able to post on all these topics until the music at the end of the day.

What? What’d I say?

Logical Dude

November 12th, 2010
4:14 pm

“Why does everyone keep looking at me like that?”

j$

November 12th, 2010
4:15 pm

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
4:16 pm

Some real Cajun musicians playing for Dusty and AmVet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxVtBpZOafo

AmVet

November 12th, 2010
4:16 pm

Who's on first

November 12th, 2010
4:17 pm

Real Nice Guys finish last.

Soothsayer

November 12th, 2010
4:17 pm

paleo-neo-Carlinist

November 12th, 2010
4:18 pm

AmVet, truth be told, I was never much of a Who fan, but “Squeeze Box” was one of the few Who tunes the guitar players in my band could handle (G-C-D). and this didn’t even address finding a drummer to match Keith Moon (not possible).

Soothsayer

November 12th, 2010
4:22 pm

AmVet

November 12th, 2010
4:23 pm

In spite of that admitted heresy, I still love ya anyway, paleo!

jonix, outstanding! I absolutely adore almost all of that early 20th century Russian stuff.

Sooth, yep when he was a real and relevant rock and roller.

And this one by him just kicked some serious Scottish ___…

http://ilike.myspacecdn.com/play#Rod+Stewart:Stone+Cold+Sober:408152:s33591786.9445340.14455474.0.2.10%2Cstd_a8f9198781974da4a7da7b07789aa976

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
4:24 pm

Authentic Louisiana Bayou Country…he was there long before it became au courant…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AQvUPN1jAk

AmVet

November 12th, 2010
4:26 pm

One of my very fave songs about the Big Easy…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC8_KGHbrOI

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 12th, 2010
4:29 pm

Sooth

Since you’re here, do you remember a Tim O’Brien song from the mid-80’s, called something like, “The Hand That Once Held Mine”?

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
4:31 pm

Sooth, AmVet

My two favorite Rods’s on one vid…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MpTJzHz2l0&feature=related

Scout

November 12th, 2010
4:34 pm

Southern Comfort

November 12th, 2010
4:34 pm

AmV

Here’s another about the Big Easy…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJgCJKqJ1cw

Scout

November 12th, 2010
4:35 pm

Headline: “Lauren Burk trial | Father recalls seeing slain Auburn freshman”

If I were King there would be a firing squad and I would be on it. I’m getting a little sick and tired of the “animals” in our midst.

http://www.ajc.com/news/cobb/lauren-burk-trial-father-738710.html

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
4:36 pm

wet wiccan

When you check in, thought of this for you on last night’s discussion…you know who it’s for! :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdl658l5TTQ

paleo-neo-Carlinist

November 12th, 2010
4:36 pm

didn’t mean to send his thing across the pond. back to message. no question this music puts one on the mood for some boiled crawfish, hush puppies and maybe a mufalatta (sp?), all washed down with some Abita Turbo Dog or Dixie lager, but somebody slap an injunction on those sill old white NYers tryin to keep time to the zydeco beat. god bless ‘em, I can think of worse ways to spend an evening – and I back in the 90’s I did my share of white man boogie at Blind Willie’s. so, josef, how do you say “Mulligan” in cajun (Budreaux or Tibbedeaux)?

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
4:40 pm

Somebody brought this one up the other day (Scout?), for those who’ve never heard it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjkLf_X88WM

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 12th, 2010
4:41 pm

Soothsayer

November 12th, 2010
4:43 pm

Hillbilly, I don’t remember that song. Sorry.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

November 12th, 2010
4:44 pm

JB, don’t mean to put a mustache on your weekly Mona Lisa, and don’t know how to do the “fixed your typo” thing, but these cats don’t have “musicianship” – they got their mojo working and a killer vibe

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
4:45 pm

Paleo

Thibodeaux? :-)

Used to have a dog named Phailledeaux!

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 12th, 2010
4:45 pm

Sooth

Thanks. I’ve been hunting it for years. Not sure if he ever released it on a record or not. Great song, though.

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 12th, 2010
4:47 pm

AmVet

November 12th, 2010
4:49 pm

SoCo, very niiice.

I especially liked the brass and the whole black/white/creole feel to it…

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
4:53 pm

No trip to the Big Easy is complete without…Matti, this is for you…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xotoDy5806Y

Pogo

November 12th, 2010
4:53 pm

paleo, there is no drummer, either alive or dead, like Keith Moon. He was one of a kind and he was much better than all the rest (either resperating or not). Moon created his own music, which just so happened to coincide with what the rest of the Who was doing. I have listened to all kinds of music for many, many years and I have never heard anything like Moon in the percussion department. He was a “sloppy” drummer indeed.

AmVet

November 12th, 2010
4:56 pm

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
4:59 pm

Paleo

You can get a real deal muffaletta at Jason’s Deli…don’t ask for extra gardiniera (though you’ll want it!). The locals hereabouts don’t know what you’re talking about. Just tell ‘em “that olive stuff!”

paleo-neo-Carlinist

November 12th, 2010
5:01 pm

Pogo, I can’t remember where I saw the bit, maybe VH-1 or some Who documentary, but either Townsend or Daltrey was commenting on how Moon played the “leads” and Townsend and Entwistle were “the rhythm section”. as I said, I was more of a Beatlers, Stones and Zeppelin guy, but the Overture from Tommy is on my iPod forever.

AmVet

November 12th, 2010
5:03 pm

Much, much more than just costumes and makeup, the real deal.

Sure the staged androgyny flipped out the squares, but wtf…

And I loved this observation… Mick Ronson’s Guitar solo: Melts your face off and sticks it back on upside down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p79JKclG-oc

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 12th, 2010
5:04 pm

When it comes to drumming, I ‘ve always been partial to this guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94uCiI-J98Q

paleo-neo-Carlinist

November 12th, 2010
5:06 pm

josef, thanks, but the only muffaletta I’ve ever consumed was at the Napoleon House and I am something of a snob when it comes to “authentic” anything. maybe i’ll go to Jason’s ans ask for “the sandwich LIKE a muffaletta”.

Pogo

November 12th, 2010
5:07 pm

Say AMEN to the muffaletta. The best sandwich in the world, bar none (except maybe a really good Cuban). Nah, the muffaletta takes it and the “Cuban” prepared in the right place in Miami comes damn close.

paleo-neo-Carlinist

November 12th, 2010
5:08 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRO_SvGlLfo

she was born down in Thibodeaux, Lousiana…

AmVet

November 12th, 2010
5:16 pm

HD, that Asia reminded me of this one. For me, still as sweet as the first time…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm1OJ0LAgt4

RW-(the original)

November 12th, 2010
5:17 pm

don’t ask for extra gardiniera (though you’ll want it!). The locals hereabouts don’t know what you’re talking about. Just tell ‘em “that olive stuff!”

Geez, you’d think a school teacher of all people would teach them.

:-)

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 12th, 2010
5:18 pm

AmVet

Great one. Used to love to play that one.

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
5:19 pm

paleo

Nanh, it’s the real deal…Jason’s started down in Louisiane… If you’re a REAL snob about them, though, Central Grocery!

Bowie? Can’t beat this one all the way around…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViftZTfRSt8

AmVet

November 12th, 2010
5:20 pm

Hillbilly, very cool.

And which reminded me of this one…

(For no reason, except I love them both…)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzrUqAtUcpU

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
5:22 pm

RW

And ruin the chances of getting some of that olive stuff…?

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
5:23 pm

paleo

Ooops1 Make that Beaumont, Texas…but, there are more Cajun French speakers there than any other city in the country!

RW-(the original)

November 12th, 2010
5:26 pm

josef,

Isn’t that “olive stuff” the same thing they put on Italian beef in Chicago?

AmVet

November 12th, 2010
5:26 pm

This song pretty much fits any theme.

Well, we live in a trailer
at the edge of town
You never see us
’cause we don’t come around.
We got twenty five rifles
just to keep
the population down.
But we need you now,
and that’s why
I’m hangin’ ’round.
So you be good to me
and I’ll be good to you,
And in this land of conditions
I’m not above suspicion
I won’t attack you,
but I won’t back you.

Well, it’s so good to be here,
asleep on your lawn.
Remember your guard dog?
Well, I’m afraid
that he’s gone.
It was such a drag
to hear him
whining all night long.
Yes, that was me with the doves,
setting them free
near the factory
Where you built your computer,
love.
I hope you get the connection,
’cause I can’t take
the rejection
I won’t deceive you,
I just don’t believe you.

Well, I’m a barrel of laughs,
with my carbine on
I keep ‘em hoppin’,
till my ammunition’s gone.
But I’m still not happy,
I feel like
there’s something wrong.
I got the revolution blues,
I see bloody fountains,
And ten million dune buggies
comin’ down the mountains.
Well, I hear that Laurel Canyon
is full of famous stars,
But I hate them worse than lepers
and I’ll kill them
in their cars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZdPts3gEjg

Soothsayer

November 12th, 2010
5:26 pm

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
5:32 pm

RW
@ 5:26

Pretty much the same stuff…I make my own…learned to do it in Granma Mariscalco’s kitchen (the neighborhood Granma when I was growing up…) so, I don’t mind saying I make a pretty good one since I learned from a master…

kayaker 71

November 12th, 2010
5:35 pm

Every Bookman posts a zydeco song, I think of the girl with the orange shorts.

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
5:42 pm

kayaker
@ 5:35

So does he!

AmVet

November 12th, 2010
5:44 pm

paleo, that Dan Baird was great! Rough and raw as hell, but really enjoyable.

Yep kayaker, seems a recurring theme, doesn’t it?

(Play us something?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCBCPlXkqAI

Jay

November 12th, 2010
5:49 pm

Paulo977

November 12th, 2010
5:50 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 12th, 2010
5:51 pm

Sooth

Mr Monroe put a stamp on music like few ever have.

Paulo977

November 12th, 2010
5:56 pm

Jay
5:49pm

That was goooood . Loved it!

kayaker 71

November 12th, 2010
5:58 pm

That lady definitely has some moves.

AmVet

November 12th, 2010
6:00 pm

@@

November 12th, 2010
6:08 pm

Give me somethin’ I can dance to, jay!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19L36mGXLtI&feature=related

Look how little this fella’s squeeze box is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgkAhZ3pRMw

kayaker 71

November 12th, 2010
6:09 pm

“Gonna lay around the shanty, baby, and put a good buzz on.” Oh, to be 35 again.

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
6:12 pm

PAULO

@ 5:50

That one makes me so-o-o-o homesick! That one and this one….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R77HvjjaC3c

@@

November 12th, 2010
6:14 pm

Here’s your Rosie Ledet again, jay!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T77iXRRM5sA&feature=related

“Eat my poussiere”????

Lawd, I hope poussiere means chicken.

Jay

November 12th, 2010
6:20 pm

As I said, @@, a bawdy sense of humor.

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
6:24 pm

@@

That Feufollet…not ashamed to admit it, got me to movin’…

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
6:24 pm

@@

At 6:14

Beat me to it!

@@

November 12th, 2010
6:25 pm

jay:

Glad I could expose it fer ‘ya.

(ISH)

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
6:30 pm

@@

Loosely translated… “Eat my dust!” I’ll leave the subtleties to your imagination! :-)

@@

November 12th, 2010
6:31 pm

josef:

I could have a whole lotta fun with your 6:30, but I won’t.

(ISH)

Have fun!

Jay

November 12th, 2010
6:40 pm

For a Friday night giggle at the human capacity for inspired silliness:

http://weburbanist.com/2010/11/10/parkour-for-lazies-the-bizarre-british-lying-down-game/

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 12th, 2010
7:10 pm

wet wiccan

November 12th, 2010
7:28 pm

Hey Josef, thanks for the tune. Here’s one back atcha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRAg7ixYaeE&feature=related

Southern Comfort

November 12th, 2010
7:42 pm

Jay

That 6:40 is hilarious…

Southern Comfort

November 12th, 2010
7:53 pm

Encore performance of this one, just because I think it’s funny as hell…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07kO9TtHYzQ

May as well double your pleasure…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caGjG_9nFwY&feature=related

*No ex-governors were harmed in the filming of these videos.

wet wiccan

November 12th, 2010
7:53 pm

Hillbilly – This one’s for you (smile)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jtvR_sxTkg

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
8:03 pm

wiccan

Thanks! Some nice horns in that one…

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 12th, 2010
8:11 pm

Matti

November 12th, 2010
8:42 pm

Mr. Bookman,

AWESOME clip! Loved it!

jo nix.

Thanks for the sweet sentimental stuff! We’ll see if I’m feeling that after tomorrow’s football game.

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
8:53 pm

matti
It’s just sorta the mood I’m in tongitht…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUw125JMVFI

Del

November 12th, 2010
9:26 pm

Don’t really know what made me think of this tonight, maybe some nostalgia, but a little Jimmy Reed. It was some teen aged partying and drinking music when I was a kid pre-Vietnam. Kind of gravely but sounded better when some of us tried to emulate those basic cords on a guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhRZha7ULWg&feature=related

j$

November 12th, 2010
9:32 pm

Shawn Mullins-lots of good stuff for awhile now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny1hezOxHWo

Mick

November 12th, 2010
9:40 pm

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
9:47 pm

Mick

Reeds, you say\http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkwD261MHsc&feature=related

Mick

November 12th, 2010
9:49 pm

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
9:49 pm

j$

November 12th, 2010
9:49 pm

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
9:55 pm

And Brother Bruno, while in a sentimental funk, here’s for you….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QCCz4mtd0E

Scout

November 12th, 2010
9:56 pm

Mississippi Sheiks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukHC4lXRohA&feature=related

Well, the preacher used to preach
To try to stay atoned
But now he’s preachin’
Just to buy jellyroll

Well, he calls that religion
Yes, he calls that religion
Well, he calls that religion
But I know he’s goin’ to hell when he dies

It was at a church last night
Had desire to be
The old preacher
Was tryin’ to take my wife from me

Oh, he call that religion
Yes, he call that religion
Well, he called that religion
I know he’s goin’ to hell when he dies

Preacher always
He was a mighty true man
He gives his commence
And he couldn’t understand

Well, he calls that religion
Yes, he called that religion
Well, he called that religion
I know he goin’ to hell when he dies

(guitar & fiddle)

‘Oh yes, he calls that religion’

He will swear he’s keepin’
God’s command
Have women fussin’ ‘n fightin’
All over land

And then he call that religion
Well, he calls that religion
Well, he called that religion
But I know he’s goin’ to hell when he dies

Therein the people
Stopped goin’ to church
They know that preacher
Was tryin-a do too much

But still he called that religion
Still, he called that religion
Well, he called that religion
But I know he’s goin’ to hell when he dies

Old Deacon Jones
He was a preachin’ King
They caught him ’round the house
Tryin-a shake that thing

Oh, he called that religion
Yes, he called that religion
Well, he called that religion
But I know he goin’ to hell when he dies

‘Oh yeah, he calls that religion’.

Scout

November 12th, 2010
9:59 pm

Mick

November 12th, 2010
10:03 pm

josef

What ever happened to bruno? Did he flame out?

josef nix

November 12th, 2010
10:15 pm

Mick

He’s on something of a walkabout…

Scout

November 12th, 2010
10:16 pm

Mick

November 12th, 2010
10:26 pm

**He’s on something of a walkabout…**

Not a bad friggin idea…….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj2h0LSTY3U&feature=related

j$

November 12th, 2010
10:28 pm

funny great song/video.

hit F5 to stop any VEVO bs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trd49Da0gf0