Tuesday, February 3, 2009

One: Just One Kiss

Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers: Just One Kiss


Need a steamy cajun rhythm with just a touch of funk and soul to warm up your remaining winter nights? Look no further than this delicious dance tune from this late icon of the Louisiana Zydeco scene.

Jocque, born Andrus Espree, took up his stage name and accordion while bedridden after a work-related accident; from there, rather than returning to his gig as a welder and electrician, the big man made his name reinvigorating the Zydeco genre for a wider, predominantly white audience through use of genre-fusion and a heavy dose of great covers.

Sadly, Jocque died of a heart attack in the shower in 1999, at the height of his exceptionally short career. But he was a prolific guy, and his music still rocks. Guaranteed to wake the gators and shake the neighbors, or vice versa.

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