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The Best Zydeco Bands/Artists of All Time

While there is no shortage of good zydeco artists, some are just better than all the rest. This list is designed to let the fans of zydeco separate the absolute best zydeco bands and artists from the pack. Zydeco blends blues, jazz, and R&B with an unmistakeable Creole flavor. Characterized by instruments like accordion and washboard, zydeco is an integral part of New Orleans and American music. Buckwheat Zydeco and Boozoo Chavis are classic examples of the genre, but are they the top zydeco artists of all time? 

This list of the top zydeco bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Zydeco groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. These are truly the greatest zydeco bands of all time, since the most famous zydeco artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best zydeco music.

Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr. and Donna the Buffalo are a great starting point for your to rank your zydeco favorites on this list Decide whicih ones are the top artists by voting for your favorites. Show some love to your favorites like Danny Barker or Brave Combo.

All important, significant, and top names in zydeco music history deserve your votes, so make your votes count.

This list answers the questions "who are the best zydeco bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest zydeco musician ever?" It also includes classic and new zydeco bands. If there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of zydeco, as well as a good place to start if you want to dive into the rich pool of zydeco music. Look near the top of the list for the best examples of good zydeco bands to start out with. 

Whether you’re a zydeco aficionado or a new fan of that zydeco New Orleans sound, please vote for the best zydeco artists - not just the most best known bands that you never actually listened to. 



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    That's What I'm Talkin' About!

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    Lay Your Burden Down, Choo Choo Boogaloo, 20th Century Masters: The ...

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    What's His Name?, Only the Strong Survive, Movin' On Up

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    Louisiana Blues And Zydeco, Bon Ton Roulet! & More, Bayou Blues

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    Boozoo Chavis, Who Stole My Monkey?, Zydeco Trail Ride

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    Step It Up!, I Ain't No Playboy, The Big Squeeze

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    Zydecajun, The Band Courtbouillon, Whoever Said It Was Easy

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    Pick It Up, Show Me Something

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    My Toot Toot, The Best of Rockin' Sidney

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    La Danse de la vie, L'Écho, L'Amour ou la folie

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    Cookin' With Queen Ida, Mardi Gras!, Queen Ida in San Francisco

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    The Tribute Sessions, There's Room for Us All, Zydeco on the Bayou

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    Best of Beau Jocque

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    Across the Parish Line, Live! Worldwide, Dockside Sessions

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    Christmas Bayou, From Now On, Beau Solo

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    Zydeco Junkie, Boogie Woogie Zydeco, Dance All Night

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    Positive Friction, Life's a Ride, Tonight

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    Hold On!

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    Les Blues Du Bayou, La Musique Creole, Louisiana Hot Sauce

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    Behind the Levee, Annunciation, The Subdudes

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    Creole Cruiser, Sauce Piquante

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    Save the Bones

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    Lafayette Marquis

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    Red Is the Color, Sunny Weather, The Front Lines

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    A Child Is Born

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    Polkasonic, Music Circus, Holidays!

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