music The Best Zydeco Songs  

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Perhaps no other two genres of music are more closely associated with Louisiana than jazz and zydeco music. This zydeco songs list includes some of the most famous zydeco songs performed by iconic artists – many of whom were around when the music was first taking shape.

Zydeco music was born on the bayou, in backyards of Creole citizens’ homes as a celebration of a feast. Neighbors would gather and play “La-La” music on a variety of unusual instruments, including spoons, scrub boards, and accordions. Eventually, guitars and fiddles were added, boosting the boisterous sound that can still make even the most reluctant listeners get up and dance with total abandon.

The best zydeco songs are classics, including “Paper in My Shoe” by Boozoo Chavis and “Cornbread” by Beau Jocque. And if you’re learning the history of top zydeco songs, include C.J. Chenier and “Zydeco Sont Pas Sale” as well. All the good zydeco songs listed here are worth your time. Take a listen and vote for your favorites.

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Ya Ya Buckwheat Zydeco

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Get It Beau Jocque Beau Jocque

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Hot Tamale Baby Buckwheat Zydeco

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Give Him Cornbread Beau Jocque

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Paper in My Shoe Boozoo Chavis

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Hello Josephine Queen Ida and Her Zydeco Band

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Don't Mess With My Toot-Toot Rockin’ Sydney

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Take My Hand Wayne Toups

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Zydeco Gris-Gris Beausoleil and Michael Doucet

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They Stole My Chicken Keith Frank

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Zydeco Sont Pas Sale Clifton Chenier

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Everybody’s Dancin Geno Delafose

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On My Way Zydeco Force

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Stay In or Stay Out Chris Ardoin and Double Clutchin’

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Steady Rock Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas

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Fun in Acadiana Morris Francis

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Zydeco Boogaloo Fernest Arceneau