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The Best Zydeco Songs 

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Updated January 16, 2020 426 votes 242 voters 22.4k views 23 items

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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Buckwheat Zydeco
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Boozoo Chavis
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Beau Jocque
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Beau Jocque
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Rockin’ Sydney
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Buckwheat Zydeco
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Wayne Toups
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Beausoleil and Michael Doucet
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Queen Ida and Her Zydeco Band
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Keith Frank
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Where the Pretty Women A... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Zydeco Songs
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Geno Delafose
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Clifton Chenier
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Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas
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Zydeco Force
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Chris Ardoin and Double Clutchin’
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Zydeco In D-Minor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Zydeco Songs
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Haterz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Zydeco Songs
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Fernest Arceneau
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Morris Francis