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The Best Zydeco Bands/Artists of All Time

Updated July 29, 2021 3.7k votes 1.7k voters 153.7k views36 items

While there is no shortage of good zydeco artists, some are just better than all of the rest. This list is designed to let the fans of zydeco separate the absolute best zydeco bands and artists from the rest of the pack. Zydeco blends blues, jazz, and R&B with an unmistakeable Creole and Cajun 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. 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

Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr. and Donna the Buffalo are a great starting point, as well as industry trailblazers Danny Barker and 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/singers of all time?" "Who is the greatest zydeco musician ever?" And "who wrote the best zydeco music?" This list also includes classic and new zydeco bands, and it serves as 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. 

So, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re a zydeco aficionado or a new fan of that zydeco New Orleans sound, please vote for the best zydeco artists based on the quality of their music rather than their fame. 

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