Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas
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From "Let's Go," the first track on the album, be prepared to be rocked in the good old Louisiana fashion, because that's the way Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas do it. This song serves to showcase everybody in the band as they all have their own little solo, even the rub board player gets a chance to shine. If the search is for melodic tunes, this album certainly fits the bill. With 14 original tunes that have a familiar charm, it won't be long until one finds themselves singing along. It could also be the charismatic piano accordion playing from Nathan Williams that attracts many a listener. Or quite possibly it's the tight arrangements that fill the album that pull the listener's ear to the groove. Whatever it is that attracts the listener to Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, it's common opinion that they have found the perfect formula that keeps the party going and going all night long. This album is a prime example of what Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas can do with playful lyrics and bouncing rhythms. They have captured the essence of vibrant and colorful Louisiana music at its finest, as one will find on "Zydeco Rumble" (which has been used on commercials for Louisiana tourism). The lyrics are provocative and entertaining, keeping the listener sitting on the edge of their seat with keen interest, as in the bluesy "Hard Times." This is far from being the typical Zydeco album, it is as original and fresh as one can hope to find within the genre. Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas have bestowed Cajun/Zydeco fans with an extraordinary dance music album that will have everyone shouting, "Let's Go!" one more time.
Formed: 1988 in St. Martinville, LA
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs by Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas
||Slow Horse and Fast Women||I'm a Zydeco Hog||6:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Festival Zydeco||Creole Crossroads||4:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Your Mama Don't Know||Your Mama Don't Know||4:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Let's Go!||Let's Go!||5:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||El Sid O'S Zydeco Boogaloo||I'm a Zydeco Hog||4:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hard Times||Let's Go!||6:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Alligator||Creole Crossroads||4:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Black Snake Blues/I Can't Go Home No More||Creole Crossroads||6:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Le Bon Manger||Let's Go!||4:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I'm In Love||Follow Me Chicken||5:33||$0.99||View In iTunes|