Gonna Take You Downtown
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A stunning album of songs from all over the board. Beau Jocque here incorporates songs of his own making alongside those of other zydeco legends Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis. To top it off, he throws in a couple from zydeco outsiders War and Bob Dylan, reformatted to force a dance. One of the main highlights of the album (and all Jocque albums, really) is the interplay between the more frantic Steve Charlot vocals and Jocque's slower, rougher returns. Jocque is always faster and a little more party-ready than Chenier, and this album displays that nicely. There are still some slightly easier-going pieces ("It's So Easy When You're Breezin'"). The things that set Jocque's band apart from other zydeco mainstays are the infusions of rock and funk, usually more or less missing from the genre. Stutter guitar and organ backings are no surprise in his music. If nothing else, pick it up for a cover of "Knockin on Heaven's Door" that's more heartfelt than anything Guns N' Roses could ever muster.
Top Albums and Songs by Beau Jocque and The Zydeco Hi-Rollers
||'Gardez Donc!||Pick Up On This!||3:22||€0.99||View In iTunes|
||I'm a Girl Watcher||Zydeco Giant||4:53||€0.99||View In iTunes|
||Just One Kiss||Classics: Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers||4:41||€0.99||View In iTunes|
||Keep a Knockin'||Classics: Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers||4:27||€0.99||View In iTunes|
||Make It Stank (Special Aromatic Dance Mix)||Gonna Take You Downtown||4:40||€0.99||View In iTunes|
||Kinder 2 Step||Gonna Take You Downtown||2:43||€0.99||View In iTunes|
||Knockin' on Heaven's Door||Gonna Take You Downtown||6:56||€0.99||View In iTunes|
||Just One Kiss||Gonna Take You Downtown||4:39||€0.99||View In iTunes|
||Boogie Woogie All Nite Long||Gonna Take You Downtown||5:24||€0.99||View In iTunes|
||Motor Dude Special||Git It, Beau Jocque||6:00||€0.99||View In iTunes|