Pick Up On This!
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Beau Jocque's first album for Rounder Records, Pick Up on This!, is arguably his best effort to date. The key is in the groove — there might not be much variety on the album, but he keeps the zesty zydeco rhythms pumping throughout. Jocque isn't the only one who shines, however. Every member of the band keeps things cooking, doing their best to ensure that Pick Up on This! is a first-rate party album. And that's exactly what it is.
Zydeco with a hard kick!
Pick Up On This! is a truly great Zydeco CD, one that propelled the genre forward into a more modern, accessible sound. The heavy bass lines give it a true funk groove not used much before Beau Jocque and the Hi-Rollers came along. The best thing about all Beau Jocque CDs is his incredible voice. It's deep and rough,strong and powerful, and it pulls you in from the first few bars. Whether performing traditional songs or more contemporary covers, Beau and the band make them all uniquely their own. Give a listen to Give It To Me, Zydeco Boogie Woogie, and Hucklebuck. While all his CDs are worth your time, Pick Up On This! may be his best. Unfortunately, Beau isn't with us anymore, but his funky Zydeco style will always rule! "Don't forget to "crank it up, crank it up"!!!
Ain't day jus' like it is!!
Top Albums and Songs By Beau Jocque and The Zydeco Hi-Rollers
||Zydeco Boogie Woogie||Pick Up On This!||6:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hi-Rollers Theme / Low Rider||Pick Up On This!||7:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Give Him Cornbread||Git It, Beau Jocque||4:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Beau's Mardi Gras||Rounder Heritage: Mardi Gras in New Orleans||3:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Give Him Cornbread||Beau Jocque Boogie||4:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tighten Up||Check It Out, Lock It In, Crank It Up!||5:21||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Mardi Gras Blues||Pick Up On This!||6:23||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Knockin' on Heaven's Door||Gonna Take You Downtown||6:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Cisco Kid||Gonna Take You Downtown||4:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Git It, Beau Jocque!||Git It, Beau Jocque||5:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|