Release Date: 2000
Label: Mardi Gras Records
- Nursery Rhymes
- Beau Jocque Makes You Jump
- Puddy Cat
- Zydeco Horse
- Zydeco Slide
- Zydeco Boogaloo
- She Keeps Holding On (featuring Jeffery Broussard)
- Lay Down
- Zydeco Rock It
- Hi-Roller’s Zydeco (featuring Jo Jo Reed)
- Hi-Rollers In Town (featuring Jo Jo Reed)
- I’m Coming Home
- Jeffery Broussard – accordion, vocals track 7
- Chuck Bush – bass
- Steve “Skeeta” Charlot – drums
- Joseph “Cookie” Chavis – guitar
- Beau Jocque – accordion, vocals
- Jo Jo Reed – accordion, vocals tracks 10,11
“I’m Coming Home” is Beau Jocque’s best and final piece of work. The Zydeco giant died in September 1999, but his family and friend put together this album as a tribute to the man who put Zydeco in the spotlight, but never received the fame he so justly deserved.
The wonderful liner notes by Michael Tisserand tell the history of Beau Jocque and the Zydeco High Rollers. Some may prefer his earlier works, but for me this album is the perfect mix of old and new. It is a real treat to hear the members of the Zydeco High roller both old and new. This album features Beau Jocque’s previously unreleased “zydeco nursery rhymes” which are about as novel as they come. “She Keeps Holding On” is a wonderful trubine to the late giant’s wife Michelle. “I’m Coming Home” is the best track on the album, fitting it that he saved his best for last.
Beau Jocque will be missed by his family, friends, and fans. This last album keeps his music alive for those of us who missed his final live performance.