Release Date: 1994
Label: Mardi Gras Records
- I’m On My Way Back Home
- Last Night
- Mother’s Love
- My Negress (Pine Grove Blues)
- Eh Mama
- Choo Choo Cha Boogie
- Jolie Blonde
- Don’t Mess With My Toot Toot
- Zydeco Boogaloo
- The Fish Song
- Don’t Tell Your Mother
- Fernest Arceneaux – accordion, vocals
- Dalton “Del” Arceneaux – washboard
- Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. – washboard
- Joseph Edwards – drums
- Alonzo Johnson, Jr. – bass
- John Hart – saxophone
- Paul “Lil’ Buck” Senegal – guitar
ZYDECO BLUES PARTY, Fernest Arceneaux’s first widely distributed release, reveals how much Arceneaux’s style has been influenced by Clifton Chenier and Buckwheat Zydeco. This is hard, bluesy zydeco, what Stanley Dural of Buckwheat Zydeco called “zydeco with an African trim.” The recording also demonstrates why Arceneaux has been appreciated in Southwest Louisiana as a master accordionist for so long.
This album is the quintessential Zydeco Blues recording. Fernest Arceneaux is one of the best Zydeco accordion players in the last 50 years. The rhythm section on this CD is as tight as it gets and when you couple that with one of the greatest Zydeco accordion players you have an album that is just to hot to miss. Zydeco Boogaloo (track 10) has been a Zydeco standard since Fernest first introduced it in the mid 1970’s.
If you only have one Zydeco Blues CD this has to be the one.