Wailin!

by Monsieur Guillaume and His Zydeco Hepcats

Released 2018
Schmotown
Released 2018
Schmotown
A tribute to late Detroit bluesman Wailin' Dale. He sings and plays harp on both live and studio tracks recorded over a period of years with the band he founded in 2010. A mix of Zydeco standards and blues-infused originals.
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WAILIN’ DALE AND THE ZYDECO HEPCATS
Featuring his unmistakable lead vocals and his big harmonica sound on tracks recorded over a period of three years, this CD serves up the best of Wailin’ Dale in front of the Detroit Zydeco band that started with his vision. It’s our tribute and our thanks to Wailin’ Dale.
My own journey with the Zydeco Hepcats began in January of 2010 when I saw an ad on Craigslist, but …
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Hepcat Favorites (Live)

by Monsieur Guillaume & His Zydeco Hepcats

Released 2018
Schmotown
Released 2018
Schmotown
A group of veteran Detroit Blues players who fuse the gritty energy of the Motor City with the upbeat party vibe of SW Louisiana to create a one-of-a-kind sound they call "The Wall of Zydeco."
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Monsieur Guillaume and His Zydeco Hepcats successfully fuse the laissez faire party vibe of the Big Easy with the gritty dynamic energy of the Motor City. This collection of their favorite tunes was recorded over a period of eight years, both live and in the studio with a line up that variously includes accordion (Monsieur Guillaume), lead guitar (Erich Goebel), harmonica (Wailin' Dale), tenor and baritone sax (Joe LaBeau), bass (Frankie Lee), drums (Ziggy Ziegeler) …
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Live & Smokin'!

by Monsieur Guillaume & His Zydeco Hepcats

Released 2015
Schmotown
Released 2015
Schmotown
A smokin' hot set of tasty Zydeco recorded live at the 10th annual Smokin' Jazz and BBQ Blues Festival in Brighton, Michigan 9/11/2015.
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This live recording captures our full set at the 10th annual Smokin’ Jazz and Barbeque Blues Festival in Brighton, Michigan on Friday night September 11, 2015.

Zydeco Boogaloo – We open with our own signature version of the classic instrumental by Buckwheat Zydeco.

Midnight Plane to Memphis – Ziggy kicks this original tune off on the drums and Monsieur Guillaume handles the lead vocals. It’s a dark, minor blues tune with a driving Southern blues rock feel that …
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Motown Mojo

by Monsieur Guillaume and His Zydeco Hepcats

Released 2013
Schmotown Records
Released 2013
Schmotown Records
Fusing the laid back party vibe of Southwest Louisiana with the gritty energy of the Motor City, this is a musical gumbo of accordion, rub board, guitar, harp, bass, drums, and percussion that's part blues, part Zydeco, part jam band and 100% good times.
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With their new CD release "Motown Mojo" Monsieur Guillaume & His Zydeco Hepcats have captured the essence of their signature sound. This unique group of long-time Detroit area players are all veterans of the Motor City music scene. With a lineup that includes accordion, frottoir (rub board), guitar, bass, drums, percussion and blues harp thier music fuses the laid-back party vibe of Southwest Louisiana with the gritty energy of Southeast Michigan. When they put it all …
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Hamtown Zydeco Party (Live)

by Monsieur Guillaume and His Zydeco Hepcats

Released 2011
Schmotown Records
Released 2011
Schmotown Records
Recorded on Thanksgiving Day weekend 2011 at Kelly's Bar in the Detroit enclave of Hamtramck, MI this album features a selection of Zydeco Hepcat favorites performed with the raw energy that can only come from a live performance.
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The Zydeco Hepcats bring their own unique energy and flamboyant flair to every song in their eclectic repertoire. On this CD, they play Zydeco favorites by the likes of Buckwheat Zydeco, Jude Taylor, Boozo Chavis, and Clifton Chenier with an authentic style and irrepressible force that's guaranteed to get your fingers snapping and your feet moving. Taking turns on lead vocals, these cats can belt out the blues, croon a ballad, or shout some swingin' …
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