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.
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' jump jive with the kind of feeling that reaches right into your soul. Each of them is also an adept instrumentalist capable of blasting a solo that will blow your mind or riding a riff as part of a tight, infectious rhythm machine.

Monsieur Guillaume - Accordion and vocals (lead vocal on Hot Tamale Baby, Tee Nah Nah, and Turning Point)
Erich Goebel - Guitar and vocals (lead vocal Every Night and Every Day, and Just a Little Bit)
Wailin' Dale - Harmonica and vocals (lead vocal on Paper in My Shoe, and Sick Broke and Hungry)
Frakie Lee - Bass guitar and vocals (lead vocal on Mellow Down Easy, and Big Boss Man)
Mike "Ziggy" Ziegeler - Drums
Dave Watson - Frottoir, congas and assorted percussion