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In New Orleans by Rockin' Dopsie
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In New Orleans by Rockin' Dopsie
Released: Oct 2001
Label: Storyville
The zydeco big shot and patriarch of a giant musical family delivers a set of the endlessly exuberant, deep-in-the-pocket high-speed hybrid of R&B, funk and Delta blues with rattling washboard percussion and an accordion directing the action. Recorded in 1984, the best songs are in Dopsie's first language of Louisiana Creole French, but it's hard not to get caught up in pretty much any number he and his band crank out with the joy of dudes who just won the Super-Duperbowl or something. The childhood rhyme-like mega-fun "Allons A Lafayette" says it all.
Mike McGuirk
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