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Down Home Live [Live]

Buckwheat Zydeco Audio CD
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“A propulsive, rollicking, swamp-boogie joy ride.” –People

“Stanley ‘Buckwheat’ Dural, Jr. is the leader of the world’s hottest zydeco band. Buckwheat is a brilliantly dexterous musician belting it out with a terrific set of pipes while exuding consummate showmanship. From beginning to end, Buck throws it down and slams it sideways.” ... Read more in Amazon's Buckwheat Zydeco Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (24 April 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Phantom Sound & Vision
  • ASIN: B000A2P0JO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

1. Soul Serenade (Bick's Intro)
2. What You Gonna Do?
3. Hard to Stop
4. Walking to New Orleans
5. Trouble
6. Make a Change
7. Put It in the Pocket
8. Out on the Town
9. Beast of Burden

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes Sir! 23 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Now thats what Im talking about. All I can say is if you have never seen Buckwheat Zydeco live this is the next best thing a superb live cd. This really is a thrilling live recording that captures a super tight band who love playing and are clearly having a ball.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you close your eyes, you would swear you're there! 27 April 2001
By adam lasser - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I've seen Buckwheat perform live at the NJ Crawfish Festival a number of times. His energy, crowd interaction, and old-fashioned Louisiana entertainment style make his live performances wonderfully refreshing and down-to-earth. This CD captures all these great attributes. From his comments to the crowd ("Somebody Scream!" and "A Tois", for example), to the traditional way his band starts most of the tracks, you really feel the down-home, Lafayette, LA warmth. The jams on all songs are great, and would be excellent background music for any upbeat party. The recording quality is crystal-clear. My only complaint would be that the horn section, in some of cuts, is not always as highlighted as in some studio versions of the same songs. The liner notes help complete the listener's journey to Buckewheat's home, and El Sid O's club, the venue for the recordings.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Lordy, Oh Lordy, let's start the PARTY!!! 21 May 2001
By Bob Nowak - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This live CD is the next best thing to being there! No band is more consistently entertaining live than Buckwheat and his Ils Sont Partis Band. I first saw Buckwheat in concert Houston in 1987, and the energy back then at his live show is just as great as it is from El Sido's last Thanksgiving. Mike Melchione's guitar solos on "Beast of Burden" rival solos by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert Collins. That smile on Buckwheat's face on the cover is contagious and shows he's having as much fun as everyone in the room, despite having a 35 pound accordion strapped to his back about 200 nights a year. This is one of the funnest live CDs I've ever listened to, especially at the ear ringing levels of my car stereo. I only wish it were a double live CD to hear more of his fabulous music.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Buckwheat Live at Home! 8 May 2001
By David M. Stalcup - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This live zydeco set done on 11/23/2000 at the famous El Sid O's in Lafayette, LA by one of the genre's best Creole musicians with what has been dubbed one of the "best party bands in America". Stanley Joseph "Buckwheat Zydeco" Dural, Jr. has always been known for an eclectic, non-traditional vibe that incorporates blues, soul, & rock into the zydeco groove. At a time when most accordionists don't bother with the bass side of their accordions, he works the left hand buttons to create a musical depth & power other bands can't approach. In this collection, tracks like King Curtis' "Soul Serenade", Fats Domino's "Walking To New Orleans" & the Rolling Stones' "Beast of Burden" are ideal examples of his penchant for laying a zydeco spin on pop tunes, with some soul "Make A Change" & a burner such as "Hard To Stop". This is high-energy material from one of the great good-time bands, & like the man himself, it's hard not to like.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful Zydeco! 28 Sep 2001
By Simon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
One of my favorite Zydeco cd's of all time! Pure party music with some serious accordian playing, tight band, high energy and soulful singing that reach down deep into your soul! Saw him at The Jammin' for Salmon festival in Portland, Oregon on August 6, 2001 and he was the only artist at the festival who got the crowd into a dancing frenzy and put smiles on everyone! I had the opportunity to meet him and take a photo with him (a very nice man!), I have that photo online on my webpage. Play him often on The Crazy Coyote Blues and Jazz Power Show 1490 KOTY in southcentral Wa. state.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cajun Creole James Brown Tears up The Bayou ! ! ! 3 Jun 2001
By Eddie Landsberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Stanley Buckwheat Dural Jrs tight house rockin' mix of Zydeco, Memphis Soul and Blues has always got me going. This time he done gone overboard - - especially when the horns are wailin' on the JB'ish "Put It In The Pocket" - - You might not associate the sounds of washboards and accordians in your funk, but when you hear him SCREAMING out on that sinfully juiced up Hammond B-3 (how the heck did they get that organ soundin' like that !), you know what's going on. This is probably one of the funkiest and most albums I've heard in over 10 years... from his Exciting Intro, straight through... this is a band with lot's of bottom, lot's of rhythm, lot's of soul... Buckwheat seems particularly energized off the festival circuit and back home at El Sido's, which for Zydeco *is* down home. Albert Collins may have left the building, and JB might be as young as he used to be but when it comes to screaming gutbucket funk and soul, Buckwheat not only lives, but is the reigning king. This album will make a change in your life !
A top pick of the millenium !
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