Rockin' Sidney had two strikes against him when he hit the scene with "My Toot Toot." One strike was that his emergence began with a novelty song, so often the kiss of death for an artist. The other was that his genre is zydeco and, for many people, a little zydeco goes a long way. But, aha, this CD is filled with great memorable tunes that transcend the accordian-more accordian-some rubboard style inherent in zydeco. Like "Dance and Show Off," "My Zydeco Shoes" and especially "If It's Good for the Gander." And, the first half or so of this CD is his early regional hits from the Jin label. Which is straight out of the Lee Dorsey/Fats Domino groove. No accordians at all, mainly harmonica and piano.
"My Toot Toot" was immediately covered by 4 or 5 other artists but it, and zydeco, failed to achieve much permanence in the commercial lansdcape. The sound track to "The Big Easy" is one of the few other commercially prominent employments of the form. But regardless of how you feel about the genre, you can surely enjoy this.