In San Francisco

Tracks: 10, total time: 36:36, year: 1988, genre: Zydeco

c 1988 GNP/Crescendo

Myrick Guillory – Composer
Fred Catero – Engineer
Maureen Droney – Engineer
Queen Ida – Accordion, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Performer, Assistant Producer
Wayne Lewis – Engineer
Wilbert Lewis – Percussion
Dennis Calloway – Bass, Vocals (bckgr)
Douglas Dayson – Guitar, Arranger, Vocals (bckgr), Assistant Producer
Gregory DePew – Conga, Drums
Queen Ida & Her Zydeco Band – Performer
Pierre “Larogue” Allen – Guitar (Acoustic), Violin, Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals (bckgr)

S/N Time Song Title
1. 3:27 Fais Deaux Deaux
Review

A Grammy award-winning, live, and potent album, with Al Rapone on accordion. Michael G. Nastos- ALLMusic

2. 3:51 Bad Moon Rising
QUEEN IDA

Queen Ida was the first female accordion player to lead a zydeco band. Favoring a 31-button accordion, she is noted for her melodic playing, and for focusing on the treble side of her instrument, which makes her style similar to Mexican playing styles. Though like many other zydeco artists of the ’80s, her music was well grounded in Creole traditions, she also integrates Caribbean, Cajun (with the addition of a fiddle to her Bon Temps Zydeco Band), blues and other genres. She came to music rather late in life.
Born Ida Guillory to a musically talented family in Lake Charles, LA, she learned to play accordion from her mother after she spent a few years learning the piano. Her family moved to Beaumont, TX, when she was ten and eight years later moved to San Francisco. Her first language is French, and wherever they went, took their Creole culture and music with them. But while music was important to Guillory, during her young adult years while busy raising her family, she only performed for social occasions. She briefly attended nursing school but left during her first pregnancy. When her children were all school-aged, she became a part-time bus driver. As they grew, Guillory’s friends began more strongly encouraging her to perform publicly.

In the early ’70s, she began performing with Barbary Coast Band and with the Playboys. She was in demand, not only because of her talent, but also because female accordion players were a rarity. She got her stage name in 1975 during a Mardis Gras celebration in the Bay Area. There she was formally crowned “Queen of the Zydeco Accordion and Queen of Zydeco Music.” The following year she and her band played at the Monterey Jazz and Blues Festival. She also signed to GNP/Crescendo Records, a Los Angeles-based jazz label.

Despite her popularity, Queen Ida never felt music was stable enough to support her children and so continued bus driving until her youngest daughter went to school. After that Ida began touring more frequently. In 1978, John Ullman became her agent. He helped make her internationally known. In 1979 she was nominated for a Bay Area Music Award. Though Taj Mahal won it, he arranged a two-week European tour for her. She continued recording and touring through the 1980s. Because she feels she and the band sound best live, most of her albums are recorded while she tours.

In 1988, Queen Ida toured Japan, becoming the first zydeco artist to do so. She toured Africa the following year for the State Department and in 1990 went to Australia and New Zealand. Queen Ida has appeared in one feature film, Rumblefish, and a documentary about Louisiana music, J’ai Ete au Bal. She has also performed on television shows ranging from Austin City Limits to Saturday Night Live. For many, Queen Ida is not only an excellent musician, she is also a fine example of how a determined middle-aged woman can still find success in a youth-obsessed culture. Sandra Brennan – ALLMusic

3. 3:21 Every Now And Then
4. 4:21 Passe La Porte
5. 2:57 Zydeco Taco
6. 2:58 Back Door
7. 3:03 Raywood
8. 3:31 Vaporsa
9. 4:34 My Girl Josephine
10. 4:33 Jambalaya (On The Bayou)

The Best of Zydeco Party Band

Tracks: 20, total time: 73:23, year: 2004, genre: Zydeco

YEAR: 2004

S/N Time Song Title
1. 3:47 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Doug Legacy – King Cake
2. 4:13 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Sydney Simien Rockin Sydney – Zydeco Shoes
3. 2:52 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Doug Legacy Keith Rosier – Sweet Cajun Baby
4. 2:20 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Jennifer Palmer-Lacy – Closin’ Time
5. 3:45 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Taj Mahal – Cakewalk Into Town
6. 3:50 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Lisa Haley – Zydeco Party
7. 3:21 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Doug Jennifer Lacy – Flambeaux
8. 3:12 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Jerry Lieber Mike Stoller Doc Pomus – Young Blood
9. 2:55 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Freebo Janie Street – Never Be Ready
10. 3:54 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Clifton Chernier – Hot Tamale Baby
11. 3:26 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Stanley Dural jr – What You Gonna Do?
12. 3:13 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Mark Shark – Butter Brown
13. 3:06 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Frank Guida Joe Royster – New Orleans
14. 3:42 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Clarence Garlow Eddie Shuler – Bon Temps Rouler
15. 2:22 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Doug Legacy – Early In The Mornin’
16. 3:29 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Rockin Sydney – Alligator Waltz
17. 4:31 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Howlin Wolf – Wang Dang Doodle
18. 4:01 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Sonny Terry Brownie McGhee – C’mon If You’re Comin’
19. 6:08 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Doug Legacy – Crime Don’t Pay
20. 5:22 Zydeco Party Band – Best of – Rockin Sydney – Toot Toot – Rad Gumbo

Best Of Zydeco

Tracks: 13, total time: 45:05, year: 2005, genre: Zydeco

S/N Time Song Title
1. 2:34 Jud Taylor / Bon Temp Louisiana
2. 3:16 The Zydeco Hurricanes / Going Back To Big Mamou
3. 4:25 Ferenst Arceneaux / I’m On My Way Back Home
4. 4:05 The Zydeco Allstars / If It’s Good For The Gander
5. 3:32 Jud Taylor / Hound Dog Roll
6. 4:19 The Zydeco Hurricanes / I’m Coming Home
7. 3:30 Ferenst Arceneaux / Pine Grove Blues
8. 2:44 Jud Taylor / Let’s Do The Zydeco
9. 3:05 The Zydeco Allstars / Dance & Show Off
10. 4:03 Tony Delfose / Popcorn
11. 2:45 Jud Taylor / Burin’ Flames Special
12. 3:26 Tony Delfose / Catin A Soileau
13. 3:22 The Zydeco Hurricanes / Hot Tamale Baby

Best of Louisiana Music Sampler

Tracks: 16, total time: 59:10, year: 1995, genre: Zydeco

New Orleans Sampler from Mardi Gras Records (since 1977)

S/N Time Song Title
1. 4:06 Meters / Hey Pocky Away
2. 3:31 Stop, Inc / Second Line Part 1
3. 3:28 Boozoo Chavis / Zydeco Hee Haw
4. 3:36 Johnny Adams / Hell Yes I Cheated
5. 2:35 Irma Thomas / Ruler of My Heart
6. 3:53 Walter Wolfman Washington / Sure Enough It’s You
7. 5:16 Olympia Brass Band / No, It Ain’t My Fault
8. 3:40 Alton Carson & Magnificent Seventh’s / Sweet Lorraine
9. 3:00 Beausoleil / Zydeco Gris Gris
10. 2:18 Waylon Thibodeaux / Grand Mamou
11. 4:07 Waylon Thibodeaux / Jambalaya
12. 1:56 Zion Harmonisers / Have A Little Talk With Jesus
13. 7:19 Magnificent Seventh’s / Bourbon St. Parade
14. 4:38 Jude Taylor / Revenge Lover
15. 3:45 Fernest Arceneaux / Zydeco Boogaloo
16. 2:07 Cajun Playboys / Dance Cajun Dance

The Alan Parsons Project – All the Best

Tracks: 12, total time: 56:09, year: , genre: 2015

S/N Time Song Title
1. 4:37 The Gold Bug (Instrumental)
2. 4:55 I Don’t Wanna Go Home
3. 4:30 Let’s Talk About Me
4. 4:26 Games People Play
5. 5:17 Time
6. 4:39 Eye in the Sky
7. 4:54 Children of the Moon
8. 4:25 You’re Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned
9. 4:54 Psychobabble
10. 4:58 Old and Wise
11. 4:13 Don’t Answer Me
12. 4:24 You Don’t Believe

The Best of Rockin’ Sidney

Tracks: 13, total time: 43:53, year: 2002, genre: Zydeco

S/N Time Song Title
1. 3:50 (Don’t Mess With) My Toot Toot
2. 3:20 Don’t Mess With My Tush
3. 2:34 You Ain’t Nothing But Fine
4. 3:49 Zydeco Shuffle
5. 3:05 Squeeze That Thang! (Dance Stringbean)
6. 3:58 Kicking, Asking, and Taking Names
7. 2:52 Rock-a-Body
8. 3:07 Every Dog Has His Day
9. 3:03 Bounce
10. 3:50 Harlem Shuffle
11. 3:34 King Zydeco
12. 2:55 Cajun Cowboy Two Step
13. 3:57 Sunny Side Up

Best of Zydeco

Tracks: 12, total time: 46:07, year: 1993, genre: Zydeco

Authentic Bayou Blues

S/N Time Song Title
1. 4:44 Revenge Lover
2. 2:34 Bon Temp Louisiana
3. 4:16 Cold Hearted Woman
4. 3:32 Hound Dog Roll
5. 4:57 Poor Boy Blues
6. 3:40 My Baby, She’s Gone
7. 6:16 Strokin’
8. 2:42 La La Zydeco
9. 3:26 J.T.Boogie
10. 4:21 The Thrill Is Gone
11. 3:01 Bogalusa Boogie
12. 2:38 Everybody Zydeco

In San Francisco

Tracks: 10, total time: 36:19, year: 1983, genre: zydeco

S/N Time Song Title
1. 3:25 Fais Deaux Deux
2. 3:49 Bad Moon Rising
3. 3:19 Every Now and Then
4. 4:19 Passe La Porte
5. 2:55 Zydeco Taco
6. 2:56 Back Door
7. 3:01 Raywood
8. 3:30 Vaporsa
9. 4:32 My Girl Josephine
10. 4:33 Jambalaya

Joy Ride

Tracks: 13, total time: 49:45, year: 2007, genre: Zydeco

S/N Time Song Title
1. 3:32 Have A Little Faith
2. 3:30 Big Diamond Smile
3. 4:04 King Cake
4. 3:30 Paper in My Shoe
5. 5:10 Always Be Your Guide
6. 4:51 Mardi Grap Party _ Little Dreamer
7. 3:56 Why Woman Do
8. 3:39 Louisiana
9. 3:38 Goodbye Sun
10. 3:23 Zydecosis
11. 4:16 Your Folks Threw Me Out
12. 3:02 I Want The World
13. 3:17 Don’t You Tell Your Mother

Back On The Bayou

Tracks: 12, total time: 41:03, year: , genre: Zydeco

S/N Time Song Title
1. 4:03 Good Ol’ Cajun Music
2. 2:56 (I Hear The) Bayou Callin’ Me
3. 3:05 Picayune Dancin’ Man
4. 2:34 Evageline
5. 3:46 Moi Chere Catin’
6. 3:40 Gris Gris Woman
7. 3:54 Raisin’ Cane
8. 4:10 E-Male Blues
9. 3:43 Black Bayou
10. 2:59 Bayou Fever
11. 3:43 Toussaint Shuffle
12. 2:32 Bluesiana

The Best of Beau Jocque &The Zydeco Hi-Rollers

Tracks: 13, total time: 71:26, year: 2001, genre: Zydeco

YEAR: 2001 ID3G: 0

S/N Time Song Title
1. 4:56 Give Him Cornbread
2. 6:06 Boogie Chillun
3. 5:08 Gonna Take You Downtown
4. 6:37 Going to the Country
5. 5:22 Tighten Up
6. 5:39 Damballah
7. 4:05 Slide & Dip It
8. 4:52 Cisco Kid
9. 5:29 Yesterday
10. 6:55 Knockin’ On Heavens Door
11. 3:38 Richards Club
12. 4:57 Just One Kiss
13. 7:45 Do It All Night

Best Of

Tracks: 13, total time: 65:59, year: 2000, genre: Zydeco

YEAR: 2000

S/N Time Song Title
1. 6:50 No Good Woman
2. 4:05 Beau Jocque Makes You Jump
3. 3:07 Suzy Q
4. 6:46 I’m Coming Home
5. 4:14 Morning Train
6. 7:27 Nursery Rhymes
7. 4:14 Puddy Cat
8. 4:54 I’m A Girl Watcher
9. 5:31 Zydeco Boogaloo
10. 4:07 I’m A Lonely Boy
11. 3:32 Hot Tamale Baby
12. 6:40 Lay Down
13. 4:34 No Good Woman (Papito’s Bluff House Mix)

Mama, I’ll Be Long Gone (The Complete Recordingsof Amede Ardoin 1929-1934)

Tracks: 17, total time: 52:49, year: 2011, genre: zydeco

S/N Time Song Title
1. 3:06 Madam Atchen
2. 2:52 One Step Des Chameaux
3. 3:11 Valse De Mon Vieux Village
4. 2:59 Les Blues De Voyages
5. 3:01 Taunt Aline
6. 2:53 One Step D’Oberlin
7. 3:20 Valse De Ballard
8. 3:06 Aimez Moi Ce Soir
9. 3:09 Amadie Two Step
10. 3:20 Valse Brunette
11. 3:07 Sunset
12. 3:08 Blues De Basille
13. 3:06 Valse Des Chantiers
14. 3:10 Les Blues De Crowley
15. 3:02 Valse De Gueydan
16. 3:06 La Turtape De Saroied
17. 3:18 Two Step De Eunice

Mama, I’ll Be Long Gone (The Complete Recordingsof Amede Ardoin 1929-1934) Disc 2

Tracks: 17, total time: 52:09, year: 2011, genre: zydeco

S/N Time Song Title
1. 2:59 Two Step De Prairie Solieau
2. 2:56 Valse Des Opelousas
3. 3:11 Le Midland Two-Step
4. 2:51 La Valse De Amites
5. 3:09 Two Step De Mama
6. 2:55 Valse A Alcee Poulard
7. 3:10 Les Blues Prison
8. 3:08 Si Dur D’etre Seul
9. 3:05 La Valse A Austin Ardoin
10. 3:11 Tortope D’Osrun
11. 3:06 Tout Que Rest C’est Mon Linge
12. 3:06 La Valse A Thomas
13. 3:07 Tostape De Jennings
14. 3:08 Oberlin
15. 3:00 Two Step D’Elton
16. 3:05 Valse De La Point D’Eglise
17. 3:08 La Valse Ah Abe