The Kingdom of Zydeco by Michael Tisserand

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Stretching from the bayous of Louisiana to the oil towns of East Texas, the kingdom of zydeco is ruled by accordion-playing, washboard-wielding kings and queens named Beau Jocque, Boozoo Chavis, Queen Ida and—the King of Zydeco himself—Clifton Chenier. In this book, the leading expert on zydeco music provides the ultimate guide to this red-hot music and its origins.

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Published September 6, 1998 by Arcade Publishing. 382 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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And he offers profiles of such essential and seminal Zydeco legends as the 1920s—’30s recording artist and pioneer AmÇdÇ Ardoin and “King of Zydeco” Clifton Chenier, credited as the first to introduce R&B and rock ‘n— roll into Zydeco and as the inventor of the modern froittoir, or rubboard.

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