Album · 2000 · 22 Songs. Zydeco Trail Ride with Boozoo Chavis.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Boozoo Chavis is one of the originators of zydeco, that spicy blend of blues, Cajun, and Creole music. He made his first records in the 1950s, but after failing to make a living playing music, he quit to become a successful horse trainer. He was coaxed back into the music business in the mid-'80s and became one of the most popular zydeco artists in Louisiana. Johnnie Billy Goat, a 22-song collection taken from the three albums Chavis recorded for Rounder Records in the early '90s, is an excellent introduction to his earthy but compelling brand of accordion music.
Boozoo Chavis (born: Wilson Anthony Chavis) was one of the pioneers of zydeco, the Cajun and blues hybrid originating in southwest Louisiana. Although his self-composed 1954 single, "Paper in My Shoes," was the first zydeco hit, Chavis was distrustful of the music industry and refused to perform publicly or record again until 1984. In an interview featured in the 1990 book, The New Folk Music, Chavis explained, "I got gypped out of my record. I get frustrated, sometimes. I love to play, but, when I get to thinking about 195. hey stole my record.
Rounder Heritage: Boozoo Chavis - Johnnie Billy Goat, 2000. Rounder Heritage: Boozoo Chavis - Johnnie Billy Goat, 2000.
Top Songs By Boozoo Chavis. 1. Lula Lula Don't You Go To Bingo. 992. 3. Uncle Bud (Original Radio Version). 601. 5. Zydeco Hee Haw. Boozoo Chavis. 562. 6. Who Stole My Money? Boozoo Chavis. 505. 7. Dance All Night.
Boozoo Chavis learned from 'The King of Zydeco' and had hits in the 50s but retired for thirty years, coming back with an exciting raw, almost primitive style. Wilson Anthony Chavis was born near lake Charles LA in 1930 and learned to play the accordion by watching his father play for friends and family. His mother opened a dance club in 1944, where ‘Boozoo’ could sit in with Maurice Chenier and his sons Clifton and Cleveland, picking up techniques from the early zydeco masters. He issued his album ‘Johnnie Billy Goat’ in 2000, but sadly Boozoo died from complications after a heart attack the following year.
|1||Dance All Night|
|3||Going To La Maison|
|5||Motor Dude Special|
|6||Lula Lula Don't You Go To Bingo|
|7||I'm Going To The Country|
|9||I Want To Go Home|
|11||Big Leg Woman|
|12||Who Stole My Monkey?|
|13||Boozoo, That's Who!|
|14||I Went To The Dance|
|15||Paper In My Shoe|
|17||Oh Black Gal|
|18||Grand Mary's Two Steps|
|19||Valse de Dernière Fois|
|20||Oh Bye Mon Neg|
|21||Johnnie Billy Goat|
|22||I'm Going Away To Stay|
|1166-11594-2||Boozoo Chavis||Johnnie Billy Goat (CD, Album)||Rounder Records||1166-11594-2||US||2000|