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  Buckwheat Zydeco
Buckwheat spends much of the year on tour all over the United States and overseas, but when he does make it home for festivals or for a performance at El Sid O's Zydeco and Blues Club, it is always a memorable occasion.
Buckwheat Zydeco is shown performing on a Friday evening during the 2000 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Buckwheat Zydeco, whose real name is Stanley Dural Jr., has the distinction of performing to an audience that included at least half the people in the world–the more than 3 billion viewers who watched the televised ceremonies at the closing of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
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  Buckwheat Zydeco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
November 14, 1947) is an accordionist and zydeco performer, one of the few to achieve mainstream success.
In 1971, he founded Buckwheat and the Hitchhikers, a funk band that he led for five years before switching to zydeco.
During the 1990s, Buckwheat Zydeco was less commercially successful than before, and switched labels constantly.
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 Buckwheat Zydeco - Biography - AOL Music
Although often exposed to traditional zydeco as a child, he preferred R&B, and by the mid-1950s was playing professionally with Lynn August; Dural's notoriety as a keyboardist quickly spread, and he also backed notables including Joe Tex and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.
In 1971, Dural founded Buckwheat and the Hitchhikers, a 16-piece funk band which he led for the next half-decade; however, in 1976 he finally fell under zydeco's sway when recruited to back Chenier -- a friend of his father -- on tour.
In 1986, New York-based music critic Ted Fox helped Buckwheat Zydeco land a deal with Island Records, in the process becoming the first zydeco act ever signed to a major label; Fox subsequently acted as their producer as well.
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 World Music Central - Your connection to World Music
Buckwheat Zydeco's powerful live shows are legendary for the fun and abandon they inspire.
Another first project for Buckwheat Zydeco was the release of the band's lively children's album, Choo Choo Boogaloo, on the Music For Little People label which has won numerous awards and rave reviews.
The Buckwheat Zydeco Story - A 20-Year Party, is the definitive album, and only multi-label retrospective, of the band that has led the campaign to spread the exuberant sounds of Louisiana's Zydeco music around the world.
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 Buckwheat Zydeco
By the time Buckwheat and his band launched into "Let the Good Times Roll," early in the set, seats were emptied and the large dance floor was jammed and would remain jammed for the remainder of his ninety-minute performance.
Zydeco is, after all, a hybrid of rhythms (African, Caribbean, jazz, soul, rock, funk, country, etc.) filtered through a southwest Louisiana spirit and consciousness.
Buckwheat concluded the set with a shortened version of "Hey Joe" before getting behind the keyboards for the first time in the evening for a performance of "Buck's Going to Frenchtown," another original off Jackpot!, which in its funk recalls his days with the Hitchhikers.
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 BLUES ACCESS Online: Buckwheat Zydeco
Dural’s idea was to retain the original spirit of the genre while infusing it with elements of rock, pop and soul in order to turn on up-and-coming generations to the fl Creole music of southwest Louisiana, and for more than 20 years he has done just that.
Buckwheat Zydeco and his powerful 11-piece group have made their reputation as one of the best party bands in America.
He insists that even though zydeco is “happy music,” it is also an offshoot of America’s most valued contribution to the world at large — the blues.
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 Concerted Efforts - Buckwheat Zydeco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
During the years of critical acclaim that have ensued, Buckwheat Zydeco has toured constantly, headlining major venues as well as sharing stages with the likes of U2 and appearing as a featured guest with The Boston Pops – which performed its own orchestrated versions of several Buckwheat Zydeco numbers.
Buckwheat Zydeco has also made numerous appearances on national television shows such as Late Night with David Letterman, The Today Show and the CBS Morning News.
Another first for Buckwheat Zydeco was the release of the band's lively children's album, Choo Choo Boogaloo, on the Music For Little People label.
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 Buckwheat Zydeco
Buckwheat Zydeco is the stage name that is used by Stanley Dural, Jr.
One can be sure that the "Zydeco" part of Buckwheat's name came from the type of Louisiana music that he is known for.
The Zydeco flavor of music that comes from the southern part of the U.S. has some similarities to Cajun music, and seems to have mixed in a bunch of French, Cajun, and blues.
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 Buckwheat Zydeco Ils Sont Partis Band - Pandora Internet Radio
Although often exposed to traditional zydeco as a child, he preferred RandB, and by the mid-1950s was playing professionally with Lynn August; Dural's notoriety as a keyboardist quickly spread, and he also backed notables including Joe Tex and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.
In 1971, Dural founded Buckwheat and the Hitchhikers, a 16-piece funk band which he led for the next half-decade; however, in 1976 he finally fell under zydeco's sway when recruited to back Chenier -- a friend of his father -- on tour.
After 1983's 100% Fortified Zydeco, the group moved to the Rounder label, where they issued the Grammy-nominated Turning Point; its 1985 follow-up, Waitin' for My Ya Ya, was similarly honored.
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 Buckwheat Zydeco is the torchbearer for Louisiana traditions North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest ...
Buckwheat Zydeco is the torchbearer for Louisiana traditions North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County News - NCTimes.com - Californian.com
In the early 1970s, Dural led a 15-piece funk group known as Buckwheat and the Hitchhikers (Buckwheat being a childhood nickname).
After the boom in interest in roots music of all kinds in the 1980s (when Island Records made Dural the first zydeco artist signed to a major national label) and early '90s, Dural said things are a bit tougher of late.
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 Amazon.com: The Ultimate Collection: Music: Buckwheat Zydeco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It was Buckwheat's major-label breakthrough record, On a Night Like This, that brought this rural Louisiana dance music into the mainstream, at least for a time, and his zesty repertoire that won new legions of fans.
I've seen Buckwheat live twice-once in New Orleans and once in Lafayette-and the atmosphere is classic Cajun with a great mix of Zydeco.
Buckwheat is the undisputed King of Zydeco hands down and I know you'll enjoy this compilation if you have any love of Louisiana music.
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 Buckwheat Zydeco Tickets - Cheap Buckwheat Zydeco Concert Show Tickets At Onlineseats
Buckwheat Zydeco (born as Stanley Dural) is an American accordist and a performer
Thus Zydeco was a blend of Afro- Carribean tunes mixed along with a little bit of rock, soul, blues and country music along with the french rooted Carjun music.
Buckwheat Zydeco tickets may be purchased by following any of the links on this page.
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 Buckwheat Zydeco : On a Night Like This - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Buckwheat Zydeco : On a Night Like This
A relatively basic album of party-based zydeco from the heir apparent to the throne after the death of Clifton Chenier.
The nice thing about Buckwheat Zydeco's (Stanley Dural's) albums is the broader diversity that he uses as far as the compositions are concerned.
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 Interview - BuckWheat Zydeco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Being Creole and playing Zydeco is all part of who I am - a fl man, raised in south Louisiana, speaking the Creole language, and being part of that culture.
You ever heard a Zydeco musician playing "Your Cheatin' Heart?" My music is based on Zydeco, but I've been heavily influenced by other styles, and it comes out in my music.
Don't assume that because he plays accordion and labels himself 'Zydeco' that all you will hear is the Smithsonian Institute's version of this genre of music.
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 Buckwheat Zydeco
You can order TROUBLE directly from us along with other Buckwheat Zydeco Goods.
If you haven't seen Buckwheat Zydeco live, you're missing one of the music world's most exciting and fun performers.
Buckwheat plays his music to make people happy -- and if there is something missing from this web site that would make you happy,
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 Buckwheat Zydeco : Rolling Stone
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made an error in choosing the stage name Buckwheat Zydeco.
The talented multi-instrumentalist and singer from Lafayette, Louisiana, knows better than anyone that the music he plays is markedly different from the zydeco that he heard at local dances and played with Clifton Chenier,...
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 Buckwheat Zydeco: 100% Fortified Zydeco - PopMatters Music Review
Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr., is an innovator of the highest order.
In the ‘80s, he took zydeco music on his back and dragged it into the new age.
Some tunes are straight-up zydeco; originals like “Somebody Stole My Slide” stand up very nicely next to classics like the version of “Jolie Blonde” (called the “Cajun National Anthem") here called “Buck’s Nouvelle Jole Blon”.
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 Buckwheat Zydeco Profile
A piano prodigy at the age of four he was nicknamed "Buckwheat" by a childhood friend because his hair looked like that of the Little Rascals character.
Although often exposed to traditional zydeco as a child (his father was an accomplished accordion player and close friend of Clifton Chenier), he preferred R&B. In 1971 he formed his own band, Buckwheat and the Hitchhikers, a 15-piece funk and soul band with Buckwheat playing the Hammond B-3 organ.
Later in that decade an epiphany occurred when Buckwheat attended a show by Clifton Chenier at the urging of his father.
www.mnblues.com /profile/buckwheat2000.html   (379 words)

  
 Buckwheat Zydeco : Where There's Smoke There's Fire - Audio CDs - UMVD/Universal Special Products : Oldies.com
And in the hands of a master like Stanley Dural, Jr., better known in music circles as Buckwheat Zydeco, it's easy to hear why no summer event, barbecue or picnic should go without his brand of music as the centerpiece of entertainment.
His performances run the spectrum from the different spin he put on Hank Williams' "Hey, Good Lookin'" (performed with Dwight Yoakam) to the spicy Cajun feel of the good-rocking-tonight "Pour Tout Quelque'un." David Hidalgo of Los Lobos served as produced for the entire project and played drums on the latter.
Buckwheat asked effervescently "What You Gonna Do?" And the answer should very well be to take "Buck's Hot Rod" and race on over 'cause "We're Having A Party." So get into the groove of this well-seasoned blend of traditional and contemporary Zydeco, and follow the smoke signals for a gar-on-teed bon temps.
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 Amazon.com: Buckwheat Zydeco Story: A 20 Year Party: Music: Buckwheat Zydeco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
There's also Buckwheat's collaboration with Eric Clapton, a tantalizingly upbeat version of "Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?" And, for completists who probably have all this stuff already anyway, there's an added bonus: a live track from the 1998 Edmonton Folk Festival.
This collection's also an excellent introduction to Buckwheat Zydeco's music, and the perfect CD to spin at your next backyard beer-and-barbecue event.
The opening track "Zydeco Boogaloo" gets the party started off right and pretty soon my toe is tapping and the beat has before long worked its way up to my spine.
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 JamBase | BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO HITS THE JACKPOT!
As the founder, leader, and driving force of Buckwheat Zydeco, Dural has worked his way up to the very top of his profession.
While the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier, put the art form on the map, Buck has taken the torch and brought zydeco music to unthought-of heights.
Buck was the first zydeco artist to sign on with a major record label (Island Records, under the tutelage of legendary producer Chris Blackwell), as well as the first zydeco performer to appear on national television.
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 buckwheat zydeco - Find, Compare, and Buy at Shopping.com
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 JR.com: Buckwheat Zydeco - On A Night Like This in Music: Zydeco:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the '80s, singer/accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural emerged as Zydeco's first crossover star since the glory days of Clifton Chenier.
Ever the eclectic, he guides his band through Zydeco versions of the Blasters's Chuck Berry-like "Marie Marie," Bob Dylan's countryish "On a Night Like This," and Booker T & The MG's soul instrumental "Time is Tight" with equal aplomb.
As musically vital as the legendary Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco (AKA Stanley Dural) has gone on to be the most commercially successful zydeco band ever.
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 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Bands and Artists: B: Buckwheat Zydeco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
All Music Guide: Buckwheat Zydeco - Provides a biography, discography, photo, song highlights, and similar artists.
Buckwheat Zydeco - Official site provides a detailed biography, discography, articles, photos, facts, and audio samples.
HOB.com: Buckwheat Zydeco - Archive of three audio concert downloads; includes a photo, brief profile, and related links.
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 Buckwheat Zydeco - AOL Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Similar Artists: Clifton Chenier, Zachary Richard, Terrance Simien, Wayne Toups, Bluerunners, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, C.J. Chenier, Rockin' Dopsie
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 Buckwheat Zydeco - Cajun & Zydeco - World/Reggae - Music - Wal-Mart
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 Buckwheat Zydeco - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
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