Sunday, January 20, 2013

1000 SONGS - DAY 265 SONG # 296

Day 265: A Dylan Cover by a Zydeco Artist

For those who do not know, Zydeco is a musical style from Louisiana, where French popular musical traditions mixed with English folk music and Afro-American musical styles. It is the Creole version of the more European style Cajun, adding elements of Rhythm and Blues to it. In both styles, (Cajun and Zydeco) the accordeon plays a central role. Beau Jocque, a Zydeco accordeonist and singer, consequently added the one instrument that lacked Bob Dylan's Knocking on Heaven's Door, and put forth one of the finest cover version of this song by use of a laid-back Reggae rhythm combined with the Zydeco feelin. Sadly enough, he died in 1999, at age 45. RIP, Andrus J. Espre, forget Guns&Roses!

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