Wayne Toups and Zydecajun ‘Blast From the Bayou’

Posted 29 May 2011 in 90s, Albums of 1990, Albums of the 90s, Zydeco

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#389 in the Series) is Wayne Toups and Zydecajun, Blast From the Bayou

This is one of the highlights about working for a music distributor. Having a label rep walk into your office and have him toss a little nugget like this on your desk.

I was a fan of Cajun music for quite some time.  I had a few albums, Buckwheat Zydeco, etc., but not too many, definitely not enough.  Getting this helped my library.

Wayne Toups and Zydecajun were a mainstay of the New Orleans music scene in the Eighties, in fact they still are.

This was an interesting release. It contained some fantastic original tunes such as “Sweet Joline,” ”Two Step Mamou,” ”Johnny Can’t Dance” and “Back to Big Mamou.” What was different about this album too was that they also did a nice job covering two great classic songs. They covered Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey” and also “Tell It Like It Is” which was made famous by another New Orleans regular, Aaron Neville.

Well It’s a Holiday weekend here in the states, so we’re going to keep it short and sweet. Enjoy the music!

Track Listing

  1. Sweet Joline  3:20
  2. Tell It Like It Is  4:35
  3. Johnnie Can’t Dance  2:50
  4. Tupelo Honey 5:15
  5. Zydecajun Train 3:17
  6. Two Step Mamou  3:22
  7. Let’s Fall in Love (All overAgain)  3:18
  8. Sugar Bee  3:02
  9. A Secret Love Arceneaux 2:37
  10. Going Back to Big Mamou 3:18


  • Troy Gaspard  Drums
  • Jack D. Hale Horn
  • Michael Haynes Horn
  • Jim Horn, Horn
  • Rick Lagneaux, Organ (Hammond), Piano, Vocals (Background)
  • Marcus Miller Guitar (Bass)
  • Wade Richard Guitar (Electric), Vocals (Background)
  • Wayne Toups, Accordion, Arranger, Vocals

Listen to Blast from the Bayou via the Cool Album MySpace Page

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Posted by Larry Carta

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