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Buckwheat Zydeco   American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. – along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco – is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana Zydeco music.

If you’ve gotten into Zydeco music, or felt its influence, or watched the world celebrate this great aspect of Louisiana culture over the past 30 years it’s likely been because of Buckwheat Zydeco. Bringing the unique sound of Zydeco into the musical mainstream, they released the first-ever major label Zydeco album in 1987, and claim the three largest selling Zydeco albums of all time. No other Zydeco artist has come close to selling as many records or exposing the music to more people around the world.

If you've seen a Buckwheat show, you know what to expect: rocking, stomping, good time Creole party music. If you haven't seen Buckwheat Zydeco live, you're missing one of the music world's most exciting and fun performers. Don't just take our word for it, read what dozens of critics have said.

People Magazine: "10 tracks of propulsive, rollicking dance party music…Bottom Line: swamp-boogie joy ride."

Times-Picayune (New Orleans): "Trouble is laden with smartly written, arranged and produced accordion-powered zydeco-pop gems." Recommends. "One of his finest ever…Have Mercy! Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural was so determined to have Buckwheat Zydeco's Trouble (originally released on Atlantic in 1997) promoted properly that he formed his own label, the first major zydeco artist ever to do so. So far, it seems to be paying off."

Music Boulevard: "Trouble is a delightful album… (Buckwheat) triumphs on this set, not just as the composer, but as musician, singer, and bandleader as well. Trouble is Mardi Gras in a jewel case."

UPI Arts & Entertainment: "Trouble is a prime example of Zydeco at its best…Buckwheat succeeded in capturing the live energy of the band on record for the first time."

CD Now: Recommended. "Fans of Zydeco should dial into the new Buckwheat Zydeco disc… the Buckwheat Zydeco band is a groove machine…this set compels the listener to move to the sounds…Zydeco should successfully party on into the next century."

Philadelphia Inquirer: "’Trouble’ is a ballad-free burst of (Creole) mayhem, a roiling gumbo of zydeco, funk, R&B, blues, and rip-roaring rollick and roll. Dural turns 50 this year, but few performers half his age can match his energy or so instantly create a party."

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