- Released: December 31, 1988
- Label: Rounder / Umgd
- 1.Hot Tamale Baby - (previously unreleased)
- 2.Ya Ya
- 3.Someone Else Is Steppin' In
- 4.Lache Pas La Patate
- 5.Turning Point
- 6.Walkin' To New Orleans
- 7.Zydeco Boogaloo
- 8.Your Man Is Home Tonight
- 9.Buck's Boogie
- 10.Madame Pitre
- 11.Help Me Understand You
- 12.Tutti Frutti
- 13.This Must Be Love
- 14.Zydeco La Louisianne
- 15.My Feet Can't Fail Me Now
- 16.Tee Nah Nah
- 17.Warm And Tender Love
Full performer name: Buckwheat Zydeco Ils Sont Partis Band.
Buckwheat Zydeco Ils Sont Partis Band: Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr. (vocals, accordion, piano, organ, keyboards); Lee Allen Zeno (guitar, bass); Selwyn Cooper, Jimmy Reed (guitar); Calvin Landry (trumpet); Nat Jolivette (drums); Elijah Cudges (rubboard).
Recorded at Blue Jay Recording Studio, Carlisle, Massachusetts in April 1983 and April 1985. Includes liner notes by Scott Billington.
Personnel: Buckwheat Zydeco (vocals, accordion, piano, organ); Lee Allen Zeno (guitar, bass); Selwyn Cooper, Jimmy Reed (guitar); Calvin Landry (trumpet);
Elijah Cudges (rubboard); Nathaniel Jolivette (drums).
Producer: Steve Billington.
Compilation producer: Steve Billington
Recorded at Blue Jay Studio, Carlisle, Massachusetts in April 1983 and April 1985. Includes liner notes by Steve Billington.
Digitally remastered by Toby Mountain (Northeastern Digital).
Personnel: Buckwheat Zydeco (accordion, keyboards); Stanley Dural (vocals, accordion, piano, organ, keyboards); Jimmy Reed, Selwyn Cooper (guitar); Calvin Landry (trumpet); Nathaniel Jolivette (drums); Elijah Cudges (rub-board).
Audio Mixers: Glenn Berger; Gregg Lunsford; Rob Feaster.
Liner Note Author: Scott Billington.
Recording information: Blue Jay Recording Studio, Carlisle, MA (04/1983-04/1985).
Illustrator: Betsy Scheld.
Photographer: Stanley Rowin.
Arranger: Stanley Dural.
A smart, and with seventeen tracks, generous, collection culled from Buckwheat's two Rounder albums. ZYDECO PARTY includes a previously unreleased and absolutely blistering version of "Hot Tamale Baby" that's actually even more exciting than the slick remake done for Island the same year (1987).
As usual, Zydeco and his crack band avoid purism. There's lots of authentic zydeco ("Madame Pitre," "Lache Pas La Patate") to be sure, but there are also cover versions of two '50s rock standards (Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and Fats Domino's "Walking to New Orleans," both of which sound fresh as paint here), a pulsating big band blues ("Someone Else is Steppin' In"), and even a reggae version of Lee Dorsey's "Ya Ya." Great stuff, brilliantly played.