Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ready to Take Her Home: Wayne Toups and ZydeCajun with "Ooh La La"



Today's tune, Ooh La La, is by Wayne Toups and Zydecajun. Songwriter and accordionist Wayne Toups is one of the most successful Cajun musicians in America. He was born in Crowley, Louisiana and started playing accordion at 13. He was soon winning local contests, and later began to combine Cajun music, zydeco, R&B and rock into a genre he labeled ZydeCajun. Though he released his first album in the 1970s, his first album with the ZydeCajun sound was 1986's ZydeCajun. Besides releasing 16 albums and providing soundtracks for movies such as Steel Magnolias, Toups has also collaborated with such artists as Mark Chestnutt, Sammy Kershaw, Alan Jackson, George Jones and Garth Brooks. Ooh La La is from his 1991 album Fish Out of Water.