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Besides our brandnew songs we are arranging these days there are additional news on the optical side: Live on stage 2017 with doing the things by heart and energy - like ever. Check out our topical Photo-Gallerie. 

 

Special thanks to Henry Graffmann

 

 

Yes-ah , some Youtube-Newies to hear & watch from 2016 and 2017-Gigs.

 

 

There are sad-sad news to pronounce:
Buckwheat Zydeco passed away! The biggest star of the actuall Zydeco-Scene (real name: Stanley Dural, Jr.) died at September, 24th. A great sadness in our frame of mind. He was also our and  Olivers greatest influence. His stile influenced generations of zydeco-musicians and therefore the development of the modern Zydeco.

“Hey Buck, we know you will bring them all a good portion of positive Zydeco-Spirit in heaven!”

 

 

Our Gig on stage - marveling at the city´s Idstein architecture:

 

 

 

 

Actuall Oliver is nominated for the German Blues Awards 2014.
Hi es one of 5 nominated Musicians. The winner is who get the most votes online. Please vote for him between 1th July and 31th July - just go on:

http://voting.blues-baltica.de    Category: Instrument sonstige

Only your eMail is nessecary. Thanks a lot!!!

 

 

Second stations was Europeans greatest Zydeco-&Cajun-Festival in Raamsdonksveer / Holland. Over the years we stayed there the fourth time! ZydecoZity is really a coming home to the familiy. Cajun-Food, great Festivaldeco, with Bands round from the globe - you feel like in the heart of Zydeco-Homeland.
(Foto: fotostudio27.nl Angelina Swart-Siemons)

 

 

On our Mini-Euro-Tour we met CJ Chenier & his red hot Louisiana Band in Zurich/Switzerland. An extremly positiv nad nice Guy. Also his Bandmembers. After it was clear that his Gear from his announced Rider was not available he plays with Olivers Monitorgear brought himself. Both bands played two great sets at the great Albis Gütli Schützenhaus. The audience sat on different flats and a lot of display and digital equipment show all what happended on stage. Really cool ...

We gotta have a new Rubboard- and Percussion-Man Guido Beck! And with him some good new pics, too.

...more of them in a little while...

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TV-Broadcast with the Zydeco-Playboys!

Youtube-Link:.

TV-Broadcast with the Zydeco-Playboys!

You can see us in the german-TV-Show “Expedition in die Heimat”

Friday,June 28. at primetime between 20.15 - 21.45

We do the video-shooting at last weekend. It was a great experience and we have a lot of fun doing this. So we are looking for to see it in the show.

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Yeah, we recorded the Live-Basics for 14 Songs in the Recording-Studio in March 2012..

Nowadays we are working on new Songs. The Recording-Studio is booked inr January 2012, so we shifting gear for good staff...

First time we will play in Norway. We are looking forward of course. Dalane Blues Festival in Egersund invites us. .

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Demo-Teaser on Youtube: Click here

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We proudly present: Our first DVD  “Live at Zydeco-Zity”.

Many thanks to Jo, Eric and Stephen at Swampstudio in Raamsdonk.

New DVD-Site - click here

Our new Youtube-Site - check it out Link

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A little Zydeco-Youngster is born: Luis Kraus stays on this world since February. He is unable to decide between Cajun and Zydeco yet ... And Papa is lookin´ for cradle songs and other lullabies for his accordion :-)

At these days we are in the Netherlands to produce our first DVD from a formerly Live-Concert. We are excited... Maybe in October we will have it!

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Meeting Flaco Jimenez. Grandmaster of TexMex/Conjunto, 5-fach Grammy-Winner & Memeber of Texas Tornadoes. What am I lucky to meet him and hear him 2008 in Germany!

Uahh cool - on top of the newspaper BN DeStem. It looks great if you look into your on face at the newspaper-stand ;-)

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We are proud to be here ( the THIRD TIME ! ) - at the heart of European Zydeco - the ZydecoZity with his festival in Raamsdonksveer.

Get more infos:  link

Use the moment - use the nights - and come to the biggest festival of Cajun & Zydeco!

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15 Years ZYDECO-PLAYBOYS!

Looking back with the new CD “The Melting Pot Collection” - released in December. 20 Songs from 1993 - 2005 - most of them unreleased. Songs from all the different phases of the band. A CD for fans.

Click here for full details

Just 10 EURO !!!  (plus shipping). Paypal is also possible.

Attention - just a few traditional Tunes ;-)

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Hey, we got new Fotos from the Band - check out link and following link.


Also you can see “newes” at the Fotogalery-Series at link


Zydeco-Playboys goes Digital!

We proudly present our first Digital-CD-Release “Red means Fire”. For all iPod-Users and MP3-Fans - click here for a list of Shops!

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18 Songs, with one unreleased Song “BayouParty”

Released in June, 2007

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A new European Cajun- & Zydeco-Sampler is out:

The 2007-edition shows a lot new Bands and Songs from the growing European Scene. The CDs are available here at our website. CZS-III

Thanks a lot to producer Michael Bentele.

Released in June, 2007


Interessted in some Workshop, Video/DVD or Filmtips? Click here for (zydeco) and (others)


We have a new Website-Hoster - and we got SPAAACEEE now. So there are a lot more things for you to download. First we have MP3-Files on our own Site hier, actual Bandfotos and in near future more Pictures. At first here´s a joke-film you have had seen if you want to plan cooking crabs!!! (mpg-file 1 MB)


Find out where you can get our music in your country - see a list of shops where you can buy our CDs:   Click here!

CHECK IT OUT!!!


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A brandnew Sampler - ShowBizBlues - presented by bluesnews & dude records.

Special Price - 5 Euro !!! (plus packaging)

with our “Voodoo in the Bayou” - SwampRhythm & Blues-Number.

Others e.g. BB & Blueshacks, Memo Gonzales & Bluescasters, Abi Wallenstein and many more...

A great Germany compilation with an extrem high standard of all productions. Blues is still alive in Germany - more then ever...


Yep - we have a new guitarplayer: Volker Klenner.
He´s a Bluesman but played also many other kind of music in his career. He had also recorded a CD with the Bruce Katz Band.

Click here for personal informations of Volker.

So we are on rehearse in the coming wintertime ;-)


Oh yeah, we have a official Version of Los Lobos “Let´s say goodnight” for Germany for our recorded but not published german version “Schlussende, Aus, Vorbei!”. It takes time to get that. Perhaps on our next CD?

These days we rehearse and arrange new songs. Some of that, Oliver says, have more Cajun-lyrics then ever in Zydeco-Playboys . Yeah, it´s really difficult for shure, but with Daigle´s Cajun self taught, Dictionary & Audiotapes we learn more and more about that. Thanks to Internet - we have also found a issue of Yé Yaille, Chère! from.from Francois. So - we try our best...

 


The tourposter:


Dirty Linen - Folk and World Music Issue Oct./Nov. 2004:

Take a pinch of C.J.Chenier, a spoonful of vintage Nick Lowe, stir in a dollop of Los Lobos, bake ‘em in a German oven - and the resulting concoction is Zydeco-Playboys. Half the fun in listening to C-Z recordings froma halfway across ghe globe is seeing how badly the rules are bent. In the case of the Zydeco Playboys’ splendid “Superficial Satisfaction?”, the rules are not only bent but mangled, contorted, and frequently meltetd into an oozing glob. Accordionist Oliver Kraus, with Old-World stylings (“Into the Zydeco”, What youß´re awaitin´ for”) will never be accused of being the next Keith Frank knockoff. But if anything, he´s closer to a Leon Sam, as evidenced by “Chili Boogie”, a relentless piano-note frenzy fueled by country-twangin´ guitars and a blistering organ attack. A couple of tunes (“Vamos Danzar Tejano”, “Oh Rosalina”) reveal Kraus`predilection for hoppin´conjunto music. Granted, with his liberal sensibilities, Kraus may not be placating any purist notion, but it totally works from a dance sensibility, mainly due to the crafty arrangements, infectious melodies, endless hooks, effects, and surprises. Witness the cool riding organ of “Let´s talk about” or the tribal beating and slinky organ on “Iko Iko”. If this fails to entice you to dance like nobody´s watching, then maybe you´re like the grouchy German: a real sauerkraut.


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