Delbert McClinton / Buckwheat Zydeco


December 1st, 2004 ~ American Routes goes from Texas roadhouses to Zydeco dancehalls with two men known for their live performances, Delbert McClinton and Buckwheat Zydeco. Harmonica player, vocalist and songwriter Delbert McClinton has gone from backing up Jimmy Reed and Howlin' Wolf in the 1960s to top-40 success. But he never stops delivering what his fans want--sweaty, country-tinged rhythm and blues shows. Stanley Dural, Jr., better known as Buckwheat Zydeco, grew up hearing traditional accordion from his father from the very beginning, but preferred soul, funk and R&B. Now he's known for mixing them all together for high-energy shows across southern Louisiana and the world. All this plus great music from Lightnin' Hopkins, Emmylou Harris, Fats Domino and more.

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  • Open Bed: Hammer Ring Henry Scott and Group
    Wake Up Dead Man, Rounder
  • Night Life Ray Price
    Columbia Country Classics: The Nashville Sound, Vol. 4, Columbia
  • Black Night Arthur Alexander
    The Ultimate Arthur Alexander, Razor & Tie
  • Railroad Station Blues T-Bone Walker
    The Complete Imperial Recordings, 1950-1954, EMI
  • 2:19 John Hammond
    Wicked Grin, Virgin
  • Here We Go Again Ray Charles with Norah Jones
    Genius Loves Company, Concord/Hear Music
  • Instrumental: Lupus Tom Morrell & The Time-Warp Tophands
    Go Uptown: How The West Was Sung Vol. V, WR
  • Two More Bottles of Wine Emmylou Harris
    Portraits, Reprise
  • Victim of Life's Circumstances Delbert McClinton
    Ultimate Collection, Hip-O
  • INTERVIEW: Delbert McClinton
  • Up Tight, Good Man Laura Lee
    The Muscle Shoals Sound, Rhino
  • Shake It And Break It Joe Turner
    Things That I Used to Do, Pablo
  • Instrumental:Night And Day Mickey Baker
    Wildest Guitar, Sepia Tone
  • There's A Blessing Johnny Copeland
    Working Man's Blues, Fuel 2000
  • Please Stand By Me Carol Fran
    Bayou Blues Blasters: Goldband Blues, Ace
  • Rainy Day Blues Willie Nelson
    The Early Years: The Complete Liberty Recordings Plus More, Liberty
  • Open Bed: Honky Tonk King Curtis
    Blow Man Blow: The Capitol Years, Bear Family
  • Cookings Done Lightnin Hopkins
    Freeform Patterns, Fuel 2000
  • Bon Ton Roulet Clarence Garlow
    Zydeco The Early Years, Arhoolie
  • Tee Nah Nah Buckwheat Zydeco
    Buckwheat's Zydeco Party, Deluxe Edition, Rounder
  • Instrumental: Midnight Beat Jerry McCain
    Absolutely the Best, Fuel 2000
  • INTERVIEW: Buckwheat Zydeco
  • Born to Rule Black Brothers
    45 RPM, Federal
  • I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday Fats Domino
    Out of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • Hey Now Baby Professor Longhair
    ‘Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Boogie Cha Cha Sammy Price
    Rib Joint, Savoy
  • Jackson Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
    Columbia Country Classics: The Nashville Sound, Vol. 4, Columbia
  • Jackson, TN Paul Burch and the WPA Ballclub
    Pan American Flash, Checkered Past
  • Someday Soon Judy Collins
    Who Knows Where the Time Goes, Elektra
  • Six Days on the Road Dave Dudley
    Six Days on the Road, Sun Entertainment
  • Home to Houston Steve Earle
    The Revolution Starts...Now, E-Squared/Artemis
  • I Looked Down the Road and I Wondered Mance Lipscomb
    You Got to Reap What You Sow, Arhoolie
  • Talking World War III Blues Bob Dylan
    The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Columbia
  • End Bed: Orinda-Moraga John Fahey
    Return of The Repressed: The John Fahey Anthology, Rhino