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Zydeco Washboard (Frottoir) Player   5 comments

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Zydeco Washboard (frottoir) Player, James (French Quarter, December 27, 2014) — Images by kenne

Boudreaux had a flat tire,
pulled off on the side of the road,

and proceeded to put a bouquet of flowers
in front of the car and one behind it. 

Then he got back in the car to wait.
A passerby studied the scene as he drove by,
and was so curious he turned around and went back. 
He asked the fellow what the problem was.

The man replied, “I got a flat tahr.”
The passerby asked, “But what’s with the flowers?”
The man responded,
“When you break down they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back.

I never did understand it neither.”


Capturing The Moment — Zydeco Dots   Leave a comment

Zydeco2006-09-24-13 B-W blogThe Zydeco Dots at The Continental Club, Houston, Texas — (09/24/06)

Roger Wood  and James Fraher

Roger Wood and James Fraher

Roger Wood writes in the Introduction to his 2006 book, Texas Zydeco:

“No matter where you may have lived or traveled or what your tastes in music might be, somewhere along the way you have likely encountered the uncanny sound of zydeco. For many people it is but a fleeting moment of exposure, leaving them slightly confused but somehow enthused by their sudden involuntary foot-tapping. For certain others it is an even more visceral awakening, the start of an ongoing relationship with a potent force. For some, there is no memory of their first encounter, for they have known it all their lives — the phrase ‘Texas zydeco’ is not an oxymoron but a cultural fact.”


Zydeco2006-09-24-29 B-W blogBar at Houston’s Continental Club — Images by kenne

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