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Buckwheat Zydeco
Buckwheat (* 1947 in Lafayette, LA) was an accordionist and zydeco performer. His bourgeois name was Stanley Dural jr. Over the course of Buckwheat's career, Buck gigged with everyone from Eric Clapton (with whom Buckwheat also recorded) and U2 to The Boston Pops. The band performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics to a worldwide audience of three billion people. Buckwheat Zydeco even performed at both of President Clinton's Inaugurals.
More national television appearances include PBS's tribute to Paul Simon, where Buck performed with Lyle Lovett; sitting in with Paul Shaffer on The Late Show With David Letterman (and playing "Hot Tamale Baby" for Martha Stewart); and feting Ozzie Ozbourne among others on VH-1's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Buck was profiled in a ten minute feature by Scott Simon, on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday. The band appeared six times on Letterman, and on CNN, The Today Show, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News and many others.
Buckwheat died in 2016.
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Frenchin' The Boogie
Blue Star 80 608
released 1976
recorded February 1976 in Bogalusa, LA/USA
Clifton Chenier, accordion, vocals
Lon Price, sax
Stanley Dural, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
Cleveland Chenier, washboard
Clifton Chenier And His Red Hot Louisiana Band
Arhoolie Records 1078
released 1978
recorded April 1977 in New Orleans, LA; October 1975 in Bogalusa, LA/USA
Clifton Chenier, accordion, vocals
John Hart, tenor sax
Paul Senegal, guitar
Stanley Dural, organ, piano
Joe Brouchet, bass
Robert Peter, drums
Cleveland Chenier, washboard
On A Night Like This
Island Records 7 90622-1
released 1987
Buckwheat Zydeco [Stanley Dural], organ, accordion, synthesizer, vocals
Kevin Harris, tenor sax
Kevin Bruce Harris, tenor sax
Roger Lewis, baritone sax
Gregory Davis, trumpet
Efrem Towns, trumpet
Paul Senegal, guitar
Melvin Veazie, guitar
Lee Allen Zeno, bass
Nathaniel Jolivette, drums
Elijah Cudges, percussion, rubboard
Where There's Smoke There's Fire
Island Records 842 925-2
released 1990
recorded in Hollywood, CA/USA
Buckwheat Zydeco [Stanley Dural], organ, accordion, vocals
Steve Berlin, tenor sax, baritone sax
Dennis Taylor, tenor sax
Lee Thornburg, trumpet
David Hidalgo, guitar, drums, vocals
Melvin Veazie, guitar
Lee Allen Zeno, bass
Kevin Menard, drums
Mark Linett, tambourine
Wilbert Willis, percussion, rubboard
Dwight Yoakam, vocals
On Track
Charisma CDCUS 13
released 1992
Buckwheat Zydeco [Stanley Dural], organ, accordion, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, vocals
Crispin Cioe, alto sax, baritone sax
Arno Hecht, tenor sax
Wilbert Miller, tenor sax, harmonica, percussion
Bob Funk, trombone
Paul Litterall, trumpet
Joseph "Cookie" Chavis, guitar
Michael Melchione, guitar
Melvin Veazie, guitar
Lee Allen Zeno, bass, percussion
Kevin Menard, drums, percussion
George Recile, drums
Sir Reginald Dural, percussion, rubboard
Debbie Cole, vocals
Angie Stone, vocals

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