Zydeco Joseph and The H Town Players originated out of Houston Texas. Zydeco Joseph started the band in 1998 with his son Gumbo who was about 18 years old at the time. He soon incorporated other locally known talented band members. He and his son Gumbo were both self taught on the accordion. It was a desire that both of them had, since both were already musically inclined from early ages. Zydeco Joseph is from Houston Texas but has deep southern Louisiana roots. He actually got the feel for zydeco music by going to the local bazaars and listening to local zydeco bands in the area. Zydeco Joseph said one thing lead to another and after many rehearsals, the band was finally ready for a live performance. Of course they played a lot of house parties at first because that's what you did to get started. But then came playing in front of large live audiences which he said he must admit "would cause anxiety". Soon he got over his anxiety.....and they were on their way to start playing at large venues and festivals. The regular bookings encouraged the band to try to be at their best as far as the performance goes. So they started rehearsals twice a week. He said to himself..... "Wow! he didn't sign up for this.....he just wanted to play.....not rehearse all the time". Lol!) To make a long story short.... they finally made it happen!!!! Zydeco Joseph and the H Town Players featuring Gumbo. Big Thanks goes out to Hal Richard, Wallace (Boobie) Sears, Roy Carter, Ray Lee, Joseph Jr (Gumbo), Chris Gibson, Michael Lee, Ernie Angel, Calvin Edmond, Donald Clark, Curtis Poullard, Raa Raa, Bon Ton Mickey and others etc.
To most people, zydeco appears as quintessentially Louisiana as gumbo. Certainly, the music originated among black Creoles of southwest Louisiana. But the swamps of southwest Louisiana spill across the Sabine River into southeast Texas, and the music originally known as la-la quickly trickled west, too. There it fused with blues to create a new sound that came to be known, spelled, and recorded as zydeco.
Black Creoles from Louisiana began moving into southeast Texas in search of better jobs during the first half of the twentieth century. As they resettled, so did their music. Texas Zydeco describes how many of the most formative players and moments in modern zydeco history developed in Texas, especially Houston. As the new players traveled back and forth between Houston and Lafayette, Louisiana and other parishes, they spread the new sound along a zydeco corridor that is the musical axis around which zydeco revolves to this day.
Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat, Boozoo, Beau Jocque, Rockin Dopsie...............etc.
Mardi Gras is for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual Lenten sacrifices and fasting of the Lenten season.
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Joe & the H Town Players
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