Thursday, June 27, 2013

Zydeco Dance Lesson - Slides

There are a ton of various Zydeco styles you will see on the dance floor in Louisiana and Texas.  One common style will be the slides with lifts as shown below.  It takes a bit to get comfortable with the movement where there is no rock step but once you have the slides down there are a ton of fun moves you can incorporate into the style which are a lot of fun.  I will post a few in the future to the blog as well.. 

For an additional video clip showing this style please click on the following link..


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Old School is New School with Moris Ledet new CD..

I was recently on a road trip through the south and in New Orleans I purchased a few new Zydeco CD's that were recently released.  One CD was from Moris Ledet and the Zydeco Ramblers and was very interesting.  Many of the tunes hae this old school Zydeco sound to them that I loved. 

One of the current trends seems to be mixing little RaB sound or rap in with Zydeco to help it appeal to the younger crowd and you don't get this feeling with Moris's new CD called "Swing That Thing".  Morris's daughter Kassy also sings some tunes on the CD and she has some nice pipes!

Please click on the following link to check out the CD and if wanted you can also purchase it through the web site.

Moris Ledet - Swing That Thing