Genre: Jazz
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"



Major Handy

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AAPO 2023
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Zydeco Feeling is among the strongest front-to-back offerings in the APO Records catalog. And Track Three – "I'm On A Wonder" – might just be the best slow blues the label has yet recorded. Accordion-led and with half the lyrics in French, neither declaration would look likely to the unknowing, but Major Handy offers such bare emotion, building and smoldering, the performance on each song seemingly inspiring the next. This is a fine record from an artist few outside of southwest Louisiana will have ever heard. Handy is an artist of uncommon power and energy, someone who lays into each of his songs, not "overplaying", mind you, just flat giving it. Buckwheat Zydeco, the most commercially successful of today's Zydeco artists, leads the backing band here. Buckwheat, known best on accordion, instead plays his first and still favorite instruments, the Hammond B3 organ. Ace guitarist Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal, unquestionably the best Zydeco guitarist of the last 30 years, is also onboard, blistering when appropriate without ever stepping on the groove. And top-call bassman Lee Allen Zeno anchors it all, capping what's truly an all-star cast.

• 180g Vinyl
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at AccousTech Mastering

Major Handy, accordion
Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Hammond B3 organ
Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal, guitar
Gerard St. Julien, guitar
Sir Reginald Dural, rubboard
Paul Wiltz, saxophone
Calvin Landry, trumpet
Eugene Alfred, guitar

1. Zydeco Feeling
2. Cornbread
3. I'm On the Wonder
4. Dance Koden
5. Trail Ride
6. Down On the Bayou
7. Black Girl
8. Lucille
9. Josephine Is Not My Wife
10. Come On Home

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