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New CD Released in 2006
Terry and the Zydeco Bad
Boys have released a 2006 CD, Creole to the Core,
featuring 11 songs including four originals. The CD is on the
Master-Trak Enterprises label.
Terry adds to the zydeco
tradition of songs about undergarments with "Black Drawers": "If
you're going to leave me, leave me with your black drawers on,"
not your old "calešon." He also covers Willis Prudhomme's
"My Little Woman Is a Salty Dog," another song centering on
drawers, or lack thereof.
The CD opens with "But I
Love You," and Terry also offers his instrumental "Duson
Two-Step" and "Bad Boys Two-Step," written with Bobby
"Dance with Me," a
song credited to Josh and the Zydeco Souljas, begins as an
old-style waltz in French and then accelerates to a two-step in
Other songs include Beau
Jocque's "Marann" (listed as "Mon Ney" on the CD cover), Ann
Goodley's "Zydeco Stomp," Andre Thierry's "Whole Lotta Something
Going On," plus two other songs, "I Hear You Knockin'" and
Other musicians on the
CD are Bobby Broussard on electric and acoustic guitar, Chris
Ardoin on bass, Kendrick Domingue on scrubboard, Joe Sylvester
Photos at right taken Sept. 2, 2006, in
Opelousas at the Court House.
The photos were taken at the Zydeco Breakfast August 30, 2003, at
the Old City Market in Opelousas preceding the annual Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco
Festival in Plaisance. Terry Domingue is shown on accordion, and, visible in the photo
below, are Michael Morgan on bass and Josh Thibeaux on scrubboard.
It was only mid-morning, but, as the bottom photo shows, zydeco
dancers were out in full force to enjoy Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys.
In 2003, Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys recorded their first CD, Make You
Feel Good, featuring seven original songs by Terry Domingue. In the title song, Terry
sings "The Bad Boys, they make you feel so good," and that sums up the response
his music gets at festivals and dance halls in Southwest Louisiana.
There's high energy zydeco on the CD in songs like "Back It
Up" and "Keep on Movin'," but the music always flows smoothly, with Terry's
vocals and accordion work, Kent August's guitar, and the rest of the band keeping
everything in the groove. "Bad Boys Groove," an instrumental, rolls and flows
along like a Louisiana bayou. Terry even offers dancers "Blue Moon Waltz," a
refreshing example of zydeco that draws on older traditions that many bands ignore. In
"Festival," he offers a tribute to dozens of musical events across Louisiana and
Terry also includes his version of some classic numbers by zydeco
legends: Boozoo Chavis' "Johnnie Ma Cabri" and Beau Jocque's "Gardez
In addition to Terry Domingue on accordion and Kent August on
guitar, other musicians on the CD are Jamyric Sonnier on drums, Josh Thibeaux on
scrubboard, and Michael Morgan on bass.