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Rockin' Dopsie & The Zydeco Twisters

The Zydeco craze was one of the reasons I loved the music of New Orleans; Rockin' Dopsie & The Zydeco Twisters, were one of the most successful groups playing it. Dopsie (Alan Jay Rubin) dubbed himself "The Crown Prince of Zydeco," and wore a crown and robe while he played the accordion and sang fronting the band. Scott pointed out that Dopsie played accordion on Paul Simon's Zydeco-influenced song, "That Was Your Mother" on his "Graceland Album, and also recorded with Bob Dylan.

 

The thing about Zydeco with it's Cajun Rhythms is it's fun to listen and dance to, Dopsie's shows at New Orleans Clubs made it feel like Mardi Gras all year long.

 

Fun Fact: "I'm the only man in the world that plays the accordion upside-down," Rockin' Dopsie said. "It's all because daddy didn't taught me how to play. I just picked it up." Here he is with the Zydeco Twisters doing THE LOUISIANA TWO STEP in 1984 in HQ Video and Sound.
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