New Years Day at Slim’s Y Ki Ki in Opelousas
There will be a fundraising benefit, Keeping Roy’s Dream Alive, to raise the money needed to do the necessary repairs to Roy’s Offshore Lounge in Lawtell. If you are heading to SW Louisiana for the Holidays come on over. It starts a 2:00.
Lafayette Times article on the event by Herman Fusilier
Lil D and the Zydeco All-stars (Dikki Du's Son)
For this benefit I have compiled a special limited edition compilation CD with the same name as the event that will be available at Slim’s. It is currently out for printing.
I am not keen on calling it a greatest hits as to me there will always be songs that don’t make the mix that I dearly love, BUT upon listening back to it I am knocked out by Roy’s body of work from 1987 thru 2009. It includes material from every one of Roy’s CD’s and I sincerely thank David Earl of Severn Records and Warren Hildebrand of Mardi Gras Records for letting me include material from their releases.
KEEPING ROY’S DREAM ALIVE
1 Have Some Fun at the Offshore Lounge from Twist & Shout
2 I Come From the Country From Living Legend
3 Rockin With Roy from Zydeco Soul
4 You Got Me Dancin’ from Nasty Girls
5 Whiskey Drinkin’ Man from Whiskey Drinkin’ Man
6 Oh Bye Bye 6:18 from Choose Your Shoes
7 Gotta Right to Love That Woman from Whiskey Drinkin’ Man
8 She’s In Love With the Zydeco from Nasty Girls
9 Chicagofrom Offshore Blues
10 My Baby Don’t Wear No Shoes from Choose Your Shoes
11 Leaving Lawtell from Offshore Blues
12 Bye Bye Black Girl from Twist & Shout
13 If You Want To Dance You’ve Got to Twist & Shout from Twist & Shout
14 I Found My Woman from Whiskey Drinkin’ Man
15 Offshore Blues from Zydeco Soul
16 He’s the Man from Nasty Girls
Living Legend from Severn Records CD0031
Zydeco Soul from Mardi Gras Records MG1108
Nasty Girls ROR002, Twist & Shout ROR004, Offshore Blues ROR008, Whiskey Drinkin’ Man ROR009, Choose Your Shoes RORCYS from Right on Rhythm
I will also take advance orders for those not able to travel to Louisiana this holiday once the page is ready. Stay tuned for an announcement here.
Please pass this info on to your Louisiana dance friends around the country
Roy Carrier to Be Honored at the 2011 Zydeco Music Awards in Lafayette
The other 2 honorees at the awards will be Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis. So fitting as one was Roy’s mentor the other his contemporary and those 3 probably have had the biggest impact on the development of Zydeco through it’s history. It is so gratifying to see I only wish that it could have happened while he was still with us.
Southwest Renaissance Development Corporation – Jazz Fridays & Blue Mondays @ Westminster Church
Uptown Concerts – Baldwin's Station
What do you think the future holds for DC Blues?