Menagerie: The Essential Zydeco Collection (1993) Drawn from zydeco apostle Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr.'s last three albums, this compilation features enough nonstop, accordion-propelled mayhem to fill a whole month of Fat… Buckwheat Zydeco World
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Menagerie: The Essential Zydeco Collection (1993)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Buckwheat Zydeco; Genre: World

Drawn from zydeco apostle Stanley ''Buckwheat'' Dural Jr.'s last three albums, this compilation features enough nonstop, accordion-propelled mayhem to fill a whole month of Fat Tuesday celebrations. The tracks on Menagerie: The Essential Zydeco Collection neatly diagram the genre's crazy patchwork of blues, R&B, country, and soul. ''What you gonna do,'' asks Buckwheat Zydeco, ''when the zydeco turn it up on you?'' Dance, little sister, dance. B

Originally posted Feb 12, 1993 Published in issue #157 Feb 12, 1993 Order article reprints