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Boozoo Chavis

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Boozoo Chavis (born: Wilson Anthony Chavis) was one of the pioneers of zydeco, the Cajun and blues hybrid originating in southwest Louisiana. Although his self-composed 1954 single, "Paper in My Shoes," was the first zydeco hit, Chavis was distrustful of the music industry and refused to perform publicly or record again until 1984. In an interview featured in the 1990 book, The New Folk Music, Chavis explained, "I got gypped out of my record. I get frustrated, sometimes. I love to play, but, when I get to thinking about 1955. Read more about Boozoo Chavis on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

Tracks We Played

Dog Hill

Boozoo Chavis
Last Played on March 04, 2014 6:53am

Lula Lula don't You Go to Bingo

Zydeco
Last Played on February 12, 2013 3:26pm

Boozoo, That's Who!

Rounder Heritage: Boozoo Chavis - Johnnie Billy Goat
Last Played on February 12, 2013 9:19am