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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… read more

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    and what was she talking about.....
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    My mom, while I was growing up in southern LA, would talk frequently about her friend Boozoo, and I thought it was the weirdest name. Now, 40 years later, I realize who her friend was...

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