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The Neville Brothers

Hey Pocky Way (4:14)

This style of music is known as Zydeco. Named after an artist who made fame on it called "Buckwheat Zydeco".

Zydeco (French: "les haricots" or "le zaricot", English: "green beans" or "snap beans") is a form of American roots or folk music. It evolved in southwest Louisiana in the early 19th century from forms of Louisiana Creole music. The rural black Creoles of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas still sing in…

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  • To locals, this is the official unofficial song of Mardi Gras, not that annoying, tourist-friendly "Mardi Gras Mambo" song
  • This isn't zydeco, pace whoever wrote the wiki above--this is straight-ahead New Orleans R&B. But LeLiLo is exactly right: this is infectious, joyous music. My favorite Nevilles (and Meters) song, hands down.
  • How can a person choose one favorite song out of some 3.5 million? Impossible. Then again, there aren't many (if any) I find more exhilarating, more spirited than this one.

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