Boozoo Chavis – Dog Hill

If you need your spirits lifted, the music of Boozoo Chavis is one remedy.  This is zydeco music at its best.  Zydeco music is regional music that originally came out of Louisiana.  The song Dog Hill has always been one of my favorites that Boozoo recorded.  I first heard of Boozoo from Kevin Russell, who grew up on the Texas/Louisiana border.  I’ve always been interested in groove oriented music that is still really melodic.  For whatever reason, it just seems to speak to me.  A lot of South African music is like this, music that has a groove with a deep pocket, but is structured around major chords melodically.  Anyway, if you like what you hear above, the history of Zydeco is worth reading about, as it gives you another look into the endlessly fascinating complexity of our culture here in the United States.

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