If there was an ever an uncool instrument, it was the accordion. However, one man made it cool. That man was Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr. better known simply as Buckwheat Zydeco. He took this unusual instrument and turned it into a thing of beauty. His style of music, zydeco, was a blend of blues and rock and native Creole music from Louisiana.
Stanley Dural, Jr. passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016. He was 68 and we are blessed that he left behind so much great music. In his memory, I give you “Hey Good Lookin” a song he did back in 1990 with Dwight Yoakam and David Hidalgo. This was my introduction to his music.
Sadly, that means I had to update my “In Memoriam Playlist”. If you want to see all the greats we have lost this year, check it out.