In the mid-'50s, while Sinatra swung and Elvis and Chuck Berry showed the world how to rock, black Louisianans of Cajun extraction — Clifton Chenier, for one — were plugging in and pumping crackling rhythm and blues into traditional Cajun dance music. The result was tagged "zydeco," an ebullient and infectious wallop of all-night party cadences. The mainstream wouldn't be really aware of it 'til the '80s, when Cajun... More >>>