How is it going?
I hope you were listening today and were curious about Corey Ledet and it led you here.
I had such a good time listening to Corey talk about his projects and discoveries. The enthusiasism and excitement, especially about the connection to the traditional jazz musician Bunk Johnson. Connection is too weak a word, more like a musical bridge, between the members of the Ledet family, but also a bridge between these musical styles. If these folks played together, then maybe a recording exists or a story about the origins of a song or songs. The possibilities are vast and I could hear it in Corey's telling of his discovery. I made two playlists so you could continue to check out Corey Ledet.
Here is a Spotify playlist with Corey and some of his influences.
Also I have created a Youtube playlist so you can check out Corey and some the zydeco greats live. Be careful not to get lost in the awesomeness!
Thanks for listening to WWOZ!