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New Album!!!
Release available 9.9.

Album available order overview here!

CD-Order here from the band directly!



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Radio ZydeCajun (FR/NL/EN):  On the website we read; “Germany´s Hottest Accordion-Groove!”, and let me agree with that completely. A very recognizable sound thanks to the accordion playing of Oliver Kraus and professional composition of the entire band...Great album, which we will definitely play a lot on the radio. (H. Mutsaers)

BluesNews (DE): 5SterneBluesNews  5 of 6 stars.  ...you can also develop your own handwriting in this genre. This album is the proof... besides expected traces of Clifton Chenier also those of bands like Los Lobos... the guitarist clearly sounds like Southern Rock,... if necessary it also goes towards Rhythm & Blues. The songs jump at the listener, come very directly from the speakers... and the corona blues? is far away during the 55 minutes of "Just do it"! ...(K. Leitner)

Soultrain (DE):  ...Great and wonderful musical changeability and the pure desire for music, music making, is also in the foreground here, typical Zydeco as well as Zydeco Playboys: It makes an incredible, almost weightless fun, to listen the Zydeco-primeval-rocks Zydeco Playboys and their new album "Just do it"... beautiful, earthy thing with groove, heart, stomach and upright, at the same time modest gait ...(D. Chuck)

JazznMore (CH) ... the accomplished accordion-wizard Oliver E. Kraus, who understands how to write his own original songs in the tradition of his role models. The Rhythm Section Schwarz/Küsters/Dreyfuss-Wilde develops an unbelievable drive - whether it's a two-step, a waltz or a shuffle... What also stands out, besides the varied arrangements, are the great, multi-voice vocals. Party? Bien sűr! But with style and class! (M. Piazzalonga)

Radio Dertour (USA): ... FUN!  I will probably play more songs in the coming weeks. (P. Hartman) 

Blues&Rhythm (GB) ...straight up zydeco tunes as well as catchy tunes like “Backyard Lady” and “Whatta Kind of money do you like”...guitarist V. Klenner sounds like Dickey Betts...the only cover is a good version of “C’est la vie” with plenty of accordion fills. A thoroughly enjoyable album! (J. Mitchell)

Germany´s Hottest Accordion-Groove!!!
Zydeco, Cajun, Rhythm&Blues’n-Latin & TexMex

...The Absolute Real Special Party... since 1994

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Oliver Kraus

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Since 1994 playing Gigs in Norway - Netherlands - Belgium - France - Switzerland

through Germany from “Bodensee” to island “Norderney”

Together also with Geno Delafose, CJ Chenier, Dwayne Dopsie, Keith Frank, Lisa Haley, Lynn August u.a.

Released a few CDs and one DVD

Take a look around - there are plenty of information in the submenus of this site.   

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