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Terrance Simien

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Among zydeco’s most soulful vocalists and fieriest accordionists, Terrance Simien was also one of the music’s most pop-oriented performers, infusing his audio with components of R&B, funk, gospel, and reggae. Blessed Sept 3, 1965, in Eunice, LA, he initial noticed zydeco at regional dances being a guy, but didn’t show any true curiosity about the music until it started growing in reputation through the early ’80s. After learning the accordion and composing a small number of music in collaboration along with his sibling Greg, Simien produced his first music group; within the years to check out, he honed his chops in region zydeco night clubs each weekend, functioning being a bricklayer throughout the day. His big break found its way to 1984, when an appearance at the brand new Orleans World’s Good released him to the eye of Paul Simon, with whom Simien documented a cover of Clifton Chenier’s “You Utilized to Contact Me.” He also was tapped to surface in the feature film THE BEST Easy, composing and executing a melody with superstar Dennis Quaid. Along with his music group the Mallet Playboys, Simien produced his full-length debut in 1990 with Zydeco in the Bayou; There’s Area for all of us All implemented in 1993, and following a six-year documenting hiatus he came back with Favorably Beadhead. In 2001 Simien released the interesting Tribute Periods, which was divide between narrative by Simien and real music tracks paying out tribute for some of his affects. Over the Parish Series made an appearance in 2006 from Target Records, implemented a year afterwards in 2007 by Live GLOBALLY, also released by Target.

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Full Name Terrance Simien
Profession Teacher, Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Cynthia Simien
Music Groups Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
Music Songs Dance Everyday, Zydeco on the Bayou, Zydeco Zambada, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Uncle Bud, There's Room For Us All, Stop the Train, Groove Me, Waiting In Vain, Iko Iko - When The Saints Go Marching In - Brother John - Jumbalaya, That Was Your Mother, It Makes No Difference, You Should Know Your Way By Now, My Toot Toot, I'm Coming Home, If It's Good For The Gander, Joe Pete Got Two Women, Zydeco Boogaloo, Rome Wasn't Built In A Day, Closer To You, ¿Como Vivire, Mi Cholita?, Louisiana 1927, You Used To Call Me, Tout Quelqu'Un, International Remix Intro, Nobody But You, Always On My Mind, Come Back Home, Moi Su Pas Tracasser, I Shall Be Released, Ma Maison, The Maker
Albums The Tribute Sessions, Zydeco on the Bayou, There's Room for Us All
Movies The Big Easy


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Focus 2015/II performer: "First Waltz" / writer: "First Waltz"
The Lucky One 2012 performer: "Uncle Bud Zydeco", "Dance Everyday" / writer: "Dance Everyday"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Princess and the Frog 2009 performer: "Gonna Take You There"
A Murder of Crows 1998 performer: "Oh Yeh Yai" / writer: "Oh Yeh Yai"
Exit to Eden 1994 performer: "Uncle Bud Zydeco"
The Big Easy 1986 music: "CLOSER TO YOU" / performer: "OH, YEH, YA!", "FOR YOUR LOVE I WOULD PAY ANY PRICE" / writer: "OH, YEH, YA!", "FOR YOUR LOVE I WOULD PAY ANY PRICE", "MY GOOD FRIEND IS GONE"

Actor

Actor

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The Big Easy 1986 Band Leader in Tipitina's Restaurant (as Terrance Simien & The Mallet Playboys)

Music Department

Music Department

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The Big Easy 1986 musician: accordion - uncredited

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