Chanteur et accordéoniste Rhythm 'n' Blues US né Sidney Semien, le 9Avril 1938 à Lebeau (Louisiane). Rockin' Sidney est l'auteur du tube "My Toot Toot". Il est mort le 25 Février 1998 à Lake Charles (Louisiane).

With his 1985 novelty smash "My Toot Toot," Rockin' Sidney scored zydeco's first true international hit. Born Sidney Semien on April 9, 1938 in Lebeau, Louisiana, he began playing harmonica and guitar professionally while in his teens, and made his first R&B-styled recordings on the Fame and Jin imprints during the late 1950s; his first regional hit, "No Good Woman," appeared in 1962. Between the mid-1960s and the late 1970s, Sidney cut well over 50 singles for the Louisiana-based Goldband label, working in a variety of contemporary blues, soul and R&B modes; none proved successful, however, and upon learning the accordion he began playing zydeco. He issued his first true zydeco record, Give Me a Good Time Woman, on the Maison de Soul label in 1982; two years later he cut My Zydeco Shoes Got the Zydeco Blues, which included the track "My Toot Toot." Although Sidney himself was reportedly unhappy with the song, it became a local jukebox hit, and soon regional radio stations began playing it regularly; in time, the single became a grass-roots smash, selling well over a million copies on its way to charting in the U.S. and the U.K. and even winning a Grammy Award. While Sidney never again reached the same commercial peaks, he remained one of zydeco's most notable artists, setting up his own label, Bally Hoo, and touring regularly until his death on February 25, 1998.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockin%27_Sidney

Talents : Vocals, Accordion, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano

Style musical : Rhythm 'n' Blues, Zydeco, Soul, Swamp Blues

https://youtu.be/SHlhJL3IlsQ

Rocky (1957)

She's My Morning Coffee (1958)

MY LITTLE GIRL (1959)

No Good Woman (1961)

Ain't Nothing But Fine (1961)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1957 SP CARL H8OW2382/3 (US) .

Sidney Simien & His All Stars - I'm Never Right / Make Me Understand

1957 SP FAME 2002-45 (US) .

Rockin' Sidney & His All-Stars - Walked Out / Rocky

1958 SP JIN 45-103 (US) . Rockin' Sidney & His All-Stars - She's My Morning Coffee / I'm Calling You
1959 SP JIN 45-110 (US) . Rockin' Sidney & His All-Stars - Don't Say Goodbye / My Little Girl
1959 SP FAME ? (US) . Walked Out On You / Rock You
1960 SP JIN 45-141 (US) . Walkin' Out On You / Rock You
1961 SP JIN 45-156 (US) . No Good Woman / Ain't Nothing But Fine
1962 SP JIN 45-164 (US) . Send Me Some Lovin' / Past Bedtime
1963 SP JIN 45-168 (US) . No Good Man / If I Could, I Could
1963 SP JIN 45-170 (US) . Don't Let Me Cross Over / You Don't Have To Go
1963 SP JIN 45-174 (US) . Really Is A Hurtin' Thing / Somethin's Wrong
1963 SP JIN 45-177 (US) . Wasted Days And Wasted Nights / Ya Ya
1965 SP GOLDBAND G-1158 (US) .

Count Rocking Sidney & His Dukes - Actions Speak Louder (Than Words) / Lais Per La Patate (Don't Drop The Potato)

1965 SP GOLDBAND G-1159 (US) . Count Rocking Sidney & His Dukes - Something Working On My Baby / My Poor Heart
1965 SP GOLDBAND G-1162 (US) . Count Rocking Sidney & His Dukes - Deedie Didie Da / Life Without Love
1966 SP GOLDBAND G-1170 (US) .

Count Rockin Sidney & His Dukes - Shed So Many Tears / Gonna Be Looking

1967 SP GOLDBAND G-1178 (US) . Count Rockin Sidney & His Dukes - Put It On / Trust
1967 SP GOLDBAND G-1180 (US) .

My River (Count Rockin' SIDNEY) / Corpus Christi (Danny James (with his guitar) & The Grooves)

1967 SP GOLDBAND G-1184 (US) . Soul Xmas (Part. 1) / Soul Xmas (Part. 2)
1967 SP GOLDBAND G-1186 (US) . Tell Delicious / The Grandpa
1967 SP JIN "Goldie Oldie" 1002 (US) .

No Good Woman / No Good Man

1968 SP GOLDBAND G-1274 (US) . Let's Go To The Fais Do Do / No Future
196? SP ROD 45-7001 (US) . Before You Walk Out / Lover's Hill
1972 ? SP BOLD 1003 (US) .

Count Rockin Sidney - Boogie's Boogie Shack / No Good Woman

1972 SP BOLD 1006 (US) . Count Rockin Sidney - Bury The Hatchet / Back Door Man  [Woman Next Door]
1972 SP BOLD 1008 (US) .

When You're Right Your Wrong / You Don't Know How Much I Miss You

1976 SP BALLY HOO 45-1014 (US)

Wet Eyes Red Nose And Tonsils / Show Me Where It Itch

1978 SP BALLY HOO 1016 (US) .

One Monkey (Mo-De-Fa-Tra) / Opelousas Candy Yam

1979 SP BALLY HOO BH 1017 (US)

Play Joli Blon For Me / Go Lucy Go

1982 SP MAISON DE SOUL 45-1017 (US) . No Good Woman / Ain't Nothing But Fine
1982 ? SP BALLY HOO ? (US) . Louisiana Creole Man / ?
1982 ? SP BALLY HOO BH 1018 (US) . Joe Pete Is In The Bed / Zydeco Lucy Go
1982 SP BALLY HOO BH 1020 (US) .

Christmas Without You / Party This Christmas

1983 SP BALLY HOO BH 1021 (US) .

The Things That I Used To Do / Let Me Take You To The Zydeco

1983 SP BALLY HOO BH 1022 (US) . If It's Good For The Gander (It's Good For The Goose) / / Have A Holiday
1983 SP MAISON DE SOUL 45-1020 (US) . Dance And Show Off (Make That Body Work) / Relax And Go Slow
1984 ? SP MAISON DE SOUL 45-1021 (US) . Boogie For Me / Sweet Lil' Woman
1984 SP MAISON DE SOUL 45-1024 (US) . My Toot Toot / My Zydeco Shoes
09/1984 SP JIN KID 001 (UK) My Toot Toot / My Zydeco Shoes
1984 SP MAISON DE SOUL 45-1025 (US) .

Christmas Without You  Party This Christmas

1985 SP PHONOGRAM 880 837-7 (F) . My Toot Toot / My Zydeco Shoes
06/1985 SP EPIC 34-05 430 (US) .

My Toot-Toot / Jalapeno Lena

09/1985 SP EPIC 34-05 639 (US) .

Dance And Show Off / If It's Good For The Gander

1985 EP 12" 33 t. EPIC B5E 40153 (US)

MY TOOT TOOT - My Toot-Toot / Dance And Show Off / My Zydeco Shoes / Joe Pete Is In The Bed
1985 SP Philips 880 837-7 (F) MY TOOT TOOT - My Toot Toot / My Zydeco Shoes
1985 SP 12" Philips ‎880 837-1 (F) MY TOOT TOOT - My Toot Toot (version longue) / My Toot Toot / My Zydeco Shoes
1985 SP MERCURY 880 837-7 (GER) MY TOOT TOOT - My Toot Toot / My Zydeco Shoes
1986 SP LANOR 597 (US) .

Jim Olivier & Rockin' Sidney - Rockin' Zydeco / Good Hearted Man

11/1986 SP WARNER BROS. 7-28535 (US) Change In The Weather (John FOGERTY) / My Toot Toot (John FOGERTY with Rockin' SIDNEY)
1988 SP ZBC ZBC-1007 (US) .

Zydeco 'Till The Rooster Crow / Throw On Me

1988 SP ZBC ZBC-1008 (US) .

Woman, Love, And Happiness / When A Man And A Woman's In Love

1988 SP ZBC ZBC-1010 (US) .

Harlem Shuffle / Sunny Side Up

1989 ? SP MAISON DE SOUL 45-1062 (US)

Mardi Gras Zydeco / Mardi Gras Second Line


















Albums

1982 LP 12" BALLY HOO BH-2001 (US)

Joy To The South - The Titty Waltz / Just Like A Hog / Lonesome For My Baby / Rock And Roll Me Baby / Zydeco Jambilee / I Got The Blues For My Baby / Joy To The South / Welfare Cadillac / Don't Play With That (That's Mine) / Koochie Koochie / Two Step The Zydeco / Skin And Ivory

1982 LP 12" MAISON DE SOUL LP-1007 (US)

Give Me A Good Time Woman - Good Time Woman / Monette / Josephine A Deux Hommes / Two Steppin' The Two Step / Sugar Cane Candy / Zydeco Lucy Go / The Thrill Is On / You Ain't Nothin' But Fine / Shake Your Pants / Joe Pete Is In The Bed / Tell Betty I'm Ready / La La Shu-Ra

1983 LP 12" MAISON DE SOUL LP-1008 (US)

Boogie, Blues 'N' Zydeco - Cochon De Lait / Once Is Not Enough / Boogie For Me / Sally Mae / Sweet Lil' Woman / Every Nickel, Every Dime / Slim's Y-Kee Kee / Creole Rock And Roll / If I Could I Would / She's My Morning Coffee / Shirley Jean / Su-Wey!

1983 LP 12" ZBC LP-100 (US)

A Holiday Celebration With Rockin' Sidney - Party This Christmas / I'm Not Gonna Spend This Christmas Alone / It's Christmas / Goin' Home For Christmas / The Christmas Waltz / Christmas Celebration / Christmas Time Is The Time / My Sweet Thing / Christmas Without You / Birthday Celebration / She's A Beautiful Bride

1984 LP 12" MAISON DE SOUL LP-1009 (US)

My Zydeco Shoes Got The Zydeco Blues - My Zydeco Shoes (Got The Zydeco Blues) / Alligator Waltz / Don't Be A Wallflower / Twist To The Zydeco / Joy To The South / Joe Pete Is In The Bed / If It's Good For The Gander / My Toot-Toot / Dance And Show Off / Let Me Take You To The Zydeco / Jalapeno Lena / Louisiana Creole Man

1986 LP 12" ZBC ZBC-101 (US)

Hot Steppin' - Hot Steppers Dance Zydeco / Bay-Tie In Your Room / Dance A Little Bit / I Need A Man To Ring My Bell / I'm Your Man / Lonely Lost Frog / Every Dog Has His Day / Cajun Cowboy Two Step / Don't Mess With My Tush / Let's Kiss And Make Up

1986 LP 12" Ace ‎CH 160 (UK)

My Toot Toot - My Toot Toot / My Zydeco Shoes / Joy To The South / Don't Be A Wallflower / Alligator Waltz / Rock And Roll Me Baby / Joe Pete Is In The Bed / You Ain't Nothing But Fine / If It's Good For The Gander / Twist To The Zydeco / Dance And Show Off / Let Me Take You To The Zydeco / I Got The Blues For My Baby / Louisiana Creole Man

1987 LP 12" ZBC ZBC-102 (US)

Creola - The Talk Of The Town - What Good Is Love / Creola / Crippled Crab A Crutch / Rock-A-Body / Rockin' In The Rhythm / Bounce / When A Man And A Woman's In Love / Bayou Cruise / Sunny Side Up / Peach On The Beach

1988 ? LP 12" ZBC ZBC-103 (US)

Squeeze That Thang! - Squeeze That Thang / Harlem Shuffle / Honey, Come By Here / King Zydeco / Put Your Clothes Down / Kicking, Asking, And Taking Names / Zydeco Shuffle / May I Have The Pleasure / Throw On Me / Dat's Dat Zydeco

04/1989 CD JSP JSPCD 213 (UK)

Live With The Blues - Take My Money / Live With Blues / Honey Why / Blues In June / No Blues At All / Just Jammin' / I'm Your Man / Hot Stepper's Dance Zydeco / Bay Tie In Your Room / I Need A Man To Ring My Bell / I Got The Blues For My Baby / Lonely Lost Frog / Every Dog Has His Day / Cajun Cow Boy Two Step / Don't Mess With My Tush / Rock And Roll Me Baby

1990 LP 12" ZBC ZBC-104 (US)

Good Time Zydeco - If I Could Rewind The Time / Walkin' In Her Sleep / Somebody Got My Woman / Waltzing Zydeco / Dip, Get Up Off That Thing / Butt Shakin' Mama / Sweet Night Tonight / Nonc E. Zebb / Pop My Dress / Don't Bodda Nobody (Golden Rule)

1991 CD MAISON DE SOUL MdS-1009 (US)

My Toot Toot - If It's Good For The Gander / My Toot Toot / Dance And Show Off / Let Me Take You To The Zydeco / Jalapeno Lena / My Zydeco Shoes / Alligator Waltz / Joy To The South / Joe Pete Is In The Bed / Cochon De Lait ,/ Once Is Not Enough / Sweet Lil' Woman / Every Nickel , Every Dime / Creole Rock And Roll / If I Could I Would / Shirley Jean / Good Time Woman / Monette / You Ain't Nothing But Fine / Two Steppin' The Two-Step

09/1993 CD MAISON DE SOUL MdS-1046-2 (US)

Mais Yeah Chere! - Mais Yeah Chere! / No Good Woman / Funky Attitude (Yeah Right!) / Color Me Zydeco / Sex It Up Baby / Corrine / Kinfolk Zydeco / Work That Coochie Baby / Don't Need No Husband / Moo Cow-A-Sockee / Zydeco Frotoir / Go Chere / Mardi Gras Zydeco / Mardi Gras Second Line

1993 CD Ace ‎CDCH 160 (UK)

My Toot Toot - If I Could I Would / No Good Woman / You Ain't Nothing But Fine / Send Me Some Lovin' / Past Bedtime / No Good Man / You Don't Have To Go / It Really Is A Hurtin' Thing / Something's Wrong / My Little Girl / Wasted Days And Wasted Nights / Ya Ya / My Toot Toot / My Zydeco Shoes / Joy To The South / Jalapeno Lena / Alligator Waltz / Joe Pete Is In The Bed / If It's Good For The Gander / Twist To The Zydeco / Dance And Show Off / Let Me Take You To The Zydeco / Sweet Lil' Woman / Once Is Not Enough / Cochon De Lait         

07/1996 CD MAISON DE SOUL 1061 (US)

Zydeco Is Fun - Zydeco Woman / May I Have The Pleasure? / Zydeco Is Fun! (Stick And Stay Like Velcro) / Waltzing Zygeco / I'm Your Man / None E-Zebb / Walking In Her Sleep / Toe Tapper, Foot Stomper Zydeco / Sweet Man / Somebody Got My Woman / Harlem Shuffle / Big Weekend Zydeco / Rewind The Time / Ann Cayanne / Squeeze That Thang / Throw On Me

2000 CD Mardi Gras JS 1307 (US)

Don't Mess With My Tush - Don't Mess With My Tush / Squeeze That Thang! (Dance Stringbean) / Harlem Shuffle / Rock-A-Body / Cajun Cowboy Two Step / Bounce / Every Dog Has His Day / Bayou Cruise / Sunny Side Up / When A Man And A Woman's In Love / Kicking, Asking And Taking Names / King Zydeco / Zydeco Shuffle

09/2002 CD JSP JSPCD 814 (UK)

I'm Your Man - I'm Your Man / Take My Money / Live With The Blues / Honey Why / Blues In June / No Blues At All / Just Jammin' / Hotstepper's Dance Zydeco / Medley : Take Me To The Zydeco - Joy To The South / Oo Poo Pa Doo

02/2003 CD Mardi Gras MG 1070 (US)

King Zydeco - Don't Mess With My Tush / Squeeze That Thing ( Dance Stringbean) / Harlem Shuffle / Rock-A-Body / Cajun Cowboy Two Step / Bounce / Every Dog Has His Day / Bayou Cruise / Sunny Side Up / When A Man And A Woman's In Love / Kicking,Asking And Taking Names / King Zydeco / Zydeco Shuffle

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