CAJUN ACCORDION DISCUSSION GROUP
I agree Glenn,
That bassoon reed makes all the difference.
The IIIR is a great zydeco box. Fitted with an internal mic it has all the power you need. My EAD IIIR came from Glen a while back so if he is selling it you know it is good.
For further information...Louisiana's Zydeco Joe pictures on this link site playing what looks like a Corona 111R ...and that guy CAN pump out the Zydeco..no problem...seen him play LIVE many times.
Exactly ! Thanks for that info.
Zydeco Joe is featured at this Summer's Saulieu Cajun Zydeco fest in France.
Hope to make it for my third straight summer..but may not be able.. if anyone else is going let me know. It is Europe's biggest CZ event.
Anyone other than Queen Ida play a Corona II? She plays with a Tex-Mex influence which may be why it sounds good with two reeds per note, I guess.
Some of the older players used a two reed Corona.. Boozoo played a Corona and an Erica.. Ambrose Sam played a 2.5 row Hohner Club model ( in one video I saw of him at least ).. I may be wrong.
Queen Ida.. probably plays the Corona II because it is light...and more manageable for her stature.. ??
Al Rapone plays a Corona II, Big Hat Filds plays a Corona II, and Terrance Simien plays a Corona II..
Most zydeco players and listeners want to hear a three or four reed box.. two reed is for tex mex ( tejano and conjunto ) ? But modern Norteno prefers 3 to 4 reed boxes.. ( Ramon Ayala style )...
Do you think if you play a Corona II but pump up the bass ( low ) setting on the PA mixer channel you could make them sound more Zydeco ' growly '.?
And what is Terrance doing with that cover ' thing' over the face plate of his Corona II..presume it's some tailor made mic pick up??..refer photos in link below.
Can you check that address again for Terrance. Can't seem to get through to it.
You can access a LOT of Cajun and Zydeco musicians data thru the Home Page link