'Tales From The Woods’ raises a glass and says farewell to Zydeco accordionist and singer Boozo Chavis who died in hospital in Austin, Texas on May 30th aged 70. Very much his own man who had little time for the record business after ‘Paper In My Shoe’ hit big in 1954 - still to this day one of the bigger selling Zydeco records of all time - he chose to spend the next 30 years on the fringes of music, his living earned by training racehorses. Watershed year 1984, Boozo came back into music full-time forming the Magic Sounds, known throughout the South lands for their legendary four hour-long high energy sets. Rough edge hypnotic, white stetson and apron very much his trademark.  



Keith Woods