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Zydeco Joe Dies of a Stroke

Zydeco Joe Dies of a Stroke

Carencro Native and Zydeco Musician Transitions 

November 17, 2007

by Rod Sias
Uniting the Zydeco Nation

Joseph Adam Mouton, known to the Zydeco Nation as Zydeco Joe, died on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at Lafayette general hospital in Lafayette Louisiana of a massive heart attack due to complications related to strep pneumonia at the age of 64. Zydeco Joe was rushed to the hospital around 4:00 am on Saturday, November, 17, 2007. He was pronounced “brain dead” at 2:00 pm the same day and at the request of his family he was taken off of life support.

Zydeco Joe was true and pure “Creole Soul” who was one of the few remaining Zydeco Artist that performed Zydeco music in its purest forms. He served as a mentor and teacher to many Creole and Zydeco Musicians who first heard the stories of the old African American Creole experience through Zydeco Joe. 

"Zydeco Lady" Lola Love and Zydeco Joe at the 2006 Step-N-Strut TrailRide 
in Prairie Laurent, Louisiana
(photo courtesy of the Zydeco Historical & Preservation Society)
Zydeco Joe was a very proud Creole man in life, enduring and overcoming the bitter experience of poverty and segregation and brought many different peoples together through his music. In death he was an honorable man as his last act on this earth was to donate his organs to those in need.

Those of us fortunate enough to meet him, speak with him, and hear Zydeco Joe play understand that he was truly a living treasure and our link to a fading past. Thank you Joseph Adam Mouton (Zydeco Joe) for fighting the good fight, for walking the narrow road, and showing us the importance of keeping our roots strong!

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Zydeco Joe & Laissez Les bons Temps Rouler Band (Live)

For more information about funeral arrangements for Zydeco Joe, please stay connected to: www.zydecojoemouton.com and

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Mouton Family during this difficult time.

Zydeco Joe Dies of a Stroke
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