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Buckwheat Zydeco
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Buckwheat Zydeco playing on the main stage at the 2006 Festival International de Louisiane.
Background information
Birth name Stanley Dural, Jr.
Also known as Buckwheat Zydeco
Born (1947-11-14)November 14, 1947
Lafayette, Louisiana
Died September 24, 2016(2016-09-24) (aged 68)
Lafayette, Louisiana
Genres Zydeco, R&B, Country
Instruments Vocals, accordion
Years active 1971—2016
Labels Alligator Records, Tomorrow Recordings, Rounder, Island,

Buckwheat Zydeco was the stage name of Stanley Dural, Jr. (November 14, 1947 – September 24, 2016) was an American accordionist and zydeco musician.

He was one of the few zydeco artists to become popular. His music group was known as Buckwheat Zydeco and Ils Son Partis Band, but often they perform as merely Buckwheat Zydeco.

Dural died of lung cancer at age 68 on September 24, 2016 in a hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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