MY TOOT TOOT

Created on 12/05/2001
Latest update on 02/08/2021

Artist: Rockin' Sidney
Author: Sidney Simien
Label: Maison de Soul
Year: 1984

From his lp My Zydeco Shoes Got The Zydeco Blues, released on Floyd Soileau's label. Apart from the drum machine Sidney plays all the instruments. Recorded at Eddie Shuler's studio in Lake Charles, LA. Distributed nationwide on Epic through Huey Meaux. Top 20 C&W.

Covers:

1985:

Jean Knight

1985:

Denise LaSalle [top 10 UK]

1985:

Dewey Balfa

1985:

Queen Ida

1985:

Olympia Brass Band

1985:

Sleepy LaBeef

1985:

Jimmy C. Newman

1985:

Fats Domino & Doug Kershaw

1985:

Steve Jordan

1985:

John Fogerty

1985:

Rita Corita [as Blijf Af Van M'n Toot Toot]

1986:

Jimmy C. Newman

1988:

Sonora Dinamita [Latin hit as Mi Cu Cu; one year later as Mi Pichichi]

1990:

Miss Ann Goodly [as Make It Hot]

1990:

John Delafose [answer song as Ka-Wann]

1990:

Captain Gumbo [as Toot Toot]

The success story of this Cajun novelty started in Placquemines, LA during a Solomon Burke concert, opened by Rockin' Sidney. The MC that night, Baton Rouge DJ E. Rodney Jones, made some comments on the song and the public reacted spontaneously. One of the patrons was Cleon Floyd, manager and uncle of King Floyd, who took 20 singles to New Orleans, soon needing even more. During Mardi Gras '85 My Toot Toot was all over New Orleans and by the time of Jazzfest '85 it was a regional hit. Then came all those cover versions, first Jean Knight (hit US) and Denise LaSalle (hit UK).

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