Zydeco Feeling is among the strongest front-to-back offerings in the APO Records catalog. Accordion wizardMajor Handy offers raw, bare emotion, building and smoldering, the performance on each song seemingly inspiring the next, and all from an artist few outside of southwest Louisiana will have ever heard. Handy is an artist of uncommon power and energy, someone who lays into each of his songs, not "overplaying," mind you, just flat giving it. Buckwheat Zydeco, the most commercially successful of today's Zydeco artists, leads the backing band here. Buckwheat, known best on accordion, instead plays his first and still favorite instrument, the Hammond B3 organ. Ace guitarist Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal, unquestionably the best Zydeco guitarist of the last 30 years, is also onboard, blistering when appropriate without ever stepping on the groove. And top-call bassman Lee Allen Zeno anchors it all, capping what's truly an all-star cast of accompaniment.