Lay Your Burden Down

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Lay Your Burden Down
Buckwheat Zydeco - Lay Your Burden Down.jpg
Studio album by Buckwheat Zydeco
Released May 5, 2009 (2009-05-05)[1]
Genre Zydeco
Length 47:01
Label Alligator
Producer Steve Berlin[2]
Buckwheat Zydeco chronology
The Best of Buckwheat Zydeco: Millennium Collection
Lay Your Burden Down
Let The Good Times Roll: Essential Recordings

Lay Your Burden Down is a studio album by Buckwheat Zydeco, released in 2009 through Alligator Records.[3] The album ranked number five on Billboards Top Blues Albums. In 2010, the album earned Buckwheat Zydeco the Grammy Award for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album. This is Buckwheat Zydeco's first record with Alligator Records[2] and was produced by Steve Berlin, who produced his 1994 album Five Card Stud.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Composer[2] Length
1. "When the Levee Breaks" Kansas Joe McCoy, Memphis Minnie 5:15
2. "The Wrong Side" JJ Grey 4:28
3. "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah" James B. Chambers 3:37
4. "Don't Leave Me" Buckwheat Zydeco, Ted Fox 4:46
5. "Back in Your Arms" Bruce Springsteen 4:29
6. "Throw Me Something, Mister" Buckwheat Zydeco 3:57
7. "Lay Your Burden Down" Warren Haynes, Michael Barbiero 5:22
8. "Time Goes By" Buckwheat Zydeco, Ted Fox 4:05
9. "Ninth Place" Buckwheat Zydeco, Ted Fox 3:23
10. "Too Much Time" Don Van Vliet 2:59
11. "Finding My Way Back Home" Buckwheat Zydeco 4:40
Total length: 47:01


The album features the Buckwheat Zydeco and The Ils Sont Partis Band, usually shortened to just Buckwheat Zydeco. In the album, this band included:

Also, helped create the album:


  1. ^ Reverend Keith A. Gordon. "Buckwheat Zydeco – Lay Your Burden Down (2009)". Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Gottlieb, Bob (2009). "FAME Review: Buckwheat Zydeco – Lay Your Burden Down". Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  3. ^ a b Leggett, Steve. "Lay Your Burden Down". Allmusic. Retrieved May 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Alligator Records Info: Buckwheat Zydeco – Lay Your Burden Down". Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  5. ^ a b " – Buckwheat Zydeco". Grammy Awards. Retrieved 2011-06-15.