Roy Carrier died May 3, 2010 of a heart attack, according to his son, Chubby.   A wake and funeral have been held, with internment in Lawtell, LA.  Carrier was the owner of the Offshore Lounge in Lawtell, a well-known zydeco club.  Carrier was never a big name outside of Louisiana, but had a solid following.  He had at least four recordings still in print: 

  • Zydeco Soul Mardi Gras Records 1108
  • Twist & Shout Right On Rhythm 001.
  • With his band, the Night Rockers:
  • Living Legend Severn Records 0031
  • Whiskey-Drinking Man Right On Rhythm 009.

All are available through the Louisiana Music FactoryAmazon lists a few more and has MP3 downloads.  A few other recordings:  I’m coming home to stay. Lanor Records. 629. n.d.. 45; Roy Carrier. Roy Carrier at his best. Zane. ZNCD 1010. 1995. CD; Roy Carrier & Robby Robinson. I found my woman doing the zydeco. Lanor Records. 606. n.d.. 45;

Find our more about the man at the Carrier biographyLSU-E site, Contemporary Cajun, Creole & Zydeco Musicians, which dates from the period 2000-2002.

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