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Sidney Simien AKA "Rockin' Sidney"

An American Guitarist and singer in the mid fifties.

Simien was born in 1938 in Louisiana.

He began his musical career at age 14 or 15 playing backup for his uncle, Frank Simien.

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Simien recorded a series of R&B singles for the Louisiana labels Fame, Jin and Rod, and was best known for his hit "No Good Woman."

In the mid-seventies, Rockin' Sidney began playing Zydeco songs on the piano accordion.

Simienís greatest success came in 1985 with "Don't Mess With My Toot-Toot," a song he wrote ten years earlier.

In 1986, Rockin' Sidney received a Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording for "My Toot-Toot."

The record sold over a million copies and was covered by at least twenty other artists, including John Fogarty and Fats Domino.

He died in 1988.

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