Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Call the Police" Zydeco and Blues Singer's Found Jesus, Sings Gospel Now

As I said in an earlier post, last night I went to a party and heard "Call the Police," a Zydeco line dance song, for the first time. (Hear it at that post.)

The song intrigued me, and so I looked up the singer, "Stephanie McDee." She's more or less missing on the Web, but has a MySpace page, that let me know why she's so hard to find online. It seems she's found Jesus and refuses to sing that sinful Zydeco party music or the blues anymore. Instead she's produced a song called "Holy Ghost Party."

At MySpace she's known as Chief Apostle Stephanie A. Sanders and has the following to say in her bio:
"A SINNER SAVED BY GRACE" I would like to share with you my Damucus Road experience. I had a true encounter with Jesus, that changed my life forever. Jesus pulled me out the night club from singing the blues across the southern region. I was a well-known blues singer by the name of "Stephanie Mcdee" I was living a fast life an alcholic [sic] for twenty-two years I was at the peak of my career with several hits playing on the radio. (Call The Police)(Monkey Talk) which are famous songs in my home town in Louisiana. I started singing at the age of four, then produced my first professional album at twenty-one. By the age of thirty-eight I had eight albums in rotation across the southern region. That's when my life took a sudden turn. Down in Alabama I recieved a prophecy that I was called to preach the Gospel around the world in 2003, AND THATS WHEN MY JOURNEY BEGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I'm signing and preaching the gospel of the good news, and spreading the LOVE of Jesus Christ. I'm currently working on my first gospel album called "NO COMPROMISE." (The artist formerly known as Stephanie McDee)
She also has another song on the page called "It Must Be God."

Her old album that includes "Call the Police" comes with a parental advisory, and here are some of the lyrics to her local hit song.
Call the Police
By Stephanie McDee

I'm a (unintelligible) ... beer drinking, zydeco lover.
Bring it on.
Ain't nothing like a party and baby
I ain't never going home.

I got my drink in my hand,
I ain't partied since I don't know when.
I'm gonna dance all night
and help start over again.

Oh, jambalaya, ... fire, gumbo,
Creole chicken wings.
Say, we don't give a damn
where you're from
Let's Zydeco dance.

? jumping, floor jumping
booty shakin, love makin, swing,
all down in the bayou
even much the aligators drink (?)

? Sw ... r ...? on the porch
having theyselves a good time
And Ma and Pa in the kitchen
Making them love a batch of wine.

Sal and Sue on the floor
doin' the Cajun do-si-do
And we gon' party like we
never partied before.

Why don't you call your wife,
call your boss man,
'cuz we ain't never going home.
Call the police! Call the police
'cuz we g'on get our drinks on.

And you can call the police.
Call the police
'cuz we g'on tear this place down.
You better call the police,
call the police
'cuz we ain't never going home.

'Cuz we love that Zydeco!
Dance across the flo'
Do a Cajun do-si-do
You know we love our Zydeco!
We gonna dance across the flo'
and do a Cajun do-si-do
'Cuz we ain't never going home.
We g'on get our drinks on
and we ain't going going home
cuz we g'on get our drinks on home.
I guess she was a party queen. I wish her much success with her new life as a gospel preacher and giving up liquor.

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