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Cajun Party: Songs Of Summer Sweat

It's no secret that Cajun and zydeco music is all about sweat. So you can go to Louisiana for a summertime steambath — as I write this, the temperature in Lafayette is 93 degrees, with a heat index of 103 — or you can bring a bit of the heat to you. Here are five songs guaranteed to get your feet moving, at which point the sweating part will take care of itself. Which, in turn, is where the beer comes in.

For more entries in this summer's weekly It's Time to Party: Summer Songs series, click here.

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