World-music specialist label Putumayo enters the Loozy-Anna sweepstakes with an anthology simply titled Zydeco. Admirably annotated and representing a wide range of styles, regions and eras, everyone from legends like Clifton Chenier, Boozoo Chavis and Queen Ida to middle-shelf entries like Buckwheat Zydeco and Geno Delafose to little-known artists such as Rosie Ledet and Joe KK is included. Best of all, this is not a predictable Greatest Hits-type collection, as the cuts have been selected for their potency rather than familiarity. A personal fave is by a high school student named Chris Ardoin, who slowly turns a chooglin' original called "Stay In or Stay Out" into a raging cover of "Pass the Dutchie" without missing a beat. Et toi!
THE NEVILLE BROTHERS PLAY AT THE SUN THEATRE, 2200 E. KATELLA AVE., ANAHEIM, (714) 712-2700. TUES., 8:30 P.M. $36.50-$42.