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King of the Bayous
Clifton Chenier
King of the Bayous
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
 
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Chenier's early '60s albums for the Arhoolie and Specialty labels made Zydeco the major musical form it is today. His aggressive, almost metallic accordion style and his passionate, rough-hewn singing, piled high with Ne...  more »

      
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All Artists: Clifton Chenier
Title: King of the Bayous
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arhoolie Records
Release Date: 12/1/1993
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
Styles: Regional Blues, Cajun & Zydeco
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 096297033920, 096297033944, 096297105214, 096297105245

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Chenier's early '60s albums for the Arhoolie and Specialty labels made Zydeco the major musical form it is today. His aggressive, almost metallic accordion style and his passionate, rough-hewn singing, piled high with New Orleans R&B and Cajun sounds, make his a unique legacy that carries on in to the 1990s. This 18-track album recorded from 1965 through 1970 includes the full Arhoolie album, plus a few tracks that never made it onto vinyl at the time. There are zydeco rockers and some misery and blues ballads, all done in Chenier's patented style. If you're not familiar with the brute force and energy of zydeco, this 62-minute collection is your best bet. If you are already addicted, he is, after all, the king. Those extra tracks are prime collector's bait. --Louis Gibson
 

CD Reviews

THE KING OF THE BAYOUS IS RIGHT!
Paul J. Broussard Jr. | Youngsville, La. USA | 09/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THIS IS A GREAT CD BY CLIFTON CHENIER, FEATURING WHAT I THINK IS HIS TRADEMARK SONG:I AM COMING HOME: WHICH WAS WRITTEN FOR HIS MOTHER, BUT SHE PASSED AWAY BEFORE SHE COULD HEAR IT!HE HAS A LOT OF WALTZS ON THIS CD AND A GREAT COUPLE OF BLUES SONGS, ITS CHRISTMAS TIME, BEING MY FAVORITE! MANY MUSICIANS AND INSTRUMENTS HERE, SO BE READY FOR SOME GREAT HIP SHAKIN GROOVE BY THE MASTER AND KING OF ZYDECO, CLIFTON CHENIER!!!!!"