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The King of Zydeco
Genres: Blues, World Music, Pop
The most essential single disc of accordionist Clifton Chenier, the man who literally invented zydeco, this 15-cut collection is a Chenier greatest hits collection, containing all of the best tracks from his many Arhoolie ... more »
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The most essential single disc of accordionist Clifton Chenier, the man who literally invented zydeco, this 15-cut collection is a Chenier greatest hits collection, containing all of the best tracks from his many Arhoolie albums. The song list reads like a history of zydeco--many of the genre's most memorable tunes are here, all written by Chenier himself. "Les Zydeco sont pas sal&ecaute;" "Zydeco Cha Cha" "Allons à Grand-Coteau" "Tu le ton son ton" are classic examples of Chenier's blend of blues, rock and traditional Cajun-French dance numbers. The accordion wizard is ably supported throughout by the washboard scratching, tenor sax honking, guitar wailing, Red Hot Louisiana Band. The excellent liner notes are by Arhoolie founder Chris Strachwitz. An hour's worth of hits that's sure to fill any dance floor. --Robert Baird
Stinko recording volume
Sanford Abrahams | manlius, ny United States | 07/23/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The volume on this CD is lower than on any other I own. Clifton is great, but don't play this with others, you'll be constantly adjusting the volume.I twice wrote to Arloo the recording company - but they do not answer letters from unhappy customers.I would not buy this cd or any from this company."
An excellent collection
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While the volume on this CD doesn't seem quite right, this is nonetheless an excellent collection by one of the all-time greats. Those who love zydeco should buy it..."