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Clifton Chenier Bayou Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl)

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(Cornbread) 12 tracks 1950s - The original 1971 'Specialty' compilation re-issued newly... more

Clifton Chenier: Bayou Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl)

(Cornbread) 12 tracks 1950s - The original 1971 'Specialty' compilation re-issued newly remastered and restored - 100% Virgin vinyl - MP3 download code included

There's a part of the world down south of Shreveport where they do things a little bit different. Some of the people don't even talk English they speak French, in a dialect so far out that they don't even understand it in France. In an increasingly rnechanized America, the people of Cajun country work and fight to make a living like they have since before the Civil War. And that's not all that's different about places like Opelousas and Grand Mamou. Down there, close to the heart of Dixie, is the world's best example of musical integration. Black men and white men alike play music tjat is an incredibly original mixture of sounds from all over: two steps and waltzes
going back to 18th century France, country tunes off the Opry, and blues from everywhere.

It's the only place in the whole world where they play real blues on the accordion In Clifton Chenier's hands the 'squeeze box' becomes a blues natural. This noble instrument, whose popularity in Louisiana is part of the Cajuns' French heritage, proves fully the equal of its upstart cousin the harmonica. On this stomping album Clifton makes it wail righteously. and sings up a Louisiana hurricane to boot.  It's got the toughness af the famed Chicago blues sound but with a subtropical warmth, and a French accent. There's lust nothing else on record like Clifton Chenier.

This album leads off with the biggest record Clifton ever did, a smashing thing called 'Boppin' tne Rock'. All his other Specialty hits are here, newly re-mastered from the original tapes. Nothing has been added, but you will notice a new bite and sparkle to the sound, due to the high frequencies that the old 45's and 78's couldn't quite get across.  In addition there are a half dozen sides never before issued on any speed, among which we might mention a bit of super funk called 'Opelousas Hop' and a thing called 'Yesterday' that Clifton cut back before Paul McCartney even learned to tune a guitar.

So hop in your pirogue and drift on down the bayou to the local juke joint, and jump-up some blues with the magnificent Clifton Chenier.

Barret Hansen - linernotes to the LP

Article properties: Clifton Chenier: Bayou Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl)

  • Interpret: Clifton Chenier

  • Album titlle: Bayou Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl)

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 2017
  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl record size LP (12 Inch)
  • Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Vinyl weight 180g Vinyl
  • Label CORNBREAD RECORDS

  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 8592735006089

  • weight in Kg 0.29
Chenier, Clifton - Bayou Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl) LP 1
01 Boppin' The Rock Clifton Chenier
02 The Things I Did For You Clifton Chenier
03 Yesterday Clifton Chenier
04 Clifton's Squeeze-Box Boogie Clifton Chenier
05 I'm On My Way -part I Clifton Chenier
06 Eh, Petite Fille Clifton Chenier
07 All Night Long Clifton Chenier
08 Opelousas Hop Clifton Chenier
09 I'm On My Way -part II Clifton Chenier
10 Think It Over Clifton Chenier
11 Zodico's Stomp Clifton Chenier
12 The Cat's Dreamin' Clifton Chenier
Clifton Chenier Geb. 25. 6. 1925 in der Nähe von Opelousas - Louisiana Gest. 12.12. 1987... more
"Clifton Chenier"

Clifton Chenier

Geb. 25. 6. 1925 in der Nähe von Opelousas - Louisiana
Gest. 12.12. 1987 in Lafayette - Louisiana
Record Labels: Elko, Specialty, Argo, Checker, Zynn, Arhoolie, Crazy Cajun, CBS, RCA, Tomato, Sonet.

Der Sänger Clifton Chenier spielte Akkordeon, Harmonika, Orgel und Piano. Er galt als einer der wichtigsten Repräsentanten der Zydeco Music, des schwarzen Gegenstücks zur weißen Cajun Music. In Louisiana war Clifton Chenier bekannt als ,The King Of The Zydeco.

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Tracklist
Chenier, Clifton - Bayou Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl) LP 1
01 Boppin' The Rock
02 The Things I Did For You
03 Yesterday
04 Clifton's Squeeze-Box Boogie
05 I'm On My Way -part I
06 Eh, Petite Fille
07 All Night Long
08 Opelousas Hop
09 I'm On My Way -part II
10 Think It Over
11 Zodico's Stomp
12 The Cat's Dreamin'