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King Of The Bayous

King Of The Bayous

“I put a little Rock into this French music.” (Clifton Chenier, interview with Arhoolie 1978) Clifton Chenier was among the first to incorporate rock music along with Rhythm and Blues into traditional Louisiana creole music. Affectionately referred to as the King of Zydeco, Chenier’s music began to receive exposure outside his native Louisiana as the result of a series of recordings for Arhoolie Records in the 1960’s. He eventually toured the world with his band and was named a National Heritage Fellow in 1984. This album includes sessions recorded in the 1960’s and 1970 and includes several previously unissued tracks.

Track Listing

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Tu Le Ton Son Ton (Every Now and Then) Clifton Chenier 3:46
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102
Hard To Love Someone Clifton Chenier 3:25
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103
Who Can Your Good Man Be (Brown Skin Woman) Clifton Chenier 3:45
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104
Zodico Two Step (French Two-Step) Clifton Chenier 3:22
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105
Going La Maison Clifton Chenier 3:42
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106
I Believe I'll Go Back Home Clifton Chenier 3:26
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107
Release Me Clifton Chenier 4:00
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108
Grand Mamou (Big Mamou) Clifton Chenier 3:25
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109
Ton Na Na (Aunt Na Na) Clifton Chenier 3:07
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110
I'm Coming Home (To See My Mother) Clifton Chenier 3:19
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111
Josephine Par Se Ma Femme (Josephine is Not My Wife) Clifton Chenier 3:12
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112
It's Christmas Time Clifton Chenier 4:16
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113
Coming Home Tomorrow Clifton Chenier 3:24
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114
Me And My Chauffeur Clifton Chenier 3:12
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115
Mo Veux Connaitre (Where She Slept) Clifton Chenier 3:45
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116
Tired Of Crying Over You Clifton Chenier 2:40
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117
Clifton's Blues Clifton Chenier 3:32
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Let's Rock A While Clifton Chenier 3:31
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