Clifton Sings the Blues

Clifton Sings the Blues

by Clifton Chenier
     
 

Thanks to the Arhoolie label, fans of zydeco legend Clifton Chenier have another chance to hear Clifton Sings the Blues. Recorded in Houston on April 1, 1969, Chenier's accordion and vocal prowess were more relaxed on these tracks than most zydeco fans would expect. The set features sturdy assistance from Cleveland Chenier,…  See more details below

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Thanks to the Arhoolie label, fans of zydeco legend Clifton Chenier have another chance to hear Clifton Sings the Blues. Recorded in Houston on April 1, 1969, Chenier's accordion and vocal prowess were more relaxed on these tracks than most zydeco fans would expect. The set features sturdy assistance from Cleveland Chenier, Clifton's brother, on rub-board, drummer Robert Peter, bassist Joe Morris, and guitarist Cleveland Keyes, and Chenier's love of laid-back Texas blues is evident on tracks like "Ain't No Need of Cryin' (Every Day Is the Same)," "Brown Skinned Woman," and "Trouble in Mind." While the pace of these tunes flows between slow to midtempo shuffles, the three exceptions, "Rosemary," "Me and My Chauffeur Blues," and "Paper in My Shoe," are first rate uptempo dance tracks. The only regrettable aspect of the 2004 reissue of Clifton Sings the Blues is the omission of seven bonus tracks from 1977 that were included on the 1987 version.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/27/2004
Label:
Arhoolie Records
UPC:
0096297904121
catalogNumber:
9041

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clifton Chenier   Primary Artist,Accordion,Vocals
Cleveland Chenier   Washboard,Rubboard
Cleveland Keyes   Guitar
Joe Morris   Bass,Bass Guitar
Robert Peter St. Julian   Drums
Robert St. Julian   Drums

Technical Credits

Clifton Chenier   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Walter Andrus   Engineer
Joe Garland   Composer
Chris Strachwitz   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Audio Production
Elizabeth Weil   Cover Design
Roy C. Ames   Engineer,Cover Photo

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