Frenchin' the Boogie [Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Clifton Chenier, the king of zydeco, is heard in prime form on this reissue from 1976. Since Chenier's first language was French and some of his top fans were from France, many of the selections on this set have his French lyrics to familiar songs. It is quite interesting hearing such numbers as "Let the Good Times Roll," "I've Got a Woman," and "Everyday I Have the Blues" sung in French. Chenier's band, which used a few substitutes for this studio set, is top-notch with the pianist-organist being Stanley Durell, Jr., the future "Buckwheat Zydeco." The music has plenty of blues, rock & roll feeling, and the passion of R&B, all mixed together to form zydeco. While ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Clifton Chenier, the king of zydeco, is heard in prime form on this reissue from 1976. Since Chenier's first language was French and some of his top fans were from France, many of the selections on this set have his French lyrics to familiar songs. It is quite interesting hearing such numbers as "Let the Good Times Roll," "I've Got a Woman," and "Everyday I Have the Blues" sung in French. Chenier's band, which used a few substitutes for this studio set, is top-notch with the pianist-organist being Stanley Durell, Jr., the future "Buckwheat Zydeco." The music has plenty of blues, rock & roll feeling, and the passion of R&B, all mixed together to form zydeco. While many of the selections are fairly brief, each number features a solid groove and plenty of spirit. Recommended. [The 2007 edition featured one bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/2007
  • Label: Sunny Side
  • UPC: 016728304825
  • Catalog Number: 3048
  • Sales rank: 127,692

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clifton Chenier Primary Artist, Accordion, Vocals
Joe Brouchet Bass
Cleveland Chenier Vocals, Rubboard
Stanley Dural Organ, Piano, Hammond Organ
Leon Medica Bass
Robert Peter Drums
Jeff Pollard Rhythm Guitar
Lon Price Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Senegal Guitar
Robert Peter St. Julian Drums
John Hart Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Dural Jr. Piano, Hammond B3
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Sleepy John Estes Composer
Earl King Composer
Clifton Chenier Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Denver Darling Composer
Jim Bateman Liner Notes
Charles Berry Composer
Peter Chatman Composer
Milt Gabler Composer
Stephen Hodges Engineer
St. Louis Jimmy Oden Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Philippe Rault Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Vaughn Horton Composer
James Burke Oden Composer
David Reynoso Composer
Didier Marc Mastering
Alain Frappier Art Direction
Fleecie Moore Composer
Renald Richard Composer
Charles E. Calhoun Composer
Jean Vern Cover Art
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