Too Much Fun

Too Much Fun

by C.J. Chenier
     
 

From the title of this CD, the listener can guess where zydeco artist C.J. Chenier is going with this one. Recorded in 1995, Too Much Fun features a big sound filled with multiple electric guitars, saxophones, trumpet, and percussion instruments, along with the more traditional accordion and rub boards that distinguish the genre of…  See more details below

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From the title of this CD, the listener can guess where zydeco artist C.J. Chenier is going with this one. Recorded in 1995, Too Much Fun features a big sound filled with multiple electric guitars, saxophones, trumpet, and percussion instruments, along with the more traditional accordion and rub boards that distinguish the genre of zydeco. C.J. Chenier contributes to the party spirit by playing the accordion, alto saxophone, and providing vocals on the CD. The rest of the Red Hot Louisiana Band gears up for an album of party music meant for dancing. It would be unthinkable in the zydeco tradition to have too much fun without dancing being on the agenda, so dance tunes rule the record. Especially hot dance tunes include "Zydeco Cha Cha," "Louisiana Two Step," "Squeaky Wheel," and "Give Me Some of That," along with the title cut. There is a humorous and admiring nod to the ladies in "Man Smart (Woman Smarter)," as well as some gritty blues on "Louisiana Down Home Blues" and "Lost in the Shuffle." The CD goes out with one last lively dance number, "Louisiana Two-Step," so that no one can ever say that C.J. Chenier kept the dancers from having too much fun.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/17/1995
Label:
Alligator Records
UPC:
0014551483021
catalogNumber:
514830

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Tracks

  1. Man Smart, Woman Smarter  -  C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
  2. Bad Luck  -  C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
  3. Richest Man
  4. Too Much Fun  -  C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
  5. Give Me Some of That
  6. Louisiana Down Home Blues  -  C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
  7. Zydeco Cha Cha  -  C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
  8. Lost In The Shuffle  -  C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
  9. Got You on My Mind  -  C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
  10. Squeaky Wheel
  11. I'm Not Guilty  -  C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
  12. You Used to Call Me  -  C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
  13. Louisiana Two-Step  -  C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

C.J. Chenier   Primary Artist,Accordion,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Memphis Horns   Track Performer
Steve Eisen   Conga
John Frederick   Bass,Percussion,Background Vocals
Gregory Gordon   Percussion,Drums
Harry Hypolite   Guitar,Triangle,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Vasti Jackson   Guitar
Andrew Love   Tenor Saxophone
Floyd Newman   Baritone Saxophone
Clifford Alexander   Percussion,Rubboard
John Fredrick   Bass,Percussion,Background Vocals
Jamie Kelly   Guitar,Percussion,Background Vocals
Mark Major   Guitar,Percussion
Greg Gordon   Percussion,Drums
C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lefty Frizzell   Composer
C.J. Chenier   Producer
Sam Fishkin   Engineer
Bruce Iglauer   Producer
Vasti Jackson   Arranger,Guitar Arrangements
Ben Sandmel   Liner Notes
Jeffrey Reed   Engineer
Abe Mulkey   Composer

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