Chanteur et accordéoniste US né le 25 Juin 1925 à Apelousas (Louisiane). Clifton Chenier est décédé le 12 Décembre 1987 à Lafayette (Louisiane).

The undisputed "King of Zydeco," Clifton Chenier was the first Creole to be presented a Grammy award on national television. Blending the French and Cajun 2-steps and waltzes of southwest Louisiana with New Orleans R&B, Texas blues, and big-band jazz, Chenier created the modern, dance-inspiring, sounds of zydeco. A flamboyant personality, remembered for his gold tooth and the cape and crown that he wore during concerts, Chenier set the standard for all the zydeco players who have followed in his footsteps. In an interview from Ann Savoy's book, Cajun Music: Reflection of a People, Chenier explained, "Zydeco is rock and French mixed together, you know, like French music and rock with a beat to it. It's the same thing as rock and roll but it's different because I'm singing in French." The son of sharecropper and amateur accordion player, Joe Chenier, and the nephew of a guitarist, fiddler, and dance club owner, Maurice "Big" Chenier, Chenier found his earliest influences in the blues of Muddy Waters, Peetie Wheatstraw, and Lightnin' Hopkins, the New Orleans R&B of Fats Domino and Professor Longhair, the 1920s and '30s recordings by zydeco accordionist Amede Ardoin and the playing of childhood friends Claude Faulk and Jesse and Zozo Reynolds. Acquiring his first accordion from a neighbor, Isaie "Easy" Blasa in 1947, Chenier was taught the basics of the instruments by his father. By 1944, Chenier was performing, with his brother Cleveland on frottoir (rub-board) in the dance halls of Lake Charles.
Moving to New Iberia in the mid-'40s, Chenier worked in the sugar fields cutting sugar cane. After moving, to Port Arthur, TX, in 1947, he divided his time between driving a refinery truck and hauling pipe for Gulf and Texaco and playing with his brother. In 1954, Chenier signed with Elko Records. His first recording session, at Lake Charles radio station KAOK, yielded seven tunes including the regional hit single, "Cliston's Blues" and "Louisiana Stomp."
Chenier's first national attention came with his first single for the Specialty record label, "Ay Tete Fille (Hey, Little Girl)," a cover of a Professor Longhair tune, released in May 1955. The song was one of 12 that he recorded during two sessions produced by Bumps Blackwell, best known for his work with Little Richard. By 1956, Chenier had left his day job to devote his full-time attention to music, Touring with his band, the Zydeco Ramblers, which included blues guitarist Philip Walker. The following year, Chenier left Specialty and signed with the Chess label in Chicago. Although he toured, along with Etta James, throughout the United States, Chenier's career suffered when the popularity of ethnic and regional music styles began to decline. Although he recorded 13 songs for the Crowley, LA-based Zynn label, between 1958 and 1960, none charted.
The turning point in Chenier's career came when Lightnin' Hopkins' wife, who was a cousin, introduced Chris Strachwitz, owner of the roots music label, Arhoolie, to his early recordings. Strachwitz quickly signed Chenier to Arhoolie, producing his first single, "Ay Yi Yi"/"Why Did You Go Last Night?," in four years. Although they continued to work together until the early '70s, Chenier and Strachwitz differed artistically. While Chenier wanted to record commercial-minded R&B, Strachwitz encouraged him to focus on traditional zydeco. Chenier's first album for Arhoolie, Louisiana Blues and Zydeco, featured one side of blues and R&B and one side of French 2-steps and waltzes.
In 1976, Chenier recorded one of his best albums, Bogalusa Boogie, and formed a new group, the Red Hot Louisiana Band, featuring tenor saxophonist "Blind" John Hart and guitarist Paul Senegal.
Chenier reached the peak of his popularity in the '80s. In 1983, he received a Grammy award for his album, I'm Here!, recorded in eight hours in Bogalusa, LA. The following year, he performed at the White House. Although he suffered from kidney disease and a partially amputated foot and was required to undergo dialysis treatment every three days, Chenier continued to perform until one week before his death on December 12, 1987. Following his death, his son, C.J. Chenier, took over leadership of the Red Hot Louisiana Band.
A documentary video of Chenier's performances at the San Francisco Blues Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and on Louisiana television was released by Arhoolie.

Talents : Singer, Accordion

Style musical : Zydeco, Creole, Cajun, Rhythm 'n' Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j52eDEQztx8

THE BIG WHEEL (1957)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

05/1955 SP SPECIALTY 552 (US) . At-Tete Fee / Boppin' The Rock
1955 SP SPECIALTY 556 (US) . Think It Over / The Thing I Did For You
1956 SP SPECIALTY 568 (US) . Squeeze Box Boogie / Cat's
1957 SP ARGO 5262 (US) .

The Big Wheel / Where Can My Baby Be?

1959 SP ZYNN 506 (US) . Goodbye Baby / It Happened So Fast
19?? SP ZYNN 1004 (US) . Hey Ma Ma / Worried Life Blues
1960 SP CHECKER 939 (US) . Bajou Drive / My Soul
1968? SP ARHOOLIE 45-511 (US) . Zydeco Et Pas Sale / I Can Look Down At Your Woman
1968 ? SP ARHOOLIE 45-524 (US) . I’m On The Wonder / C. C. Special
1968 ? SP ARHOOLIE 45-525 (US) . Key To The Highway / Someone Told Me It Was All Over
11/1969 SP BELL 2C006-90445 (F) Black Gal / Frog Legs
1975 SP ARHOOLIE 45-527 (US) . You're Fussin' Too Much / Just Like A Woman
1976 SP ARHOOLIE 45-528 (US) . Bogalusa Boogie / One Step At A Time
1976 SP ARHOOLIE 45-529 (US) . I’m A Farmer (Pt. 1) / I’m A Farmer (Pt. 2)
197? SP ARHOOLIE 45-531 (US) . I’m A Farmer (Pt. 1) / I’m A Farmer (Pt. 2)
197? SP ARHOOLIE 45-532 (US) . Take Off Your Dress / Ti NaNa (Pt. 2)
197? SP ARHOOLIE 45-533 (US) . Sa M’Appel Fou / Come Go Along With Me
197? SP ARHOOLIE 45-534 (US) . Foxy Girl / Party Down At Blue Angel Club
197? SP ARHOOLIE 45-535 (US) . Highway Blues / Grand Prix
197? SP ARHOOLIE 45-539 (US) . Jambalaya / Money
197? SP ARHOOLIE 45-558 (US) . Ain't No Need Of Cryin' (Every Day Is the Same) / Paper In My Shoe
197? SP ARHOOLIE 45-559 (US) . One Step At A Time / Ain't No Need Of Crying
196? SP BAYOU 45-701 (US) . Hot Rod / Louisiana Blues
196? SP BAYOU 45-702 (US) . I Can Look Down At Your Woman / Zydeco Et Pas Sale
196? SP BAYOU 45-703 (US) . Bon Ton Roulet / Lafayette Waltz
196? SP BAYOU 45-704 (US) . Ay Ai Ai / Oh, Negresse
196? SP BAYOU 45-705 (US) . Baby Please Don't Go / Long Toes
196? SP BAYOU 45-706 (US) . Jole Blonde / Sweet Little Doll
196? SP BAYOU 45-707 (US) . Black Gal / Frog Legs
196? SP BAYOU 45-708 (US) . Black Snake / Wrap It Up
196? SP BAYOU 45-709 (US) . I Lost My Baby / Let's Talk It Over
196? SP BAYOU 45-710 (US) . Louisiana Rock / Things Ain't What They Used To Be
196? SP BAYOU 45-711 (US) . Louisiana Two Step / Walking To Louisiana
196? SP BAYOU 45-713 (US) . Release Me / Ton Na Na
196? SP BAYOU 45-714 (US) . I Got A Gal / Monifique
196? SP BAYOU 45-715 (US) . I'm Coming Home / Tu Le Ton Son Ton
196? SP BAYOU 45-716 (US) . Banana Man / Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
196? SP BAYOU 45-718 (US) . Bad Luck And Trouble / Zydeco Cha-Cha
196? SP BAYOU 45-719 (US) . Cher Catin / You're My Mule
1969 SP BELL 811 (US) . Back Gal / Frog Legs
197? SP CRAZY CAJUN 520 (US) . Say To Koeck / La Couer De La Louisianne
197? SP CRAZY CAJUN 800 (US) . You Promised Me Love / ?
197? SP CRAZY CAJUN 804 (US) . Shake Em Up Baby /My Little Girl
197? SP CRAZY CAJUN 806 (US) . Pine Top Boogie Woogie / Troubles Follow Me Everywhere
197? SP CRAZY CAJUN 810 (US) . Big Mamou / Don't Touch My Leg
1977 SP MAISON DE SOUL 1007 (US) . Hot Tamale Baby / Night Time Is The Right Time
1977 SP MAISON DE SOUL 1008 (US) . Shake It, Don't Break It / You Used To Call My Name
1977 SP MAISON DE SOUL 1009 (US) . Road Runner / Choo Choo Ch-Boogie
1977 SP SONET / VOGUE 101481 (F) 2 OLDIES - Choo Choo Ch-Boogie / Shake It, Don't Break It
1977 ? SP MAISON DE SOUL 1015 (US) . I'm The Zydeco Man / ?
1978 SP GNP / CRESCENDO 816 (US) . Hello Rosa Lee
1982 ? SP JIN 362 (US) . Rod BERNARD & Clifton CHENIER - Shake, Rattle And Roll / Rockin' Pneumonia Aand Boogie Woogie Flu
1984 SP CAILLIER CD-115 (US) .

What I Say / Moon Is Rising Blues

19?? SP FLASHBACK 57 (US) . Black Gal / Frog Legs
19?? SP MASTERPIECE 1111 (US) . Goin' To Big Mary's / + PERSIANS







Albums

1965 LP 12" ARHOOLIE F1024 (US) LOUISIANA BLUES & ZYDECO - Eh Title Fille / Banana Man / Hot Rod / It's Hard / I Can Look Down At Your Woman / I Can't Stand / Zydeco Et Pas Sale / Lafayette Waltz / Louisana Two Step / Clifton's Waltz / Louisana Blues
1967 LP 12" ARHOOLIE 1031 (US) BON TON ROULET - Bon Ton Roulet / Frog Legs / If I Ever Get Lucky / Black Gal / Long Toes / Baby, Please Don't Go / Ma Negresse / Sweet Little Roll / Jole Blonde / Ay Ai Ai / Can't Stop Loving You / Keep On Scratching
1967 LP 12" ARHOOLIE 1038 (US) BLACK SNACK BLUES - Black Snack Blues / Let's Talk It Over / Walking To Louisiana / Key To The Highway / Things Ain't Like They Used To Be / I Got A Little Girl / Monifique / Johnny Can't Dance / I Lost My Baby (In French) / Pepper In My Shoe / Can't Go Home No More / Wrap It Up Zydeco
1969 LP 12" BLUE THUMB BTS 8815 (US) CLIFTON CHENIER'S VERY BEST - Black Gal / Long Toes / If I Ever Get Lucky / Frog Legs / Let's Talk It Over / Keep On Scratching / Louisiana Blues / Zydeco Et Pas Sale / Jole Blonde / Wrap It Up / Lafayette Waltz
1970 LP 12" SPECIALTY 2139 (US) BAYOU BLUES - Boppin' The Rock / Things I Did For You / Yesterday / Clifton's Squeeze-Box Boogie / I'm On My Way (Pt. 1) / Eh, Petite Fille / All Night Long / Opelousas Hop / I'm On My Way (Pt. 2) / Think It Over / Zodico Stomp / Cat's Dreamin'
1970 LP 12" PROPHESY PR-S 1004 (US) CLIFTON'S CAJUN BLUES
1970 LP 12" ARHOOLIE 1052 (US) KING OF THE BAYOUS - Tu le Ton Son Ton / Hard To Love Someone / Who Can Your Good Man Be / Zydeco Two-Step / Going La Maison / I Believe I'll Go Back Home / Release Me / Grand Mamou / Ton Na Na / I'm Coming Home / Joséphine Par Se Ma Femme / It's Christmas Time
1971 LP 12" ARHOOLIE 1059 (US) LIVE - RECORDED LIVE AT A FRENCH-CREOLE DANCE - Zydeco Cha Cha / Bad Luck And Trouble / Cher Catin / New Ma Negress / Tu le Ton Son Ton / You're My Mule / Tighten-Up Zydeco / Going Home Blues &c Mess Around
1972 LP 12" SPECIALTY SNTF 5012 (UK) BAYOU BLUES
1974 LP 12" ARHOOLIE 1072 (US) OUT WEST - I'm On The Wonder / Hucklebuck / Je Marche le Plancher (You Know It Ain't Fair) / Calinda / You're The One For Me / You're Fussin' Too Much / Just Like A Woman / All Your Love / C.C. Special [take #2] / I'm A Hog For You / C.C. Special [take #1] / Ti Na Na / Zydeco Cha Cha / Crawfish Jambalaya / Ma Negresse Est Gone / Breaux Bridge Waltz / Louisiana Two-Step
1976 LP 12" JIN LP 9014 (US) BOOGIE IN BLACK & WHITE - ROD BERNARD & CLIFTON CHENIER - My Babe / True Fine Mama / High Feel Sneakers / Please Don't Leave Me / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Baby Where Did You Go Last Night / Kansas City / Shake Rattle And Roll / My Jolie Blondie / Rockin Pneumonia And Boogie Woogie Flu
1976 LP 12" ARHOOLIE 1076 (US) BOGALUSA BOOGIE - One Step At A Time / Sa M'Appel Fou (They Call Me Crazy) / Quelque Chose Sur Mon Idee (There's Something On My Mind) / Ride 'Em Cowboy / Ma Mama Ma Dit (My Mama Told Me) / Je Me Reveiller le Matin (I Woke Up This Morning) / Allons A Grand Coteau / Je Suis En Recolteur (I'm a Farmer) / Ti Na Na / Come Go Along With Me / Bogalusa Boogie / Come Go Along With Me / Bogalusa Boogie
1976 LP 12" BLUE STAR / BARCLAY 80608 (F) FRENCHIN' THE BOOGIE - Caldonia / Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler [Let The Good Times Roll] / Tu Peux Cogner (Mais Tu Peux Pas Rentrer) [Keep-A-Knockin' But You Can'] / Le Blues De La Vache A Lait [Milk Cow Blues] / Moi, J'Ai Une P'tite Femme [I Got A Woman (I Got a Sweetie)] / Tous Les Jours Mon Coeur Est Blue [(Every Day I Have The Blues)] / J'Veux Faire l'Amour A Toi  [I Just Wanna Make Love To You] / Choo-Choo Ch'Boogie / La Valse De Paris / Shake, Rattle And Roll / Goin' Down Slow (In Paris) / Don't You Lie To Me / Aye, Aye Mama
1977 LP 12" MAISON DE SOUL MDS-LP-1002 (US) BAYOU SOUL
1977 LP 12" MAISON DE SOUL MDS-LP-1003 (US) BOOGIE 'N' ZYDECO - Shake It, Don't Break It / Oh, My Lucille / Hot Tamale Baby / Nonc Helaire / You Can't Sit Down / Roadrunner / Shake It, Don't Break It / You Used To Call Me / Johnny Can't Dance / Choo Choo Ch'Boogie / Hot Tamale Baby / Je Me Fu-Pas Mal
1977 LP 12" ARHOOLIE 1078 (US) CLIFTON CHENIER & HIS RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND - Grand Prix / Hungry Man Blues / Parti De Paris / Take Off Your Dress / Party Down / At The Blue Angel Club / Falksy Girl / Easy Easy Baby / Tante Na Na / Do Right Sometime / Highway Blues
1978 LP 12" GNP / CRESCENDO 2119 (US) IN NEW ORLEANS - Boogie Louisiane / Cotton-Picker Blues / J'Aime Le Pain De Mais / Pousse Cafe-Waltz / Hello Rosa-Lee / Jusque Parce Que Je T'Aime / Boogiein' In New Orleans / Rumblin' On The Bayou / I'm Gonna Take You Home Tonite / Mon Vieux "Boogie" / Crying My Heart Out To You / Tous Les Jours / Mardi Gras Boogie
03/1979 LP 12" EDSEL 596 (US) BAYOU SOUL - Say Too Koreck / La Coeur De La Louisiana / Oh, My Lucille / You Know That I Love You / A Worried Life Blues / Goin' To Big Mary's / Big Mamou / (High as A) Georgia Pine / Troubles Follow Me Everywhere / You Promised Me Love / Keep A Knockin' / Shake 'Em Up Baby / My Little Girl [She's In Heaven] / Just Keep On Scratching (with Grandma GEE GEE) / Don't Touch My Leg / Grandma Knows Best / Comin' Back Home / Goin' Home
1979 LP 12" GNP / CRESCENDO GNPS-2119 (US) CLIFTON CHENIER & HIS RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND IN NEW ORLEANS - Boogie Louisiane / Cotton-Picker Blues / J'Aime Pain de Mais (I Love Corn Bread) / Pousse Cafe Waltz / Hello Rosa Lee / Jusque Parce Que Je T'Aime (Only Because I Love You) / Boogiein' In New Orleans / Rumblin' On The Bayou / I'm Gonna Take You Home Tonite / Mon Vieux "Buggy" (My Old Buggy) / Crying My Heart Out To You / Tous Les Jours (Everyday) / Mardi Gras Boogie
1979 LP 12" BARCLAY 80608 (F) FRENCHIN' THE BOOGIE - Caldonia / Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler (Let The Good Times Roll) / Tu Peux Cogner Mais Tu Peux Pas Rentrer (Keep-A-Knockin' But You Can') / Blues De La Vache A Lait (Milk Cow Blues) / Moi, J'Ai Une P'tite Femme (I Got A Woman, I Got A Sweetie) / Tous Les Jours Mon Coeur Est Blue (Every Day I Have The Blues) / J'Veux Faire l'Amour A Toi (I Just Wanna Make Love To You) / Choo Choo Ch'Boogie / Valse De Paris / Shake, Rattle & Roll / Goin' Down Slow (In Paris) / Don't You Lie To Me / Aye, Aye Mama
1980 LP 12" ARHOOLIE 1082 (US) CLASSIC CLIFTON - Zydeco Sont Pas Sale/ Louisiana Blues / Zydeco Cha Cha / Black Gal / I'm A Hog For You / Alons A Rrand Coteau / Tu Le Ton Son Ton / Black Snake Blues / Big Mamou / Sa M'Appel Fou / I'm On The Wonder / Party Down
1981 LP 12" ARHOOLIE 1086 (US) THE KING OF ZYDECO - My Baby She's Gone To Stay / Drifting Blues / Tutti Frutti / Love Me Or Leave Me / Old Time Waltz / Zydeco Boogie / What'd I Say / Moon Is Rising / Zydeco Jazz / Zydeco Is Back Again / Mama Told Papa / Tired Of Being Alone
05/1982 LP 12" SONET 882 (UK) I'M HERE ! - I'm The Zydeco Man / Dry Your Eyes / Zydeco Disco / I'm Here / New Zydeco / You Got Me Crying / Going Back Home / Eighteen Long Years / In The Mood / Got To Have Your Love
05/1984 2 LP 12" CHARLY CDX-2 (UK) CLIFTON CHENIER LIVE AT MONTREUX :
DISC 1 : Tu Est Si Jolie / No Salt In Your Snapbeans (Les Haricots Sont Pas Sales) / You're Just Fussing Too Much / Pinetop's Boogie Woogie / Marcher Plancher / Here Little Girl / Release Me / Jambalaya / I'm A Hog For You
DISC 2 : Louisiana Two-Step / When You Going To Sing For Me / Who Who Who / You Promised Me Love / Black Girl / Money / Hush Hush / Calinda / Duo (Encore)
1984 LP 12" CALLIER 8401 (US) COUNTRY BOY NOW GRAMMY WINNER 1984 ! - My Baby She's Gone To Stay / Driftin' Blues / Tutti Fruitti / Love Me Or Leave Me / Old Time Waltz / Zydeco Boogie / What'd I Say / Moon Is Rising Blues / Zydeco Jazz / Zydeco Is Back Again / Mama Told Papa / Tired Of Being Alone.
1985 LP 12" ARHOOLIE 1093 (US) LIVE AT SAN FRANCISCO BLUES FESTIVAL - Rock House / New Orleans Beat / Clifton's Zydeco / Let The Good Times Roll / Rock Me Mama / Party Down / Louisiana Two-Step / Calinda / I'm Coming Home / What'd I Say / Cher Catin (Dear Baby) / I'm The Zydeco Man
1987 LP 12" ARHOOLIE 1097 (US) THE KING OF ZYDECO SINGS THE BLUES - Ain't No Need Of Cryin' (Every Day Is The Same) / Rosemary / Brown Skinned Woman / Done Got Over / Gone A La Maison / Be My Little Chauffeur / My Little Angel / Paper In My Shoe / Blues After Hours / Trouble In Mind / In The Mood / Worried Life Blues
1988 CD ARHOOLIE CD-301 (US) 60 MINUTES WITH THE KING OF ZYDECO - Zydeco Sont Pas Sale (Snapbeans Ain't Salty) / Louisiana Blues / Zydeco Cha Cha / Black Gal / I'm A Hog For You / Allons A Grand Coteau (Let's Go To Grand Coteau) / You're Fussing Too Much / Tu Le Ton Son Ton (Every Now And Then) / Black Snake Blues / Big Mamou / Sa M'Appel Fou (They Call Me Crazy) / I'm On The Wonder / Party Down At The Blue Angel Club / You're My Mule / Calinda
1988 CD ARHOOLIE CD-313 (US) LIVE AT ST. MARK'S - Zydeco Cha Cha / Bad Luck And Trouble / Cher Catin (Zydeco) / New Ma Negress / J'Ai Conet, C'Est Pas Ma Femme / Rock House / I'm A Hog For You / Mama Told Papa / Tu Le Ton Son Ton (Every Now And Then) / You're My Mule / Tighten-Up Zydeco / Going Home Blues
1989 CD MAISON DE SOUL MDS-CD-105 (US) ZYDECO LEGEND ! - Shake It, Don't Break It / Oh, My Lucille / Choo Choo Ch'Boogie / Nonc Helaire / You Can't Sit Down / Road Runner / You Used To Call Me / Hot Tamale Baby / Je Me Fu-Pas Mal / Johnny Can't Dance / My Baby She's Gone To Stay / Driftin' Blues / Love Me Or Leave Me / Old Time Waltz / What'd I Say / Zydeco Jazz / Mama Told Papa / Tires If Being Alone
1989 2 LP 12" TOMATO 27002 (UK) CAJUN SWAMP MUSIC :
DISC 1 : Tu Est Si Jolie / Tes Haricots Pas Sales / You're Just Fussing Too Much / Boogie / Marcher Plancher / Here Little Girl / Release Me / Jambalaya / I'm A Hog For You
DISC 2 : Louisiana Two Step / When You Going To Sing For Me / Who Who Who / You Promised Me Love / Black Girl / Money / Hush Hush / Calinda / Duo
1991 CD ACE 234 (UK) THE KING OF ZYDECO - My Baby She's Gone To Stay / Driftin' Blues / Tutti Frutti / Love Me Or Leave Me / Old Time Waltz / Zydeco Boogie / What'd I Say / Moon Is Rising / Zydeco Jazz / Zydeco Is Back Again / Mama Told Papa / Tired Of Being Alone
07/1992 CD JEWEL 17 (US) CLIFTON CHENIER & ROCKIN' DUPSEE - Night And Day My Love / Everybody Calls Me Crazy / If I Ever Get Lucky / Rockin' Accordion / It Happened So Fast / Goodbye Baby / Worried Life Blues / Hey Ma Ma / Blues / Run Here To Me Baby / Woman I Don't Want Your Troubles / Things I Use To Do / Night And Day / You Told Me Baby / Ma Negresse / She's My Little Girl / Rockin' With Dupsee / Don't You Want A Man Like Me / Dupsee Shuffle / Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You
1992 CD ARHOOLIE CD-108 (US) MY BABY DON'T WEAR NO SHOES - C.J. CHENIER & THE RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND - My Baby Don't Wear No Shoes / I'm Coming Home / She's My Woman / Blue Flame Blues / Check Out The Zydeco / Harry's Big Mama Blues / Let Me In Your Heart / Bow-Legged Woman / Banana Man / I'm All Shook Up / Used And Abused / I'll Be Long Gone
1992 CD ACE CDCHD389 (UK) ZODICO BLUES & BOOGIE - Boppin' The Rock / Ay-Te Te-Fee / The Cat's Dreamin' / Squeeze Box Boogie / The Things I Did For You / Think It Over / Zodico Stomp / Yesterday (I Lost My Best Friend) / Chenier's Boogie / I'm On My Way (Back Home To You) / All Night Long / Opelousas Hop / I'm On My Way (Back Home To You) / Wherever You Go I'll Go / Opelousas Hop / Clifton's Dreamin' / Chenier's Boogie / Wherever You'll Go I'll Go / Ay-Te -Te Fe / All Night Long
04/1993 2 CD RHINO 71194 (US) ZYDECO DYNAMITE - THE CLIFTON CHENIER ANTHOLOGY :
CD 1 : Eh, Petite Fille / Louisiana Stomp / All Night Long / Cat's Dreamin' / My Soul / Standing On The Corner / Big Wheel (Squeeze Box Shuffle) / Baby Please / Bayou Drive [Sloppy] / Night And Day My Love / If I Ever Get Lucky / It Happened So Fast / Hey Ma Ma / Ay, Ai Ai / Bon Ton Roulet / Hot Rod / I Am Coming Home / Johnny Can't Dance / Tu Le Ton Son Ton (Every Now and Then) / Zydeco Cha Cha
CD 2 : Joséphine Par Se Ma Femme (Josephine Is Not My Wife) / I'm On The Wonder / I'm A Hog For You / Tighten-Up Zydeco / One Step At A Time / Zydeco Sont Pas Sale (Snapbeans Ain't Salty) / Cotton-Picker Blues / Hucklebuck / Easy Easy Baby / Ride 'Em Cowboy / Sa M'Appel Fou (They Call Me Crazy) / Bogalusa Boogie / My Babe (Rod BERNARD) / Choo Choo Ch'Boogie / Roadrunner / Shake It, Don't Break It / I'm The Zydeco Man / Love Me Or Leave Me / What'd I Say / Hot Tamale Baby
1993 CD ATLAS BLU-CD 3041 (F) LE ROI DU ZYDECO - Get Together (live) / No Dog Around (live) / Brown-Eyed Girl (live) / He, Til' Fill' (live) / Travelin' Man (live) / Shake It Up (live) / Let's Talk It Over One More Time (live) / I'm Goin' Home (live) / J'Ai Passé Devant Ta Porte (live) / Clifton's Boogie (live) / I Have To Go (live) / In The Woods (live) / Four In The Mornin' (live) / Walkin' On The Highway (live)
11/1993 CD ARHOOLIE CD-301 (US) 60 MINUTES WITH THE KING OF ZYDECO - Zydeco Sont Pas Sale (Snapbeans Ain't Salty) / Louisiana Blues / Zydeco Cha Cha / Black Gal / I'm A Hog For You / Allons A Grand Coteau (Let's Go To Grand Coteau) / You're Fussing Too Much / Tu Le Ton Son Ton (Every Now And Then) / Black Snake Blues / Big Mamou / Sa M'Appel Fou (They Call Me Crazy) / I'm On The Wonder / Party Down At The Blue Angel Club / You're My Mule / Calinda
1993 CD ARHOOLIE CD-339 (US) KING OF THE BAYOUS - Tu le Ton Son Ton (Every Now And Then) / Hard To Love Someone / Who Can Your Good Man Be (Brown Skin Woman) / Zydeco Two-Step (French Two-Step) / Going La Maison / I Believe I'll Go Back Home / Release Me / Grand Mamou (Big Mamou) / Ton Na Na (Aunt Na Na) / I'm Coming Home (To See My Mother) / Joséphine Par Se Ma Femme (Josephine Is Not My Wife) / It's Christmas Time / Coming Home Tomorrow / Me And My Chauffeur / Mo Veux Connaitre (Where She Slept) [Where She Slept] / Tired Of Crying Over You / Clifton's Blues / Let's Rock A While
1993 CD ARHOOLIE CD-345 (US) BON TON ROULET ! & MORE - Bon Ton Roulet / Frog Legs / If I Ever Get Lucky / Black Gal / Long Toes / Baby Please Don't Go / Houston Boogie / Blues De Ma Negresse / Sweet Little Doll (Cher Catin) / Jolé Blon / Ay, Ai Ai / French Town Waltz / Keep On Scratching / Black Snake Blues / Let's Talk It Over / Walking To Louisiana / Key To The Highway / Things Ain't Like They Used To Be / I Got A Little Girl / I'm On The Wonder / Jump The Boogie
1993 CD ARHOOLIE CD-347 (US) BOGALUSA BOOGIE - One Step At A Time / Sa M'Appel Fou (They Call Me Crazy) / Quelque Chose Sur Mon Idee (There's Something On My Mind) / Ride 'em Cowboy / Ma Mama Ma Dit (My Mama Told Me) / Je Me Reveiller Le Matin (I Woke Up This Morning) / Allons A Grand Coteau / Je Suis En Recolteur (I'm A Farmer) / Ti Na Na / Come Go Along With Me / Bogalusa Boogie / Come Go Along With Me / Bogalusa Boogie
1993 CD ARHOOLIE CD-350 (US) OUT WEST - I'm On The Wonder / The Hucklebuck / Je Marche le Plancher (You Know It Ain't Fair) / Calinda / You're The One For Me / You're Fussin' Too Much / Just Like A Woman / All Your Love / C.C. Special [take #2] / I'm A Hog For You / C.C. Special [take #1] / Ti Na Na / Zydeco Cha Cha / Crawfish Jambalaya / Ma Negresse Est Gone / Breaux Bridge Waltz / Louisiana Two-Step
12/1993 CD ARHOOLIE CD-351 (US) CLIFTON CHENIER SINGS THE BLUES - Ain't No Need Of Cryin' (Every Day Is The Same) / Rosemary / Brown Skinned Woman / Done Got Over / Going La Maison / Be My Chauffeur / My Little Angel / Paper In My Shoe / Blues After Hours / Trouble In Mind / In The Mood / Worried Life Blues / Grand Prix / Hungry Man Blues / Falksy Girl / Easy Easy Baby / Tante Na Na / Do Right Sometime / Highway Blues
12/1993 CD ARHOOLIE CD-355 (US) THE KING OF ZYDECO LIVE AT MONTREUX - Intro And Jambalaya / You're Fussin' Too Much / Clifton's Boogie Woogie / Hey, Tite Fille / Cher Catin (Dear Baby) / Zydeco Sont Pas Sale (Snapbeans Ain't Salty) / Je Marche le Plancher (You Know It Ain't Fair) / Release Me / I'm A Hog For You / Louisiana Two Step / Black Gal / Money / I'm On The Wonder / Woo Woo / Hush, Hush / Calinda
12/1993 CD ARHOOLIE CD-404 (US) LIVE ! AT THE LONG BEACH & SAN FRANCISCO BLUES FESTIVALS - Introduction And Theme / I've Had My Fun (Going Down Slow) / Zydeco Two-Step / Calinda / What'd I Say / Party Down / I'm Coming Home / Pinetop's Boogie Woogie / They Call Me Crazy / Zydeco Cha Cha / You Gonna Miss Me / Caledonia / New Orleans Beat / Clifton's Zydeco / Let The Good Times Roll / Rock Me / Louisana Two-Step / Cher Catin / I'm The Zydeco Man
1993 CD SPECIALTY SPCD-7039 (US) ZODICO BLUES & BOOGIE - Boppin' The Rock / Ay-Te Te Fee / Cat's Dreamin' / Squeeze Box Boogie / Things I Did for You [take 1] / Think It Over [take 4] / Zodico Stomp / Yesterday (I Lost My Best Friend) [take 4] / Chenier's Boogie [2 takes] / I'm On My Way (Back Home To You) / All Night Long [2 takes] / Opelousas Hop [2 takes] / I'm On My Way (Back Home To You) [2 takes] / Wherever You Go I'll Go [2 takes] / Opelousas Hop / Clifton's Dreamin' [take 3] / Chenier's Boogie [take 8] / Wherever You Go I'll Go / Ay-Te Te Fee / All Night Long
1993 CD SNT 000801 (US) BOOGIE 'N' ZYDECO - Shake It, Don't Break It / Oh, My Lucille / Hot Tamale Baby / Nonc Helaire / You Can't Sit Down / Roadrunner / Shake It, Don't Break It / You Used To Call Me / Johnny Can't Dance / Choo Choo Ch'Boogie / Hot Tamale Baby / Je Me Fu-Pas Mal
10/1994 CD COLLECTABLES 5513 (US) WE'RE GONNA PARTY - Intro / Got Me Where You Want Me / Caledonia / Jole Blon / Night Time Is The Right Time / Kansas City / Let The Good Times Roll / I Don't Know Lafayette / Keep A Knockin' / There's Something Wrong /I'm Coming Home / We're Gonna Party / Chu Chu Boogie / What'd I Say
02/1996 CD EPM MUSIC 5505 (F) ON TOUR - No Dog Around / Brown Eyed Girl / Eh, Petite Fille / Travelin' Man / Shake It Up / Let's Talk It Over One More Time / I'm Goin' Home / J'Ai Passé Devant Ta Porte / Clifton's Boogie / I Have To Go / In The Woods / Four In The Mornin' / Walkin' On The Highway
10/1996 CD MAGNUM AMERICA 79 (US) I'M COMING HOME - Got Me Where You Want Me / Caldonia / Choo Choo Boogie / What'd I Say / Joke Blon (Buddy DEE) / Kansas City / Let The Good Times Roll / I Don't Know Lafayette / I Hear You Knockin' / There's Something Wrong / I'm Coming Home / We're Gonna Party / Night Time (Is The Right Time)
04/1997 CD ARHOOLIE 9001 (US) ZYDECO SONT PAS SALE - Zydeco Sont Pas Sale (Snapbeans Ain't Salty) / Blues De Ma Negress / Cher Catin (Dear Baby) / Going La Maison / J'Ai Conet, C'Est Pas Ma Femme / Jolé Blon / Mo Veux Connaitre / Je Suis En Recolteur (I'm a Farmer) / Je Me Reveiller Le Matin [I Woke up This Morning] /  Je Marche Le Plancher (You Know It Ain't Fair) / Louisiana Two-Step / Wee Tee Ta Robe / Zydeco Two-Step / Breaux Bridge Waltz / Tu Le Ton Son Ton (Every Now and Then)
02/1999 CD EDSEL 596 (UK) BAYOU SOUL - Say Too Koreck / Coeur De La Louisiana / Oh, My Lucille / You Know That I Love You / Worried Life Blues / Goin' To Big Mary's / Big Mamou / (High As A) Georgia Pine / Troubles Follow Me Everywhere / You Promised Me Love / Keep A Knockin' / Shake 'Em Up Baby / My Little Girl [She's In Heaven] / Just Keep On Scratching / Don't Touch My Leg / Grandma Knows Best / Comin' Back Home / Goin' Home
05/1999 CD BLUES FACTORY 47002 (US) ZYDECO BLOWOUT - You Got Me Where You Want Me / Caldonia / Chu Chu Boogie / What'd I Say / Jole Blon / Kansas City / Let The Good Times Roll / I Don't Know Lafayette / I Hear You Knockin' / There's Something Wrong / I'm Coming Home / We're Gonna Party / Night Time Is The Right Time
06/1999 CD JUST A MEMORY 9141 (US) SQUEEZEBOX BOOGIE - Intro / Rock Me Baby / Bon Ton Roulet / Tu M'As Promis L'Amour (You Promised Me Love) / In The Mood / I'm A Hog For You / Jolé Blon / Zydeco Cha Cha / Whole Lotta Lovin' / Instrumental
07/1999 CD CHARLY 8237 (UK) CAJUN SWAMP MUSIC - Tu Es Si Jolie / No Salt In Your Snapbeans (Les Haricots Ne Sont Pas Sales) / You're Just Fussing Too Much / Pinetop's Boogie Woogie / Marcher Plancher / Here Little Girl / Release Me / Jambalaya / I'm A Hog For You / Louisiana Two-Step / When You Going To Sing For Me? / Who Who Who? / You Promised Me Love / Black Girl / Money / Hush, Hush / Calinda / Duo (Encore)
01/2000 CD ARHOOLIE CD-484 (US) LIVE! AT 1966 BEKERLEY BLUES FESTIVAL - CLIFTON CHENIER - MANCE LIPSCOMB - LIGHTNING HOPKINS - Stop Time (Mance LIPSCOMB) / I Ain't Got Nobody (Lightning HOPKINS & Clifton CHENIER) / Downtown Blues (Mance LIPSCOMB) / Shake, Shake Mama (Mance LIPSCOMB) / The Sinking Of The Titanic [God Moves On The Water] (Clifton CHENIER, Mance LIPSCOMB & Lightning HOPKINS) / Take Your Arms From Around My Neck, Sugar Babe (Mance LIPSCOMB) / When The Saints Go Marching In (Clifton CHENIER) / Intro & Louisiana Shuffle (Clifton CHENIER) / French Zydeco (Clifton CHENIER) / Clifton's After Hours (Clifton CHENIER) / Scratch My Back (J
MOORE) / Everybody Calls Me Crazy (Clifton CHENIER) / What'd I Say (Clifton CHENIER) / Old Country Waltz (Clifton CHENIER) / Louisiana Rock  (Clifton CHENIER) / Clifton's Boogie Woogie (Clifton CHENIER) / If You Don't Want Me (Lightning HOPKINS) / I Feel So Good (BROONZY) / Last Night (Clifton CHENIER, Mance LIPSCOMB & Lightning HOPKINS) / Goin' To Louisiana (Mojo Hand) (Lightning HOPKINS, Clifton CHENIER & Mance LIPSCOMB) / Black Cadillac (Clifton CHENIER, Mance LIPSCOMB & Lightning HOPKINS) / Short Haired Woman (Lightning HOPKINS, Clifton CHENIER & Mance LIPSCOMB) / Lightnin's Boogie (Mance LIPSCOMB, Clifton CHENIER & Lightning HOPKINS)
02/2000 CD AIM 1206 (US) COMIN' ON - Intro / We're Gonna Party / I Don't Know Lafayette / Keep A Knockin' / You Don't Call Me / Got Me Where You Want Me / What'd I Say / Caldonia / I'm Coming Home / Kansas City / Choo Choo Ch'Boogie / Jolé Blon / Night Time Is The Right Time / Let The Good Times Roll
10/2000 CD ARHOOLIE CD-487 (US) LIVE AT GRANT STREET - Mon Fait Mon l'Ide (I Made Up My Mind) / Introduction And You Got Me Crying / Wrap It Up, Baby / What Am I Living For? / My Dog Jumped A Rabbit (Rock House) / All The Things I Did For You / Zydeco Rock / I'm Back Home / Ay-Ye-Tie-Zydeco / You Don't Have To Go / Mardi Gras Zydeco / I Got The Blues / Johnny Can't Dance / Tout Chacun Apres Parler (Everyone Is Talking And Good Night!) / 'Tit Mama's Zydeco
07/2003 CD ARHOOLIE CD-474 (US) THE BEST OF CLIFTON CHENIER - Je Me Reveiler Le Matin (I Woke Up This Morning) / I'm Coming Home (To See My Mother) / Ay, Ai, Ai / Brown Skin Woman (Who Can Your Good Man Be) / Hot Rod / It's Hard / All Your Love / Party Down (At The Blue Angel Club) / Why Did You Go Last Night / Ma Mama Ma Dit (My Mama Told Me) / Zydeco Cha Cha / Bon Ton Roulet / Black Gal / Johnny Can't Dance / I'm On The Wonder / Zydeco Sont Pas Sale (Snap Beans Without Salt) / Ain't No Need Of Crying (Every Day Is The Same - Louisiana Blues) / Interview with Clifton Chenier
04/2004 CD ARHOOLIE 9041 (US) CLIFTON SINGS THE BLUES - Ain't No Need Of Cryin' (Every Day Is The Same) / Rosemary / Brown Skinned Woman / Done Got Over / Gone A La Maison / Me And My Chauffeur Blues / My Little Angel / Paper In My Shoe / Blues After Hours / Trouble In Mind / In The Mood / Worried Life Blues
06/2004 CD FUEL 2000 061411 (US) ZYDECO BLUES - Worried Life Blues / Gone A La Maison / Ain't No Need Of Cryin' / Tout Les Jours / Done Got Over / Sweetest Thing I Know / In The Mood / Trouble In Mind / Paper In My Shoe / Brown Skin Woman / Be My Chauffeur / Night Time Is The Right Time [live] / I'm Coming Home [live] / Travelin' Blues [live]
02/2005 CD ARHOOLIE 9053 (US) LOUISIANA BLUES & ZYDECO - Zydeco Et Pas Sale / Lafayette Waltz / Louisiana Two Step / Clifton's Waltz / Louisiana Blues / Hot Rod / Banana Man / Ay-Tete-Fee / It's Hard / I Can't Stand / I Can Look Down At Your Woman / Accordion Boogie / Banana Man [take 2] / Ay, Ai Ai / Clifton's Blues (Where Can My Baby Be) / Let's Rock A While / Elmore's Blues / Clifton's Two Step / Zydeco Et Pas Sale [take 1]
04/2006 CD FUEL 2000 061555 (US) AN INTRODUCTION TO CLIFTON CHENIER - Say Too Koreck / Le Coeur De La Louisianne / Oh! Lucille / You Know That I Love You / Shake 'Em Up Baby / My Little Girl (She's In Heaven) / A Worried Life Blues / Goin' To Big Mary / Keep On Knockin' / You Promised Me Love / Big Mamou / (High As A) Georgia Pine / Troubles Follow Me Everywhere / Goin' Home / Comin' Back Home
05/2009 2 CD JSP 4212 (UK) LOUISIANA STOMP :
CD 1 : Louisiana Stomp / Cliston Blues / Tell Me (Just A Lonely Boy) / Rockin' The Bop / Country Bred / Rockin' Hop / Ay-Tete-Fee / Boppin' The Rock / Wherever You Go I'll Go [take 2] / The Things I Did For You / Think It Over / All Night Long [take 7] / Opelousas Hop [take 3] / Yesterday (I Lost My Best Friend) / Opelousas Hop [take 34] / I'm On My Way [take 2] / Squeeze Box Boogie / The Cat's Dreamin' / Chenier's Boogie [take 3] / Zodico Stomp / Clifton's Dreamin' / Ay-Tete-Fee [take 8] / Wherever You Go I'll Go [take 6] / All Night Long [take 8] / Chenier's Boogie [take 4]
CD 2 : Clarence GARLOW
07/2009 CD THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC 112 (US) ZYDECO PARTY KING - Say Too Koreck / La Coeur De La Louisianne / Oh! Lucille / You Know That I Love You / Shake 'Em Up Baby / My Little Girl (She's In Heaven) / A Worried Life Blues / Goin' To Big Mary / Keep On Knockin' / You Promised Me Love / Big Mamou / (High As A) Georgia Pine / Troubles Follow Me Everywhere / Goin' Home / Comin' Back Home
20/2017 CD FREMEAUX FA 5715 (F)

King of Zydeco - the Rhythm & Blues Years - 1954-1960 - Louisiana Stomp / Clifton's Blues / Tell Me / Country Bred / Rockin' Hop / Eh, Petite Fille / Boppin' The Rock / Think It Over / The Things I Did For You / All Night Long / Yesterday (I Lost My Best Friend) / Squeeze Box Boogie / The Cat's Dreamin' / Baby Please / Where Can My Baby Be / The Big Wheel / My Soul / Bayou Drive / It Happened So Fast / Goodbye Baby / Hey Ma Ma / Worried Life Blues / Night And Day My Love / Rockin' Accordion

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