September 4, 2013

CJ Chenier - Live at Zootz Club, Portland, Maine

The Rippin Frog presents:

CJ Chenier Live at Zootz Club, Portland, Maine 1992-02-21

Set List:
01 Intro
02 I Feel Alright
03 Bow Legged Woman
04 Let Me in Your Heart
05 Sa M'apel Fou
06 She's My Woman
07 Jambalaya
08 Check Out the Zydeco
09 Hey Tit Fille
10 I Ain't No Playboy
11 Going Back to Big Mamou
12 Just Like a Woman
13 Ugly Ways
14 Jolie Blon
15 I Got My Eyes on You
16 I'm a Hog for You Baby
17 Zydeco Boogaloo
18 Blue Flame
19 My Negress

Lineage: Sony pro Walkman cassette > Cool Edit

CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band heated up the now long gone Zootz Club in Portland, Maine one cold February night more than 20 years ago.
The place was packed and jumping to the zydeco.
The late Harry Hypolite was on guitar.
C.J. Chenier, son of the 'King of Zydeco' Clifton Chenier, joined his father's Red-Hot Louisiana Band playing saxophone at the age of 21.
After Clifton's death in 1987, C.J. picked up the accordion and took charge of his father's ministry - to spread the word of Zydeco music to the world. Since then, Chenier has pushed the genre to new heights with his virtuosity. The Boston Globe has called him "the crown prince of zydeco," and Living Blues magazine hails him as "the best living zydeco singer and accordionist."
His musical style ranges from the traditional Zydeco of Clifton Chenier right on up to modern funk with healthy doses of blues, R&B, swamp pop and even country.
C.J.'s total mastery of the accordion combined with his rich, satisfying voice are the driving forces behind this power-house zydeco band.


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