CLIFTON CHENIER

 

Albums recorded by Clifton Chenier, including release dates and UK & US
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RELEASED

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Louisiana Blues & Zydeco

05/65

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The 2nd Annual Berkeley Blues Festival Concert & Dance

04/66

3

Black Snake Blues

10/67

4

Bon Ton Roulet

--/67

5

King Of The Bayous

--/70

6

Bayou Blues [compilation]

--/70

7

"Live"

--/72

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Out West

--/74

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Bogalusa Boogie

--/75

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Boogie In Black And White [with Rob Bernard]

--/76

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In New Orleans

--/78

12

Frenchin' The Boogie

11/79

13

Clifton Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band

70s

14

Boogie 'n' Zydeco

01/80

15

Live At The Long Beach & San Francisco Blues Festivals

--/82

16

I'm Here!

05/82

17

The King Of Zydeco, Live At Montreux

05/84

18

Zodico Blues & Boogie [compilation]

--/93

19

Live At St Mark's

--/95

20

Live At Grant Street

11/00

21

Sings The Blues [live]

04/04


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1) LOUISIANA BLUES & ZYDECO

 
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Original LP
Eh, 'Tite Fille
Banana Man
Hot Rod
It's Hard
I Can Look Down At Your Woman
I Can't Stand

Zydeco Sont Pas Sale
Lafayette Waltz
Louisiana Two Step
Clifton's Waltz
Louisiana Blues

CD Issue
Zydeco Sont Pas Sale
Lafayette Waltz
Hot Rod
Louisiana Two-Step
I Can Look Down At Your Woman
Clifton's Waltz
Zydeco Sont Pas Sale
Louisiana Blues
Louisiana Two Step
Hot Rod
Louisiana Blues
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 Awhile
Elmore's Blues
Clifton's Two Step
Zydeco Sont Pas Sale (Take 1)

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Reissued LP


CD Cover




Fulton Antoine
Felix James Benoit
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier

Madison Guidry
Cleveland Keyes
Joe Morris
Bob Murphy
Elmore Nixon
Robert Peter St Judy

Producer:

Bass
Guitar
Rubboard
Vocals, Accordion,
Harmonica (Tracks 9,10)
Drums
Guitar
Bass
Drums
Piano
Drums

Chris Strachwitz

Track numbers refer to the original LP

2) THE 2ND ANNUAL BERKELEY BLUES FESTIVAL CONCERT & DANCE

 
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Original LP
Stop Time [Mance Lipscomb]
I Ain't Got NoBody [Mance Lipscomb]
Take Your Arms From Around My Neck, Sugar Babe
[Mance Lipscomb]
When The Saints Go Marching In [Mance Lipscomb]
Clifton's Rock [Clifton Chenier]
After Hours [Clifton Chenier]
Pinetop's Boogie Woogie [Clifton Chenier]

Last Night [Lightning Hopkins]
Goin' To Louisiana [Lightning Hopkins]
Black Cadillac [Lightning Hopkins]
Short Haired Woman [Lightning Hopkins]
Lightning's Boogie [Lightning Hopkins]

CD - issued as Live At The 1966 Berkeley Blues Festival
Stop Time [Mance Lipscomb]
I Ain't Got NoBody [Mance Lipscomb]
Downtown Blues [Mance Lipscomb]
Shake, Shake, Mama [Mance Lipscomb]
The Sinking Of The Titanic (God Moves On The Water)
[Mance Lipscomb]
Take Your Arms From Around My Neck, Sugar Babe
[Mance Lipscomb]
When The Saints Go Marching In
[Mance Lipscomb]

Intro & Louisiana Shuffle [Clifton Chenier]
French Zydeco [Clifton Chenier]
Clifton's After Hours [Clifton Chenier]
Scratch My Back [Clifton Chenier]
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 [Lightning Hopkins]
Last Night [Lightning Hopkins]
Goin' To Louisiana (Mojo Hand) [Lightning Hopkins]
Black Cadillac [Lightning Hopkins]
Short Haired Woman [Lightning Hopkins]
Lightning's Boogie [Lightning Hopkins]

Original LP


CD reissue




Clifton Chenier
Francis Clay
Lightnin' Hopkins
Mance Lipscomb

Producer:

Vocals, Accordion
Drums
Vocals, Guitar
Vocals, Guitar

Chris Strachwitz

 

Recorded live by radio station KAL at the Harmon Gymnasium, University of California, Berkeley, California on 15 April 1966

3) BLACK SNAKE BLUES

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Black Snake Blues
Let's Talk It Over
Walking To Louisiana
Things Ain't What They Used to Be
Wrap It Up

Monifique
Johnny Can't Dance
I Lost My Baby
Can't Go Home No More
I Got A Little Girl


Felix James Benoit
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
Joe Morris
Robert St Judy

Producer:

Guitar
Rubboard
Vocals, Accordion
Bass
Drums

4) BON TON ROULET

 
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Original LP
Bon Ton Roulet
Frog Legs
If I Ever Get Lucky
Black Gal
Long Toes
Baby Please Don't Go

Ma Negresse
Sweet Little Doll
Jole Blonde
Ay Ai Ai
Can't Stop Loving You
Keep On Scratching

CD Issue
Bon Ton Roulet
Froglegs
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)
Jole Blonde
Ay Ay Ay
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

Original LP


CD reissue




Felix James Benoit
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
Bob Murphy
Elmore Nixon

Producer:

Guitar
Rubboard
Accordion, Vocals
Drums
Piano

Chris Strachwitz

5) KING OF THE BAYOUS

 
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Original LP
Tu Le Ton Son Ton
Hard To Love Someone
Who Can Your Good Man Be
Zodico 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

CD Issue
Tu Le Ton Son Ton (Every Now And Then)
Hard To Love Someone
Who Can Your Good Man Be (Brown Skin Woman)
Zodico 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 Am Coming Home (To See My Mother)
Josephine 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)
Tired Of Crying Over You
Clifton's Blues
Let's Rock A While

Original LP


CD Reissue




Fulton Antoine
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
Cleveland Keyes
Raymond Monett
Joe Morris
Elmore Nixon
Robert Peter St Judy
Antoine Victor

Producer:

Bass (Tracks 17,18)
Rubboard (Tracks 1-6,17,18)
Vocals, Accordion
Guitar (Tracks 17,18)
Guitar (Tracks 7-16)
Bass (Tracks 1-16)
Piano (Tracks 7-18)
Drums
Guitar (Tracks 1-6)

Chris Strachwitz

6) BAYOU BLUES

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Boppin' The Rock
The Things I Did For You
Yesterday
Clifton's Squeeze-Box Boogie
I'm On My Way (Part 1)
Eh, Petite Fille

All Night Long
Opelousas Hop
I'm On My Way (Part 2)
Think It Over
Zodico Stomp
The Cat's Dreamin'






 

Producer:

 

Art Rupe

7) "LIVE"

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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 & Mess Around


Felix James Benoit
Warren Caesar
CJ Chenier
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
Joe Morris
Sherman Robertson
Robert Peter St Judy

Producer:

Guitar
Trumpet
Alto Saxophone
Rubboard
Vocals, Accordion
Bass
Guitar
Drums

Tom Mazzolini, Chris Strachwitz

 

Recorded live at a French-Creole dance at St Mark's Church Hall, Richmond, California, USA on 6 November 1971

8) OUT WEST

 
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Original LP
I'm On The Wonder
The Hucklebuck
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
CC Special
I'm A Hog For You

CD Issue
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
CC Special
I'm A Hog For You
CC Special
Ti Na Na
Zydeco Cha Cha
Crawfish Jambalaya
Ma Negresse Est Gone
Breaux Bridge Waltz
Louisiana Two Step


Original LP


CD Reissue




Felix James Benoit
Elvin Bishop
Joe Brouchet
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier

Eric Clapton
John Hart
Stephen Miller
Robert Peter St Judy
Paul Senegal

Producer:

Guitar (Track 10)
Guitar
Bass
Rubboard
Vocals, Accordion,
Harmonica (Track 6)
Guitar (Track 8)
Saxophone
Piano
Drums
Guitar

Chris Strachwitz

9) BOGALUSA BOOGIE

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One Step At A Time
Sa M'Appel Fou (They Call Me Crazy)
Quelque Chose Sur Mon Idee (Something On My Mind)
Ride 'Em Cowboy
Ma Mama M'a Dit (My Mama Told Me)
Je Me Reveiller Ce 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


Original LP


CD Reissue




Joe Brouchet
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
Robert Peter St Judy
Paul Senegal

Producer:

Bass
Rubboard
Vocals, Accordion
Drums
Guitar

Chris Strachwitz

10) BOOGIE IN BLACK AND WHITE

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My Babe
True Fine Mama
High Heel 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 Blonde
Rockin' Pneumonia And Boogie Woogie Flu






Rod Bernard
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
John Hart
Glen Himels
Warren Storm

Producer:

Vocals, Piano
Rubboard
Accordion
Saxophone
Piano
Drums

11) IN NEW ORLEANS

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Boogie Louisiane
Cotton Picker Blues
J'Aime Pain De Mais
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
Mardi Gras Boogie






Joe Brouchet
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
Benny Grunch
John Hart
Paul Senegal
Robert Peter St Judy

Producer:

Bass
Rubboard
Vocals, Accordion
Bass
Tenor Saxophone
Guitar
Drums

12) FRENCHIN' THE BOOGIE

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Caldonia
Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez
(Let The Good Times Roll)
Tu Peux Cogner Mais Tu Peux Pas Rentrer
(Keep-A-Knockin' But You Can't Come In)
Blues De La Vache A Lait (Milkcow Blues)
Moi J'ai Une Petite Femme (I Got A Woman)
Tous Les Jours Mon Coeur Est Bleu
(Every Day I Have The Blues)

Je 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
Going Down Slow (In Paris)
Aye, Aye Mama
Don't You Lie To Me

Original LP


CD reissue




Joe Brouchet
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
John Hart
Paul Senegal
Robert Peter St Julian
Buckwheat Zydeco

Producer:

Bass
Rubboard, Vocals
Vocals, Accordion
Tenor Saxophone
Guitar
Drums
Organ, Piano

Philippe Rault

13) CLIFTON CHENIER & HIS RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND

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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


Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
John Hart
Paul Senegal
Robert Peter St Judy
Buckwheat Zydeco

Producer:

Rubboard
Vocals, Accordion
Tenor Saxophone
Guitar
Drums
Organ, Piano

Chris Strachwitz

14) BOOGIE 'n' ZYDECO

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Shake It, Don't Break It
Oh My Lucille
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
Nonc Helaire
You Can't Sit Down

Hot Tamale Baby
You Used To Call Me
Roadrunner
Je M'En Fous Pas Mal
Johnny Can't Dance


Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
John Hart
Glen Himel
Robert Peter
Paul Senegal
Sherman Thomas

Producer:

Washboard
Vocals, Accordion, Harmonica
Saxophone
Piano
Drums
Guitar
Bass

Floyd Soileau

15) LIVE AT THE LONG BEACH & SAN FRANCISCO BLUES FESTIVALS

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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
Louisiana Two Step
Cher Catin
I'm The Zydeco Man






Warren Caeser
CJ Chenier
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
Alonzo Johnson
Sherman Robertson
Robert Peter St Judy

Producer:

Trumpet
Alto Saxophone
Rubboard
Accordion, Vocals
Bass
Guitar
Drums

Tom Mazzolini, Chris Strachwitz

 

Tracks 1-12: recorded live at the Long Beach Blues Festival, California, USA on 3 or 4 September 1983
Tracks 13-19: recorded at the San Francisco Blues Festival, Great Meadow, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, USA on 12 September 1982

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I'm The Zydeco Man
Dry Your Eyes
Zydeco Disco
I'm Here!
The New Zydeco

You Got Me Crying
Going Back Home
Eighteen Long Years
In The Mood
Got To Have Your Love






Wayne Burns
Danny Caron
Warren Caeser
CJ Chenier
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
Gabriel King
Robert Peter St Judy

Producer:

Bass
Guitar
Trumpet
Alto Saxophone
Rubboard
Accordion, Vocals
Tenor Saxophone
Drums

17) THE KING OF ZYDECO, LIVE AT MONTREUX

 
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Original LP
Intro And Jambalaya
You're Fussin' Too Much
Clifton's Boogie Woogie
Ay, Tete Fille
Cher Catin

Money
I'm On The Wonder
Woo Woo
Hush Hush
Calinda

CD
Tu Est Si Jolie
No Salt In Your Snapbeans
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)

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CD




Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
Joe Morris
Robert St Judy
Paul Senegal

Producer:

Rubboard
Vocals, Accordion
Bass
Drums
Bass

 

Recorded live at the Montreux Festival, Switzerland in 1975

18) ZODICO BLUES & BOOGIE

 
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CD Issue
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 Go I'll Go
Ay-Te Te Fee
All Night Long






Louis Candy
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
Cornelius Green
James K Jones
Lionel Prevo
Wilton Siemen
Phillip Walker

Producer:

Bass
Rubboard
Accordion, Vocals
Guitar
Piano
Tenor Saxophone
Drums
Guitar

19) LIVE AT ST MARK'S

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Zydeco Cha Cha
Bad Luck And Trouble
Cher Catin
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
You're My Mule
Tighten Up Zydeco
Going Home Blues & Mess Around






Felix James Benoit
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
Joe Morris
Robert Peter St Judy

Producer:

Guitar
Rubboard
Vocals, Accordion
Bass
Drums

Chris Strachwitz

 

Recorded live at a French-Creole dance at St Mark's Church Hall in Richmond, California, USA on 6 November 1971. See album 7 for original issue.

20) LIVE AT GRANT STREET

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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






CJ Chenier
Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
Robert Peter St Judy

Producer:

Alto Saxophone
Rubboard
Vocals, Accordion
Drums

Chris Strachwitz

 

Recorded live at Grant Street, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA on 28 April 1981

21) SINGS THE BLUES

 
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LP
Ain't No Need Of Cryin' (Every Day Is The Same)
Rosemary
Brown Skinned Woman
Done Got Over
Gone A La Maison
Be My Chauffeur

My Little Angel
Paper In My Shoe
Blues After Hours
Trouble In Mind
In The Mood
Worried Life Blues

CD
Ain't No Need Of Cryin' (Every Day Is The Same)
Rosemary
Brown Skinned Woman
Done Got Over
Gone Á 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
Grand Prix
Hungry Man Blues
Falksy Girl
Easy, Easy Baby
Tante Na Na
Do Right Sometime
Highway Blues

LP


CD




Cleveland Chenier
Clifton Chenier
Cleveland Keyes
Joe Morris
Robert Peter St Judy

Producer:

Washboard
Vocals, Accordion
Guitar
Bass
Drums

Chris Strachwitz

 

Recorded live in Houston, Texas, USA on 1 April 1969.