Zodico Blues & Boogie

Clifton Chenier

Zodico Blues Boogie
  • CAT # SPCD-7039-25

    1. Boppin' The Rock 2:15
    2. Eh, Petite Fille 2:41
    3. The Cat's Dreamin' 2:09
    4. Squeeze-Box Boogie 1:57
    5. The Things I Did For You (Take 1) 2:51
    6. Think It Over (Take 4) 2:18
    7. Zodico Stomp 2:03
    8. Yesterday (I Lost My Best Friend) [Take 4] 2:50
    9. Chenier's Boogie (Take 3) 1:59
    10. I'm On My Way (Back Home To You) [Take 2] 2:17
    11. All Night Long (Take 8) 2:16
    12. Opelousas Hop (Take 3) 2:25
    13. I'm On My Way (Back Home To You) [Take 1 And 2] 2:17
    14. Wherever You Go I'll Go (Take 2) 1:53
    15. Opelousas Hop (Take 4) 2:25
    16. Clifton's Dreamin' (Take 3) 2:54
    17. Chenier's Boogie (Take 4) 1:59
    18. Wherever You Go I'll Go (Take 6) 1:53
    19. Ay-Te Te Fee (Take 8) 2:41
    20. All Night Long (Take 7) 2:16

Clifton Chenier (1928-1987) may not have invented Zydeco (or "Zodico," as it's sometimes spelled), an accordion-driven, blues-drenched variant of Cajun music, but he almost single-handedly defined the style as we know it today. Compiled and annotated by British researcher Ray Topping, this compact disc of Chenier's mid-Fifties Specialty sessions--the ones that first helped to bring him attention beyond the bayous--brings together his three singles for the label, two cuts from his Specialty LP, and a dozen previously unissued takes, presented for the first time in their raw, rollicking glory, without overdubs or edits, the way the King Zydeco laid them down nearly four decades ago.

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