Clifton Chenier 60 Minutes With the King of Zydeco
- Released: November 30, 1993
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: Arhoolie Records
- 1.Zydeco Sont Pas Sale (Snapbeans Ain't Salty) :: The Snap Beans Aren't Salty
- 2.Louisiana Blues
- 3.Zydeco Cha Cha
- 4.Black Gal
- 5.I'm a Hog for You
- 6.Allons a Grand Coteau (Let's Go to Grand Coteau) :: Let's Go To Grand Coteau
- 7.You're Fussing Too Much
- 8.Tu le Ton Son Ton (Every Now and Then) :: Every Now And Then
- 9.Black Snake Blues
- 10.Big Mamou
- 11.Sa M'Appel Fou (They Call Me Crazy) :: They Call Me Crazy, But My Name Is Clifton Chenier
- 12.I'm on the Wonder
- 13.Party Down at the Blue Angel Club
- 14.You're My Mule
Includes liner notes by Chris Strachwith and Michael Goodwin.
Personnel: Clifton Chenier (vocals, accordion).
Liner Note Authors: Chris Strachwitz; Mike Goodwin.
Recording information: Face To Face Studio, Southfield, MI; Studio A, Recording, Inc., Dearborn Heights, MI.
Editor: Chris Strachwitz.
Photographer: Heather Hafleigh.
This album's self-explanatory title, 60 MINUTES WITH THE KING OF ZYDECO, is precisely what listeners get. In the 1950s, Clifton Chenier put together a high-octane mixture of Arcadian two-step and R&B that defined the genre with which he would always be associated, and that earned him the well-deserved "King of Zydeco" moniker.
60 MINUTES collects some of the best work Chenier put out on Arhoolie (and there has been quite a bit of it). All of it bears the hallmarks of Chenier's style, a soulful, high-energy party music that boogies as fiercely as any New Orleans R&B, yet flaunts its regional, Creole-centric hallmarks via clattering washboards, pumping accordion, and French-language singing. Since 60 MINUTES covers a large chunk of Chenier's recording career, it serves as an excellent retrospective of the zydeco legend.
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