C.J. Chenier The Big Squeeze

The Big Squeeze
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Alligator Records


  • Buy for $0.991.Au Contraire, Mon Frere
  • Buy for $0.992.Don't You Just Know It
  • Buy for $0.993.I Have the Right
  • Buy for $0.994.Mixed up and Confused
  • Buy for $0.995.Cheatin' on the Man You're Cheatin' With
  • Buy for $0.996.Every Day I Have to Cry Some
  • Buy for $0.997.I Can't Judge Nobody
  • Buy for $0.998.Teddy Bear
  • Buy for $0.999.The Moon Is Rising
  • Buy for $0.9910.Lion's Den
  • Buy for $0.9911.Part Time Woman
  • Buy for $0.9912.My Heart's Not Through Loving You
  • Buy for $0.9913.No Shoes Zydeco
  • Buy for $0.9914.Mon Cher 'Tite Bebe

Product Description:

C.J. Chenier carries on the blues-drenched zydeco tradition of his father Clifton Chenier, but this effort, while competent, is just not as fun to listen to as a zydeco record ought to be. The arrangements by Vasti Jackson seem overwrought at times, as though the players (and there is no shortage here of guitarists, horns, or percussionists) are trying too hard. Bright highs and thick lows dominate the sound; one longs for more mid-range. C.J.'s voice sounds gruff, perhaps showing signs of wear and tear from ten years fronting the band he inherited from his father. Still, there are some fine cuts, like "Cheatin' on the Man You're Cheatin' With," "Lion's Den," and his dad's "No Shoes Zydeco," and C.J. remains one of the top talents on the zydeco circuit. ~ Steve Hoffman

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  • UPC: 014551484424
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