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Zydeco Sont Pas Sale

Clifton Chenier Audio CD
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Clifton Chenier was the undisputed King of Zydeco music. By mixing Cajun and French two-steps and waltzes with blues, R&B and rock and roll, he created the infectious sound of modern zydeco. Chenier was famous for his flashy onstage gear of cape and crown (and natty gold tooth), but it was his creation of joyful, exuberant and highly danceable zydeco music that made him a ... Read more in Amazon's Clifton Chenier Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Mar 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arhoolie
  • ASIN: B0000001NA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 332,754 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Zydeco Sont Pas Sale (Snap Beans Not Salty)
2. Blues De Ma Negresse (Blues About My Black Gal)
3. Cher Catin (Dear Baby)
4. Going La Maison (Going To The House)
5. J' Ai Conet, C' Est Pas Ma Femme (I Know She's Not My Woman)
6. Jole Blonde (Pretty Blonde)
7. Mo Veux Connaitre (I Want To Know)
8. Je Suis En Recolteur (I'm A Framer)
9. Je Me Reveiller Le Martin ( I Woke Up This Morning)
10. Je Marche Le Plancher I Walk The Floor)
11. Louisiana Two-Step
12. Weetee Ta Robe Take Off Your Dress)
13. Zydeco Two-Step
14. Breaux Bridge Waltz
15. Tu Le Ton Son Ton (Every Now And Then)

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5.0 out of 5 stars KING OF ZYDECO 3 Jan 2011
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Clifton Chenier invented Zydeco back in the 1950's when he began to mix the rural Creole music of his native southwest Louisiana with Blues and R&B along with some intricate Caribbean syncopation heard along the Gulf Coast. Born on a farm near Opelouas, La., he took his accordion music from the house and casual parties back home to dancehalls of the Creole-speaking centers in Louisiana, south-east Texas and California, on to nightclubs, concert halls and festivals.

His recording career started in 1954 first signed to the Elko Record label where he received some mainstream success,then joining Chess Records followed by the Arhoolie label where he recorded this album "Zydeco Sont Pas Sale". This album contains 15 excellent examples of the early zydeco sound, with 'bluesy' foundations and light 'spring-in-the-step' overtones. It is party dance music at its very best, none more so than "Zydeco Sont Pas Sale", and "WeeTee Ta Robe". More blues/Caribbean influence is heard in "Cher Catin", and "J'ai Conet, C'est Pas Ma Femme".

He and his band travelled throughout the world with his popularity peaking in the 1980's. In 1983 he was given a Grammy Award for his album "I'm Here."

Chenier's sound, as exemplified in "Zydeco Sont Pas Sale" is of light, bouncy, dance-along blues without the heavy, mournful, 'music-to-commit-suicide-to' style often associated with the blues genre, which would explain Zydeco's popularity as the ideal choice for happy occasions, family and friend's get-togethers and joyous moments generally.
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5.0 out of 5 stars KIng of the Bayou 21 Sep 2014
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Displays the twin hallmarks of Zydeco -amateurish musicianship and extreme drunkenness. Marvellous! His career enjoyed a late flowering thru being named as an influence on Paul Simon's Graceland album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Clifton Chenier 25 Jun 2000
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Chenier performed and recorded a lot of his music in Cajun French. This is one such recording. Please do not let any language barrier put you off. This is vintage Clifton Chenier, robust, rythmic, pulsating, guaranteed to lift you off your seat and send you perambulating into the night. "Blues De Ma Negress," the second song on the CD, is classic, lilting Zydeco. You don't have to know the lyrics to understand the intent. It's pure Cajun Blues. I actually prefer the classic Cajun-French Zydeco to the "homogenized" brand. It seems purer and more authentic, even though I understand only about a quarter of the lyrics. "J'Ai Conet, C'Est Pas Ma Femme" has a particularly personal meaning for me these days. If you want to hear a down-home, Bayou version of one of the only truly indigenous brands of American Jazz left on the planet, give this recording a try.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gets me moving 18 Jan 2013
By Gary Szwejda - Published on
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Whenever I play this CD, I start thinking of doing a shrimp boil and calling up people to come over for a party. Great music that brightens the day.
5.0 out of 5 stars clifton 29 Dec 2011
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this is a fine cd by clifton he is not called the king of zydeco for nothing. i would reccomend a live cd first but if you a collector this is one you will want
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD for your collection 18 July 2010
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I just got back from a trip to New Orleans and wanted a CD that I could kick back and relax to that would remind me of the sounds and flavors that I experienced on the trip. This CD is perfect for that. I enjoy it very much. So does my spouse.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't know much about zydeco... 28 Mar 2006
By K. Bober - Published on
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I only lived in New Orleans for a year, but this album was given to me long before I moved there. As the title states, I don't know much about zydeco, but having visited many a festival, I can say that I like the sound on this album better than nearly anything I've heard. Someone mentioned something about it being blues...perhaps that is why. Some of the zydeco played at festivals these days sounds more like country or oldies (3/4/waltz timing I suppose). I knew this was a gem when for my bachelorette party we went to the Rock n' Bowl and a decent zydeco band was there and they played half of the songs from this CD...

I think this is a great album to introduce yourself to zydeco...whether you turn out to be a fan of the genre, you will be sure to be a fan of this one.
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