Clifton Chenier Live at Grant Street
- Released: October 24, 2000
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Arhoolie Records
CMJ - 11/20/00, p.15"...Adds to his legend as the greatest bandleader to ever pick up an accordian..."
- 1.Mon Fait Mon L'Ide (I Made Up My Mind)
- 2.Intro / You Got Me Crying
- 3.Wrap It Up, Baby
- 4.What Am I Living For
- 5.My Dog Jumped A Rabbit (Rock House)
- 6.All The Things I Did For You
- 7.Zydeco Rock
- 8.I'm Back Home
- 9.Ay-Ye-Yie Zydeco
- 10.You Don't Have To Go
- 11.Mardi Gras Zydeco
- 12.I Got The Blues
- 13.Johnny Can't Dance
- 14.Toutchacun Ape Parle (Everyone Is Talking) / Good Night
- 15.Tit Mama's Zydeco
Personnel includes: Clifton Chenier (vocals, accordion); C.J. Chenier (saxophone).
Recorded live at Grant Street, Lafayette, Louisiana on April 28, 1981. Includes liner notes by Chris Strachwitz.
Clifton Chenier recorded this 73-minute performance in Lafayette, LA, on April 28, 1981, backed by the Red Hot Louisiana Band. That group featured Cleveland Chenier on rub board, C.J. Chenier on alto sax, and Robert Peter on drums; oddly, the guitar and bass players for this specific gig remain unidentified. No surprises here -- just a good energetic set by the king of zydeco, with a full-sounding band and pretty good fidelity. As usual, he varied the set between traditional-sounding zydeco and numbers with a heavier soul and blues flavor (on which the saxophone comes much more to the fore), including a cover of the old Chuck Willis hit "What Am I Living For." ~ Richie Unterberger