Clifton Chenier Bayou Blues

Clifton Chenier - Bayou Blues (1970)  

Posted by countryfreak at July 19, 2010
Clifton Chenier - Bayou Blues (1970)

Clifton Chenier - Bayou Blues (1970)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | 113 MB | Covers Included
Genre: International/Zydeco | Label: Specialty Records | Catalog Number: SPCD-2139-2 | Release Date: 1970 | RAR 5% Rec. | RS.com + HF.com

Bayou Blues compiles a selection of 12 tracks Clifton Chenier cut for Specialty Records in 1955, including the original versions of "Boppin' the Rock," "Eh, Petite Fille," "I'm On My Way" and "Zodico Stomp." It may not be a definitive retrospective, but it's an entertaining and necessary sampler of Chenier at the beginning of his career.

Clifton Chenier - Zodico Blues & Boogie (1990)  

Posted by alionaglam at March 16, 2011
Clifton Chenier - Zodico Blues & Boogie (1990)

Clifton Chenier - Zodico Blues & Boogie (1990)
MP3 320 Kbps | Recording Date: Apr 1955 - Sep 1955 | 49:30 | 109 mb
Genre: International, Zydeco, Creole, North American Traditions, Cajun | Label: Specialty Records

Clifton Chenier's mid-'50s singles for Specialty were among his rawest and simplest; they were short ditties with rippling accordion and gritty vocals on top and driving rhythms and surging instrumental accompaniment underneath. That's the formula displayed on this 20-cut presentation of Chenier's early work, where he was often backed by guitarists Phillip Walker or Cornelius Green (Lonesome Sundown), with his brother Cleveland handling rubboard duties. This is Chenier in his stylistic infancy, building and nurturing what ultimately became a signature sound.

Clifton Chenier - Frenchin' The Boogie (1976) {Verve France}  

Posted by TestTickles at July 25, 2015
Clifton Chenier - Frenchin' The Boogie (1976) {Verve France}

Clifton Chenier - Frenchin' The Boogie (1976) {Verve France}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 88 MB
Genre: zydeco, blues

Frenchin' The Boogie is the 1976 album by zydeco genius Clifton Chenier. This CD was released in 1993 by Verve.
Clifton Chenier - Rockin' Accordion: Louisiana Zydeco And Blues From The King Of Squeeze Box (2015)

Clifton Chenier - Rockin' Accordion: Louisiana Zydeco And Blues From The King Of Squeeze Box
Blues, Zydeco, Folk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 68:42 min | 168 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Jasmine Records | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2015

Born in Opelousas, Louisiana, Clifton Chenier was the most rocking squeeze box player who ever lived and it is no exaggeration to call him the "King of Zydeco". This collection draws together most of the recordings made during the first six years of his career. Jukebox hits galore! Backed by washboard, drums, guitar and sometimes sax you won't believe the sound of these tracks. These are the authentic sounds of the bayous played, quite simply by the most popular zydeco artist of all time.

Clifton Chenier - In New Orleans (1988)  

Posted by MrMushroom16 at March 31, 2012
Clifton Chenier - In New Orleans (1988)

Clifton Chenier - In New Orleans (1988)
Zydeco, Blues | FLAC(tracks)+CUE+LOG | 1988 | Artwork | 48'52 | 315 MB

Clifton Chenier (June 25, 1925 - December 12, 1987), a Creole French-speaking native of Opelousas, Louisiana, was an eminent performer and recording artist of Zydeco, which arose from Cajun and Creole music, with R&B, jazz, and blues influences. He played the accordion and won a Grammy Award in 1983.He also was recognized with a National Heritage Fellowship and in 1989 was inducted posthumously into the Blues Hall of Fame. He was known as the 'King of Zydeco'.
Clifton Chenier - Zydeco Dynamite  The Clifton Chenier Anthology (1993)

Clifton Chenier - Zydeco Dynamite The Clifton Chenier Anthology (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | 793 MB | Covers Included
Genre: International/Zydeco | Label: Rhino | Catalog Number: R2-71194 | Release Date: 1993 | RAR 5% Rec. | RS.com

Clifton Chenier was to zydeco what Elvis Presley was to rockabilly, only more so — the genre's founding father and tireless ambassador. Rhino has done an admirable job of collecting the accordionist's important work for this two-disc, 40-track set, harking back to a wonderfully chaotic "Louisiana Stomp" that he waxed in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1954 for J.R. Fullbright's tiny Elko label. Whether you're in the market for one zydeco collection to summarize the entire genre or ready to delve deeply into the legacy of the idiom's pioneer, this is precisely where to begin.

Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues  

Posted by Ballas at March 25, 2009
Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues

Tab Benoit - Best of The Bayou Blues (2006)
Blues | MP3 192 Kbps | 112 MB
Publisher: Vanguard

Tab Benoit's funky, ragged blend of Louisiana swamp blues and East Texas guitar, with hints of funk, soul, and country thrown in to give the gumbo just the right spice, has served him well since he burst on the scene in the early '90s. Since Benoit hasn't essentially changed his sound since, this collection of sides made up largely from his early releases for Houston-based Justice Records (all of Benoit's Justice albums have been reissued by Vanguard Records in recent years) makes an ideal introduction to what this guy is all about, and although Best of the Bayou Blues covers a five-year span from 1992 to 1997, the tracks all fall together in a completely coherent sequence. Opening with the Benoit original "Voodoo on the Bayou" from 1992's Nice & Warm and running through several originals and some interesting covers (including country-funk takes on Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" and Willie Nelson's "Rainy Day Blues"), this set spotlights Benoit's southern Louisiana take on contemporary blues. He also delivers a stomping version of Willie Dixon's classic "The Seventh Son" and turns zydeco for a fiery live take of Clifton Chenier's "Hot Tamale Baby." Initially one is drawn to Benoit's laser-guided guitar tone, but he is also a fine and soulful singer, and there is more than a little country in his approach as well. What makes him stand out in the crowded field of contemporary blues guitar wizards is the fact that he is fully grounded in the Louisiana bayou region, and he embraces local musical traditions while also bringing a distinctly modern vision to what he does. Benoit knows what he wants to do, he knows where to draw inspiration, and with his strong guitar playing and warm, flexible vocals, he knows how to make it happen.

Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006)  

Posted by Designol at May 8, 2015
Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006)

Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 480 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Blues, Swamp Blues, Louisiana Blues | Label: Vanguard Records | # 79802-2 | Time: 01:17:54

Tab Benoit's funky, ragged blend of Louisiana swamp blues and East Texas guitar, with hints of funk, soul, and country thrown in to give the gumbo just the right spice, has served him well since he burst on the scene in the early '90s. Since Benoit hasn't essentially changed his sound since, this collection of sides made up largely from his early releases for Houston-based Justice Records (all of Benoit's Justice albums have been reissued by Vanguard Records in recent years) makes an ideal introduction to what this guy is all about, and although Best of the Bayou Blues covers a five-year span from 1992 to 1997, the tracks all fall together in a completely coherent sequence. Opening with the Benoit original "Voodoo on the Bayou" from 1992's Nice & Warm and running through several originals and some interesting covers (including country-funk takes on Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" and Willie Nelson's "Rainy Day Blues"), this set spotlights Benoit's southern Louisiana take on contemporary blues.

Clifton Chenier - Bon Ton Roulet! And More (1991)  

Posted by countryfreak at June 17, 2010
Clifton Chenier - Bon Ton Roulet! And More (1991)

Clifton Chenier - Bon Ton Roulet! And More (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | 371 MB | Covers Included
Genre: International/Zydeco | Label: Arhoolie | Catalog Number: CD-345 | Release Date: May 1981 | RAR 5% Rec. | RS.com

Great Rock'em - Sock'em Zydeco

Clifton Chenier - Bogalusa Boogie (1975/1990)  

Posted by countryfreak at June 16, 2010
Clifton Chenier - Bogalusa Boogie (1975/1990)

Clifton Chenier - Bogalusa Boogie (1975/1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | 344 MB | Covers Included
Genre: International/Zydeco | Label: Arhoolie | Catalog Number: CD-347 | Release Date: Jul 1987 | RAR 5% Rec. | RS.com

The zydeco maestro assembled his roadworthy and definitely boogie-as-all-get-out combo in a studio in the Louisiana countryside and cut this entire album in one day, everything completely live except for one accordion overdub. Clifton Chenier was, of course, an undisputed master of zydeco music and listeners looking for a good example of him at his best should be eager to grab this or any of the artist's Arhoolie releases, as his work for this label is consistently top-notch. The good-natured and easy groove the band sets up should be instructive to any musicians interested in learning how to get people to dance. The medium tempo blues numbers such as "Quelque Chose Sur Mon Idee" are really beautiful, while the instrumental "Ride 'Em Cowboy" is simply lots of fun, the honking tenor sax and clickety-clacking rubboard riding high in the saddle