Clifton Chenier

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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. In 1984 he was honored as a National Heritage Fellow in 1989 was inducted posthumously into the Blues Hall of Fame, in 2011, The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame, and in 2014, a Grammy recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

He was known as the 'King of Zydeco', and also billed as the 'King of the South'.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1965 Louisiana Blues and Zydeco 2
1970 Bayou Blues 2
1976 Bogalusa Boogie 4
1989 Zydeco Legend 1
1993 Frenchin' the Boogie 1
1999 Squeezebox Boogie 1
Bon Ton Roulet! & More 1
Live! At the Long Beach and San Francisco Blues Festivals 1
Zydeco Sont Pas Sale 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1993 Zodico Blues & Boogie Compilation 1
1993 Zydeco Dynamite: The Clifton Chenier Anthology Compilation 1
1995 Jazz & Blues Collection 44: Clifton Chenier Compilation 1
1995 Le Roi du Zydeco Compilation 1
1995 The Blues Collection 42: Frenchin' the Blues Compilation 1
Best of Clifton Chenier Compilation 1
Louisiana Blues And Zydeco Compilation 1
The Best of Clifton Chenier: The King of Zydeco and Louisiana Blues Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2000 Live at Grant Street Live 1
Live at Montreux Live 1
Live at St. Marks Live 1
Live Zydeco Masters: We're Gonna Party Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
Worried Life Blues / Hey Ma Ma 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Rating Releases
60 Minutes with the King of Zydeco 1
King of the Bayous 1

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