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Clifton Chenier

The King of Zydeco Clifton Chenier!

"Clifton was a great influence on me,” Mick [Jagger] says of the zydeco accordionist. “We first listened to him around 1965 when we went to the States and picked up his records on the Arhoolie label.”

Mick on the song I’m a Hog for You, one of 5 songs he selected for a custom world music playlist for UK-based Songlines Magazine: “This is a shuffle with the washboard picking up the triplets and it moves along in the classic Chenier style that he really put on the map. We first met up with the band in Los Angeles, I think, and I love the way he just grabs a blues number and adapts it to his style. Now his son is out on the road playing the same accordion and it’s all in the great Louisiana tradition.” 

Clifton Chenier was awarded the 2014 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

This is listing of all of our Clifton CDs and DVDs.

To see our Clifton Chenier vinyl LPs click here. To see our Clifton Chenier vinyl 45s click here.

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Clifton Chenier - Bogalusa Boogie

CAT. #: 347

$15.00

2011 GRAMMY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE Compact Disc 347 The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame was created to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or... More


J'ai ete Au Bal (I Went To The Ball) - Various Artists

CAT. #: DVD103

$25.00

 J'ai ete Au Bal (I Went To The Ball) The Cajun and Zydeco Music of Louisiana. DVD103   A film by Les Blank, Chris Strachwitz & Maureen... More


Clifton Chenier - The King Of Zydeco

CAT. #: DVD401

$20.00

Live at the 1982 San Francisco Blues Festival, the 1978 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, plus rare local Louisiana TV clips, interviews & more.


Zydeco, The Early Years - Various Artists

CAT. #: 307

$15.00

CD 307 The first live field recordings made of Zydeco music in the early 1960s by Chris Strachwitz, at house parties & beer joints in Houston and... More


Clifton Chenier - 60 Minutes With The King Of Zydeco

CAT. #: 301

$15.00

CD 301 Clifton Chenier - vocals and accordion with the Red Hot Louisiana Band . 15 of his best selling singles from his ten Arhoolie LPs. 1.... More


Live! At The 1966 Berkeley Blues Festival - Various Artists

CAT. #: 484

$15.00

CD 484 Rare, live performances by three legendary giants of roots music. Filled with incredible, raw talent and musicianship these performances harken... More


Clifton Chenier - Bon Ton Roulet

CAT. #: 345

$15.00

CD 345 Clifton Chenier - accordion & vocals and his band. All of Clifton's 2nd ARH LP 1031 from 1966 with Morris Chenier on fiddle who was on... More


Clifton Chenier - Louisiana Blues And Zydeco

CAT. #: 9053

$10.00

CD 9053 Clifton Chenier was the undisputed King of Zydeco, and the man who literally invented the genre. He took Louisiana's rural Creole music from... More


Clifton Chenier - Live! At Grant Street

CAT. #: 487

$15.00

CD 487 15 Previously Unissued Recordings. Over 70 minutes of pure Clifton. This was Clifton Chenier's gig all the way! The undisputed King Of... More


Clifton Chenier - King Of The Bayous

CAT. #: 339

$15.00

CD 339 Clifton Chenier - vocals and accordion with Cleveland Chenier - rubboard; Robert Peter (St. Judy) - drums; Joe Morris (Brochet) - bass;... More


Clifton Chenier - Live! At The Long Beach And San Francisco Blues Festivals

CAT. #: 404

$15.00

CD 404 Clifton Chenier — accordion & vocals with The Red Hot Louisiana Band: Cleveland Chenier — rubboard; Robert St. Judy... More


Clifton Chenier - Zydeco Sont Pas Sale

CAT. #: 9001

$10.00

CD 9001 This 15 selection program is pure Creole French, all sung in patois, drawn from various Chenier Arhoolie CDs in our $10.00 mid-line series. 1.... More


Clifton Chenier - Out West

CAT. #: 350

$15.00

CD 350 Clifton Chenier — accordion, vocals & harmonica, and his Red Hot Louisiana Band featuring John Hart on sax and the stinging guitar... More


Clifton Chenier - Live At St. Mark's

CAT. #: 313

$15.00

CD 313 Clifton Chenier - vocals and accordion with the Red Hot Louisiana Band . Recorded live in 1971 at a French Creole dance at St. Mark's... More


Clifton Chenier - The King Of Zydeco Live At Montreux, Switzerland

CAT. #: 355

$15.00

CD 355 Clifton Chenier — accordion & vocals; Cleveland Chenier — rubboard; Robert St. Judy — drums; Joe Morris —... More


Clifton Chenier - Sings The Blues

CAT. #: 9041

$10.00

CD 9041 Clifton Chenier came out of the French-Creole culture of Southwest Louisiana and put Zydeco music on the world's map of musical delights.... More


Clifton Chenier - Louisiana Blues and Zydeco

CAT. #: CDPVINE2502

$16.00

These were licensed from Arhoolie for sale in Japan. We've got a few left that we thought we'd offer up for sale. Get 'em while you can.