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C. J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band - My Baby Don't Wear No Shoes

CAT. #: 1098

Price: $15.00

CD 1098

C. J. Chenier - accordion, alto & vocals; Cleveland Chenier - rubboard; Selwyn Cooper - guitar; Joseph Edwards - drums; Harry Hypolite - guitar; Wayne Burns - bass.

(Note: Cassette 1098 is entitled “Let Me In Your Heart” and does not include the song “Harry's Big Mama Blues.”)

1. My Baby Don't Wear No Shoes
2. I'm Coming Home
3. She's My Woman
4. Blue Flame Blues
5. Check Out The Zydeco
6. Harry's Big Mama Blues
7. Let Me In Your Heart
8. Bow-Legged Woman
9. Banana Man
10. I'm All Shook Up
11. Used & Abused
12. I'll Be Long Gone


“The flame is passed. C. J. Chenier is the son of the late Clifton Chenier, and his debut album is a Zydeco rocker that will appeal to rock fans who are lucky enough to hear it, blues addicts, folkies, and those already addicted to this appetizing gumbo music from Louisiana.”

(Jim Caligiuri — The Record)

“New on CD from Arhoolie is `My Baby Don't Wear No Shoes,' the first recording of C.J. CHENIER as leader of his father, Clifton's, RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND. On later recordings Chenier has tried to expand the boundaries of Zydeco (he even plays flute on one track on his latest record), with a moderate amount of success; here he's captured playing it straight. C.J.'s vocals are a great deal smoother than Clifton's, giving the proceedings a more modern feel, yet this time at least he's caught following in his father's grand tradition with an exhilarating blend of percolating rhythms and lowdown blues.”

(CMJ New Music Report)