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Clifton Chenier - Out West

Cod.artículo: 350

Precio: $15.00

CD 350

Clifton Chenier — accordion, vocals & harmonica, and his Red Hot Louisiana Band featuring John Hart on sax and the stinging guitar of Elvin Bishop.
Recorded in 1971 & 1973 in San Francisco at the height of Clifton's career.

All of ARH LP 1072 plus previously unissued selections from the studio session and from a KSAN radio broadcast.

1. I'm On The Wonder
2. The Hucklebuck
3. Je Marche Le Plancher
4. Calinda
5. You're The One For Me
6. You're Fussin' Too Much
7. Just Like A Woman
8. All Your Love
9. C.C. Special (Take #2)
10. I'm A Hog For You Baby
11. C.C. Special (Take #1)
12. Ti Na Na
13. Zydeco Cha Cha
14. Crawfish Jambalaya
15. Ma Negresse Est Gone
16. Breaux Bridge Waltz
17. Louisiana Two-Step


“This is an enhanced release of a fine Chenier album, which had the added popular appeal (at the time of its original vinyl issue in 1973) of featuring two young, white musicians - Elvin Bishop on guitar and Steve Miller on piano. Bishop's electric slide guitar is more prominent, and lends a most satisfying texture to the overall sound, but his, too, is still a supporting role. Chris Strachwitz was never going to fall into the trap, as so many producers did around this time, of letting the young Turks take over the session, and the result is a set that stands the test of time better than so many similar collaborations. `I'm On The Wonder' is a textbook example of how it should be done - Clifton well in front, singing passionately on a slow, minorish blues and playing beautifully, while Bishop's guitar lines glide subtly, yet effectively, across the backdrop. It works just as well on the uptempo numbers too - the instrumental `C.C. Special' is a real foot-lifter, and tribute should be paid here, as on the rest of the session, to the superb sax playing of long-time Chenier sideman John Hart, as well as the other members of Chenier's steady band of the time. For the CD reissue, no less than seven previously unissued tracks have been added, including four from the same session, one being an alternative take of `C.C. Special,' which I reckon is probably better than the other. Three more are from a much more downhome-sounding session, recorded for radio broadcast in 1971, every one emphasizing again what a fine and amazingly consistent artist Chenier was. A New Year's gong to Arhoolie, not only for recording all this splendid music in the first place, but for giving such great value for money in making it available in the new medium.”

(Ray Templeton — Blues & Rhythm)