Arhoolie’s American masters is a mid-line sampler series culled from our full price CDs. Each CD features the best known artists of a particular musical genre. Inside the booklet each song is referenced to the CD it originally came from with a photo mini of that CD cover and a listing of the artist’s other Arhoolie CDs.
1. Zydeco Sont Pas Sale – Clifton Chenier 3. Rag Around Your Head – John Delafose 4. Old Time Zydeco – Ambrose Sam 5. I’m Coming Home – C.J. Chenier 6. <Les Blues Du Voyageur – Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin (with Canray Fontenot) 7. </strong>Tante Na-Na – Preston Frank’s Swallow Band 8. I’m On A Wonder – Clifton Chenier 9. Cofair – Lawrence “Black” Ardoin 10. Aimez-Moi Ce Soir – Amede Ardoin 11. Oh Negresse – John Delafose 12. Lafayette Zydeco – Peter King & Lester Herbert 13. Bee Da La Manche – Canray Fontenot 14. She’s My Woman – C.J. Chenier 15. Je Me Reveiller Le Matin – Clifton Chenier
REVIEW “Zydeco resembles much of Louisiana’s cuisine: a peppery amalgam of bold flavors. Accordion-driven this music’s mix of Cajun dance rhythms cross-fertilized with R&B electric guitar sounds fairly chaotic at its very best. It doesn’t get any better than this: the sounds of Zydeco’s founder Clifton Chenier his son C.J. and others recklessly exemplifying a swampy sultry upbeat sensibility. A supremely satisfying soundtrack for any wildly festive occasion.”
(Norman Weinstein — The Christian Science Monitor)