Clifton Chenier: The King of Zydeco (1988)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Concerts  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Clifton Chenier was the undisputed king of zydeco, the Louisiana-bred mixture of blues and Cajun music. With his pumping accordion, manic French vocals and top-notch band, Chenier could set a crowd to dancing like few performers before or since, and this home-video release captures him in his element. Clifton Chenier: The King of Zydeco includes footage from the 1982 San Francisco Blues Festival and the 1978 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, as well as rare videotapes of Chenier and his band appearing on a French-language television broadcast from an independent Lafayette, LA, TV station.