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Clifton Chenier (June 25, 1925 - December 12, 1987) was an American Zydeco accordion player and singer.

Chenier, a Creole French-speaking native of Opelousas, Louisiana, was an eminent performer and recording artist of Zydeco, which arose from Cajun and Creole music, with rhythm & blues, jazz, and blues influences. He won a Grammy Award in 1983. In 1984 he was honored as a National Heritage Fellow and in 1989 he was inducted posthumously into the Blues Hall of Fame. He was… read more

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  • mulatós zene még sose volt ilyen jó
  • Hello Rosa Lee! Are you here?
  • SWAMP BLUES!
  • this bio doesn't do him justice
  • long live 'da king'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Too bad zydeco is not more popular as a music genre :( I think it's great
  • Tu es si jolie
  • Incredible stufff
  • what a hero
  • King of Zydeco!

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