C.J. Chenier

Step It Up!

Step It Up!
State-of-the-art zydeco from a masterful performer. Soulful singing, skillful accordion playing and irresistible dance grooves. "Rocked out, infectious energy...rollicking zydesoul from a zydeco master." --CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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# Track 4 written by John Lyon, Dennis Loccoriere & Leroy Preston, Doppler Shift Music, ASCAP/Loccoriere Songs & Whiskey Drinkin' Music, BMI, admin. by Bug Music

C.J...
Track 4 written by John Lyon, Dennis Loccoriere & Leroy Preston, Doppler Shift Music, ASCAP/Loccoriere Songs & Whiskey Drinkin' Music, BMI, admin. by Bug Music

C.J. Chenier, Accordion and Vocals
Tim Betts, Guitar and Percussion
Wayne Dalcourt, Guitar and Percussion
Glenn Griffin, Bass and Percussion
Nick Daniels III, Bass+
James Joseph Alfred, Rubboard
Brian Brignac, Drums* and Percussion
Randy Carpenter, Drums**
Ernie Haynes, Drums***
With
Marshall Cyr, Trumpet++
Pat Breaux, Tenor Sax++
Lynn Boudreaux, Percussion and Congas
Tony "King of Triangles" Daigle, T-Fer
 
Horn Arrangements by C.J. Chenier

Produced by C.J. Chenier and Bruce Iglauer
Recorded and mixed at Dockside Studios, Maurice, LA
Engineered and mixed by Tony "King Of Triangles" Daigle
Mastered by Brian Jensen and Bruce Iglauer
at MonsterDisc, Chicago, IL
Photos by Paul Natkin
Design by K3V!N

C.J. Chenier is booked by:
Concerted Efforts
Ph: (617) 969-0810 Fax: (617) 969-6761
E-mail: concerted@concertedefforts.com

THANKS
First, I want to give thanks to God.  Thanks to my mother, Mildred, and to my father, Clifton-the reason why this music is.  I want to thank all of you for your support of zydeco.  Thanks to Concerted Efforts and Alligator Records. Lessez Le Bon Temps Roulez!!  Much love and peace--C.J. Chenier

Tim Betts thanks Zion Guitars and Peavy Amplifiers.  Wayne Dalcourt thanks his parents, and also Peavy and Gibson Guitars and Peavy Amplifiers.  Special thanks to Jude Taylor, Jr., Floyd Soileau and Barry Ancelet.


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Quotes

"The true royal successor to the zydeco throne. C.J. officiates with authority on squeeze box, sings with indisputable conviction and writes gladsome dance floor stomps. The blues and funk rip like a strong wind off the Gulf"
- DOWN BEAT


"Rocked-out, infectious energy…rollicking zydesoul from a zydeco master"
- CHICAGO TRIBUNE



    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 Zydeghost
Author/Publisher:  C.J. Chenier & Alex
4:22
Play Preview 2 It's About Time
Author/Publisher:  John Ellison, Songs For Real, BMI
4:59
Play Preview 3 Everybody Needs A Little Monkey Business
Author/Publisher:  Marty Badenhamer/Mayfly Prod., publisher unknown
2:13
Play Preview 4 The Right To Walk Away
3:31
Play Preview 5 Coochie Coo Wi'chou
Author/Publisher:  C.J. Chenier, Fred James & Mary-Ann Brandon, Chenier Music/Fred James Music/Nash Metro Music, BMI
3:26
Play Preview 6 Eat More Crawfish
Author/Publisher:  Al Lauro & Mike Dunbar, Bluziana Music, BMI/Possum Pie Publ., ASCAP
3:02
Play Preview 7 Let's Agree To Disagree
Author/Publisher:  C.J. Chenier, Fred James & Mary-Ann Brandon, Chenier Music/Fred James Music/Nash Metro Music, BMI
4:54
Play Preview 8 It's Alright
Author/Publisher:  C.J. Chenier, Fred James & Mary-Ann Brandon, Chenier Music/Fred James Music/Nash Metro Music, BMI
3:33
Play Preview 9 Road Dog
Author/Publisher:  C.J. Chenier, Fred James & Mary-Ann Brandon, Chenier Music/Fred James Music/Nash Metro Music, BMI
3:46
Play Preview 10 The Power Of Love
Author/Publisher:  C.J. Chenier, Fred James & Mary-Ann Brandon, Chenier Music/Fred James Music/Nash Metro Music, BMI
4:24
Play Preview 11 Zydeco Mardi Gras
Author/Publisher:  C.J. Chenier, Fred James & Mary-Ann Brandon, Chenier Music/Fred James Music/Nash Metro Music, BMI
4:18
Play Preview 12 Turn Around And Say Goodbye
Author/Publisher:  C.J. Chenier, Chenier Music, BMI
2:51
Play Preview 13 Johnny Can't Dance
Author/Publisher:  clifton Chenier, Tradition Music Co., BMI
3:22
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