C.J. Chenier

The Big Squeeze

The Big Squeeze
Zydeco legend C.J. and his band have an up-to-the-minute take on classic zydeco. "Zydeco's new torch bearer...red hot rhythms and soulful grooves"--BLUES REVUE

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C.J. Chenier, Accordion, Alto Sax, Flute and Vocals
Harry Hypolite, Guitar, Triangle and Bass Vocal
Micheal Great Bear Clair, Guitar, Percussion and Background Vocals
Mark Major, Guitar and ...
C.J. Chenier, Accordion, Alto Sax, Flute and Vocals
Harry Hypolite, Guitar, Triangle and Bass Vocal
Micheal Great Bear Clair, Guitar, Percussion and Background Vocals
Mark Major, Guitar and Percussion
Clifford Alexander, Rubboard and Percussion
Glenn Griffin, Bass and Percussion
Greg "The Hammer" Gordon, Drums and Percussion
WITH
Vasti Jackson, Guitar, Bass and Percussion

The Legendary White Trash Horns:
Jon Smith, Tenor Sax
Steve Howard, Trumpet
WITH
Jerry Jumonville, Baritone Sax
Sam Fishkin and Brian Jensen, Additional Percussion  

Produced by C.J. Chenier and Bruce Iglauer
Arrangements and Associate Production by Vasti Jackson
Recorded and mixed by Sam Fishkin
Every Day I Have To Cry Some and Mon Cher 'Tite Bebe mixed by Sam Fishkin and Brian Jensen
Recorded at Dockside Studios, Maurice, LA
Mixed at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL
Recording assistance by Tony Daigle and Jay Burton
Mixing assistance by Brian Jensen
Mastered by Jay O'Rourke, Bruce Iglauer and Sam Fishkin at Monster Disc, Chicago, IL
Cover design by Dan Bellini
Packaging design by Matt Minde
Photos by Randi Anglin

 

C.J. Chenier plays exclusively Baldoni Accordions

Special thanks to Sabian Cymbal Makers (David McAllister, Mardi, Peter Stairs and staff).

Thanks to Wish and Steve at Dockside -- you're the greatest! Very, very special thanks to Beau Jocques and Mark Savoy.

 

 

 

 

 


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Quotes

"Zydeco’s new torch bearer...his red hot rhythms and soulful grooves will have you in foot-tapping heaven"
- BLUES REVUE


"The heir to the zydeco throne…unparalleled as a party starter"
- BILLBOARD



    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 Au Contraire, Mon Frere
Author/Publisher:  Williams, Cayuse Music, ASCAP
3:39
Play Preview 2 Don't You Just Know It
Author/Publisher:  Smith, Cotillion Music, BMI
4:16
Play Preview 3 Have The Right
Author/Publisher:  Burns, Little Bird Music, admin. by Bug Music, BMI
6:21
Play Preview 4 Mixed Up And Confused
Author/Publisher:  Chenier & Bernard, Chenier Music/Foggy Day Music, BMI
3:29
Play Preview 5 Cheatin' On The Man You're Cheatin' With
Author/Publisher:  Collins & Pearce, MCPS, PRS
3:11
Play Preview 6 Every Day I Have To Cry Some
Author/Publisher:  Alexander, Combine Music Corp. C/O EMI Music Publ., BMI
4:01
Play Preview 7 I Can't Judge Nobody
Author/Publisher:  Smothers, Publisher Unknown
4:09
Play Preview 8 Teddy Bear
Author/Publisher:  Mann & Lowe, Gladys Music, ASCAP
2:34
Play Preview 9 The Moon Is Rising
Author/Publisher:  Clifton Chenier, Caillier Publ. Co./Flat Town Music Co., BMI
6:25
Play Preview 10 Lion's Den
Author/Publisher:  Fitzgerald, Iffit Fitz Music, BMI
4:21
Play Preview 11 Part Time Woman
Author/Publisher:  Chenier, James & Brandon, Chenier Music & Fred James Music, BMI/Possum Pie Publ., ASCAP
3:28
Play Preview 12 My Heart's Not Through Loving You
Author/Publisher:  Payne, Booga Dooga Music, BMI
3:49
Play Preview 13 No Shoes Zydeco
Author/Publisher:  Chenier, Chenier Music, BMI
3:22
Play Preview 14 Mon Cher 'Tite Bebe
Author/Publisher:  Chenier, Chenier Music, BMI
3:32
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