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us: Chenier, Clifton, 1925-1987


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1925-06-25
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1987-12-19
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Opelousas (La.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Lafayette (La.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Arhoolie Records, Inc.
        • Organization: (naf) Red Hot Louisiana Band
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Elko Records (Firm)
        • Organization: Zydeco Ramblers (Musical group)
        • Organization: Chicago Chess Records (Firm)
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Accordionists
          (lcsh) Singers
            (lcsh) Blues musicians
              (lcsh) Harmonica players
          • Sources

            • found: Bon ton roulet [phonodisc] 1967.
            • found: Kwanzaa music [SR] p1994: program notes (Clifton Chenier, accordionist and singer; d. 1987; recognized as the "king" of zydeco)
            • found: Enc. of pop. mus., 3rd ed. (Chenier, Clifton; b. June 25, 1925, Opelousas, La., d. Dec. 12, 1987; singer, guitarist, harmonica and accordion player)
            • found: Information from 678 converted Dec. 8, 2014 (vocalist and accordionist)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Chenier, Clifton; zydeco accordionist, singer, blues musician, harmonica player; born 25 June 1925 in Opelousas, Louisiana, United States;. He played with his brother in the 1940s; recorded with Elko Records (1954); toured with Zydeco Ramblers and recorded with Chicago Chess records (1956) and with the Arhoolie label (1960s). Heorganized a new group, Red Hot Louisiana Band (1976); the band's album, I'm Here, won a Grammy Award (1983). He died 19 December 1987 in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States)
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            • 1981-08-19: new
            • 2015-11-06: revised
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