The Big Squeeze - C.J. Chenier
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  1. Au Contraire, Mon Frère
  2. Don't You Just Know It
  3. I Have the Right
  4. Mixed up and Confused
  5. Cheatin' on the Man You're Cheatin' With
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  1. Au Contraire, Mon Frère
  2. Don't You Just Know It
  3. I Have the Right
  4. Mixed up and Confused
  5. Cheatin' on the Man You're Cheatin' With
  6. Every Day I Have to Cry Some
  7. I Can't Judge Nobody
  8. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
  9. The Moon Is Rising
  10. Lion's Den
  11. Part Time Woman
  12. My Heart's Not Through Loving You
  13. No Shoes Zydeco
  14. Mon Cher 'Tite Bebe
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C.J. Chenier carries on the blues-drenched zydeco tradition of his father Clifton Chenier, but this effort, while competent, is just not as fun to listen to as a zydeco record ought to be. The arrangements by Vasti Jackson seem overwrought at times, as though the players (and there is no shortage here of guitarists, horns, or percussionists) are trying too hard. Bright highs and thick lows dominate the sound; one longs for more mid-range. C.J.'s voice sounds gruff, perhaps showing signs of wear and tear from ten years ...

The Big Squeeze 1996, Alligator Records

UPC: 014551484424

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