• Series: None
    Publisher: Mel Bay
    Format: Softcover w/ CD
    Composer: Clifton Chenier
    Arrangers: Gary Dahl
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate


    This collection of 15 accordion arrangements of tunes by Clifton Chenier (1925-1987) clearly demonstrates why he is known as the undisputed King of Zydeco music. Written for the piano accordion as opposed to the Cajun button accordion, all of the selections in this book are transcribed from Chenier’s 1965-1987 recordings on Arhoolie Records. The featured tunes are: “Ain’t No Need of Cryin'” “Tu le Ton Son Ton,” “I’m Coming Home,” “Jole Blonde,” “Calinda,” “Louisiana Two-Step,” “Ay, Ai, Ai,” “Louisiana Blues,” “Black Gal,” “Big Momou,” “I’m on the Wonder,” “Zydeco Cha Cha,” “I’m a Hog for You,” “Zydeco et Pas Sale,” and “Black Snake Blues.” Dix Bruce con- tributes a fine essay on the colorful life of Clifton Chenier. the spirit of Chenier’s signature cry- “Laissez les bon ton roulet!” (Let the good times role!) Chenier “60 Minutes with the King of Zydeco.” The other 5 songs are transcribed from other Arhooolie CDs by Clifton Chenier.




  • Series: None
    Publisher: Mel Bay
    Format: Softcover
    Composer: Various
    Arrangers: Larry Hallar
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate



    CAJUN SPICE FOR ACCORDION – Cajun Spice, and exciting, lively, joyful some of the finest Cajun music available, features many of today’s great artists. In this publication, Larry Hallar has transcribed each song as a rousing Cajun accordion solo.

    Song List:

    Laissez Faire
    The Bachelor’s Life
    Tes Yeaux Bleu
    DJ’ai Vu Le Loup, Le Renard et La Belette
    Evangeline Waltz
    Diggy Diggy Lo
    Bayou Pon Pon
    Undermeath the Green Oak
    kDear Shorty
    The Back Door
    Chez Seychelles
    La Vielle Dance Balfa
    Bayou Teche Two Step
    Jole Blon
    Every Night
    Chere Mignonne
    Zydeco Gris Gris



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