Al Rapone

Plays Tribute: A Tribute to Clifton Chenier

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It may be a salute to the master of zydeco, but Al Rapone's A Tribute to Clifton Chenier is a terrific testimonial to his own talents as well. Part of the reason the album works so well is that there isn't a weak song on the record -- in fact, almost all of the 15 songs are acknowledged zydeco classics. These songs give Rapone a platform for his rambunctious, infectious accordion style. He plays these songs a little bluesier than Chenier, but it's great to hear them played in a different way, and the record itself is just a blast.

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