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Zydeco Musician C.J. Chenier Follows in His Father's Footsteps

The accordion player learned how to play by studying with his father, the late Clifton Chenier. C.J. joined his father's band, The Red Hot Louisiana Band, ten years ago, and took over as leader after Clifton Chenier died in 1987. Their new record is called Hot Rod.


Other segments from the episode on December 11, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 11, 1990: Interview with Sydney Pollack; Review of the year's best rock album reissues; Interview with C.J. Chenier; Review of John Edgar Wideman's novel, …


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