This 2 CD set is an out of print collectible! It is the original 1993 Rhino release. There is a saw cut on the spine of the outer slip cover.
The most comprehensive way to get to know the late "King of Zydeco," this beautifully packaged and annotated two-CD set contains cuts spanning accordionist Chenier's entire career as the best known performer and chief innovator of the Gulf Coast's most danceable, infectious music. Beginning with a rare early cut he recorded at a radio station in Lake Charles, Louisiana, this set's 40 tracks cover his years on Specialty, Zynn, Arhoolie, Maison de Soul, and several other smaller labels, veering back and forth between hard rockin' R&B influenced material and more traditional two-steps and waltzes. Most of the great Chenier-penned classics like "Zydeco Cha Cha," "Hot Rod," "Hot Tamale Baby" and "Johnny Can't Dance" are here. Overall, an excellent picture of Chenier's towering talents. --Robert Baird