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    Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in 1930, Boozoo Chavis grew up playing zydeco on the region's “Crawfish Circuit,” cutting the first-ever commercial record in the genre at 24. After a three-decade hiatus from the record business, Chavis returned, triumphant, dubbed “the king of zydeco” by the New York Times. Here he performs a rollicking set of mostly original compositions, joined by his working band, The Magic Sounds.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Boozoo Chavis, vocals, accordion
    The Magic Sounds
    Charles Chavis, rub-board, barking dog
    Guitar Thomas, lead guitar
    Classie Ballou Jr., bass
    Rellis Chavis, drums
    Nathaniel Fontenot, rhythm guitar
    Poncho Chavis, vocals (3, 8)
    Leona Chavis, vocals (2)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Terry Adams
    Engineered by Tom Mark
    Recorded and mixed August 1990 at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans, LA
    Assistant engineers: Steve Reynolds and Jay Gallagher
    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
     
    Cover photograph by Michael P. Smith
    Design by John William Costa
     
    Executive producer: Nancy Jeffries

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on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Artist Name: 
Boozoo Chavis
Release Date: 
Monday, July 1, 1991 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in 1930, Boozoo Chavis grew up playing zydeco on the region's “Crawfish Circuit,” cutting the first-ever commercial record in the genre at 24. After a three-decade hiatus from the record business, Chavis returned, triumphant, dubbed “the king of zydeco” by the New York Times. Here he performs a rollicking set of mostly original compositions with his band, The Magic Sounds.

Description: 

Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in 1930, Boozoo Chavis grew up playing zydeco on the region's “Crawfish Circuit,” cutting the first-ever commercial record in the genre at 24. After a three-decade hiatus from the record business, Chavis returned, triumphant, dubbed “the king of zydeco” by the New York Times. Here he performs a rollicking set of mostly original compositions, joined by his working band, The Magic Sounds.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Terry Adams
Engineered by Tom Mark
Recorded and mixed August 1990 at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans, LA
Assistant engineers: Steve Reynolds and Jay Gallagher
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
 
Cover photograph by Michael P. Smith
Design by John William Costa
 
Executive producer: Nancy Jeffries

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

61146

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
ns_album_artistid: 
23
ns_album_id: 
55
ns_album_releasedate: 
Monday, July 1, 1991 - 04:00
ns_genre_1: 
0
ns_genre_2: 
0
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075596114622BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497101863
Price: 
10.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Boozoo Chavis, vocals, accordion
The Magic Sounds
Charles Chavis, rub-board, barking dog
Guitar Thomas, lead guitar
Classie Ballou Jr., bass
Rellis Chavis, drums
Nathaniel Fontenot, rhythm guitar
Poncho Chavis, vocals (3, 8)
Leona Chavis, vocals (2)

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