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Clifton Chenier Interviews

“Well, you see in 1955 I used to play nothing but rock music on accordion. Then I got so, I said “Well there’s too many rock groups.” I said, “I’m going to change this a little.” That’s why I got it down to put French in the rock music. See, how it goes.” Clifton Chenier

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  • Clifton Chenier interview 1971 00:00
Interviewee: Clifton Chenier
Interviewer: Chris Strachwitz 
Date: 1971
Location: unknown
Language: English
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  • Clifton Chenier interview 1978 00:00
Interviewee: Clifton Chenier
Interviewer: Chris Strachwitz 
Date: Oct 1978
Location: Radio Station KPFA Berkeley, CA
Language: English
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Interviewee: Clifton Chenier
Interviewer: Chris Strachwitz 
Date: Unknown
Location: 
Language: English

This is an unedited interview originally recorded on Chris Strachwitz’s radio show on KPFA-FM in Berkeley, CA. It is presented here in its raw state, unedited except to remove some irrelevant sections and blank spaces. All rights to the interview are reserved by the Arhoolie Foundation. Please do not use anything from this website without permission. info@arhoolie.org

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