The Recording Academy, which awards the Grammys, has a Hall of Fame for recordings.  You’ll find Santana and Fats Domino in its list of historically and musically important recordings.  In 2011, the academy will add Clifton Chenier’s Bogalusa Boogie.  It was recorded at the Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana on a single day, October 27, 1975.   The band includes Clifton on vocals, accordion and harmonica; brother Cleveland on rubboard; blind John Hart on tenor saxophone; Paul “Lil Buck” Senegal on electric guitar; Joe Brouchet (Morris) on bass; and Robert St. Julian (Peter) on drums.   Chris Strachwitz says “This was probably the most perfect recording session I ever had with Clifton Chenier and involved the best version of the Red Hot Louisiana Band…”  And it is hot!  Good choice, Grammys!

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