Here’s the late, great Clifton Chenier and band performing his original song I’m comin’ home.  The song originally appeared on his recording King of the Bayous (Arhoolie 339, 1992).  This clip comes from the Les Blank film Hot Pepper.  Blank has made several fine films about south Louisiana music and culture.  Chenier also performs the song live on the recording Live! At the Long Beach and San Francisco Blues Festivals (Arhoolie  CD 404, 1993).  It’s a slow and mournful blues, sung in English, about returning home.  It was played at Chenier’s funeral.  The meaning is strong for anyone who has ever left home for any reason and decided to go home.  Though I prefer videos of performances, this one starts with Clifton and band, then goes on to show the world from which he came.  Beautiful and poignant. 

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