Here is the late, great Clifton Chenier playing Bon ton roulet, a song recorded in the 1950s by Clarence ‘Bon Ton’ Garlow. This must be quite close to the end of Clifton’s life, Dec. 12, 1987. He’s sitting down, as he did in the last year or two, and his playing and singing don’t have their usual energy. He does get revved up at about 2:10, and carries the tune well on accordion. That’s his son C. J. Chenier with the introduction and playing saxophone. The person who posted the video identifies Clifton’s brother Cleveland Chenier on rubboard and Harry Hypolite on guitar. Don’t recognize the bass player and drummer. Looks like a television appearance, but there’s no additional info. Fait attention!
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