Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Chris Kenner !

Born in the farming community of Kenner upriver from New Orleans, Chris Kenner sang gospel music with his church choir, and moved to New Orleans in his teens.
In 1955 he made his first recordings, for a small label called Baton Records, without success, and in 1957 recorded his "Sick and Tired" for the Imperial Records label; Fats Domino covered it the next year and the song became a hit.
Moving to another New Orleans label, Instant, he began to work with pianist and arranger Allen Toussaint; this collaboration produced in 1961 a ton of classics hits.
In 1962 he produced his most enduring song, "Land of a 1000 Dances," which was recorded by Cannibal & the Headhunters, Wilson Pickett and The Action.
Yep, Kenner's recordings were marked by his rough-hewn voice and the elegant arrangements and piano of Toussaint.
Now dance, baby dance !!!

Chris Kenner :
* Sick And Tired *
* You Will Be Mine *
* Land Of 1,000 Dances *
* Don't Make No Noise *


Blogger Ann O'Dyne said...

In the late Sixties, Australian group Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs had a hit with their cover of Sick and Tired.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rev, after four years of bloggin, a huge thanks for your musical lessons.
Keep up the good work.

10:23 PM  
Blogger seisendrek said...

you friggin' rock, Frost!

a heartful cowabunga from the desert...

1:15 AM  
Anonymous john said...

classy tracks dear rev!

11:31 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

I'd like to hear the song dear madame !
And thanks dear congregation !

11:42 PM  

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