Covers: Hot Tamale Baby

On Clifton Chenier’s birthday

The zydeco song was written and originally recorded by Clifton Chenier.  I am not sure when but I am guessing it was in the 1950s.  The cover version I know best was by Buckwheat Zydeco from 1987.  There are numerous other versions including Marcia Ball (1986) and the Red Stick Ramblers (2007)

Clifton Chenier

Marcia Ball

Buckwheat Zydeco

Red Stick Ramblers

Buckwheat Zydeco (filmed performance – date unknown)

C. J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band (live – date unknown)

 

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