Saturday, August 16, 2008

Rite of summertime

For the umpteenth consecutive year, C.J. Chenier entertained in Dubuque for the "All that Jazz" summertime series.

The Zydeco star attracted a big crowd -- several thousand -- on a perfect evening weather-wise.

The "Jazz" atmosphere -- encountering and visiting with friends and acquaintances on the Main Street plaza -- makes it virtually impossible to take in every song of every set. Plus, we made an earlier-than-usual departure for dinner with friends. So I can't report whether Chenier played his cover version of my Chenier favorite, "Man Smart, Woman Smarter." Maybe next year.

I'm not sure how to post audio only, so I put the song behind a video-less video link below.
Photo: Alligator Records

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