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Clifton Chenier (June 26, 1925 - December 12, 1987) a native of Opelousas, Louisiana was an eminent performer of zydeco music, a blend of Cajun and Creole music with R&B, jazz, and blues influences. He played the accordion. Grammy award, 1983: Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording for I'm Here performed by Clifton Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band. Namechecked by Paul Simon on 'That was your Mother' from 'Graceland': Well I'm standing on the corner of Lafayette, State of Louisiana, Wondering what a city boy could do,