- Les Blank |
- 1973 |
- 54 minutes
Rental Format(s): 16mm
"HOT PEPPER plunges the viewer deep into the music of Clifton Chenier and its sources in the surroundings of rural and urban Louisiana. The great accordionist mixes rock and blues with his unique version of 'Zydeco' music, a pulsating combination of Cajun French and African undertones. In addition to scenes of Clifton belting it out at sweaty dance halls, the film winds his music through the bayous and byways of the countryside (some of Blank's most stunning photography!) and into the streets and homes of his people."
- Michael Goodwin, City Magazine