Track

Chris Kenner

No photos available. Upload them now.

Born: December 25, 1929 | Died: January 25, 1976    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Chris Kenner - R&B vocalist, composer

Another New Orleans original whose songs live on forever, Chris Kenner was a hard-drinking longshoreman who pretty much kept to himself. He also happened to be a brilliant songwriter. In 1957 he came to Dave Bartholomew at Imperial Records with a song he had written that was so good he was signed on the spot. “Sick And Tired” climbed to #13 R&B that summer and to #14 when Fats Domino covered it the following year.

Kenner brought his next song to pianist/producer Allen Toussaint, and together they worked it up into the phenomenal “I Like It Like That, Part 1.” The record took off, and would spend over 4 months on the charts in 1961, making it to #2 both R&B and Pop charts. Kenner later received a Grammy nomination for the song....
read more

Source: Red Kelly

No articles available.
Post a formal announcement to the News Center. We'll publish it and syndicate it for you.
comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 5,208 Views: 4,589
Featured recording “Land Of 1000 Dances”

Land Of 1000 Dances
Collector's Choice Music (2007)

Weekly Giveaways

Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp
About | Enter

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley
About | Enter

Tord Gustavsen

Tord Gustavsen
About | Enter

Alfredo Rodriguez

Alfredo Rodriguez
About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how