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Clifton Chenier: Verbum Dei High School, Watts, Los Angeles

Don Snowden, Musician, January 1981

VERBUM DEI High School is better known for turning out basketball players like the Chicago Bulls' David Greenwood than staging musical events, but zydeco king Clifton Chenier's performances at the private Catholic school in the heart of Watts have become a legendary part of his frequent West Coast jaunts.

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