AUDIO BOOK RECORDINGS/VOICE OVERS: To request a narrator/vocal recording quote send an e-mail to deniselabrie@sbcglobal.net, call Denise at 281-436-0405, 713-560-3284 (cell) or Skip Nallia at 281-464-7127. Click vocal samples below recorded at Skip Nallia's recording studio, Skip's Ginger Snap Music.                         
Eglish Vocal Sample                                 Creole French Vocal Sample

Recorded Spoken Word Credits:
CD - Songs: Louisiana Woman, Tailgatin', Zydeco Train (2000-2009)
Audio CD: Parle Creole French I and II (2006, 2008), Parle Creole French (2009)

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Songwriting Credits
BMI Registered Songwriter
Member of The Recording Academy (Songwriter/Nashville Chapter)

ORIGINAL SONG DEMOS available to record click the above tabs. Available to create lyrics for musician/artists to compose music or music compositions that need lyrics (co-write).

Pending/Released CD Projects :
1) CreoleJoe Band CD - Joe Sample and Denise Labrie co-authored 11+ songs (Creole Rhythm and Blues) USA release date August 27, 2013 PRA Records, Japan release date July 25, 2012 Victor Entertainment/PRA Records. Listen to the clips and purchase the cd at www.amazon.com or www.cdjapan.com.jp
2) Bayou Song, Coming Home To Good Ol' Louisiana - Denise Labrie & Vic Holdroyd co-wrote the songs on the CD, Nashville Country, featuring Nashville artist, David Ward. Released June 7, 2013 Listen to the clips and purchase the cd at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davidward1
The song was recently selected as the Euro Masters Country Music 2013 Theme Song and featured on German TV in five (5) languages. 2014 - Cry of the Cherokee artist: Gerald Timmerman, Party Down In Redneck Town Artist: JT Hollis available at CDBaby, Amazon, etc.
3) Ridin' With Uncle Cleveland - CJ Chenier and Denise Labrie co-authored the song on the CD Can't Sit Down World Village Harmonia Mundi USA label. Released Sept 13, 2011. Listen to the clip and purchase at www.amazon.com The CD received a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Regional Roots Music Album. Denise received a GRAMMY® participation certificate as a songwriter on the CD. The CD was awarded Best of the Beat (Offbeat) Best Zydeco Album.
The song was selected by Songlines Magazine (a leading world music magazine in the UK) to be included in the Aug/Sept Issue # 86 of the magazine and covermount sampler CD. About 20,000 copies of the sampler cd were distributed.
4) CD Projects - Denise Labrie and Skip Nallia co-authored 6 songs: Recorded with CD releases pending: Gospel, Blues, Jazz CD's with local and major international musicians featured
5) Jazz/Blues CD project - Denise Labrie - lyrics for 12+ songs, music composition and recording pending for Major New Orleans Vocalist
6) Until The End - Joe Sample, Marita Phillips and Denise Labrie co-authored on Ida Sand's CD The Gospel Truth. ACT Music label. Release date Aug 26, 2011. Listen to the clip and purchase at www.amazon.com
7) Party Down In Redneck Town - Denise Labrie and Vic Holdroyd (a British Country Music Award nominee) co-authored song. The Country Rock song was recorded on a debut CD (and music video) and released as the CD's title Oct. 14, 2011 by Michael J. Cloke. Listen to the clip and purchase at iTunes. Second release of the song on Michael J. Cloke's mini album, Going Home Jan. 2013. Michael is a 2012 MRU Music Award nominee: Best Single, Best Male, Best Country/Alt.

Studio Experience: Denise has sat in on numerous recording sessions for her songs at major studios: Sugarhill Studios (Houston, TX), Piety Street Studios (New Orleans, LA), Westside Houston Recording Studio (Houston, TX), Skip's Ginger Snap Music (Houston, TX), rehearsal session at Texas Southern University recording studio (Houston, TX). CD/Tour experience: 2000-2011 - Production Coordinator, Assistant Rehearsal Coordinator; Assistant Tour Manager, Creole Joe Band Japan Tour, May 2011  

SONG COLLABORATIONS - SONGS AVAILABLE FOR RECORDING PROJECTS:
Gospel, Blues, Jazz songs available for recording
Collaboration with Skip Nallia (ASCAP registered USA based in Texas songwriter/composer) Skip's recorded songs include: Grape Jelly on Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's Back to Bogalusa CD 2001 listen to sound clip at www.amazon.com co-written with Eric Demmer (current airplay US and 30 countries worldwide) Crusin' on Tommy Dardar's "Fool For Love" CD co-written with Tommy Dardar produced by two time Grammy winner Tony Brunagel (current airplay on XM Satellite Radio). Skip Nallia has editing, mastering, mixing, producer credits on CJ Chenier's Grammy nominated CD, Can't Sit Down. View Skip's bio and recorded song credits with worldwide airplay at his web site: www.skipnallia.com Professional song (lyrics & music) demos available for recording. We can also create "original" Gospel, Blues, Jazz songs for your specific project. Contact Denise (281-436-0405) or Skip (281-464-7127) for more information and to discuss your project.

Country, Country Rock, Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, Cajun songs (including Louisiana themed lyrics) available for recording Collaboration with Vic Holdroyd (PRS/MCPS registered, UK based songwriter/composer, British Country Music Award nominee). View Vic's bio and recorded song credits with worldwide airplay at his web site http://www.soundclick.com/vicholdroydsongwriter
We can also create "original country or blues songs" for your specific project. Contact Denise at  deniselabrie@sbcglobal.net or  Vic at vicholdroyd@rocketmail.com for  more information and to discuss. Listen to song demos available for recording click the Denise Vic Music tab above.

Country song available for recording:
Collaboration with Nick Sample (ASCAP registered USA New York based songwriter/composer) International musician and recording artist. Nick has a song recently recorded and released in Sweden. It is the first single off the record and receiving radio airplay. Nick is also the co-writer of the song "In A Heartbeat" sung by major R&B artist Howard Hewett (Shalamar) featured on Joe Sample's CD The Pecan Tree. The song is described by All About Jazz as a fantastic groove and received international radio air play. We can also create "original songs" in any genre for your specific project. Contact Denise at deniselabrie@sbcglobal.net for more information and to discuss your project. 

More Songs  Recorded/Released:
Tailgatin': co-authored with Joe Sample recorded at Sugarhill
Recording Studio in Houston Texas, October, 2002 PRA Records. The fight rally theme song for the Houston football fans featured (2004-2009) at Pitts and Spitts Tailgating Booth at Reliant Park & across the USA.
Pitmaker (Tailgatin'): co-authored with Joe Sample 2010 featured at Pitmaker's tailgating booth at Reliant Park & across the USA.
Saint-sation (Tailgatin'): co-authored with Joe Sample 2010 for the New Orleans football fans View Sugar Hill Studios press release click here: www.sugarhillstudios.com/news/news_joesample.html
Mix news Nov 2002 SugarHill Recording Hosts Joe Sample project; the lyricist is Denise Labrie view at: mixonline.com/mag/audio_daily_news_archive_5
Zydeco Train: Harold & Kumar "Escape From Guantanamo Bay" Movie (New Line Cinema) The song, Zydeco Train co-authored by Denise Labrie & Joe Sample featured in the driving scene (first song played in this scene) of the major motion picture movie. PRA Records (April 2008)
View at left or click here to view: http://youtube.com/watch?v=f8PiSUJtHMA
part of the Library of Congress online catalog at www.catalogloc.gov
Zydeco Zoo: Starz TV Show Hollywood (Reality) 2008 co-authored by Denise Labrie & Joe Sample. PRA Records.
I've Been Good To You Baby, Learnin' To Live, Who's  Cheatin' Who (co-authored with CJ Chenier) 2006 on the cd, The Desperate Kingdom Of Love (Harmonia Mundi/World Village Records) part of the Library of Congress online catalog at www.catalogloc.gov
Airplay US and worldwide (note: not all sites listed below may still be active)
View & listen to song samples at www.worldvillagemusic.com or http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/videos/cj-chenier.html

CD reviews: Concerted Efforts www.concertedefforts.com (May 2006)
I've Been Good To You Baby...plaintive, Who's Cheatin' Who...swinging mea culpa, Learnin' To Live (Livin' to Learn)...album highlight...great original songs
World Village Music www.worldvillagemusic.com (May 2006) Learnin' To Live...highlight Featured song on website: I've Been Good To You Baby
Offbeat www.offbeat.com (May 2006)
Best of New Orleans www.bestofneworleans.com (April 25, 2006)
The Times-Picayune www.nola.com (April 29, 2006)
I've Been Good To You Baby...dancefloor tempo, Learnin' To Live...easy midnight swing
Billboard http://www.billboard.com/ (May 2006)
Jambands.com www.jambands.com (May 2006)
I've Been Good To You Baby...subtly assures hope
Radio Halland www.radiohalland.com (April 6, 2006)
Zydecoroad www.zydecoroad.com (May 22, 2006)
I've Been Good to You Baby, Who's Cheatin' Who & Learnin' To Live...impressive tracks
Houston Press www.houstonpress.com (June 1, 2006)
RootsWorld www.rootsworld.com (July 2006)
I've Been Good to You Baby...bouncy
Jazz Times Magazine www.jazztimes.com (October 2006)
Who's Cheatin' Who...rousing
Dirty Linen Magazine www.dirtylinen.com (December 2006/January 2007)...11 of the bluest zydeco tunes ever recorded in the modern era...immediately captures listener's attention...this popular dance music can be just as meaningful and serious as any other...a great album...a ray of light
La Gazette Des Bayous www.bayouprod.com (December 2006) ...two very successful titles, Learning to live and Lost one to rivet. The album thus divides between original compositions coécrites in company of the poetess texane Denise Labrie
Amoeba Music www.amoeba.com The Fender Rhodes organ-driven
"Learnin’ To Live" highlights C.J.'s early Motown influences
World Music CD Review www.worldmusiccentral.org                                               
STLBlues Reviews http://stlblues.net/reviews_cjchenier.htm by Lee "East Side Slim" Howland
I’ve Been Good To You Baby – this is one of C.J.’s own tunes co-written with Denise Labrie. It’s a nice mid-tempo zydeco track.
Learning To Live – this is another of C.J.’s & Denise’s tunes. This tune has a nice R&B feel to it, with a laid-back funky little groove going on. I like this one a lot. I think you will, too.
Who’s Cheatin’ Who? – Another tune by C.J. & Denise. This is a nice little zydeco-country-rockin’-blues tune. Think Chuck Berry with accordions – really! If your feet aren’t tapping to this one then you’ve got no soul; not even a little bit! I like this cd a lot, mainly because of the excellent songs and the burnished, soulful voice C.J. possesses
I've Been Good To You Baby - featured on the main web page for 2009 iFest Houston view at www.ifest.org/musicguide

CD Articles: Houston Chronicle May 31, 2006, Living Blues Mag. July/August 2006

The 3 songs are on radio playlists worldwide: WXPN 88.5, BBC Radio 2, OPB.org, RTE.ie (Ireland), Blues Deluxe, Audioe.com, KUSP, WGLT, KDHX, World Stage, WFUV 90.7, KPFK 90.7, KPFT 90.1 Houston Blues Brunch, WBEZ, WBAR, Musiques Du Monde Summer 2006, KLCC, WMBR, WZKE, WQLN #12 on Bop N' The Blues playlist Oct 2006 submitted to Living Blues Magazine 10/01/06 National Radio Chart, Roots Music Report (over 92 weeks on chart in the top 10) Blues DJ Report, JAZZIZ Magazine www.wqln.org WFMU, WNMF 88.5 FM, WITR, see other playlists..search song titles on the internet to view
Charts: CD in the Top 10/20 of the Bestseller Chart Harmonia Mundi over 6 mos (Sept-Nov 2006, Jan-Aug 2007) #1 KUSP Blues Chart (May /June 2006), EMusic.com Cajun/Zydeco Top Albums #13 of 107 cd's (May 2006), #2 (9/06) Roots Music Chart on chart over 80 weeks (12/3/07), Roots Music Report #10 on the Top 50 Chart Oct 9, 2009, KMUD in the Top 30 (twice in June 2006), Den of Blues Top 25 www.thewolf.com (submitted to Living Blues Magazine June 2006) #7 The Top Ten (week ending August 27, 2006) most air/Internet play for Zydeco music CDs
reported by almost 200 roots/Americana music stations and reflected on Zydeco music charts www.bluefiddle.com  Emusic.com Cajun/Zydeco Most Downloaded #24 of 154 cd's (Nov 2006) #11 of the Top 30 Blues Spins WNMC Oct 7-14, 2006 Featured Album: WVKR www.folkrockandroots.orgwww.folkrockandroots.org   (October 2006) Top Blues Picks www.bluesbeat.com (October 2006) Hot Picks Bad Dog Blues www.baddogblues.com (June 2006) Delta Frank's Top cd recommendations at www.bluesblowtorch.com (October 2006) Learnin' To Live #4 of Top 10 Artist Downloads (Audiolunchbox.com) Top 10 CDs 2007 Blues Art Studio Journal Jan/Feb 2007 www.bluesartstudio.com Pop Matters Picks Best World Music 2006 Top 10 www.popmatters.com Best Album of the Year (Pop Matters & Chicage Tribune) Best of 2006: New Releases WFUV www.wfuv.org (Bronx NY)

CD Award: Coups de Coeur (Blows of Heart) Blues Category Award from l'Académie Charles Cros (November 2006) The Desperate Kingdom of Love (Major French Award) view at www.charlescros.org He (CJ) widens also his horizon with texts written in collaboration with the poetess texane Denise Labrie on musics in slow or average tempo  

Location of archived songs: Library of Congress online catalog www.catalogloc.gov
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Denise Labrie
"The Creole Poet"
"La Poetess Texane"
Songwriter (Lyricist), Freelance Writer, Poet, Lecturer,
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E-mail: deniselabrie@sbcglobal.net
TN: 281-436-0405 (ofc), 713-560-3284 (cell)
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Plus 24,005 as of Nov. 17, 2010 Number of Visitors since Nov, 2000
CreoleJoe Band CD All songs by Joe Sample & Denise Labrie
"Zydeco Train" by Joe  Sample & Denise Labrie, first song in driving scene of the Movie Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
Song: Until The End by Joe Sample, Marita Phillips and Denise Labrie. The cd entered the Sweden Top 60 chart in position 23. #74 on Jazz Pop Classic Charts Jazz CD.
               Michael J. Cloke
Song: Party Down In Redneck Town by Denise Labrie and Vic Holdroyd.   Newspaper: article in the  Enniscourthy Guardian featured the video shoot. Review: Standard pop country tune with a catchy melody and a soft rock beat by Jackie Hayden, Hot Press. Hot Country Videos another great song...written by the awesome Vic Holdroyd & Denise Labrie. Video: The video appeared on The Phil Mack Country TV Show. Playlist: Country Round-up, Irish Rambler Radio Show, Nashville Country Music, Texas Twister Radio
Song: Ridin' With Uncle Cleveland Review: probably CJ's best self-penned song on the collection, a credit shared with Denise Labrie, sweet and slow and soulful by Hardie K. 
Is a nice slice-of-life song about a night partying with the Chenier clan by Brett Milano Offbeat. Reached No. 1 CD on the Louisiana: Roots Radio Airplay Chart . The CD received a Grammy nomination in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category and was awarded Best of the Beat Best Zydeco Album (Offbeat). The song was selected by Songlines Magazine (a leading world music magazine in the UK) to be included in the Aug/Sept Issue # 86 of the magazine and covermount sampler CD. About 20,000 copies of the sampler cd were distributed.

Available at iTunes
No 1 on Reverbnation
Country Chart
Listed in the Top Selling new releases in Japan July 2012 & Current Top Selling CD in Japan Sept 2012. All songs written by Joe Sample & Denise Labrie. The cd features: Joe Sample, Ray Parker, Jr., CJ Chenier. www.cdjapan.com.jp or www.amazon.com
Coups de Coeur (Blows of Heart) Blues Category Award from l'Académie Charles Cros (November 2006) The Desperate Kingdom of Love (Major French Award) view at www.charlescros.orgd
Songs: I've Been Good To You Baby, Learnin' To Live, Who's  Cheatin' Who See song reviews and chart listings at right.
Songs: Forgive Me (vocals Ray Parker, Jr.) Louisiana Woman - Texas Man (vocals CJ Chenier/Erica Falls), Down Home Low Down Zydeco Blues (vocals Ray Parker, Jr.) by Joe Sample & Denise Labrie
Songs: Bayou Song, Coming Home To Good Ol' Louisiana by Denise Labrie & Vic Holdroyd
I've Been Good To You Baby by CJ Chenier and Denise Labrie included on the CD Live at Jazzfest 2012  http://www.amazon.com/Live-Jazzfest-2012-Chenier-Louisiana/dp/B009W9QU1S