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Category Archive for 'New Orleans Blues'

Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk

“To his enormous credit, Laurie never sounds like a dilettante among this group; he holds his own, working his way into the marrow of the songs, playing credible piano throughout the record.” –All Music Guide   Check Our Catalog

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“The music included here celebrates the musical diversity of New Orleans and Treme as traditions have been passed down from the neighborhood where jazz was born and where blues, Cajun, and folk musics have flourished to the present post-Katrina era. As a soundtrack, this volume represents what’s best about Treme; as a listening experience, it [...]

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Troy Andrews: Backatown

Check Our Catalog “Shorty calls his music “supafunkrock,” and it’s an accurate term for the aural gumbo on this fingerpopping, butt-shakin’ mix set. It crackles and burns with an unburdened, unfettered, passionate live feel. Backatown is everything popular American music should be; yet it’s also what sets Andrews and Orleans Avenue, and New Orleans music [...]

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Check Our Catalog “On Tribal he digs hard into the New Orleans rhythm and blues on which he cut his teeth. His sinewy band, the Lower 911, manages to riff on a classic sound without ever going retro.”–The New York Times

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Check Our Catalog “It only takes pianist Bruce Ward’s first few notes of the opening track of Jumpin’ Juba’s debut CD Bumpity Bump to know you’re in for a good time. “Funny Farm” pretty much guarantees that anytime you put the disc in your CD player or you catch the group featuring frontman and guitarist [...]

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Irma Thomas: Simply Grand

Check Our Catalog “True to its punny title, Simply Grand features Thomas in the company of 13 piano players laying down accompaniment on the acoustic grand. The tunes are old and new, borrowed and blue, but Thomas makes them all her own. The most powerful tracks here showcase Thomas and a solo pianist, bringing the [...]

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Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Ani Difranco and Terence Blanchard join Dr. John and the Lower 911 in this musical paean to Dr. John’s beloved New Orleans. This powerful new recording features stirring and thought-provoking songs about the post-Katrina crises in the ravaged jewel of the American South, including “City That Care Forgot,” “Time for a [...]

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