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A New Orleans Visit: Before Katrina

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Recorded just a few months before Hurricane Katrina changed the musical scene in New Orleans both figuratively and literally, the music on this semi-historic album and accompanying film is a throwback to a time far before the hurricane's actions. Mainstays of the old New Orleans sounds in their various forms are present -- Michael and David Doucet represent Cajun music, Sammy Rimington represents the old clarinet-in-the-street sound, Henry Gray plays some stomping piano blues, Sunpie Barnes represents the zydeco contingent, and the Tremè Brass Band carry up the rear with large-scale parade music. All of the musicians present are masters of their craft, and are well known...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Recorded just a few months before Hurricane Katrina changed the musical scene in New Orleans both figuratively and literally, the music on this semi-historic album and accompanying film is a throwback to a time far before the hurricane's actions. Mainstays of the old New Orleans sounds in their various forms are present -- Michael and David Doucet represent Cajun music, Sammy Rimington represents the old clarinet-in-the-street sound, Henry Gray plays some stomping piano blues, Sunpie Barnes represents the zydeco contingent, and the Tremè Brass Band carry up the rear with large-scale parade music. All of the musicians present are masters of their craft, and are well known in the realm of the local New Orleans sound. However, it's fairly traditional music here, looking backward. There's energy, but it's buried in nostalgia in many cases. Where the album really breaks away from the trappings of nostalgia, though, is in the swamp music -- the Doucets always play some mean Cajun, and in combination with Sunpie Barnes' zydeco the energy gets ramped way, way up. For a newcomer to the New Orleans sound, this album will make a fair introductory textbook opening. However, some revivalism à la Kermit Ruffins, more modern jazz the Marsalis tribe, or soul and R&B forces even the Nevilles would have filled out the display of forms nicely. A touch more of the blues would have been welcome, too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2008
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297053423
  • Catalog Number: 534
  • Sales rank: 209,868

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 J'Ai Passé Devant Ta Porte - Michael & David Doucet (3:00)
  2. 2 La Jog a Plombeau - Michael & David Doucet (2:06)
  3. 3 Hey! La Bas - Miss Lollypop (2:22)
  4. 4 Malinda - Michael & David Doucet (3:21)
  5. 5 Bosco Stomp - Michael & David Doucet (2:55)
  6. 6 Tasso - Michael & David Doucet (2:28)
  7. 7 Creole Blues - Sammy Rimington (3:37)
  8. 8 I'm Alone Because I Love You - Sammy Rimington (3:26)
  9. 9 The Blues Won't Let Me Take My Rest - Henry Gray (3:29)
  10. 10 Henry's Bounce - Henry Gray (2:02)
  11. 11 The Little Red Rooster - Henry Gray (3:09)
  12. 12 Cold Chills - Henry Gray (3:25)
  13. 13 Zydeco et La Encore - Bruce "Sunple" Barnes (4:24)
  14. 14 Joe Pitre Got Two Women - Bruce "Sunple" Barnes (4:13)
  15. 15 Baby Please Don't Go - Bruce "Sunple" Barnes (6:21)
  16. 16 Just a Closer Walk with Thee - Treme Brass Band (8:33)
  17. 17 I'll Fly Away - Treme Brass Band (5:05)
  18. 18 Sing On - Treme Brass Band (6:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Doucet Primary Artist, Violin
Henry Gray Piano, Vocals
Kermit Ruffins Trumpet
Lionel Batiste Bass Drums, Vocals
David Doucet Guitar
Lars Edegran Steel Guitar
Corey Henry Trombone
Benny Jones Leader, Snare Drums
Sammy Rimington Clarinet
Jeffrey Hill Tuba
Elliott "Stackman" Callier Tenor Saxophone
Miss Lollypop Vocals
Cedric G. Shepperd Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Henry Gray Composer
John Delafose Composer
Michael Doucet Arranger, Composer
Canray Fontenot Composer
Dennis McGee Composer
Sammy Rimington Arranger
Chris Strachwitz Producer, Author
Joe Lee Williams Composer
Ira Schuster Composer
Anita B. Bowers Arranger
David Silberberg Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Blissful Seduction

    The true artistry of each musician’s spontaneity in each composition makes you feel you are there. It is what New Orleans music is about with Creole and Cajun flavour. Listen to “A Visit To New Orleans” and let the fiddle and all the music seduce your heart/soul. It is what New Orleans and Louisiana is. If you buy just one CD this year let it be "A Visit To New Orleans."

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