Goin' Back to New Orleans

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Having cut an album of standards on his first Warner Brothers album, In a Sentimental Mood 1989, Dr. John turned for its follow-up to a collection of New Orleans standards. On an album he described in the liner notes as "a little history of New Orleans music," Dr. John returned to his hometown and set up shop at local Ultrasonic Studios, inviting in such local musicians as Pete Fountain, Al Hirt, and the Neville Brothers and addressing the music and styles of such local legends as Jelly Roll Morton, Huey "Piano" Smith, Fats Domino, James Booker, and Professor Longhair. The geography may have been circumscribed, but the stylistic range was extensive, from jazz and blues...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Having cut an album of standards on his first Warner Brothers album, In a Sentimental Mood 1989, Dr. John turned for its follow-up to a collection of New Orleans standards. On an album he described in the liner notes as "a little history of New Orleans music," Dr. John returned to his hometown and set up shop at local Ultrasonic Studios, inviting in such local musicians as Pete Fountain, Al Hirt, and the Neville Brothers and addressing the music and styles of such local legends as Jelly Roll Morton, Huey "Piano" Smith, Fats Domino, James Booker, and Professor Longhair. The geography may have been circumscribed, but the stylistic range was extensive, from jazz and blues to folk and rock. And it was all played with festive conviction -- Dr. John is the perfect archivist for the music, being one of its primary proponents, yet he had never addressed it quite as directly as he did here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2008
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227990091
  • Catalog Number: 26940
  • Sales rank: 21,265

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dr. John Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Organ, Guitar, Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals, Soloist, Rhythm Section
Aaron Neville Vocals
Art Neville Vocals
Danny Barker Banjo, Guitar, Vocals, Rhythm Section
Pete Fountain Clarinet, Horn, Soloist
Al Hirt Trumpet, Horn, Soloist
Charles Neville Percussion, Horn, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Human Whistle, Soloist, Rhythm Section
David Barard Bass, Rhythm Section
Chuck Carbo Background Vocals
Amadee Castenell Jr. Horn, Tenor Saxophone
Shirley Goodman Background Vocals
Herb Hardesty Horn, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Kirk Joseph Tuba, Horn
Fred Kemp Tenor Saxophone
Clyde Kerr Trumpet, Horn
Roger Lewis Horn, Baritone Saxophone
Cyril Neville Percussion, Vocals, Rhythm Section
Big Chief Smiley Ricks Percussion, Rhythm Section
Alfred "Uganda" Roberts Percussion, Rhythm Section
Chris Severin Bass, Rhythm Section
Jamil Sharif Trumpet, Horn, Soloist
Fred Staehle Drums, Rhythm Section
Alvin "Red" Taylor Baritone Saxophone
Eric Traub Horn, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Alvin "Red" Tyler Horn, Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Miller Trumpet
Bruce Hammond Trombone, Horn
Tommy Moran Guitar, Rhythm Section
Connie Fitch Background Vocals
Umar Sharif Trumpet, Horn
Stephanie Whitfield Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Louis Moreau Gottschalk Inspiration
Danny Barker Arranger, rhythm arrangement
W.C. Handy Composer
Edward Frank Arranger
Martha E. Koenig Composer
Stewart Levine Producer
Wardell Quezergue Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Al Schmitt Engineer
Alvin "Red" Taylor Arranger
Alvin "Red" Tyler Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Spencer Williams Composer
Mac Rebennack Arranger
Tom Recchion Art Direction
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