BN.com Gift Guide

Jump Blues

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The music here is really from the movie -- in this case a concert DVD and a documentary feature film. The fuss isn't so much about Deacon John himself -- a New Orleans legend, but barely known elsewhere -- but about the music itself: the jump blues so popular in the late '40s. However, Deacon John has a lexicon of major New Orleans names helping him out. The venerable Dr. John plays piano on several tracks, with another legend, Allen Toussaint, featured elsewhere. Wardell Quezergue, associated with Big Easy music for decades, provides the band charts. The musicians bring a springy rhythmic sensibility that could only come from one town. Deacon John himself who played ...
See more details below
This DVD Audio is Not Available through BN.com

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The music here is really from the movie -- in this case a concert DVD and a documentary feature film. The fuss isn't so much about Deacon John himself -- a New Orleans legend, but barely known elsewhere -- but about the music itself: the jump blues so popular in the late '40s. However, Deacon John has a lexicon of major New Orleans names helping him out. The venerable Dr. John plays piano on several tracks, with another legend, Allen Toussaint, featured elsewhere. Wardell Quezergue, associated with Big Easy music for decades, provides the band charts. The musicians bring a springy rhythmic sensibility that could only come from one town. Deacon John himself who played rhythm guitar on Lee Dorsey's "Working in a Coal Mine" is a more than adequate singer. He has a '50s quality to his voice, ideal for this music, soulful without ever being raw. When he turns over the mike to the Zion Harmonizers for a fiery a cappella "Jesus on the Mainline," they tear the house down in the finest '50s-style gospel. Teddy Boutté's version of "Piece of My Heart" is inspired by Erma Franklin's original rather than the overblown Janis Joplin cover for a piece of soulful glory. Two Dave Bartholomew tunes offer a doff of the cap to the marvelous Fats Domino, and Dr. John shows the inimical genius of the late Professor Longhair on "Tipitina." It all closes, as it should, with a jump version of "Going Back to New Orleans." So this is more than a jump blues record. Really, it's a celebration of the history of Crescent City music and, as such, it's pure pleasure.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2003
  • Label: Aix Entertainment
  • UPC: 704338100493
  • Catalog Number: 81004

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Deacon John Moore Primary Artist, Guitar
Herlin Riley Drums
Pamela Landrum Background Vocals
Shannon Powell Drums
Wardell Quezergue Conductor
Chris Severin Bass
Allen Toussaint Piano
Davell Crawford Piano, Soloist
Margie Ramsey Leader
Sherman Washington Leader
Louis Jones Bass
Charles Moore Bass
Technical Credits
Jimmy Liggins Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
The Zion Harmonizers Contributor
Bert Berns Composer
James Cox Composer
David Farrell Engineer
Shirley Goodman Composer
Jim Kaiser Contributor
Leonard Lee Composer
Wardell Quezergue Arranger
Jerry Ragovoy Composer
Mac Rebennack Composer
Mark Waldrep Liner Notes
Matthew Walden Creative Consultant
Pearl King Composer
Henry Roeland Byrd Composer
A. Smith Composer
Phil Gould Cover Photo
Cyril E. Vetter Producer, Liner Notes
Hank Williams Mastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ". . . the most important New Orleans CD released so far in the new millennium." Jeff Hannusch, offBEAT, New Orleans

    ". . . this (CD), built around the considerable talents of guitarist/vocalist Deacon John Moore and a slew of high-powered friends, is a smoking, cooking, rollicking effort packed with powerful Crescent City blues, R&B and rock 'n' roll. It doesn't hurt that the Deacon played guitar on many of the hits that came out of Cosimo Matassa's legendary New Orleans recording studio. And it certainly helps that Moore is joined in this labor of musical love by the likes of Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Wardell Quezergue, the Zion Harmonizers, Teedy Boutté, Henry Butler, Amadee Castenell, a fat horn section and the best rhythm players in New Orleans. From 'Jumpin' in the Morning' through 'Going Back to New Orleans' the CD turns the spotlight on classic sounds. Those sounds are so soulful, so, well, jumping, that nostalgia need not figure in." Jim Beal Jr., San Antonio Express-News

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews