New Orleans: Gris Gris

New Orleans: Gris Gris

     
 

There is only one complaint against this collection of stellar sides by legendary New Orleans musicians: the title is pure jive. A gaze at the track list reveals that this is simply a stone-cold compilation of classic New Orleans R&B, soul, and blues. Even opener "Zu Zu Man" by Dr. John has more to do with swamp blues than it does voodoo.See more details below

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There is only one complaint against this collection of stellar sides by legendary New Orleans musicians: the title is pure jive. A gaze at the track list reveals that this is simply a stone-cold compilation of classic New Orleans R&B, soul, and blues. Even opener "Zu Zu Man" by Dr. John has more to do with swamp blues than it does voodoo. That aside, while any serious fan of NOLA music more than likely has most of these 40 cuts -- spread here over two discs -- hearing them sequenced like this makes for one singular party mix. For anyone who has had only the slightest of introduction to the profound sounds of the Crescent City, this comp, for the money, simply cannot be beat, with tracks from the Meters, Eddie Bo, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Slim Harpo, Robert Parker, Barbara Lynn, Chris Kenner, Irma Thomas, Lee Dorsey, Huey "Piano" Smith, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, and on and on. This set is all killer, no filler.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/05/2013
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0698458755728
catalogNumber:
1205921
Rank:
45004

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Zu Zu Man  -  Dr. John
  2. Mojo Hanna  - Tami Lynn
  3. La La Man  - Oliver Morgan
  4. Bad Luck and Trouble  - Fats Domino
  5. She Put the Hurt On Me  - Prince La La
  6. I'm Gonna Put Some Hurt On You  - Art Neville
  7. Somebody Told You  - Irma Thomas
  8. You're Gonna Need Me  - Barbara Lynn
  9. Get Low Down  - Curly Moore
  10. Life is Just a Struggle  - Johnny Adams
  11. Occapella  - Lee Dorsey
  12. Lover and a Friend  -  Inez Cheatham
  13. Free, Single & Disengaged  - Huey "Piano" Smith
  14. All Night Long, Pt. 1 & 2  - Robert Parker
  15. Strange Love  - Slim Harpo
  16. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man  - Skip Easterling
  17. It Won't Be Long  - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
  18. Sufferin' Mind  - Guitar Slim
  19. Can't Hardly Keep From Cryin'  - Juke Boy Bonner
  20. Jock-a-Mo  - James "Sugarboy" Crawford

Disc 2

  1. Woman is the Root of All Evil  -  Dr. John
  2. Night People  - Lee Dorsey
  3. Get Ta' Steppin'  - Robert Parker
  4. Pass the Hatchet  -  Roger & the Gypsies
  5. (Ooh, Wee Baby) What You Gonna Do  - Eddie Bo
  6. You'll Lose a Good Thing  - Barbara Lynn
  7. Louie  - Allen Toussaint
  8. A Losing Battle  - Johnny Adams
  9. I Did My Part  - Irma Thomas
  10. On Bended Knees  - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
  11. What a Price  - Fats Domino
  12. Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas and the Sinus Blues  - Huey "Piano" Smith
  13. Getting Married Soon  - Prince La La
  14. Bad Neighbourhood  -  Ronnie & the Delinquents
  15. One More Day  - Slim Harpo
  16. Well I Done Got Over It  - Guitar Slim
  17. Call Me Juke Boy  - Juke Boy Bonner
  18. I Like It Like That  - Chris Kenner
  19. Hand Clapping Song  -  Meters
  20. Iko, Iko  -  Dixie-Cups

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