Putumayo Presents: New Orleans

Putumayo Presents: New Orleans

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With a little old, a little new, a little borrowed, and definitely some blue (make that blues), this fun sampler gives us a taste of what makes New Orleans music so special. Bringing together classic artists like Louis Armstrong and Louis Prima, neo-traditionalists including Dr. Michael White and Nicholas Payton, and local favorites Deacon John and Topsy Chapman, as… See more details below

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With a little old, a little new, a little borrowed, and definitely some blue (make that blues), this fun sampler gives us a taste of what makes New Orleans music so special. Bringing together classic artists like Louis Armstrong and Louis Prima, neo-traditionalists including Dr. Michael White and Nicholas Payton, and local favorites Deacon John and Topsy Chapman, as well as the inimitable Dr. John and others, New Orleans displays the mix of jazz, blues, gospel, and R&B that fuels the pleasures of the Big Easy sound. Though the emphasis here is on more traditional strains -- such funky giants as the Meters and the Neville Brothers, not to mention the pioneering New Orleans rock 'n' rollers and soul artists, are to be found elsewhere -- the earthy tones of this homegrown music never sounded so good.

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Putumayo provides a nice introduction to Nawlins jazz here, with a pretty good mix of the classic and the contemporary. The music remains, despite its era or performer, fully of the New Orleans style. The patron saint of the city, as well as the genre, Louis Armstrong, is presented with one of his later recordings with an all-star band in 1966 (it's somewhat disappointing not to hear the Hot Fives or Sevens, but this one still ain't bad). Other mainstays of the city are here as well, with Dr. John playing "Basin Street Blues" as only he could, following a rendition of the same song by Louis Prima. Doc Cheatham's here with some classic vocals as well. Beyond the well-known, though, there are some members of the newer groups of influence here. Kermit Ruffins has become a contemporary revivalist of the old sound and starts off the album as such. Kevin Clark and Michael White provide contemporary versions of the classic style as well. Through and through, it's a fine introduction to a given genre. It's surprising not to hear anything from the Nevilles or the Marsalis royalty, but what's here is fine listening.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
Label:
Putumayo World Music
UPC:
0790248023229
catalogNumber:
232
Rank:
37835

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Technical Credits

Jimmy Liggins   Composer
Ben Pollack   Composer
Michael White   Composer
Georg Brunis   Composer
Frank Melrose   Composer
New Orleans Rhythm Kings   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Kermit Ruffins   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Jorge Maldonado   Spanish Translation
Paul Mares   Composer
Billy Moll   Composer
Leon Roppolo   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Dan Storper   Executive Producer
Mel Stitzel   Composer
Nicola Heindl   Illustrations
Ted Koehler   Composer
Walter Melrose   Composer
Charles Warfield   Composer
Emily Lazar   Mastering
Traditional   Composer
Julien Massardier   translation

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