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Putumayo Presents: New Orleans

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
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 ...
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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2005
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • UPC: 790248023229
  • Catalog Number: 232
  • Sales rank: 42,240

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Drop Me Off in New Orleans (4:28)
  2. 2 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues - Nicholas Payton (3:20)
  3. 3 Basin Street Blues - Louis Prima (2:06)
  4. 4 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - Duke Dejan (4:48)
  5. 5 Baby Won't You Please Come Home - Topsy Chapman (5:07)
  6. 6 The Devil Done Got Me Blues - Kevin Clark (3:24)
  7. 7 Tin Roof Blues - Louis Armstrong (2:59)
  8. 8 Basin Street Blues - Dr. John (4:27)
  9. 9 Give It Up (Gypsy Second Line) - Dr. Michael White (6:03)
  10. 10 Going Back to New Orleans - Deacon John Moore (2:45)
  11. 11 Bye & Bye/Saints - Gregg Stafford (10:34)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Jimmy Liggins Composer
Ben Pollack Composer
Dr. 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Captures the essence of the city, past and present!

    Wow! What an irresistible collection this is. It celebrates New Orleans' ever-evolving musical world by intermingling the legends (like Louis Armstrong, Topsy Chapman and Doc Cheatham) with current local favorites who are injecting new energy and new ideas (like Kermit Ruffins and Dr. Michael White.) Unlike most CDs, where I skip around to my favorites, I play this one straight through because there's not a single cut I don't love. But if I had to pick a favorite, it would be Dr. Michael White's "Give it Up (Gypsy Second Line)" with its Klezmer influenced clarinet. Highly recommended to anyone who likes a musical good time!

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