Treme: Music from the HBO Original Series, Season 1

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Ironically, the best argument for the music found on Treme: Music from the HBO Original Series is made in New Orleans' writer Joshua Jackson's annotation to one of the few non-New Orleans-associated songs on the set, Steve Earle's "This City." He writes: "Treme's music production team made a special effort to place songs in the series that followed the real timeline of late 2005-early 2006." Series co-creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer used the music in Treme in a similar fashion to the way they did in The Wire, but exponentially so. Music is a character in and of itself here: it paints places, and deepens perceptions about individual characters -- and Treme is arguably ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Ironically, the best argument for the music found on Treme: Music from the HBO Original Series is made in New Orleans' writer Joshua Jackson's annotation to one of the few non-New Orleans-associated songs on the set, Steve Earle's "This City." He writes: "Treme's music production team made a special effort to place songs in the series that followed the real timeline of late 2005-early 2006." Series co-creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer used the music in Treme in a similar fashion to the way they did in The Wire, but exponentially so. Music is a character in and of itself here: it paints places, and deepens perceptions about individual characters -- and Treme is arguably the most character-driven drama (deliberately at the expense of plot) ever to be shown on television. The music included here celebrates the musical diversity of New Orleans and Treme as traditions have been passed down from the neighborhood where jazz was born and where blues, Cajun, and folk musics have flourished to the present post-Katrina era. Beginning with the theme "Treme Song," written and performed by pianist John Boutté, through Troy (Trombone Shorty) and James Andrews' wild reading of "Ooh Poo Pah Doo," the Irma Thomas-Allen Toussaint collaboration on "Time Is on My Side," Tom McDermott and Lucia Micarelli's "New Orleans Blues," Kermit Ruffins' "Skokiaan," and the Rebirth, Treme, Soul Rebels, and Free Agents Brass Band performances, the music is saturated with joy, celebration, pain, sadness, soul, and the ferocity of defiance. This is underscored by three very different versions of "Indian Red" (the sacred song of New Orleans' Mardis Gras Indians). One is by Dr. John with a full-on band, another is by jazzman Donald Harrison, Jr. (Big Chief of the Congo Nation Indian Tribe), and another is by actor Clarke Peters -- who plays an Indian chief -- leading a chant with the heads of Mardis Gras Indian Tribes. One of the Treme's most famous sons, Louis Prima, is represented by "Buena Sera"; actor Steve Zahn and friends offer a delightful cover Smiley Lewis' "Shame, Shame, Shame"; and star Wendell Pierce sings a quietly beautiful "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You." Lil' Queenie & the Percolators' 1988 reading of "My Darlin New Orleans" closes it on a high note. As a soundtrack, this volume represents what's best about Treme; as a listening experience, it is pure pleasure.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2010
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602527508450
  • Catalog Number: 001491002
  • Sales rank: 12,686

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Treme Song - John Boutté (1:43)
  2. 2 Feel Like Funkin' It Up - Rebirth Brass Band (3:29)
  3. 3 I Hope You're Comin' Back To New Orleans - New Orleans Jazz Vipers (2:39)
  4. 4 Skokiaan - Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers (2:13)
  5. 5 Ooh Poo Pah Doo (2:50)
  6. 6 Drinka Little Poison (4 U Die) - Soul Rebels Brass Band (2:59)
  7. 7 We Made It Through That Water - Free Agents Brass Band (4:43)
  8. 8 Shame Shame Shame - Steve Zahn (3:40)
  9. 9 My Indian Red - Dr. John (5:08)
  10. 10 At the Foot of Canal Street - Glen David Andrews (4:11)
  11. 11 Buona Sera - Louis Prima (2:59)
  12. 12 New Orleans Blues - Lucia Micarelli (2:21)
  13. 13 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You - Michiel Huisman (1:49)
  14. 14 Indian Red (Wild Man Memorial) - Mardi Gras Indians (2:12)
  15. 15 Indian Red - Donald Harrison (4:57)
  16. 16 Time is On My Side - Allen Toussaint (3:04)
  17. 17 This City - Steve Earle (2:43)
  18. 18 Just a Closer Walk With Thee - Treme Brass Band (4:03)
  19. 19 My Darlin New Orleans - Lil' Queenie & The Percolators (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Mooney Guitar, Vocals
Louis Prima Trumpet, Vocals
Dr. John Piano, Vocals
Steve Earle Guitar, Vocals
Irma Thomas Vocals
Loren Pickford Piano
Lillian Boutte Background Vocals
Keely Smith Vocals
Sam Butera Tenor Saxophone
Jack Marshall Guitar
Dave Bartholomew Trumpet
Paul Sanchez Guitar
The Pfister Sisters Background Vocals
Kermit Ruffins Trumpet, Vocals
Stafford Agee Trombone, Vocals
James Andrews Trumpet, Vocals
David Barard Bass, Vocals
Lionel Batiste Bass Drums
Byron Bernard Tenor Saxophone
Chad Brown Trumpet
Tyrus Chapman Trombone
Debbie Davis Background Vocals
Roland Guerin Bass
Donald Harrison Saxophone
Corey Henry Trombone
Reggie Houston Saxophone
Bill Huntington Bass
Benny Jones Snare Drums
Charles Joseph Trombone
Kirk Joseph Sousaphone
Fred Kemp Tenor Saxophone
Doreen Ketchens Clarinet
Craig Klein Sousaphone
Joe Krown Electric Piano
Lumar LeBlanc Snare Drums
Roger Lewis Saxophone
John Magnie Piano
Tom McDermott Piano
Kevin Morris Bass
Derrick Moss Bass Drums
Wendell Pierce Vocals
Renard Poché Guitar
Shannon Powell Drums
Allen Toussaint Piano, Conductor
John Fohl Guitar
Brett Richardson Piano
Glen Andrews Trumpet, Vocals
Jay Bellerose Drums
Tommy Malone Guitar
Bobby Morris Drums
John Boutté Vocals
Brian "Breeze" Cayolle Baritone Saxophone
Cayetano Hingle Bass Drums
Herman Lebeaux Drums
Reginald Toussaint Percussion
Ben Ellman Tenor Saxophone
Winston Turner Trombone
Tannon Williams Trumpet
Anthony Richards Rubboard
Holley Bendtsen Background Vocals
Yvette Voelker Background Vocals
Derrick Freeman Drums
Kerry Hunter Snare Drums
Richard Knox Keyboards
Vincent Broussard Saxophone
Joe Dyson Drums
Kenneth Blevins Drums
Ken Williams Tambourine, Vocals
Steve Zahn Vocals
Sammie Williams Trombone
Phil Frazier Sousaphone
Lucia Micarelli Violin
Gina Brown Background Vocals
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews Trombone
Bruce Brackman Clarinet
Michiel Huisman Piano
Jack Fine Cornet
Herman Ernest Drums
Max Moran Bass
Barnabus Jones Trombone
Alonzo Bowen Tenor Saxophone
Todd Duke Guitar
Kenneth Terry Trumpet
Glen David Andrews Trombone
Dwayne Nelson Bass Drums
Big Sam Williams Trombone
Mario Abney Trumpet
Aurora Nealand Alto Saxophone
Edward Lee Tuba, Sousaphone
Joe Braun Vocals
Keith Frazier Bass Drums
Terry De Gruy Background Vocals
Tanya Ellsworth Background Vocals
Shannon Haynes Trumpet
Rickey Cortes Bass
Renard Henry Snare Drums
Nathan Lamberton Bass
Michael Brown Euphonium
Michael "St. Louis Slim" Larkin Guitar
Marcus "Red" Hubbard Trumpet
Leigh "Lil' Queenie" Harris Vocals
Kent "Lil Snoop" Wilkins Rap
Julian Gosin Trumpet
Johnathan Gross Tuba
Jeffery Hill Sousaphone
James Blount Jr. Trombone
James "Jimbo" Walsh Bass
Ersel Bogan Trombone
Erion Williams Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ellis Joseph Bass Drums
Eddie King Jr. Trombone
Dewan "Itchy" Scott Snare Drums
Davis Rogan Piano
Charlie Kohlmyer Drums
Chaderick Honore Trumpet, Vocals
Bernard Floyd Trumpet
Amedee Castenell Tenor Saxophone
Amato Rodrigues Bass
Alfred Growe Trombone
Willie McCumber Piano
Victoria Harrison Piano
Vance Vaucresson Background Vocals
Tricia L. Wallace Background Vocals
Tracey Griffin Flugelhorn
Technical Credits
Bing Crosby Composer
Dr. John Arranger
Steve Earle Composer
Danny Barker Arranger
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
Ron Cuccia Composer
Charles Neville Composer
Paul Sanchez Composer
Tom Glazer Composer
Kenyon Hopkins Composer
Ramsey McLean Composer
Kermit Ruffins Composer
T Bone Burnett Producer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Peter DeRose Composer
Donald Harrison Producer
Jessie Hill Composer
Tom McDermott Producer
Wardell Quezergue Arranger
Frank Quintini Producer
Steve Reynolds Producer
Carl Sigman Composer
Allen Toussaint Horn Arrangements
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
Larry Blumenfeld Liner Notes
John Boutté Composer
Blake Leyh Producer
Grayson Capps Composer
Traditional Composer
Jason Wormer Engineer
Daniel Majorie Engineer
Tim Stanbaugh Engineer
Phil Frazier Composer
Joshua Jackson Track Notes
Dina Hovsepian Art Direction
David Simon Composer, Soundtrack Executive Producer
Nina K. Noble Soundtrack Executive Producer
Chris George Engineer
Jerry Ragavoy Composer
Mark Schilling Producer
Joe Braun Composer
Keith Frazier Composer
Reuben Fisher Composer
Paul Ledford Engineer
Eric Overmyer Liner Notes, Soundtrack Executive Producer
Ellis Joseph Composer
Davis Rogan Horn Arrangements
Bruce Litecky Engineer
August Masarurwa Composer
Will Steacy Cover Photo
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