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New Orleans

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  • Audio CD (1 Feb. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Putumayo
  • ASIN: B0006U3U24
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,233 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Drop Me Off In New Orleans - Kermit Ruffins
2. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues - Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
3. Basin Street Blues - Louis Prima
4. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - Preservation Hall Hot 4 With Duke Dejan
5. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home - Topsy Chapman
6. The Devil Done Got Me Blues - Kevin Clark & The Jazz Revelation
7. Tin Roof Blues - Louis Armstrong
8. Basin Street Blues - Dr. John
9. Give It Up (Gypsy Second Line) - Dr. Michael White
10. Going Back to New Orleans - Deacon John
11. Bye and Bye/Saints - Gregg Stafford & Dr. Michael White

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The musical traditions that New Orleans has nurtured are legendary, but music is not just the stuff of legend there. In the city’s streets, it is a vibrant, ever-evolving art form. New artists regularly learn from their predecessors, and inject those lessons with fresh energy and ideas. For New Orleans, Putumayo founder Dan Storper researched traditional jazz and blues in forms both old and new after becoming a part time resident of New Orleans in 2003. The collection includes legends Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Doc Cheatham, Dr. John and The Preservation Hall Hot 4 with Duke Dejan alongside local favorites Nicholas Payton, Kermit Ruffins, Deacon John, Dr. Michael White, Topsy Chapman, Kevin Clark and Gregg Stafford. The descriptive liner notes, written by New Orleans musicologist Baty Landis, are in English, French and Spanish. They feature striking photographs by respected New Orleans photographer Michael Smith, as well as a resource guide for New Orleans music, travel and entertainment. Renowned New Orleans chef Paul Prudhomme has contributed a recipe for seafood gumbo.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Sept. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Well, after the hurricane Katrina, we notice more than ever, what an irreparable damage already has arisen alone by the destruction of notes, film and Audio-archives.
The collection on the CD presents a tour through the musical influence elements of the French Creole culture, touches Spanish fragments and of course does not forget the core of the life in the Mississippi delta: the blues.
The CD offers a good look at this from the unforgotten Louis Armstrong up to current sizes of the music life there. We can regard, what we should try to save culturally - despite all other shocking flood-details.
Besides the touching picturesque work on the cover one still finds music scientific notes (Baty Landis), photographic highlights (Michael Smith) and a recipe of the cook Paul Prudhomme in the booklet regarding the preparation of the traditional fish meal "Gumbo".
But before one can lose again in such "Big Easy" gourmet-carelessness without pangs of conscience, first a lot of water has to run down the Mississippi ...
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By Ms J Mendela on 16 Sept. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Love New Orleans Jazz - great selection of artists and material! Wonderful vibrant music - really gets the toes tapping!
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A very nice intro to the sounds of New Orleans, a mixture of styles and genres,
for these things one can always say - it could have been better, but I'm primarily a jazz fan, so you can guess that I have a special relationship to the music of New Orleans. Maybe Louis Armstron and Louis Prima are not very well represented, maybe Sidney Bechet or Wynton Marsalis could also have been there, etc., etc.
But this is a very NICE jazz, jazzy, blues, bluesy, gumbo soul (etc.) compilation album.
My favorite track is maybe the collaboration between Nicholas Payton (in his 20s) and Doc Cheatham (around 90, I believe)...
at the moment I'm posting this, the price is over 22 pounds on British amazon - that is too much IMHO...
Compare to the US amazon if you will...
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Captures the essence of the city, past and present! 11 Feb. 2005
By AfroAmericanHeritage - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
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!
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Poignant and marvelous music 9 Sept. 2005
By Spitz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I've always loved the music that flourishes in New Orleans, and this CD contains examples of some of the best music the Crescent City has always offered to the world, from such legends as Armstrong and Prima, and from wonderful current artists like Kermit Ruffins. The music may seem poignant now in the face of Hurricane Katrina, but it also contains a defiant merriness that leaves no doubt that New Orleans will recover and rise again from this disaster. Best of all, producer Putumayo has stated that all sales of this album will go to relief efforts in New Orleans -- as good a reason to own and revel in this CD as any!
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
A great introductory album! 17 Dec. 2005
By Megan Romer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you're not familiar with New Orleans music, this is a great place to start. It's an authentic collection of the type of music that the city is genuinely home to (accurately, no zydeco or cajun tracks are included here, as those are imports from Southwest Louisiana) and it's a nicely rounded collection, at that.

The music of New Orleans is only one of about a million things that make the city so special, and this is a great place to get started. If you're already a die-hard New Orleans music fan, you'll probably find that you have most of these tracks in your collection anyway, but for the beginner, this collection is perfect.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great way to take a bit of New Orleans home 28 Feb. 2012
By G. Proulx - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I recently visited New Orleans for a conference and had some time to spend in the French Quarter. I loved walking around and hearing jazz drifting through the night air. Before I left my hotel I found this CD and bought it for my wife, who is more appreciative of jazz than I am. We both have enjoyed the album. It was a great way to bring home some New Orleans' tunes.

Even as one who doesn't consider myself a huge jazz fan, I enjoyed the songs on this CD. I'd recommend it to others. Hope this helped!
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Memories of the Big Easy 4 May 2006
By Fred Camfield - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is another CD I found at my friend Regina's shop, Art and Soul. It is a collection of New Orleans style music featuring Louis Prima with "Basin Street Blues" and Louis Armstrong with

"Tin Roof Blues," and a number of other artists for a total of 11 cuts (Dr. John also performs an arrangement of Basin Street Blues). It gives you the spirit of the Big Easy. The CD starts with Kermit Ruffins' "Drop me off in New Orleans" (playing time 4:28) and ends with Gregg Stafford & Dr. Michael White in a combination, "Bye & Bye/Saints" (playing time 8:02) -the latter being the traditional end of a New Orleans style performance (it was played at the end of a friend's funeral service).

There is a small booklet inside the PC case giving informatin on the various artists (in English, Spanish, and French). As a bonus, it includes a recipe for Seafood Gumbo.

Overall it is an excellent music collection. A sticker on the outer wrapper indicated that Futumayo is giving their proceeds from the CD to New Orleans Relief.

My main objections are that the CD case does not snap closed tight, and the CD takes over your PC if you play it on a PC Media Player (also, for some reason, the sound quality was not good when I tried playing it on my PC). It played well on the CD player in my car, and on a separate CD player at my house.
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