NEW ORLEANS - Various Artists (Putumayo)
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.
Details1Kermit Ruffins - Drop Me Off in New Orleans - (United States)
2 Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton - I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues - (United States)
3 Louis Prima - Basin Street Blues - (United States)
4 Preservation Hall Hot 4 - Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - (United States)
5 Topsy Chapman and the Pros - Baby Won't You Please Come Home - (United States)
6 Kevin Clark and the Jazz Revolution - The Devil Done Got Me Blues - (United States)
7 Louis Armstrong - Tin Roof Blues - (United States)
8 Dr. John - Basin Street Blues - (United States)
9 Dr. Michael White - Give It Up (Gypsy Second Line) - (United States)
10 Deacon John - Going Back to New Orleans - (United States)
11 Gregg Stafford & Dr. Michael White - Bye & Bye / Saints - (United States)