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Doctors, Professors, Kings and Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans [Box]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Welcome to New Orleans - Galactic/Theryl DeClouet
    2. Drop Me Off in New Orleans - Kermit Ruffins
    3. I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino
    4. Iko Iko - Dr. John
    5. Potato Head Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven
    6. My Darlin' New Orleans - Lil' Queenie & The Percolators
    7. Para Donde Vas (Where Are You Going) - The Iguanas
    8. Meet the Boyz on the Battlefront - Anders Osborne & Big Chef Monk Boudreaux
    9. Ain't Got No Home - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
    10. Feel Like Funkin' It Up - Rebirth Brass Band
    11. Zydeco Gris-Gris - Beausoleil
    12. Mother-in-Law - Ernie K-Doe
    13. That's Enough of That Stuff - Marcia Ball
    14. Confidential - The Radiators
    15. Hey Pooky a-Way - The Meters
    16. I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say - Jelly Roll Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen
    17. Foot of Canal Street - Paul Sanchez
    18. One Mo Time - Vernal Bagneris & The Cast Of One Mo' Time
    19. Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu - Huey "Piano" Smith/The Clowns
    20. More Hipper - Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
    21. Release Me - Johnny Adams
    22. Preachin' Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
    23. Jambalaya - Clifton Chenier
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Dog Days - Leigh Harris
    2. No City Like New Orleans - Earl King
    3. Salee Dames, Bon Jour - Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders
    4. Marshall's Club - Balfa Toujours
    5. You Can Have My Husband - Irma Thomas
    6. Go Go - Galactic
    7. Not Too Eggy - New Orleans Klezmer All Stars
    8. St. James Infirmary - Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    9. Going Back to New Orleans - Decon John Moore
    10. Hot Tamale Baby - Buckwheat Zydeco
    11. Fear, Hate, Envy, Jealousy - Neville Brothers
    12. Poop Ain't Gotta Sucuffle Nomore - James Andrews
    13. Mardi Gras Mambo - Hawketts
    14. Ice Cream - George Lewis Ragtime Band
    15. No Doubt About It - J. Monque'D
    16. Don't You Feel My Leg - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band/Danny Barker/Eddie Bo
    17. Dog Hill - Boozoo Chavis
    18. Au Bord de Lac Bijou - Zachary Richard
    19. Mardi Gras in New Orleans - Tuba Fats' Chosen Few Brass Band
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Shrimp and Gumbo - Dave Bartholomew
    2. St. Phillip Street Breakdown - Dr. Michael White
    3. Going Back to Louisiana - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
    4. Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
    5. Saints, The - Coolbone
    6. Canaille (You're Cute, But You're Sneaky) - Geno Delafose/French Rockin' Boogie
    7. Carnival Time - Al Johnson
    8. La Negra Tomasa
    9. Let the Good Times Roll - Shirley & Lee
    10. Broken Windmill, The - Tom McDermott/Evan Christopher
    11. Way Down - Champion Jack Dupree
    12. Hallelujah - Raymond Anthony Myles/The Rams
    13. I Hear You Knocking - Smiley Lewis
    14. La Creve De Faim / Starvation - Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
    15. Main Street Blues - Red Stick Ramblers
    16. Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford
    17. Tee-Nah-Nah - Henry Butler
    18. Smoke That Fire - New Birth Brass Band
    19. Give Him Cornbread - Beau Jocque/Zydeco Hi-Rollers
    20. I Like It Like That (Part 1) - Chris Kenner
    21. Classified (Version Two) - James Booker
    22. Southern Nights - Allen Toussaint
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Tipitina - Professor Longhair
    2. Party - The Wild Magnolias
    3. Dr. Jazz - Ellis Marsalis
    4. Ooh Poo Pah Doo - Troy Andrews
    5. South of 1-10 - Sonny Landreth
    6. Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette) - Benny Spellman
    7. Right Key But the Wrong Keyhole, The - Charmaine Neville/Reggie Houston
    8. Rip It Up - Little Richard
    9. Royal Garden Blues - Kid Ory & His Creole Jazz Band
    10. Stoned, Drunk & Naked - Anders Osborne
    11. Lasissez Faire (Let It Be) - Bruce Daigrepont
    12. Digga-Digga-Do - New Orleans Jazz Vipers
    13. Tailspin - Walter "Wolfman" Washington
    14. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price
    15. Havin' Fun in New Orleans - Eddie Bo
    16. King of the Mardi Gras - Tim Laughlin
    17. Red Beans - Snooks Eaglin
    18. S.U.V. - Mem Shannon & The Membership
    19. Tits Yeux Noirs (Little Black Eyes) - Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
    20. Lazy River - Pete Fountain & His Band
    21. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? - Louis Armstrong & His Dixieland Seven
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 37441

  • Credits
    ProducerChuck Taggart (Compilation)

    Includes 80-page booklet with photos, discography and an extensive essay by Chuck Taggart.
    Liner Note Author: Chuck Taggart.
    It reads splendidly on paper: Shout Factory's Doctors, Professors, Kings and Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans is a traveler's guide to the legendary city's rich musical heritage. Over the course of four discs, it attempts to touch on all of the kinds of music associated with New Orleans -- everything from brass bands and piano blues to zydeco, jazz and klezmer -- and represent recordings from the '20s to the modern day. Add an 84-page book, complete with advice on where tourists should go in the Crescent City, and it seems like this is the definitive word on New Orleans. Well, not quite. While the idea of mixing eras is theoretically appealing, since it would emphasize common threads within New Orleans music, it winds up being distracting not only because of the different qualities of recordings, but because the sequencing isn't logical; instead of leading the listener through the changes, subtly instructing on the similarities between the seemingly dissimilar styles, the box seems like it's stuck on shuffle-play, whipping between songs without much rhyme or reason. And that haphazard sequencing brings another troubling flaw with the set into sharp relief: the musicians behind the recent recordings simply aren't a patch on the giants that provide New Orleans music with its heart, soul, blood and bone. Those musicians are here, no doubt -- Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Allen Toussaint, the Meters, Professor Longhair, Smiley Lewis, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Huey "Piano" Smith -- are all here, but when they're combined with solid but undistinguished modern artists, the results are less than definitive. It's pleasant, and representative of what you'd hear on a trip to New Orleans, and the book is highly instructive, but as a pure, enjoyable listening experience, Doctors, Professors, Kings and Queens pales next to previous New Orleans sets. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[I]ts 85 tracks range far and wide: jazz and ragtime spar with blues and R&B, plus there's backwood Cajun tunes, swamp pop, hip-swivelling zydeco and good-timing rock'n'roll."
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