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Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast

  • 1. Yes We Can Can - Allen Toussaint
    2. World I Never Made - Dr. John
    3. Back Water Blues - Irma Thomas
    4. Gather by the River - Davell Crawford
    5. Cryin' in the Streets - Buckwheat Zydeco
    6. Canal Street Blues - Dr. Michael White
    7. Medley - The Wild Magnolias
    8. When the Saints Go Marching In - Eddie Bo
    9. My Feet Can't Fail Me Now - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    10. Tou' les Jours C'Est Pas la Meme - Carol Fran
    11. L'Ouragon - Beausoleil
    12. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans - Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    13. Prayer For New Orleans - Charlie Miller
    14. What a Wonderful World - Wardell Quezergue Orchestra - (featuring Donald Harrison)
    15. Tipitina and Me - Allen Toussaint
    16. Louisiana 1927 - Randy Newman/Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 79934

  • Credits
    ProducerRobert Hurwitz (Compilation); David Bither (Compilation)

    Beautifully packaged and lovingly compiled, OUR NEW ORLEANS presents a set of songs recorded in September and October of 2005, shortly after Lake Ponchartrain flooded New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. With the destruction of their beloved hometown fresh in their minds, Crescent City artists such as Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, and Irma Thomas set about making music that directly acknowledges the iconic city, making for an emotional tribute. The mood on OUR NEW ORLEANS is predominantly hopeful, uplifting, and, of course, funky, with Toussaint's new groove-laden rendition of "Yes We Can Can" exemplifying this thoughtful and enjoyable record. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (No. 851, p.99) - "...The album serves as a gratifying reminder of how valid New Orleans' artistic cotributions were, and are--and why the city and its peole deserve to be saved." - Grade: B+
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.95) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Trad jazz emanates from Dr. Michael White and the Preservation Hall regulars, while lesser-knowns like Davell Crawford and blues veteran Carol Frank almost steal the show."
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