New Orleans Party celebrates Putumayo World Music’s 25th anniversary and New Orleans’ Tricentennial. The collection features New Orleans legends such as Dr. John and Dave Bartholomew, along with other luminaries who have contributed to the rich musical culture of this extraordinary city.
New Orleans Party is a compilation featuring many of New Orleans’ most widely recognized and celebrated artists. The album kicks off with local heavyweight “Big Al” Carson, backed by the Germany-based New Orleans Heartbreakers, swinging away on the classic “Bourbon Street Parade.”
NOLA legend Dr. John performs his version of the Joe Liggins hit “Goin’ Back to New Orleans” with Mac’s Latin rhythms adding spice to the musical gumbo. Renowned musicians Dr. Michael White and Gregg Stafford continue the festivities with “King of the Second Line” and the parade marches on with the classic “Lord, Lord, Lord” recorded by New Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones. There’s no doubt listeners will picture themselves in the middle of a second line!
Street musician turned internationally renowned Playing for Change bandmember Grandpa Elliott’s “Baby, What You Want Me To Do!” Carol Fran and Clarence Hollimon’s “Every day is Not the Same” and Fernest Arceneaux’s “It’s Alright,” a track originally written by Curtis Mayfield, all remind listeners of the deep roots the blues and R&B also have in New Orleans.The party finishes up with three leading lights of New Orleans Music: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band featuring Duke Dejan swings into the Creole classic “Corrina, Corrina”, the lively rhythms of New Orleans icon Dave Bartholomew ride on with “Let the Four Winds Blow” and Chuck Carbo’s “Second Line on Monday” in which Carbo sings and swings listeners into the night with the appropriate lyrics: “There’ll be dancing everywhere.”
New Orleans Party includes a Classic New Orleans Daiquiri recipe provided by and featuring Old New Orleans Rum. Also, a portion of the proceeds from all album sales will benefit the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic.