Sunday, November 27, 2005

Allen Toussaint, Dr.John, Irma Thomas, Buckwheat Zydeco, Wild Magnolias, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, BeauSoleil, & nine more.

Randy Newman >Louisiana 1927

As a music fan, here's an easy way to contribute to Gulf Coast relief. Nonesuch Records has recorded an exciting, brand new compilation of New Orleans related artists. And here's the original version of Randy Newman's Louisiana 1927, which was newly recorded with an orchestra for this CD.

From Nonesuch Records is releasing a benefit album of newly recorded songs featuring artists from the New Orleans music community – across a wide variety of styles – to document the depth, richness and profound musicality of that unique city. Funds from the sale of the record, titled Our New Orleans, will be donated to Habitat For Humanity to aid those affected by the recent Hurricane Katrina disaster. A number of New Orleans’ best known musicians have been asked to record songs that are integral to their lives and that express their feelings about the city and the recent events there. Sessions began in New York on September 20, with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Wild Magnolias recording at Clinton Studios. Later the same day and on September 21, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band recorded at New York’s Avatar Studios. Further sessions in October included Dr. John, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Randy Newman, among others. Nonesuch’s parent company – Warner Bros. Records – is donating all of the production costs for this record, as part of the Warner Music Group’s larger efforts on behalf of the hurricane victims. Many others involved in the project are also generously donating their time and services.

Randy Newman >Louisiana 1927


Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

this will be a stocking stuffer foe sho

5:29 AM  

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