Various Artists – Classic Sounds Of New Orleans: From Smithsonian Folkways


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Release Date: 2010

Label: Smithsonian Folkways


Track List

  1. Just A Little While To Stay Here – Eureka Brass Band
  2. Shine-Hambone – Shoeshine Boy
  3. Tiger Rag – Freddie L. Small
  4. Blackberries! – Dora Bliggen
  5. Red White And Blue Got The Golden Band – Mardi Gras Indians
  6. Times Done Changed – Sister Dora Alexander
  7. Dark Was The Night – Rev. Lewis Jackson & Charlotte Rucell
  8. Back To The Time – Choir Of Pilgrim Baptist Church
  9. We Shall Walk Through The Streets Of The City (dirge) – Doc Paulin
  10. We Shall Walk Through The Streets Of The City (march) – Doc Paulin
  11. Bucket’s Got A Hole In It – Punch Miller with Samuel B. Charters
  12. Spooky Drums #1 – Baby Dodds
  13. Milenberg Joys – Emile Barnes
  14. Clarinet Marmalade – The Six And Seven-Eights String Band Of New Orleans
  15. High Society – Snooks Eaglin
  16. Careless Love – Lonnie Johnson
  17. Lonesome Road – Billie And De De Pierce with Emile Barnes
  18. Corrine, Corrina – Kid Clayton
  19. Saint James Infirmary -Snooks Eaglin
  20. Take Your Big Leg Off Me/Easy Rider/Mama Don’t ‘Low No Music Playing Here – H.J. Bolusseau
  21. Rattlesnake Boogie – Champion Jack Dupree
  22. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone – Roosevelt Sykes
  23. Jimmy’s Blues – Kid Clayton
  24. C.C. Rider – Lonnie Johnson
  25. Shake It And Break It – Emile Barnes And Lawrence Tocca with Billie Pierce
  26. Lord, Lord, Lord – Eureka Brass Band



From street parades to nightclubs, from churches to dance halls, music has been essential to New Orleans’ unique culture. These sounds that emanated from the Crescent City have played a key role in the evolution of American music. Spanning improvised, polyrhythmic, call & response drum performances on the streets of Congo Sq. To symphony orchestras & opera houses that, although segregated, were open to whites, Creoles & slaves, some of the 20th century’s most creative & influential music emerged from the expressive melting pot of diverse musical styles in New Orleans.

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