Various Artists – Treme: Music from the HBO Original Series Season 1


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Release Date:  2010

Label:  Geffen Records


Track List

1 –John Boutté – Treme Song (Main Title Version) 1:45
2 –Rebirth Brass Band – Feel Like Funkin’ It Up (Live Street Mix) 3:30
3 –The New Orleans Jazz Vipers – I Hope Your Comin’ Back To New Orleans 2:40
4 –Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers – Skokiaan 2:13
5 –Trombone Shorty & James Andrews – Ooh Poo Pah Doo 2:51
6 –Soul Rebels Brass Band & John Mooney – Drinka Little Poison (4 U Die) 2:59
7 –Free Agents Brass Band – We Made It Through That Water 4:43
8 –Steve Zahn – Shame Shame Shame 3:40
9 –Dr. John – My Indian Red 5:08
10 –John Boutté, Paul Sanchez, Glen David Andrews & New Birth Brass Band – At The Foot Of Canal Street 1:45
11 –Louis Prima – Buona Sera 2:59
12 –Tom McDermott  & Lucia Micarelli – New Orleans Blues 2:20
13 –Michiel Huisman, Lucia Micarelli & Wendell Pierce – I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You 1:50
14 –Mardi Gras Indians – Indian Red (Wild Man Memorial) 2:12
15 –Donald Harrison – Indian Red 4:59
16 –Irma Thomas & Allen Toussaint – Time Is On My Side 3:05
17 –Steve Earle – This City 2:44
18 –Treme Brass Band – Just A Closer Walk With Thee 4:02
19 –Lil Queenie & The Percolators – My Dawlin’ New Orleans 4:02



The music included here celebrates the musical diversity of New Orleans and Treme as traditions have been passed down from the neighborhood where jazz was born and where blues, Cajun, and folk musics have flourished to the present post-Katrina era. Beginning with the theme “Treme Song,” written and performed by pianist John Boutté, through Troy (Trombone Shorty) and James Andrews’ wild reading of “Ooh Poo Pah Doo,” the Irma Thomas-Allen Toussaint collaboration on “Time Is on My Side,” Tom McDermott and Lucia Micarelli’s “New Orleans Blues,” Kermit Ruffins’ “Skokiaan,” and the Rebirth, Treme, Soul Rebels, and Free Agents Brass Band performances, the music is saturated with joy, celebration, pain, sadness, soul, and the ferocity of defiance. This is underscored by three very different versions of “Indian Red” (the sacred song of New Orleans’ Mardis Gras Indians). One is by Dr. John with a full-on band, another is by jazzman Donald Harrison, Jr. (Big Chief of the Congo Nation Indian Tribe), and another is by actor Clarke Peters — who plays an Indian chief — leading a chant with the heads of Mardis Gras Indian Tribes. One of the Treme’s most famous sons, Louis Prima, is represented by “Buena Sera”; actor Steve Zahn and friends offer a delightful cover Smiley Lewis’ “Shame, Shame, Shame”; and star Wendell Pierce sings a quietly beautiful “I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You.” Lil’ Queenie & the Percolators’ 1988 reading of “My Darlin New Orleans” closes it on a high note. As a soundtrack, this volume represents what’s best about Treme; as a listening experience, it is pure pleasure.



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