Monday, 15 June 2009
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1976 - Various Artists
This was a real surprise find at last sunday's boot sale. Great live recordings of some classic New Orleans artists, including a whole side from Allen Toussaint. My favourite stuff on the album is the storming performance from Irma Thomas and the grand old blues of Lightnin' Hopkins who introduces Slow and Easy by telling us that "...it takes an old man to sing this song, cos the young folks can't sing it to save they lives". Getting old obviously has its perks then.
01 High Life /Sweet Touch of Love / Play Something Sweet / Shoorah Shoorah / Freedom for the Stallion (Recorded April 9 1976). ALLEN TOUSSAINT
02 Working in a Coal Mine / Holy Cow (September 11 1976) LEE DORSEY
03 Ain't It the Truth / Mother-in-Law (April 11th 1976) ERNIE K-DOE
04 Barefootin / Country Side of Life (September 26 1976) ROBERT PARKER
05 You Can Have My Husband But Please Don't Mess With My Man / Cry On / I Done My Part (April 11 1976) IRMA THOMAS
06 Mama & Papa / Trick Bag (September 11 1976) EARL KING
07 Mojo Hand / Baby Please Don't Go / All Night Long (Slow & Easy) (April 11 1976) LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS
08 Tipitina / Mardi Gras in New Orleans (April 11 1976) PROFESSOR LONGHAIR
Get the funky goodness HERE.