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Potliquor: Louisiana Rock & Roll

In January 1973, “Janus” label released “Louisiana Rock & Roll”, the third Potliquor album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Deep South Recording Studio” in New Orleans, and was produced by Jim Brown.

Personnel:

  • Les Wallace – vocals, guitars
  • George Ratzlaff – vocals, keyboards
  • Guy Schaeffer – vocals, bass guitar
  • Leon Medica – vocals, bass guitar
  • Jerry Amoroso – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Cy Frost – piano, clavinet, Moog synthesizer, horn and string arrangements
  • Glenn Spreen – horn and string arrangements
  • Lee Fortier – horns
  • Art DeCesare – horns
  • Bud Brasher – horns
  • Pete Verbois – horns
  • Bill Ludwig – horns
  • Nick Rousse – horns
  • Charlie Depuy – horns
  • Uncle Buck Wood – fiddle
  • Gail and David Amoroso – handclaps
  • Strings on “For You” – a combined section of the New Orleans Symphony and Baton Rouge Symphony
  • Cy Frost – recording, production consultant
  • Peter Granet – remix
  • F. Alessandrini – artwork
  • Dawn Studios – album cover design
  • Mia Krinsky – album coordination
  • J. W. deBuys – photography
  • Bob Scerbo – production coordinator

Track listing:

  1. You Can’t Get There from Here – Casey Kelly
  2. Waitin’ for Me at the River – George Ratzlaff
  3. Taj and Jimmy’s Blues – Taj Mahal, Al Smith, Jimmy Reed
  4. Rip It Up – Marascalco Blackwell
  5. H – Lee Wallace, Lauretta Wallace
  6. Louisiana Rock ’n’ Roll – George Ratzlaff
  7. St. Jude’s Blues – Jerry Amoroso
  8. Born Under a Bad Sign – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
  9. Guitar Boogie – George Ratzlaff
  10. For You – Les Wallace

Dr. John: Goin’ Back to New Orleans

On June 12, 1992, “Warner Bros” label released “Goin’ Back to New Orleans”, the 17th Dr. John album. It was recorded in 1992, at “Ultrasonic Studios” in New Orleans, and was produced by Stewart Levine.

Personnel:

  • Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) – lead vocal, piano, electric piano, organ, guitar
  • Tommy Moran – guitar
  • Chief “Smiley” Ricks, Alfred “Uganda” Roberts, Charles Neville, Cyril Neville – percussion
  • Al Schmitt – engineer
  • Chris Rich, David Farrell, Steve Reynolds – engineer assistant
  • Tom Recchion – art direction, design
  • Lyn Bradley – design
  • Jason Jones – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mac Rebennack, except where noted.

  1. Litanie des Saints
  2. Careless Love – Martha Koenig, Spencer Williams, W. C. Handy
  3. My Indian Red
  4. Mineburg Joys – Charles Melrose, Jellyroll Morton, Leon Roppola, Paul Mayers
  5. I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say – Ferdinand Morton
  6. Basin Street Blues – Spencer Williams
  7. Didn’t He Ramble – Hattie Bolten
  8. Do You Call That a Buddy? – Don Raye, Wesley Wilson
  9. How Come My Dog Don’t Bark (When You Come Around) – Prince Partridge
  10. Goodnight Irene – Huddie Ledbetter, John Lomax
  11. Fess Up
  12. Since I Fell for You – Buddy Johnson
  13. I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal You – Sam Theard
  14. Cabbage Head – Henry Roeland Byrd, Mac Rebennack
  15. Goin’ Home Tomorrow – Alvin Young, Fats Domino
  16. Blue Monday – Dave Bartholomew
  17. Scald Dog Medley / I Can’t Go On – Huey “Piano” Smith, Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino
  18. Goin’ Back to New Orleans – Joe Liggins

Bettie Serveert: Lamprey

On January 24, 1995, “Brinkman Records” label released “Lamprey”, the second Bettie Serveert studio album. It was recorded in 1994, at “Studio 150” in Amsterdam, Netherlands, “Air Studios” in London, “Kingsway Studios” in New Orleans, and was produced by Frans Hagenaars.

Personnel:

  • Carol van Dijk – vocals, guitar
  • Peter Visser – guitar
  • Herman Bunskoeke – bass
  • Berend Dubbe – drums

Track listing:

  1. Keepsake
  2. Ray Ray Rain
  3. D. Feathers
  4. Re-feel-it
  5. 21 Days
  6. Cybor D
  7. Tell Me, Sad
  8. Crutches
  9. Something so Wild
  10. Totally Freaked Out
  11. Silent Spring

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

On November 10, 2014, “Roswell” label released “Sonic Highways”, the eighth Foo Fighters studio album. It was recorded September 2013 – July 2014, at “Electrical Audio” in Chicago, “Inner Ear” in Arlington County, Virginia, “Southern Ground” in Nashville, “6A” in Austin, “Rancho De La Luna” in Joshua Tree, California, “Preservation Hall” in New Orleans, “Robert Lang” in Seattle, “The Magic Shop” in New York City, and was produced by Butch Vig, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hwakins and Chris Shiflett.

Personnel:

  • Dave Grohl – lead and backing vocals, rhythm and acoustic guitar, cymbals, EBow
  • Pat Smear – rhythm and lead guitar
  • Chris Shiflett – lead guitar, devil pickin’, backing vocals
  • Nate Mendel – bass guitar
  • Taylor Hawkins – drums, backing vocals
  • Joe Walsh – lead guitar
  • Gary Clark, Jr. – lead guitar
  • Rick Nielsen – baritone guitar
  • Rami Jaffee – clavinet; organ; mellotron; piano; Wurlitzer electric piano; backing vocals, space keys
  • Charlie Gabriel – clarinet
  • Mark Braud – trumpet
  • Ben Jaffe – tuba 
  • Ronell Johnson – tuba, backing vocals
  • Freddie Lonzo – trombone 
  • Clint Maedgen – saxophone, backing vocals
  • Zac Brown – devil pickin’, backing vocals
  • Drew Hester – percussion; tambourine
  • Barrett Jones – EBow
  • Los Angeles Youth Orchestra – strings 
  • Tony Visconti – string arrangement
  • Ben Gibbard – backing vocals
  • Chris Goss – backing vocals
  • Jim Rota – backing vocals
  • Peter Stahl – backing vocals
  • Skeeter Thompson – backing vocals
  • Kristeen Young – backing vocals
  • Justin Armstrong – studio assistance
  • Brandon Bell – studio assistance
  • Charlie Bolois – studio assistance
  • Dakota Bowman – studio assistance
  • Marcel Fernandez – studio assistance
  • Kabir Hermon – studio assistance
  • John Lousteau – studio assistance
  • Matt Mangano – studio assistance
  • Greg Norman – studio assistance
  • Jon San Paolo – studio assistance
  • Matthias Schneeberger – studio assistance
  • Chris Shurtleff – studio assistance
  • Ben Simoneti – studio assistance
  • Don Zientara – studio assistance
  • James Brown – recording, mixing
  • Reuben Cohen – mastering
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Gersh Gershunoff – drums technician
  • Morning Breath, Inc. – art direction, design
  • Stephan Martiniere – cover illustration
  • Ringo – photography
  • Andrew Stuart – photography

Track listing:

  1. Something from Nothing
  2. The Feast and the Famine
  3. Congregation
  4. What Did I Do/God as My Witness
  5. Outside
  6. In the Clear
  7. Subterranean
  8. I am a River

Paris: Big Towne, 2061

In August 1976, “Capitol” label released “Big Towne, 2061”, the second and final Paris studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at the “Total Experience Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Bob Hughes.

Personnel:

  • Bob Welch – vocals, guitar
  • Glenn Cornick – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Hunt Sales – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Bob Hughes – engineer
  • Steve Pouliot, Meyrick Smith – engineer assustant

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Welch except when noted.

  1. Blue Robin
  2. Big Towne, 2061
  3. Pale Horse, Pale Rider
  4. New Orleans
  5. Outlaw Game – Bob Welch, Hunt Sales
  6. Money Love – Bob Welch, Hunt Sales
  7. Heart of Stone
  8. Slave Trader
  9. 1 in 10
  10. Janie – Bob Welch, Glenn Cornick

Christian Scott: Ancestral Recall

On March 22, 2019, “Ropeadope Records” label released “Ancestral Recall”, the 14th Christian Scott album. It was recorded April – December 2018, at “The Champagne Room West” and “The Parlor” in New Orleans, and was produced by Christian aTunde Adjuah (Christian Scott).

Personnel:

  • Christian Scott – vocals, trumpet, African drums, drums, flugelhorn, keyboards, mallets, percussion, siren
  • Kris Funn – bass
  • Lawrence Fields – piano
  • Corey Fonville – drums
  • Amadou Kouyate – percussion
  • Weedie Braimah – vocals, percussion
  • Themba Mkhatshwa – percussion
  • Munir Zakee Richard – percussion
  • Logan Richardson – alto saxophone
  • Elena Pinderhughes – flute
  • Mike Larry Draw – vocals
  • Devan Mayfield – vocals
  • Chris Turner – vocals
  • Saul Williams – vocals
  • Qmillion – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian Scott, except where noted.

  1. Her Arrival
  2. O Own the Night – Christian Scott, Saul Williams
  3. The Shared Stories of Rivals (KEITA)
  4. Forever Girl – Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Mike Ward Jr., Christian Scott, Chris Turner
  5. Diviner (Devan)
  6. Overcomer
  7. Songs She Never Heard
  8. Ritual (Rise of Chief Adjuah)
  9. Prophesy – Christian Scott, Saul Williams
  10. Before
  11. Double Consciousness
  12. Ancestral Recall – Christian Scott, Saul Williams

On february 21, 2020.

On February 21, 2020, “Royal Cream” and “BMG” labels released “Random Desire”, the debut Greg Dulli studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2019, at “Fireside Sound” and “Donner & Blitzen Studios” in Silver Lake, “Gold – Diggers Sound” and “Mant” in Los Angeles, “Marigny Recording Studio” in New Orleans, and was produced by Christopher Horn and Gregg Dulli.

Personnel:

  • Greg Dulli – vocals, guitar, bass, guitar, piano, organ, drums, percussion, mellotron, vibraphone
  • Charles Copley – guitar
  • Mark McGuire – guitar
  • Mathias Schneeberger – synthesizer, guitar, bass, drums
  • Jon Skibic – guitar, bass
  • Matt Schluessler – bass
  • Jon Theodore – drums
  • Rick Nelson – cello, contrabass, violin
  • Steven “Doc” Patt – contrabass, pedal steel guitar
  • Bryan Brown – percussion, castanets, bells, vibraphone
  • Camille – vocals
  • Scott Frock – trumpet
  • Jon Ramm – trombone
  • Brad Walker – saxophone
  • Meg Webb – harp
  • Avtar Khalsa – backing vocals
  • Christopher Thorn – mixing
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Greg Dulli.

  1. Pantomima
  2. Sempre
  3. Marry Me
  4. The Tide
  5. Scorpio
  6. It Falls Apart
  7. A Ghost
  8. Lockless
  9. Black Moon
  10. Slow Pan

On February 14, 2011.

On February 14, 2011, “Sub Pop” label released “Dynamite Steps”, the fifth Twilight Singers album. It was recorded in 2010, in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree and Arcadia in California, New Orleans and Bogalusa, Louisiana, and was produced by Greg Dulli, Mathias Schneeberger, Dave Rosser, Steve Nalepa, Eric Weaver, and Tommaso Colliva.

Personnel:

  • Greg Dulli – vocals, guitars, piano, synth bass, mellotron, bass, drums, Rhodes, prophet
  • Joseph Arthur – vocals, harmonica
  • Ani DiFranco – vocals
  • Mark Lanegan – vocals
  • Leta Lucy – vocals
  • Carina Round – vocals
  • Chris Jordan – piano
  • Dave Rosser – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Nick McCabe – guitar
  • Mathias Schneeberger – guitar, bass
  • Jon Skibic – guitar, bass
  • Steve Nalepa – synth, strings
  • Amy Farris – violin, viola, cello
  • Rick G. Nelson – violin, cello
  • Petra Haden – vocals, violin
  • Scott Ford – vocals. bass
  • Joshua Blanchard – dobro
  • Greg Wieczorek – drums, percussion
  • Cully Symington – drums
  • Gene Trautmann – drums
  • David Henderson – drums
  • Mike Napolitano – timpani

Track listing:

  1. Last Night in Town
  2. Be Invited
  3. Waves
  4. Get Lucky
  5. On the Corner
  6. Gunshots
  7. She Was Stolen
  8. Blackbird and the Fox
  9. Never Seen No Devil
  10. The Beginning of the End
  11. Dynamite Steps

Allen Toussaint

On November 10, 2015, Allen Toussaint died aged 77. He was musician (vocal, piano), songwriter, arranger, and record producer, an influential figure in New Orleans rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the end of the century. His compositions were recorded by many musicians, and he was producer of hundreds of recordings. Toussaint recorded and performed with many musicians including Irma Thomas, Lee Dorsey, The Meters, Ernie K Doe, Rosemary Butler, Merry Clayton, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Venetta Fields, Etta James, Labelle, John Mayall, Paul McCartney, The Meters, Bonnie Raitt, and The Band. As leader Toussaint released eleven studio albums.

On August 14, 2015.

On August 14, 2015, “Masterworks” and “OKeh” labels released “Dee Dee’s Feathers”, the 19th Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded in March 2014, at “Esplanade Studios”, and was produced by Irvin Mayfield.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – lead vocals
  • John – vocals
  • Glen David Andrews – vocals
  • Victor Atkins – piano
  • Don Vappie – guitar, banjo
  • Jasen Weaver – bass
  • Peter Harris – bass
  • Adonis Rose – drums
  • Bill Summers – percussion
  • Khari Allen Lee – alto saxophone
  • Rex Gregory – alto saxophone, flute, clarinet
  • Jason Marshall – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Derek Douget – tenor saxophone
  • Edward Petersen – tenor saxophone
  • David Harris – trombone
  • Emily Fredrickson – trombone
  • Michael Watson – vocals, trombone
  • Bernard Floyd – trumpet
  • Branden Lewis – trumpet
  • Eric Lucero – trumpet
  • Leon Brown – alto vocals, trumpet
  • Ashlin Parker – vocals, trumpet
  • Irvin Mayfield – vocals, trumpet
  • Ronald Markham – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. One Fine Thing – Harry Connick Jr.
  2. What a Wonderful World – Bob Thiele, George David Weiss
  3. Big Chief – Earl King Johnson
  4. Saint James Infirmary – Joe Primrose (Irving Mills)
  5. Dee Dee’s Feathers – Dee Dee Bridgewater
  6. New Orleans – Hoagy Carmichael
  7. Theme Song / Do Whatcha Wanna – John Boutte
  8. Come Sunday – Duke Ellington
  9. Congo Square – Bill Summers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield
  10. C’est Ici Que Je T’aime – Irvin Mayfield
  11. Do You Know What It Means – Eddie DeLange, Louis Alter
  12. Whoopin’ Blues – Benny Jones, Bruce Christian Brackman, Craig Klein, Julius McKee, Lionel Batiste, Roger Hayward Lewis