Mystery Street Records, an affiliate of the fan-funded Threadhead Records, is pleased to release the second in a series of compilation CDs that explores the phenomenally eclectic music of New Orleans, present and past.
The Vieux Carré (The French Quarter) is much more than beads, booze and Bourbon Street. It is the place where literary giants Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner found inspiration among the ornate ironwork, peeling paint and foot-worn streets and where early music pioneers like Buddy Bolden and Jelly Roll Morton incorporated the often heard multicultural musical styles into a new sound, dubbed “Jazz”, and perfected it in the French Quarter bars and strip joints of the early 20th century. It’s the place where, in a small room in the back of his shop, recording engineer Cosimo Matassa, along with local musicians Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew and others, began crafting the music now known as Rock ‘n Roll.
Today, artists, writers and musicians are still drawn to the Vieux Carré where artists create and sell their work around Jackson Square and musicians of every genre play in restaurants, bars, clubs and on street corners.
Close your eyes. Listen to the music. Smell the gumbo. Transport yourself to the most magical, intriguing half square mile in the world.
1. Ooh Baby La La – Margie Perez
2. She’s Got Me Hook, Line & Sinker – Creole String Beans
3. Midnight Rendezvous – Ingrid Lucia
4. Nobody Knows Nothin’ – John Boutté, Bill Lynn, Paul Sanchez and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
5. Keep Your Hand on the Plough – Ytre Suloens Jass-Ensemble, featuring Tricia “Teedy” Boutté
6. Waltz for All Souls – Tom McDermott & Evan Christopher
7. Baton Rouge Baby – Wilson & Moore
8. Creole Moon – Bendtsen & Miller
9. Farewell to Storyville – Paul Sanchez
10. Time To Get Paid – Marc Stone
11. St James Infirmary – Ensemble Fatien
12. Country Girl – Honey Island Swamp Band
13. Home – Paul Sanchez & The Rolling Road Show featuring Craig Klein and Shamarr Allen (Live and Unreleased)
14. Bent But Not Broken – Matt Clark, Paul Sanchez, Ivan Neville, Tricia “Teedy” Boutte and Shamarr Allen
Release Date on or about: April 5, 2011