Music is everywhere in New Orleans; it's the lifeblood of the city and the people. The Rough Guide to the music of New Orleans gives you a real taste of the whole New Orleans scene. Soak up the classic piano jazz of Professor Longhair, the thick horn blasts of The Hot 8 Brass Band, or the deep grooves of Dumpstaphunk, the latter of which also provide the full-length and fantastically funky bonus album included with this Rough Guide.
Ask any inhabitant of New Orleans, Louisiana and they will tell you that they are part of the 'New Orleans Nation' – an anecdote that captures the independent and uniquely creative vibe of the great city so well. Consider Afro-American, Latino, European Creole and Cajun influences, and then add in the sounds of Mardis Gras Indian music, and you start to get the picture that this city is quite simply like no other.
The bonus album features Dumpstaphunk, a band who have been described by the New York Times as 'the best funk band from New Orleans right now', and they don't say these things lightly! So put your troubles in the 'dumpsta' it is time to get up, shake your sacroiliac and feel the (Dumpsta)-phunk!
Track Listing :
02 - The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py
03 - Earl King - Street Parade - Part 1
04 - Big Chief Monk Boudreaux - Monk's Mardi Gras
05 - James & Troy Andrews - Zulu King
06 - Kermit Ruffins - Treme Mardi Gras
07 - Papa Grows Funk - Soul Second Line
08 - New Orleans Nightcrawlers - Hold 'em Joe
09 - The Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing (Re-Edit)
10 - Dumpstaphunk - Sheez Music
11 - Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen - When You Get Back
12 - Los Hombres Calientes - El Barrio
13 - Professor Longhair - Big Chief (Live)
14 - Dr John - Mac's Boogie
15 - Dr Michael White - Basin' Street Blues
02 - Meanwhile...
03 - Stinky
04 - Turn This Thing Around
05 - Deeper
06 - Oughta Know Better
07 - Livin Ina World Gone Mad
New Orleans , North American
Teen , Young Adult , Thirty-Something , Young At Heart