Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast

Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast




Product Description: Nonesuch Records is releasing a benefit album of newly recorded songs featuring artists from the New Orleans music community - across a wide variety of styles - to document the depth, richness and profound musicality of that unique city. Funds from the sale of the record, titled Our New Orleans, will be donated to Habitat For Humanity to aid those affected by the recent Hurricane Katrina disaster. A number of New Orleans’ best known musicians have been asked to record songs that are integral to their lives and that express their feelings about the city and the recent events there. Sessions began in New York on September 20, with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Wild Magnolias recording at Clinton Studios. Later the same day and on September 21, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band recorded at New York’s Avatar Studios. Further sessions in October included Dr. John, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Randy Newman, among others. Nonesuch’s parent company - Warner Bros. Records - is donating all of the production costs for this record, as part of the Warner Music Group’s larger efforts on behalf of the hurricane victims. Many others involved in the project are also generously donating their time and services.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/06/2005
Label: Nonesuch
UPC: 0075597993424
catalogNumber: 79934

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buckwheat Zydeco   Accordion,Vocals
Michael Doucet   Fiddle
Eddie Bo   Piano,Vocals
Ry Cooder   Guitar
Dr. John   Piano,Vocals
Randy Newman   Piano,Vocals
Irma Thomas   Vocals
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone
Steve Pistorius   Piano
Wild Magnolias   Tambourine,Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Jimmy Breaux   Accordion
John Brunious   Trumpet,Vocals
Tommy Alesi   Drums
Sanford Allen   Violin,Concert Master
Revert Andrews   Trombone
David Barard   Bass
Karen Bernód   Background Vocals
Gene Bertoncini   Guitar
Paul Bryan   Bass
Lester Caliste   Trombone
David Doucet   Acoustic Guitar
James Luther Dickinson   Piano
Max Ellen   Violin
Herman V. Ernest   Drums
Carol Fran   Piano,Vocals
Gerald Tarack   Violin
Donald Harrison   Alto Saxophone
Regis Iandiorio   Violin
Olivia Koppell   Viola
Joe Lastie   Drums
Carl LeBlanc   Banjo
Jesse Levy   Cello
Roger Lewis   Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Freddie Lonzo   Trombone
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Mulgrew Miller   Piano
Kermit Moore   Cello
Janice Pendarvis   Background Vocals
Allen Toussaint   Piano,Vocals
Efrem Towns   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Don Vappie   Bass
Davell Crawford   Piano,Vocals
Jay Bellerose   Drums
Charlie Miller   Trumpet,Vocals
Benjamin Jaffe   Bass
Michael Foster   Sousaphone
Kevin Harris   Tenor Saxophone
Doyle Bramhall   Guitar
Mike Elizondo   Bass
Frank Oxley   Drums
Ted Sperling   Conductor
Nick Daniels   Electric Bass,Musical Direction
Gregory Michael Davis   Trumpet,Vocals
Terence Higgins   Drums
Brian Quezerque   Bass
Detroit Brooks   Banjo
Queen Rita   Percussion,Background Vocals
Gerard "Little Bo" Dollis   Percussion,Background Vocals
Guy A. Gaines   Percussion,Background Vocals
"Geechie" Johnson   Bass Drums,Background Vocals
Clint Maedgen   Saxophone
Mitchell Player   Bass
Buddy Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Michael Doucet   Producer
Ry Cooder   Producer
Joe Henry   Producer
Mark Bingham   Producer
New York Philharmonic   Contributor
David Bither   Executive Producer
Alfred Brown   String Contractor
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Joel Dorn   Producer
Robert Hurwitz   Executive Producer
Kevin Killen   Engineer
Doug Petty   Producer
Wardell Quezergue   Arranger
Steve Reynolds   Engineer
Don Smith   Engineer
Nick Spitzer   Producer,Essay
Todd Whitelock   Engineer
Hal Willner   Producer
Eddie Bocage   Arranger
Adam Dorn   Producer
Michael P. Smith   Inlay Photography
Louis Alter   Composer
Richard Ford   Liner Notes
Anthony Ruotolo   Engineer
Bill Bennett   Engineer
Robert Edridge Waks   Editorial Coordinator
Drew Vonderhaar   Engineer
Matt Sakakeeny   Producer
Sammy Holbrook   Engineer
Leonard Freed   Cover Photo
Lawrence Rock   Engineer
Steven Epstein   Producer

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