Sing Me Back Home

Sing Me Back Home

by The New Orleans Social ClubThe New Orleans Social Club


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The communal aspect of New Orleans music has never been more obvious than in the slew of ensuing projects that arose out of the Katrina disaster. Coming together for this affecting and funky assemblage of Big Easy talent are such stalwarts as Irma Thomas, Ivan and Cyrille Neville, George Porter Jr. and Leo Nocentelli of the Meters, Henry Butler, the Subdudes, and, of course, Dr. John, the very embodiment of New Orleans for many people. Katrina has evoked mixed feelings from the indigenous musical community, as righteous anger over official mismanagement has combined with a deep civic pride over the city’s unique culture. These dual feelings resonate throughout Sing Me Back Home. Thus, we find the rousing "Jesus on the Main Line/I'm Walking/The Saints" medley by the Sixth Ward All-Star Brass Band Revue and the Mighty Clouds of Joy’s “99 ½ Won’t Do” juxtaposed with the heartfelt fury of Ivan Neville’s take on the John Fogerty classic “Fortunate Son” and Cyril Neville’s yearning “This Is My Country,” originally recorded by Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions. The feel in general, though, revels in the funk to remind us that good times are here to blow away the bad times. The resilient spirit that exudes from such performances as Dr. John’s “Walking to New Orleans,” Irma Thomas and Marcia Ball’s “Look Up” and Henry Butler’s “Somewhere” is testament to the grit and glory of New Orleans music itself.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/04/2006
Label: Burgundy S
UPC: 0828768058923
catalogNumber: 80589
Rank: 46413

Album Credits

Performance Credits

New Orleans Social Club   Primary Artist
Dr. John   Vocals,Piano (Grand)
Ivan Neville   Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Charles Neville   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Amedee   Drums,Background Vocals
Tim Cook   Tambourine,Background Vocals
Keith "Bass Drum Shorty" Frazier   Bass Drums
Corey Henry   Trombone
John Magnie   Accordion,Background Vocals
Cyril Neville   Vocals
Leo Nocentelli   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
George Porter   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Tommy Malone   Guitar,Vocals
Jeffrey Hills   Tuba
John Boutté   Vocals
Jimmy Messa   Bass
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux   Vocals
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews   Trombone,Trumpet

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
John Fogerty   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Ivan Neville   Arranger,Composer
Charles Neville   Arranger
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Annie Lennox   Composer
Steve Amedee   Arranger
Ray Bardani   Producer,Engineer
Tim Cook   Arranger
Fats Domino   Composer
Keith "Bass Drum Shorty" Frazier   Arranger
Corey Henry   Arranger
John Magnie   Arranger
Ziggy Modeliste   Composer
Cyril Neville   Arranger
Leo Nocentelli   Arranger,Composer
George Porter   Arranger,Composer,Musical Director
Leo Sacks   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Tommy Malone   Arranger
Jeffrey Hills   Arranger
Robert Guidry   Composer
Naomi Neville   Composer
Wilson Turbinton   Composer
Arthur "Red" Neville   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Jimmy Messa   Arranger
Glenn Hoffman   Producer
Mark Birnbaum   Camera Operator

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