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Learn more about An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program (Deluxe Edition):

Format: CD
Sku: 213772936
UPC: 020286151326
UPC 14: 00020286151326
Release Date: 2/16/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Shake It and Break It ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
2. Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
3. Tootie Ma Was a Big Fine Thing ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
4. Louisiana Fairytale ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
5. After You've Gone ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
6. Freight Train ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
7. Blue Skies ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
8. Nobody Knows You ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
9. Old Rugged Cross ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
10. Trouble In Mind ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
11. Basin Street Blues ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
12. There is a Light ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
13. Winin' Boy ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
14. Rockin' Chair ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
15. Baby Won't You Please Come Home ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
16. T'ain't Nobody's Business ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
17. Some Cold Rainy Day ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
18. I Ain't Got Nobody ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
19. Vie En Rose, La ~ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Over the last year, more than 20 of American music's most exciting artists traveled to Preservation Hall in New Orleans to collaborate with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on classic New Orleans repertoire. The end result is a timeless and joyous celebration of New Orleans music. Proceeds from the sale of the project will benefit Preservation Hall and The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program.

The mission of Preservation Hall, to showcase and nurture one of America's greatest indigenous national, cultural treasures - New Orleans Jazz, is as important today as it was when Preservation Hall officially opened it's doors in 1961.

"Our community is deeply rooted in a tradition of using music to rejoice, heal and overcome adversity. We play music at our funerals to uplift our spirits during our deepest and darkest emotional moments," says producer Ben Jaffe, PHJB Creative Director and son of Preservation Hall founders Allan and Sandra Jaffe. "My goal on this project was to create new works steeped in the New Orleans Tradition with artists from diverse musical genres and backgrounds who all share a mutual admiration and deep appreciation for our cultural heritage."

From Brandi Carlile's take on the gospel classic "Old Rugged Cross" to Tom Waits' arrangement of the earliest known recorded Mardi Gras Song, "Tootie Ma Is a Big Fine Thing," each artist was able to perform their interpretation of these classics within the warm confines of Preservation Hall's famous performance space. Even New Orleans' own legendary Louis Armstrong, who once said "Preservation Hall, now that's where you'll hear all the greats," is transported through the decades and can be heard trading licks and vocals on an updated version of his classic "Rockin' Chair."

The complete roster of artists includes: Louis Armstrong, Andrew Bird, Terence Blanchard, Pete Seeger, Dr. John, Blind Boys of Alabama, Brandi Carlile, Cory Chisel, Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle, Merle Haggard, Richie Havens, Jason Isbell, Jim James, Angelique Kidjo, Amy LaVere, Anita Briem, Del McCoury, Buddy Miller, Paolo Nutini, and Tom Waits.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Ben Jaffe.
Muze PNote Photographers: Steffi Graham; Erika Goldring; Frank Relle; Shannon Brinkman; Barry Kaiser; Mary Ashley Johnson; Ben Jaffe.
Muze PNote Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall & the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program finds a bevy of name artists from across the musical spectrum performing with the storied New Orleans jazz band. What on first glance could be a gimmicky idea is actually anything but that. While the artists included here are from a wide array of disparate backgrounds and styles, the result is an organic, inspired, and solid collection of performances that truly make sense within the New Orleans jazz tradition of Preservation Hall. Standout numbers come from artists like Chicago indie stalwart Andrew Bird, who delivers a loose and rambling version of "Shake It and Break It," and singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, who imbues the old-time standard "Freight Train" with a swinging confidence. Elsewhere, country legend Merle Haggard is a pure delight on the laid-back and bluesy "Basin Street Blues," as are Del McCoury, Pete Seeger, Dr. John, Ang?lique Kidjo, and Steve Earle, among others, on their respective tracks. Guest singers aside, it is the Preservation Hall Jazz Band itself that truly shines here. Featuring a mix of longtime New Orleans names like bassist Walter Payton and clarinet player Charlie Gabriel alongside relative up-and-comers like trumpeter Mark Braud and vocalist/reedman Clint Maedgen, the band is in peak form here. Also included are guest spots by such well-known New Orleans natives as trumpeter Terence Blanchard, trombonist Lucien Barbarin, and many others. Ultimately, Preservation works as it is intended -- as an homage to one of the longest-running musical institutions in the country and the important place it holds in keeping New Orleans jazz alive -- as well as simply being one heck of a great listen. ~ Matt Collar

Producer: Lisa Cohen; Missi Callazzo; Ben Jaffe; Alan Becker (Compilation)

Engineer: Earl Scioneaux

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Clint Maedgen

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast
Muze Music Compilations Goin Home:tribute To Fats Domingo
Muze Music Compilations Blind Boys Of Alabama:down In New Orl
Muze Music Compilations Hurricane Sessions(w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program (Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Pfc3:songs Around The World

Associated Artists and Works

American Legacies [Digipak] ~ McCoury, Del

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/16/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 01
Music Label Name Label : Preservation Hall Recordings
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00020286151326

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Preservation Hall Ja
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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