Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 St. James Infirmary
4 6:23
2 You Don’t Know My Mind
3:39
3 Six Cold Feet
4:55
4 Buddy Bolden’s Blues
3:13
5 Battle of Jericho
3:48
6 After You’ve Gone
4:09
7 Swanee River
2:43
8 The Whale Has Swallowed Me
3:37
9 John Henry
3:34
10 Police Dog Blues
3:33
11 Tipitina
5:07
12 Winin’ Boy Blues
3:00
13 They’re Red Hot
1:12
14 Baby, Please Make a Change
4:58
15 Let Them Talk
4:11
16 Guess I’m a Fool
3:09
17 It Ain’t Necessarily So
3:46
18 Lowdown, Worried and Blue
4:14

Credits

CD 1

anthem of:
Florida, United States (1935 –) (track 7)
trumpet:
Tracy Griffin (tracks 1, 4, 11)
brass arranger:
Allen Toussaint (American musician, songwriter, arranger and record producer) (tracks 1, 4, 11)
alto saxophone:
Clarence J. Johnson III (saxophonist) (tracks 1, 4, 11)
handclaps:
Jo Green (track 3)
baritone saxophone and tenor saxophone:
Brian "Breeze" Cayolle (tracks 1, 4, 11)
tenor saxophone:
Levon Henry (track 3)
trombone:
Big Sam (Trombone, New Orleans) (tracks 1, 4, 11)
arranger:
Peter Chatman (track 9)
Joe Primrose (track 1)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (track 17)
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 4, 12)
Henry Roeland Byrd (track 11)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 13)
J.B. Lenoir (track 8)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 5, 9)
Stephen Foster (composer) (1851) (track 7)
Turner Layton (1918) (track 6)
conductor:
Allen Toussaint (American musician, songwriter, arranger and record producer) (tracks 1, 4, 11)
guest background vocals:
Irma Thomas (track 14)
guest vocals:
Dr. John (New Orleans blues pianist, singer and songwriter) (track 6)
Tom Jones (Welsh pop singer) (track 14)
Irma Thomas (track 9)
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie (tracks 1–15)
lyricist:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 4, 12)
Henry Roeland Byrd (track 11)
Ira Gershwin (track 17)
Dorothy Heyward (playwright) (track 17)
DuBose Heyward (track 17)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 13)
J.B. Lenoir (track 8)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 5, 9)
Stephen Foster (composer) (1851) (track 7)
Henry Creamer (1918) (track 6)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland (tracks 1–15)
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland (tracks 1–15)
Joe Henry (tracks 1–15)
writer:
Blind Arthur Blake (track 10)
Harry Carlson (track 15)
Leroy Carr (track 3)
Bo Carter (blues musician, aka Bo Chatmon) (track 14)
Lonnie Chatmon (track 14)
Lew Douglas (track 15)
Sam Gray (Vaudeville performer) (track 2)
Erwin King (track 15)
Virginia Liston (blues singer) (track 2)
Clarence Williams (track 2)
publisher:
Bug Music Ltd. (tracks 8–9)
Carlin Music Group (track 7)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (tracks 3, 14)
MCD Music Limited (track 4)
Peermusic UK (UK publisher) (track 15)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 2)
Universal Music Corp. (USA, affiliated with ASCAP) (track 2)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 17)
was commissioned by:
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track 17)
arrangements:
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (choral arrangement by Hogan) (track 5)
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jerico (arr. Villanueva) (track 5)
Old Folks at Home (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 7)
cover recording of:
John Henry (Peter Chatman's arrangement) (track 9)
Let Them Talk (track 15)
Police Dog Blues (track 10)
St. James Infirmary (Joe Primrose's arrangement) (track 1)
They’re Red Hot (track 13)
Tipitina (track 11)
Winin’ Boy Blues (track 12)
is based on:
is the basis for:
South Bay Surfer (track 7)
later translated versions:
スワニー河 (track 7)
later versions:
It Ain't Necessarily So (from 'Porgy and Bess') (arrangement for 48 violas) (track 17)
J'avais deux amis (track 1)
Jericho (track 5)
orchestrations:
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (orchestrated by R. Williams) (track 5)
recording of:
It Ain’t Necessarily So (jazz standard originally from Porgy and Bess; catch-all for unspecified pop and jazz arrangements) (track 17)
Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) (track 7)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (track 6)
version of:
The Unfortunate Rake (Roud 2; Laws Q26 / B1) (track 1)