Sub-Optimal Credits

Greg Leisz is credited with playing Weissenborn guitar
Patrick Warren is credited as playing field organ, not reed organ
Jay Bellerose is credited as playing the "glass of scotch" on "Winin' Boy Blues"

Tracks recorded July 26-27, September 1, October 4-8 and 21, 2010 (it doesn't specify which tracks were recorded on which days)
Recorded at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA
Assistance provided by Wesley M. Seidman
Additional recording at Piety Street Recording, New Orleans, LA on October 18, 2010 (assistance provided there by Wesley Fontenot and Paul Marinaro

Special thanks: Conrad Withey, Conan O'Mahoney, Katrina Murray, Jessica Castle, David Whitehead, Shawn Hall, Mark Bingham, Christian Hodell, Brandt Joel, Stephen Fry, Jools Holland, Mrs. Hare, JP Davidson, Grace Wilson, Chris Kelley, Ina Treciokas, Jo Green, Charlie Laurie, Bill Laurie, Rebecca Laurie

Irma Thomas appears courtesy of Rounder Records
Sir Tom Jones appears courtesy of Universal Island Records
Dr. John appears courtesy of his own staggering invention

Annotation last modified on 2013-11-26 05:53 UTC.


CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 St. James Infirmary 4.5 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


CD 1

anthem of:
Florida, United States (1935 –) (track 7)
Tracy Griffin (tracks 1, 4, 11)
brass arranger:
Allen Toussaint (tracks 1, 4, 11)
alto saxophone:
Clarence J. Johnson III (saxophonist) (tracks 1, 4, 11)
Jo Green (track 3)
baritone saxophone and tenor saxophone:
Brian "Breeze" Cayolle (tracks 1, 4, 11)
tenor saxophone:
Levon Henry (track 3)
Big Sam (Trombone, New Orleans) (tracks 1, 4, 11)
Peter Chatman (track 9)
Joe Primrose (track 1)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 13)
J.B. Lenoir (track 8)
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 4, 12)
Henry Roeland Byrd (track 11)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 5, 9)
Stephen Foster (composer) (1851) (track 7)
Turner Layton (1918) (track 6)
Allen Toussaint (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)
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 13)
J.B. Lenoir (track 8)
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 4, 12)
Henry Roeland Byrd (track 11)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 5, 9)
Stephen Foster (composer) (1851) (track 7)
Henry Creamer (1918) (track 6)
Ryan Freeland (tracks 1–15)
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland (tracks 1–15)
Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer) (tracks 1–15)
Blind Blake (1920 blues) (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 (composer / pianist /bandleader) (track 2)
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)
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (a division of MPL Communications Inc.) (tracks 4, 12)
MCD Music Limited (track 4)
Morley Music Corp. (track 6)
Peermusic UK (UK publisher) (track 15)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 2)
Universal Music Corp. (USA, affiliated with ASCAP) (track 2)
arrangement of:
Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho (arr. Burleigh) (track 5)
Joshua Fit the Battle (trad. arr. Elvis) (track 5)
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (arr. Fissinger) (track 5)
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (choral arrangement by Hogan) (track 5)
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jerico (arr. Villanueva) (track 5)
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho, op. 50 no. 4 (for children’s choir (SSA)) (track 5)
Old Folks at Home (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 7)
Swanee River (trad arr. Ball & Lightfoot) (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 the basis for:
Josva & Jeriko (track 5)
Sextet (track 1)
South Bay Surfer (track 7)
later translated versions:
スワニー河 (track 7)
later versions:
J'avais deux amis (track 1)
Jericho (track 5)
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (orchestrated by R. Williams) (track 5)
part of:
For Me and My Gal (1942 movie) (track 6)
recording of:
Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) (track 7)
referred to in medleys:
Sta op en wandel (track 5)
Medley :you rascal you... (order: 5) (track 1)
Ja-Da Medley (order: 7) (track 6)
Quodlibet for Small Orchestra: Allegro (3rd movement) (order: 12) (track 7)
version of:
The Unfortunate Rake (Roud 2; Laws Q26 / B1) (track 1)