Let Them Talk

~ Release by Hugh Laurie (see all versions of this release, 8 available)

Annotation

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.

Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleRatingLength
1St. James Infirmary
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
alto saxophone:
Clarence J. Johnson III (saxophonist)
baritone saxophone and tenor saxophone:
Brian "Breeze" Cayolle
trombone:
Big Sam (Trombone, New Orleans)
trumpet:
Tracy Griffin
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
conductor:
Allen Toussaint
brass arranger:
Allen Toussaint
cover recording of:
St. James Infirmary (Joe Primrose's arrangement)
lyricist and composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
arranger:
Joe Primrose
publisher:
EMI Harmonies Limited
arrangement of:
St. James Infirmary
version of:
The Unfortunate Lass (Bad Girl's Lament)
4.56:23
2You Don’t Know My Mind
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
cover recording of:
You Don't Know My Mind
writer:
Sam Gray (Vaudeville performer), Virginia Liston (blues singer) and Clarence Williams (composer / pianist /bandleader)
publisher:
Lawrence Wright Music Co., Ltd., Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) and Universal Music Corp. (USA, affiliated with ASCAP)
3:39
3Six Cold Feet
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
handclaps:
Jo Green
tenor saxophone:
Levon Henry
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
cover recording of:
Six Cold Feet in the Ground
writer:
Leroy Carr
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships)
4:55
4Buddy Bolden’s Blues
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
alto saxophone:
Clarence J. Johnson III (saxophonist)
baritone saxophone and tenor saxophone:
Brian "Breeze" Cayolle
trombone:
Big Sam (Trombone, New Orleans)
trumpet:
Tracy Griffin
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
conductor:
Allen Toussaint
brass arranger:
Allen Toussaint
cover recording of:
Buddy Bolden’s Blues
lyricist and composer:
Jelly Roll Morton
publisher:
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (a division of MPL Communications Inc.) and MCD Music Limited
3:13
5Battle of Jericho
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
recording of:
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
lyricist and composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
3:48
6After You’ve Gone
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
guest vocals:
Dr. John (New Orleans blues pianist, singer and songwriter)
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
cover recording of:
After You’ve Gone
lyricist:
Henry Creamer (in 1918)
composer:
Turner Layton (in 1918)
publisher:
Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd. and Morley Music Corp.
part of:
For Me and My Gal (1942 movie)
4:09
7Swanee River
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
recording of:
Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)
anthem of:
Florida, United States (from 1935 to present)
lyricist and composer:
Stephen Foster (composer) (in 1851)
publisher:
Carlin Music Group
2:43
8The Whale Has Swallowed Me
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
cover recording of:
The Whale Has Swallowed Me
lyricist and composer:
J.B. Lenoir
publisher:
Bug Music Ltd.
3:37
9John Henry
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
guest vocals:
Irma Thomas
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
cover recording of:
John Henry (Peter Chatman's arrangement)
lyricist and composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
arranger:
Peter Chatman
publisher:
Bug Music Ltd.
3:34
10Police Dog Blues
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
cover recording of:
Police Dog Blues
writer:
Blind Blake (1920 blues)
3:33
11Tipitina
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
alto saxophone:
Clarence J. Johnson III (saxophonist)
baritone saxophone and tenor saxophone:
Brian "Breeze" Cayolle
trombone:
Big Sam (Trombone, New Orleans)
trumpet:
Tracy Griffin
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
conductor:
Allen Toussaint
brass arranger:
Allen Toussaint
cover recording of:
Tipitina
lyricist and composer:
Henry Roeland Byrd
5:07
12Winin’ Boy Blues
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
cover recording of:
Winin’ Boy Blues
lyricist and composer:
Jelly Roll Morton
publisher:
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (a division of MPL Communications Inc.), EMI Music Publishing Ltd. and MPL Music Publishing Inc.
3:00
13They’re Red Hot
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
cover recording of:
They’re Red Hot
lyricist and composer:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend)
publisher:
Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. (UK) and Paul Rodriguez Music Ltd.
1:12
14Baby, Please Make a Change
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
guest background vocals:
Irma Thomas
guest vocals:
Tom Jones (Welsh pop singer)
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
cover recording of:
Baby, Please Make a Change
writer:
Bo Carter (blues musician, aka Bo Chatmon) and Lonnie Chatmon
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) and Hull Music Publishing
4:58
15Let Them Talk
recording engineer:
Ryan Freeland and Joe Henry (US singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer)
mixer:
Ryan Freeland
lead vocals:
Hugh Laurie
cover recording of:
Let Them Talk
writer:
Harry Carlson, Lew Douglas and Erwin King
publisher:
Peermusic (UK) Limited
4:11