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Weekend Multimedia

One item this week, one which is sure to warm you up during this frigid weather: six tracks from Rounder Records' new New Orleans anthology, City of Dreams. If none of this gets your chilled blood flowing, you just might be dead.

One correction: Rounder has those first two tracks transposed. The second track is actually the Dirty Dozen Brass Band - I know that for a fact, because I have that very song on a mixtape somewhere - and the first is Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias. I also have some history with the final track, Tuts Washington's lovely solo piano instrumental of "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?". I've owned that album (New Orleans Piano Professor) for quite some time now, and years ago - way back in those neanderthal days before electronic voicemail - I had that tune as the background music for the message on my answering machine.

I still miss that answering machine. The geek in me always loved crafting personalized messages accompanied by quirky music from my collection. Once, around Christmas, I made a message that included NRBQ's warped cover of "Here Comes Santa Claus." A friend of mine called me, long-distance, and liked the message so much that he cajoled another friend of his (who I didn't even know) to call, also long-distance, just to hear the message. It was one of my proudest geek moments.

November 24, 2007 in Music | Permalink


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Posted by: New Orleans News Ladder at Nov 24, 2007 12:40:25 PM