Various Artists - Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album





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The newly recorded Our New Orleans benefit album showcases the depth, richness, and profound musicality of that unique city. Some of New Orleans' best-known musicians, from across genre lines, have recorded songs that express their feelings about their beloved hometown. Artists went into studios around the country for one-day sessions, completing all recording over the span of a month.

Other Crescent City contributors include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford and Nick Spitzer, host of public radio's New Orleans-based show American Routes - both of whom contributed liner notes. Net proceeds from the sale of Our New Orleans will be donated to Habitat for Humanity International to aid those affected by the recent hurricanes along the gulf coast. A portion of those funds will be earmarked to help provide housing for musicians who lost their homes.

1.   Yes We Can Can - Allen Toussaint
2.   World I Never Made - Dr. John
3.   Back Water Blues - Irma Thomas
4.   Gather by the River - Davell Crawford
5.   Cryin' in the Streets - Buckwheat Zydeco
6.   Canal Street Blues - Dr. Michael White
7.   Brother John Is Gone/Herc-Jolly-John - Wild Magnolias
8.   When the Saints Go Marching In - Eddie Bo
9.   My Feet Can't Fail Me Now - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
10.   Tou' les jours ç'est pas la même (Every Day Is Not the Same) - Carol Fran
11.   L'ouragon (The Hurricane) - BeauSoleil
12.   Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans - Preservation Hall Jazz Band
13.   Prayer for New Orleans - Charlie Miller
14.   What a Wonderful World - The Wardell Quezergue Orchestra featuring Donald Harrison
15.   Tipitina and Me - Allen Toussaint
16.   Louisiana 1927 - Randy Newman featuring the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra with members of the New York Philharmonic

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