Doctors, Professors, Kings and Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans (4-CD)

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Format: CD  (4 Discs)
Item:  SHFA 37441

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  • Number of Discs: 4
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  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Shout Factory

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Uncut - p.90
3 stars out of 5 - "[I]ts 85 tracks range far and wide: jazz and ragtime spar with blues and R&B, plus there's backwood Cajun tunes, swamp pop, hip-swivelling zydeco and good-timing rock'n'roll."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Welcome to New Orleans - Galactic / Theryl DeClouet
  • 2.Drop Me Off in New Orleans - Kermit Ruffins
  • 3.I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino
  • 4.Iko Iko - Dr. John
  • 5.Potato Head Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven
  • 6.My Darlin' New Orleans - Lil' Queenie & The Percolators
  • 7.Para Donde Vas (Where Are You Going) - The Iguanas
  • 8.Meet the Boyz on the Battlefront - Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
  • 9.Ain't Got No Home - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
  • 10.Feel Like Funkin' It Up - Rebirth Brass Band
  • 11.Zydeco Gris-Gris - Beausoleil
  • 12.Mother-in-Law - Ernie K-Doe
  • 13.That's Enough of That Stuff - Marcia Ball
  • 14.Confidential - The Radiators
  • 15.Hey Pooky a-Way - The Meters
  • 16.I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say - Jelly Roll Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen
  • 17.Foot of Canal Street - Paul Sanchez
  • 18.One Mo Time - Vernal Bagneris & The Cast Of One Mo' Time
  • 19.Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu - Huey "Piano" Smith / The Clowns
  • 20.More Hipper - Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
  • 21.Release Me - Johnny Adams
  • 22.Preachin' Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers
  • 23.Jambalaya - Clifton Chenier

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Dog Days - Leigh Harris
  • 2.No City Like New Orleans - Earl King
  • 3.Salee Dames, Bon Jour - Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders
  • 4.Marshall's Club - Balfa Toujours
  • 5.You Can Have My Husband - Irma Thomas
  • 6.Go Go - Galactic
  • 7.Not Too Eggy - New Orleans Klezmer All Stars
  • 8.St. James Infirmary - Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • 9.Going Back to New Orleans - Decon John Moore
  • 10.Hot Tamale Baby - Buckwheat Zydeco
  • 11.Fear, Hate, Envy, Jealousy - Neville Brothers
  • 12.Poop Ain't Gotta Sucuffle Nomore - James Andrews
  • 13.Mardi Gras Mambo - Hawketts
  • 14.Ice Cream - George Lewis Ragtime Band
  • 15.No Doubt About It - J. Monque'D
  • 16.Don't You Feel My Leg - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band / Danny Barker / Eddie Bo
  • 17.Dog Hill - Boozoo Chavis
  • 18.Au Bord de Lac Bijou - Zachary Richard
  • 19.Mardi Gras in New Orleans - Tuba Fats' Chosen Few Brass Band

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Shrimp and Gumbo - Dave Bartholomew
  • 2.St. Phillip Street Breakdown - Dr. Michael White
  • 3.Going Back to Louisiana - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  • 4.Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
  • 5.Saints, The - Coolbone
  • 6.Canaille (You're Cute, But You're Sneaky) - Geno Delafose / French Rockin' Boogie
  • 7.Carnival Time - Al Johnson
  • 8.La Negra Tomasa
  • 9.Let the Good Times Roll - Shirley & Lee
  • 10.Broken Windmill, The - Tom McDermott / Evan Christopher
  • 11.Way Down - Champion Jack Dupree
  • 12.Hallelujah - Raymond Anthony Myles / The Rams
  • 13.I Hear You Knocking - Smiley Lewis
  • 14.La Creve De Faim / Starvation - Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
  • 15.Main Street Blues - Red Stick Ramblers
  • 16.Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford
  • 17.Tee-Nah-Nah - Henry Butler
  • 18.Smoke That Fire - New Birth Brass Band
  • 19.Give Him Cornbread - Beau Jocque / Zydeco Hi-Rollers
  • 20.I Like It Like That (Part 1) - Chris Kenner
  • 21.Classified (Version Two) - James Booker
  • 22.Southern Nights - Allen Toussaint

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Tipitina - Professor Longhair
  • 2.Party - The Wild Magnolias
  • 3.Dr. Jazz - Ellis Marsalis
  • 4.Ooh Poo Pah Doo - Troy Andrews
  • 5.South of 1-10 - Sonny Landreth
  • 6.Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette) - Benny Spellman
  • 7.Right Key But the Wrong Keyhole, The - Charmaine Neville / Reggie Houston
  • 8.Rip It Up - Little Richard
  • 9.Royal Garden Blues - Kid Ory & His Creole Jazz Band
  • 10.Stoned, Drunk & Naked - Anders Osborne
  • 11.Lasissez Faire (Let It Be) - Bruce Daigrepont
  • 12.Digga-Digga-Do - New Orleans Jazz Vipers
  • 13.Tailspin - Walter "Wolfman" Washington
  • 14.Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price
  • 15.Havin' Fun in New Orleans - Eddie Bo
  • 16.King of the Mardi Gras - Tim Laughlin
  • 17.Red Beans - Snooks Eaglin
  • 18.S.U.V. - Mem Shannon & The Membership
  • 19.Tits Yeux Noirs (Little Black Eyes) - Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
  • 20.Lazy River - Pete Fountain & His Band
  • 21.Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? - Louis Armstrong & His Dixieland Seven

Product Description:

Includes 80-page booklet with photos, discography and an extensive essay by Chuck Taggart.
Liner Note Author: Chuck Taggart.
It reads splendidly on paper: Shout Factory's Doctors, Professors, Kings and Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans is a traveler's guide to the legendary city's rich musical heritage. Over the course of four discs, it attempts to touch on all of the kinds of music associated with New Orleans -- everything from brass bands and piano blues to zydeco, jazz and klezmer -- and represent recordings from the '20s to the modern day. Add an 84-page book, complete with advice on where tourists should go in the Crescent City, and it seems like this is the definitive word on New Orleans. Well, not quite. While the idea of mixing eras is theoretically appealing, since it would emphasize common threads within New Orleans music, it winds up being distracting not only because of the different qualities of recordings, but because the sequencing isn't logical; instead of leading the listener through the changes, subtly instructing on the similarities between the seemingly dissimilar styles, the box seems like it's stuck on shuffle-play, whipping between songs without much rhyme or reason. And that haphazard sequencing brings another troubling flaw with the set into sharp relief: the musicians behind the recent recordings simply aren't a patch on the giants that provide New Orleans music with its heart, soul, blood and bone. Those musicians are here, no doubt -- Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Allen Toussaint, the Meters, Professor Longhair, Smiley Lewis, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Huey "Piano" Smith -- are all here, but when they're combined with solid but undistinguished modern artists, the results are less than definitive. It's pleasant, and representative of what you'd hear on a trip to New Orleans, and the book is highly instructive, but as a pure, enjoyable listening experience, Doctors, Professors, Kings and Queens pales next to previous New Orleans sets. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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