VA – City Of Dreams: A Collection Of New Orleans Music (2007)

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For nearly three decades, Rounder Records has been among the pre-eminent labels recording the music of New Orleans – second line brass bands, rhythm & blues singers, Mardi Gras Indians, piano players, jazz and funk. Here is a definitive overview of Rounder’s New Orleans catalogue, featuring such iconic Crescent City names as Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, as well as lesser-known but equally exciting artists such as Chuck Carbo and Eddie Bo. Here is music that looks into every corner of the New Orleans musical landscape, always funky, rollicking and soulful. With extensive notes by Grammy®-winning Rounder producer Scott Billington

Disc 1 – Big Easy Blues
1. Al Johnson – Carnival Time (02:39)
2. Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas & Tracy Nelson – Sing It (04:18)
3. Chuck Carbo – Drawers Trouble (04:27)
4. Johnny Adams – Just Because (02:52)
5. Irma Thomas – Don’t Mess With My Man (02:19)
6. Eddie Bo – Check Mr. Popeye (02:12)
7. Joe Jones – You Talk Too Much (02:29)
8. Marcia Ball – Big Shot (03:55)
9. Davell Crawford – I Bowed On My Knees (03:53)
10. Ramsey McLean & Charmaine Neville – Drink Jax Beer (03:06)
11. Ruth Brown – Go On Fool (04:30)
12. Clarence Brown – Dollar Got The Blues (04:37)

Disc 2 – Street Beat
1. Rebirth Brass Band – Feel Like Funkin’ It Up (05:07)
2. Monk Boudreaux & Golden Eagles – Sew, Sew, Sew (04:18)
3. Professor Longhair – Cuttin’ Out (02:37)
4. Bo Dollis, Monk Boudreaux & ReBirth Brass Band – Shoo-Fly (06:11)
5. New Orleans Night Crawlers – Royal Flush (05:37)
6. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band – It Ain’t What You Think (04:23)
7. All That – T. Chapman (07:33)
8. Dejan’s Young Olympia Brass Band – No It Ain’t My Fault (03:58)
9. Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias – Golden Crown (03:54)
10. The Chosen Few Brass Band – St. Louis Blues (04:58)
11. Alvin Tyler – If My Shoes Hold Out (04:32)
12. Rebirth Brass Band – Just A Little While To Stay Here (06:17)

Disc 3 – Funk New Orleans
1. Walter “Wolfman” Washington – You Can Stay But The Noise Must Go (06:16)
2. Theryl “Houseman De’Clouet” – Ain’t No Yachts In The Ghetto (04:49)
3. George Porter, Jr. – Rough Spots (04:08)
4. All That – Flow On (04:05)
5. The Ed Frank Quintet – A Corn For Crip (04:31)
6. Bo Dollis, Willie Tee & Dr. John – Keeper Of The Crown (04:47)
7. Johnny Adams – Body And Fender Man (05:30)
8. The New Orleans Saxophone Ensemble – Gemini Rising (04:25)
9. Irma Thomas – Sweet Touch Of Love (03:42)
10. Solomon Burke – Here We Go Again (06:46)
11. Walter “Wolfman” Washington – Funk Yard (06:46)
12. Davell Crawford – House That Jack Built (07:01)

Disc 4 – Ivory Emperors
1. Eddie Bo – Hard Times (02:34)
2. James Booker – Classified (03:14)
3. Professor Longhair – Every Day, Every Night (02:19)
6. David Torkanowsky – Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (06:15)
7. Tuts Washington – Tee Nah Nah (01:55)
8. Willie Tee – On The Q-Tee (02:02)
7. Davell Crawford – Gumbo Piano (03:31)
8. James Booker – All By Myself (03:29)
9. Art Neville – My Children (03:14)
10. Champion Jack Dupree – I Don’t Know (04:49)
11. Professor Longhair – Go To The Mardi Gras (02:47)
12. Tuts Washington – Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (02:53)

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