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All Stars Pay Homage To Preservation Hall

02/19/2010
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Andrew Bird, Terence Blanchard, Pete Seeger, Dr. John, Blind Boys of Alabama, Brandi Carlile, Cory Chisel, Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle, Merle Haggard, Richie Havens, Jason Isbell, Jim James, Angelique Kidjo, Amy LaVere, Anita Briem, Del McCoury, Buddy Miller, Paolo Nutini, and Tom Waits all made the pilgrimage to New Orleans last year to record their homage to New Orleans Jazz with the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB).

Proceeds from the sale of the project will benefit Preservation Hall and The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program. The album is out now in standard CD, deluxe edition and double-LP collectible formats.

The mission of Preservation Hall, to showcase and nurture one of America’s greatest indigenous national, cultural treasures – New Orleans Jazz – is as important today as it was when Preservation Hall officially opened it’s doors in 1961.

Preservation Hall, located in the French Quarter just three blocks from the Mississippi River, remains the intimate venue it originally was when it opened in 1961 as a performance space dedicated to honoring, celebrating and perpetuating New Orleans jazz. Originally erected as a Spanish Tavern in the 1750s, Preservation Hall is a modest French Quarter structure. The building has no running water or air conditioning, and the only seating accommodations are six benches and a few cushions strewn about the worn wooden floor. Its raw and weather-beaten exterior remains unpainted.

A half-century later, Preservation Hall continues to ensure the cultural legacy and the future of this beautiful tradition by allowing young and old to collaborate together. In the spirit of New Orleans, legendary and emerging artists donated their time to travel to New Orleans to record this special compilation album benefiting Preservation Hall and the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program.

FULL TRACK LISTING:

Preservation: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program

1). Shake It And Break It PHJB with Andrew Bird
2). Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea PHJB with Paolo Nutini
3). Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing PHJB with Tom Waits
4). Louisiana Fairytale PHJB with Jim James
5). After You’ve Gone PHJB with Del McCoury
6). Freight Train PHJB with Ani DiFranco
7). Blue Skies PHJB with Pete Seeger &
Tao Rodriguez-Seeger
8). Nobody Knows You PHJB with Jason Isbell
9). Old Rugged Cross PHJB with Brandi Carlile
10). Trouble In Mind PHJB with Richie Havens
11). Basin Street Blues PHJB with Merle Haggard
12). There Is A Light PHJB with The Blind Boys of Alabama
Featuring Clint Maedgen
13).Winin’ Boy PHJB with Dr. John
14). Rocking Chair PHJB with Louis Armstrong
15). Baby Won’t You Please Come Home PHJB with Amy LaVere
16). T’aint Nobody’s Business PHJB with Steve Earle
17). Some Cold Rainy Day PHJB with Cory Chisel
18). I Ain’t Got Nobody PHJB with Buddy Miller
19). La Vie En Rose PHJB with Angelique Kidjo &
Terence Blanchard
Bonus Disc:

1). C’est Si Bon PHJB with Anita Briem
2). St James Infirmary PHJB with Jim James
3). Corinne Died On The Battlefield PHJB with Tom Waits
4). Careless Love PHJB with Del McCoury
5). Sailin’ Up Sailin’ Down PHJB with Pete Seeger &
Tao Rodriguez-Seeger
6). We Shall Overcome PHJB with Pete Seeger &
Tao Rodriguez-Seeger
http://www.preservationabenefitalbum.com/


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