07/09/12

Legacy to Release ‘Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection’

58-track, 4-CD boxed set includes collaborations with Pete Seeger, Tom Waits and others

Legacy Recordings will release a four-CD boxed set from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, titled The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection, on Sept. 25. The collection will include 58 tracks, of which five are previously unissued, all recorded at Allen Toussaint’s Sea-Saint Studios: “In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)” (1967); “Precious Lord” (1970); “C. C. Rider” (1981); and “I Get The Blues When It Rains” and “Nellie Grey” (both 1986).

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The set draws from 19 albums (and one bonus CD) that were recorded and released between 1962 and 2010, on the Atlantic Records, CBS Records, Sony Music and Preservation Hall Recordings labels. Tracks are sequenced in non-chronological order

Many of the tracks were salvaged after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the band’s state-of-the-art studios in 2005. Preservation Hall producer and musician Ben Jaffe (son of original producer, Preservation Hall Jazz Band member and founder Allan Jaffe) was able to recover many of the tapes and restore a portion of the music.

Track listing

Disc One: 1. Band introduction by Allan Jaffe (live, 1972) • 2. Eh La Bas (E) • 3. Oh, Didn’t He Ramble (I) • 4. I Get The Blues When It Rains (1986, previously unissued) • 5. St. James Infirmary (King Britt Remix) (P) • 6. Ice Cream (Q) • 7. In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) (1967, previously unissued) • 8. Down By The Riverside (C) • 9. Corinna, Corinna (L) • 10. I’m Alone Because I Love You (D) • 11. El Manicero (Q) • 12. Do Lord (J) • 13. St. James Infirmary (E) • 14. Just A Little While To Stay Here (G) • 15. Complicated Life (O) • 16. We Shall Overcome (S).

Disc Two: 1. His Eye Is On The Sparrow (N) • 2. Shake It And Break It (R) • 3. Nellie Grey (1986, previously unissued) • 4. When The Saints Go Marchin’ In (H) • 5. Little Liza Jane (N) • 6. (True) You Don’t Love Me (K) • 7. In The Sweet Bye And Bye (C) • 8. I’ll Fly Away (T) • 9. That Bucket’s Got A Hole In It (N) • 10. Love Song Of The Nile (A) • 11. Blue Yodel #9 (Q) • 12. Shine (A) • 13. Burgundy Street Blues (C) • 14. I Want A Little Girl (live, 1972) • 15. Chimes Blues (D).

Disc Three: 1. Whenever You’re Lonesome (D) • 2. Lord, Lord, Lord, You Sure Been Good To Me (H) • 3. Sing On (J) • 4. Joe Avery (F) • 5. Louisiana Fairytale (R) • 6. Shake That Thing (N) • 7. Short Dressed Gal (Q) • 8. Freight Train Blues (E) • 9. Over In The Gloryland (O) • 10. A Good Man Is Hard To Find (D) • 11. Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning (B) • 12. I Ain’t Got Nobody (G) • 13. Amen (F).

Disc Four: 1. Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing (R) • 2. Bourbon Street Parade (I) • 3. I’m Confessin’ (L) • 4. Le Petit Fleur (P) • 5. One More ‘Fore I Die (T) • 6. Shake It And Break It (G) • 7. C. C. Rider (1981, previously unissued) • 8. That’s A Plenty (M) • 9. Westlawn Dirge (Q) • 10. Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well? (O) • 11. Peanut Vendor (E) • 12. Trouble In Mind (R) • 13. A Good Gal Is Hard To Find (T) • 14. Precious Lord (1970, previously unissued).

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