Monday, December 23, 2013

Going Back to the Crescent City

    The HBO series Treme concludes its four season run next week.  I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I've grown really fond of the show - especially the music and the depiction of the New Orleans music scene on the show.  I thought it only fitting, therefore, to put together a couple of mixtapes culled from the out of print Crescent City Soul boxset which covers the time period 1947-1974.  The one exception is the last song on disc 2, Indian Red by the Baby Dodds Trio, a favorite from one of the 2nd season episodes.

Disc One

New Orleans Twist Blazer Boy
Come On Earl King
Let the Four Winds Blow Roy Brown
I'm Slippin' In Spiders
I'll Be the Bee Ruth & Al
Over You Aaron Neville
It Keeps Rainin' Fats Domino
Who Drank My Beer While I Was In the Rear Dave Bartholomew
Sittin' and Wonderin' Jesse Allen
Toy Bell Bees
I Know Barbara George
She Put the Hurt on Me Prince La La
It Will Stand Showmen
Shame, Shame, Shame Smiley Lewis
Help Yourself Diamond Joe
3 x 7 = 21 Jewel King
Lipstick Traces Benny Spellman
Ruler of My Heart Irma Thomas

Mardi Gras in New Orleans Professor Longhair
Shake Shake Baby Archibald
Grumblin' Fussin' Nag Nag Del Royals
Looped Tommy Ridgley
I'll  Gonna Be A Wheel Someday Bobby Mitchell
One Night Shirley Lewis
A Certain Girl Ernie K-Doe
I Want Somebody Tommy Taylor
I Just Want You Bobby Charles
Valley of Tears Calvin Lee
It Won't Be Me Lee Diamond
Tiddle Winks Allen & Allen
Jumpin' Tonight Joe Turner
Ain't Got No Home Clarence "Frogman" Henry
Workin' In the Coal Mine Lee Dorsey
 Cissy Strut The Meters
Whip It On Me Jessie Hill
My Indian Red Baby Dodds Trio


zephyr said...

Thank you for these albums they look wonderful

Ishkabibliophile said...


Glad to do it. Hope you like them!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking the time to share your music. You and I have been in a relationship for many years now and the blush is still very much on the rose : )

Ishkabibliophile said...


Quite welcome! (And now you're making me blush. :)


jmills said...

Ish, Thanks for the music, I loved Treme,great music.

Ishkabibliophile said...

There was a lot of great music on Treme - I think I need to rewatch the series pretty soon.