They wanted to use players & musicians that really had the ‘spirit and feel’ for the music made in the city, and so what better way than to head on over and find the best cats in town…?
Here’s a video of their trip…
I was called upon to initially mix 5 of the 7 tracks on the ‘Spirit of New Orleans‘ album.
However, on hearing what I could bring to the table sonically, I eventually ended up mixing them all! Mixing was done here at ‘StudiOK‘.
I had a lot of fun with this album… The music is so uplifting and always has a great groove…
Creating ‘versions’ for other usage was a blast, as they’d recorded special arrangements with different orchestrations with this specifically in mind.
Hear the album here… ‘Spirit of New Orleans‘
Song by song…
Back to My Roots – Grooving bar room blues with vocal by New Orleans legend, Big Al Carson
Captain Crawfish – Funky New Orleans piano with hot brass, cool Hammond & blazing blues guitar
I Climbed – Brooding Delta blues song about adversity & hope with male vocal
Meterman – Freewheeling jazz piano with a New Orleans backbeat & tasty guitar solo
Loving You Undercover – Laid back 70s funk song with punchy horns & infatuated US male vocal
Mid City Midnight – Driving blues shuffle with distorted harmonica & guitar lick trade-offs
Know It All – Feel-good 1970s funky jazz/RnB fusion with horn section melody & piano
As always, these tracks are there for you to use in productions & to buy for your own personal listening pleasure… so please do…
Next blog – ‘Songs from The Rockface‘…