TIPITINA: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

Catalogue number BEARCD51

 

A clearer demonstration of the power of live music to lift the human spirit would be hard to find. Bands that can do this are much rarer now than they used to be, but Tipitina are not entirely alone. What distinguishes them from the others is the amount of variety they manage to extract from a style firmly rooted in the New Orleans boogie/honky-tonk/rhythm & blues tradition.

 

So that’s Tipitina, 2011 version, more wide-ranging than before, but still firmly attached to its musical heartland where the Mississippi meets the Gulf of Mexico.

Dave Gelly

 

Track Listing 

  1.  Hey Pocky Way
  2. Brickyard Blues
  3. Louisiana 1927
  4. Fess Medley: Mardi Gras In New Orleans, Big Chief, Tipitina
  5. You Know I’m No Good/Tico Tico
  6. You Are A Blessing
  7. Rockin’ Pneumonia and The Boogie Woogie Flu
  8. Taking Care of Business
  9. Sweet Lover
  10. Such a Night
  11. Feels Like Home
  12. You, Me and The Keys
  13. Mama Don’t Allow
  14. Sweet Louisiana

Musicians featured

Debbie Jones – Vocals and Acoustic Guitar

Justin Randall – Piano and Vocals

Andy “Postie” Jones – Electric Guitar

Tom Hill – Double Bass

Nick Millward – Drums

 

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