More than 60 musicians collaborate to create live jam album for charity
Track list with artist notes:
1. Stagger Lee - Mardi Gras Band
2. I Got a Woman - Mardi Gras Band featuring Johnny Few
3. Stealin' - John “Papa” Gros, Russell Batiste, George Porter, Jr. and Alfred "Uganda" Roberts
4. Right Place Wrong Time - John “Papa” Gros, Max Abrams, Russell Batiste, Bill Elder and George Porter, Jr.
5. Hey Pocky Way- Billy Iuso, Bo Dolliis Jr., Bo Dollis, Sr. and George Porter, Jr.
6. Big Chief - Big Chief Bo Dollis, Sr., Russell Batiste, Bo Dollis, Jr., Billy Iuso, Thomas C. McDonald, Ivan Neville, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts and Baba Akinwali Yuhdidiyuh
7. Hey Now Baby - Big Chief Bo Dollis, Sr., Bo Dollis, Jr., Max Abrams, Billy Iuso, Thomas C. McDonald and Ivan Neville
8. Walk On Guilded Splinters - Widespread Panic with Guests Max Abrams and Baba Akinwali Yuhdidiyuh
9. Turn on Your Lovelight - 7 Walkers (Papa Mali, Matt Hubbard, Bill Kreutzmann, Reed Mathis and Anders Osborne)
10. Tipitina - Jon Cleary with Russell Batiste, Kevin Mabin and James P. Walsh
11. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Jon Cleary with Russell Batiste, Alfred "Uganda" Roberts and James P. Walsh
12. 32-20 Blues - Gov’t Mule with Alfred "Uganda" Roberts
13.Shaky Ground - Mardi Gras Band with Shamarr Allen, Craig Klein and Mark Mullins
14. 25 Miles - Mardi Gras Band with Christine Ohlman and Shamarr Allen, Russell Batiste, Craig Klein, and Mark Mullins
15. Get Outta My Life Woman - Mardi Gras Band with Christine Ohlman and Alfred "Uganda" Roberts
16. Love Slips Upon Ya - Mardi Gras Band with guests Russell Batiste, Luther Dickinson and Carmalita Glospie
New Orleans-October 29 2010- The live recordings from Down on the Bayou II, a benefit concert for the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC) and Assistance Foundation (NOMAF), are now available for download at www.nugs.net. The recordings captures the collaboration of more than 60 musicians coming together as never before playing renditions of classic songs such as “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”, Robert Johnson’s “32-20 Blues”, Dr. John’s “Right Place Wrong Time”, “Turn On Your Love Light” and Ray Charles’ “I Got a Woman”. All proceeds from sales of the album benefit the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation to support its vital Musicians’ Clinic (est. 1998).
The concert, which took place April 29, 2010 at the Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans, Louisiana is the second annual benefit concert spearheaded by Widespread Panic keyboardist JoJo Hermann. “Down on the Bayou is an annual concert during Jazzfest that brings top musicians together to pay tribute to New Orleans and the contributions this city and its musicians have made to the music we make and love today. The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic is a model for artist healthcare and we’re proud to support it,” explained JoJo.
The recordings of the performances that night found their way into the hands of multiple Grammy award-winning producer John Porter. Those musicians who donated their performances to benefit the Musicians’ Clinic include: Big Chief Bo Dollis, George Porter Jr., Widespread Panic, Bill Kreutzmann, Ivan Neville, members of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Gov’t Mule, Big Sam, Luther Dickinson, Anders Osborne, Christine Ohlman and Jon Cleary, among others. 100% of the proceeds from Down on the Bayou Live will go to sustain America’s only comprehensive medical home for musicians.
“The staff, volunteers, board of directors and the 2000 + patients of the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic are deeply grateful to the amazing Howlin’ Wolf staff and the musicians who donated their inspiration to make Down on the Bayou a magical night of music and funk!” states NOMC & AF Director, Bethany Ewald Bultman. “This album truly embodies the mission of the clinic to keep New Orleans music ALIVE.” (www.savetheclinic.org).
The album will premiere on www.nugs.net on the afternoon of October 29th.
New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic/Musicians Assistance Foundation
The mission of the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation is to keep music alive by sustaining New Orleans musicians and tradition bearers in body, mind and spirit. We do this through providing access to health and social services through the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, regardless of musicians’ ability to pay, and by fostering cultural opportunities that advocate for and support this effort. To learn more, visit www.neworleansmusiciansclinic.org.
Photos by Kevin Harris, Michael Lacy, and Jeffrey Dupuis