Rounder Records is set to release Treme, Music from the HBO Original Series, Season Two on April 17, 2012. The soundtrack offers a breathtaking sampling of the music from many of New Orleans musicians and other acclaimed artists that is such an integral part of each episode of the series. The soundtrack will be available on CD & digital download.
Treme, Music from the HBO Original Series, Season Two revels in the abounding riches of New Orleans music today. Here are brass bands, roots rock, traditional jazz, R&B and Cajun music, with a special nod to the city’s piano tradition (with Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Dr. John, Tom McDermott, David Torkanowsky each prominently featured). Also included is the once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between neo-funksters Galactic, the iconic Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and rapper Juvenile.
Recorded live on the streets and in the clubs, these recordings capture the indefatigable spirit of the United State’s greatest musical city. New Orleans is one of the country’s richest sources of traditional music, a city which pioneered jazz and the blues. From creators/executive producers David Simon and Eric Overmyer (HBO’s The Wire), the critically-acclaimed HBO series Treme interweaves stories of musicians and other residents who are trying to rebuild their lives while also preserving the city’s unique musical heritage and cultural traditions after Hurricane Katrina.
The songs featured include:
1 New Orleans After The City – Hot 8 Brass Band
2 From The Corner To The Block – Galactic, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Juvenile
3 Carved In Stone – The Subdudes
4 Sisters – John Boutté
5 Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most – David Torkanowsky & Lucia Micarelli
6 Heavy Henry – Tom McDermott
7 Mama Roux – Henry Butler
8 (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone – Cyril Neville & Tribe 13
9 Take It To The Street – Rebirth Brass Band
10 Road Home – DJ Davis & The Brassy Knoll
11 Oye, Isabel – The Iguanas
12 Long Hard Journey Home – The Radiators
13 Carnival Time – Al “Carnival Time” Johnson & The Soul Apostles
14 La Danse de Mardi Gras – Steve Riley, Steve Earle, Eunice Revellers
15 Ferry Man – Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses
16 Frenchmen Street Blues – Jon Cleary
17 Hu-Ta-Nay – Donald Harrison & Friends
18 You Might Be Surprised – Dr. John
Author: World Music Central News Department
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