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Published: 2014/06/26

Dr. John to Release Louis Armstrong Tribute Album

Dr. John will release Ske-Dat-De-Dat…The Spirit of Satch as a tribute to Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong” on August 19, marking his debut on Concord Records. The record will feature 13 quintessential numbers drawn from various points in Armstrong’s five-decade career.

Joining Dr. John on the album are the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Ledisi, the McCrary Sisters, Anthony Hamilton, Shemekia Copeland and the Blind Boys of Alabama who lent their voice to “What a Wonderful World” as well as “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams.”

“He’s the most famous guy that ever came out of my neighborhood,” says Dr. John of his fellow New Orleans legend. “He became a legend all over, for his trumpet playin’ and everything else, and he was the United States’ ambassador to the world.”

Ske-Dat-De-Dat…The Spirit of Satch Tracklist:

What a Wonderful World (w/Nicholas Payton and Blind Boys of Alabama)
Mack the Knife (w/Terence Blanchard and Mike Ladd)
Tight Like This (w/Arturo Sandoval and Telmary)
I’ve Got the World on a String (w/Bonnie Raitt)
Gut Bucket Blues (w/Nicholas Payton)
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (w/Anthony Hamilton)
That’s My Home (w/Wendell Brunious)
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen (w/Ledisi)
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (Terence Blanchard and Blind Boys of Alabama)
Dippermouth Blues (w/James “12” Andrews)
Sweet Hunk O’Trash (w/Shemekia Copeland)
Memories of You (w/Arturo Sandoval)
When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) (w/Dirty Dozen Brass Band)

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Jesse June 27, 2014, 13:46:03

Parts of this look incredible, eg, collaborating with other New Orleans musicians, and parts of it look like populist tripe.

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