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Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk
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Hugh Laurie: Let Them TalkCOMBO: DVD & CD

DVD, HUGH LAURIE: LET THEM TALK - NEW ORLEANS CONCERT DOCUMENTARY
An American favorite for his award-winning role in the hit TV series House, the versatile British actor Hugh Laurie showcases his musical side in an atmospheric personal odyssey filmed on location in New Orleans with Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk – A Celebration of New Orleans Blues on Great Performances..

Defying simple categorization, Laurie finds his greatest satisfaction and inspiration from the mixture of blues and jazz that grew out of New Orleans at the beginning of the last century. He was inspired as a teenager by hearing blues great Professor Longhair’s “Tipitina.” Let Them Talk is Laurie’s very personal journey into the heart and soul of that music: “Here I am in the French Quarter playing with all these amazing musicians. This may be about as good as it gets. In fact, this may be what heaven is like.”

Laurie sings a wide selection of tunes, accompanying himself on piano or guitar, and backed by some of the town’s top-flight musicians. He refuses to pigeonhole his selections. He says, “There are only two categories: good and bad. Those are the only things that matter.”

Throughout the hour, there are intimate performances and rehearsals with blues legends Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas, known as the “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” as well as another fellow traveler from Great Britain similarly inspired by this uniquely American music, Sir Tom Jones.

Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk – A Celebration of New Orleans Blues also includes documentary segments showing Laurie’s daytime and nocturnal travels around the city on foot, by bike, or car, including a visit to the legendary Euclid Records shop where he reverently inspects the classic LP’s there.

Laurie dubs the city “the most romantic place on earth,” and observes that this is “a city that doesn’t fear death. It’s looked death in the eye.” This aspect is reflected in its music, and he notes, “Death is the minor key. Life is the major key.”

He freely admits he’s following “in the footsteps of Martin Scorsese, Ken Burns, and Spike Lee,” all of whom memorably trod similar cinematic musical paths.

Of Laurie’s piano prowess, Jones observes admiringly, “He must have listened to a lot of blues players, a lot of boogie-woogie players,” and notes that Laurie’s playing resembles that of Jerry Lee Lewis. Thomas marvels that when she saw him on the keyboards on House, she “could tell he was actually playing.”

With concert sequences filmed at the historic Latrobe’s building in the French Quarter, the musical selections include New Orleans blues standards along with forgotten and neglected gems.

DVD Tracks

 

CD, HUGH LAURIE: LET THEM TALK
This is the 2011 debut album from the British actor, comedian and musician. A glorious celebration of New Orleans blues, Let Them Talk unites Laurie’s musical talent with a very personal selection of standards and lost blues classics performed with his band of renowned musicians and some very special guests -- Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Sir Tom Jones and Allen Toussaint. The album has spent several months at #1 on the blues chart.

CD Tracks

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Hugh Laurie: Let Them TalkDVD, HUGH LAURIE: LET THEM TALK - NEW ORLEANS CONCERT DOCUMENTARY

An American favorite for his award-winning role in the hit TV series House, the versatile British actor Hugh Laurie showcases his musical side in an atmospheric personal odyssey filmed on location in New Orleans with Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk – A Celebration of New Orleans Blues on Great Performances..

Defying simple categorization, Laurie finds his greatest satisfaction and inspiration from the mixture of blues and jazz that grew out of New Orleans at the beginning of the last century. He was inspired as a teenager by hearing blues great Professor Longhair’s “Tipitina.” Let Them Talk is Laurie’s very personal journey into the heart and soul of that music: “Here I am in the French Quarter playing with all these amazing musicians. This may be about as good as it gets. In fact, this may be what heaven is like.”

Laurie sings a wide selection of tunes, accompanying himself on piano or guitar, and backed by some of the town’s top-flight musicians. He refuses to pigeonhole his selections. He says, “There are only two categories: good and bad. Those are the only things that matter.”

Throughout the hour, there are intimate performances and rehearsals with blues legends Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas, known as the “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” as well as another fellow traveler from Great Britain similarly inspired by this uniquely American music, Sir Tom Jones.

Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk – A Celebration of New Orleans Blues also includes documentary segments showing Laurie’s daytime and nocturnal travels around the city on foot, by bike, or car, including a visit to the legendary Euclid Records shop where he reverently inspects the classic LP’s there.

Laurie dubs the city “the most romantic place on earth,” and observes that this is “a city that doesn’t fear death. It’s looked death in the eye.” This aspect is reflected in its music, and he notes, “Death is the minor key. Life is the major key.”

He freely admits he’s following “in the footsteps of Martin Scorsese, Ken Burns, and Spike Lee,” all of whom memorably trod similar cinematic musical paths.

Of Laurie’s piano prowess, Jones observes admiringly, “He must have listened to a lot of blues players, a lot of boogie-woogie players,” and notes that Laurie’s playing resembles that of Jerry Lee Lewis. Thomas marvels that when she saw him on the keyboards on House, she “could tell he was actually playing.”

With concert sequences filmed at the historic Latrobe’s building in the French Quarter, the musical selections include New Orleans blues standards along with forgotten and neglected gems.

DVD Song Listing:

  1. Swanee River (Foster / Charles) -- Hugh Laurie
  2. Baby What Do You Want Me To Do / You Got Me Running (Jimmy Read) -- Miss Lovell White & The Austin Blues Society Band
  3. You Don't Know My Mind (Williams / Gray / Liston) -- Hugh Laurie
  4. You Don't Know Me (Walker / Arnold) -- Lady On Guitar
  5. Copperhead Road (Steve Earle) -- Group Singing and Playing Guitars
  6. Luckenbach Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) (Moman/Emmons) -- Group Singing and Playing Banjos / Guitars
  7. John Henry (Traditional Arrangement – Chatman) -- Hugh Laurie / Irma Thomas
  8. St James Infirmary (Original Composer: Traditional Arrangement – Primrose) -- Hugh Laurie
  9. Buddy Bolden's Blues (Traditional Arrangement – Morton) -- Hugh Laurie
  10. Baby Please Make A Change (Mississippi Sheiks) -- Hugh Laurie / Tom Jones / Irma Thomas
  11. Let Them Talk - Hugh Laurie
  12. Tipitina (Professor Longhair) -- Hugh Laurie

Running Time: 60 minutes approx.

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Hugh Laurie: Let Them TalkCD, HUGH LAURIE: LET THEM TALK

This is the 2011 debut album from the British actor, comedian and musician. A glorious celebration of New Orleans blues, Let Them Talk unites Laurie’s musical talent with a very personal selection of standards and lost blues classics performed with his band of renowned musicians and some very special guests -- Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Sir Tom Jones and Allen Toussaint. The album has spent several months at #1 on the blues chart.

Track Listing: (Original artists who inspired the tracks)

  1. Saint James Infirmary (Louis Armstrong / Snooks Eaglin)
  2. You Don’t Know My Mind (Lead Belly)
  3. Six Cold Feet (Leroy Carr)
  4. Buddy Bolden’s Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)
  5. Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (Sister Rosetta Tharp)
  6. After You’ve Gone (Bessie Smith /Fats Waller)
  7. Swanee River (Ray Charles / Dr. John)
  8. The Whale Has Swallowed Me (J.B.Lenoir)
  9. John Henry (Memphis Slim / Snooks Eaglin)
  10. Police Dog Blues (Blind Blake)
  11. Tipitina (Professor Longhair)
  12. Winin’ Boy Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)
  13. They’re Red Hot (Robert Johnson)
  14. Baby, Please Make A Change (Mississippi Sheiks)
  15. Let Them Talk (James Booker)
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