Get your New Orleans music fix, donate to recovery


I received a nice little shout-out from the Shout! Factory:

“In the spirit of recovery, Shout! Factory will be donating all of the profits from sales made from the Shout! Factory website of the 4-CD box set Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: The Big Ol’ Box Of New Orleans through the end of 2005 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

This deluxe 4-CD box set includes 5 hours of music including rock, jazz, soul, funk, R&B, Cajun, blues and Klezmer. It includes greats like Fats Domino, Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, BeauSoleil, Buckwheat Zydeco, Earl King, The Meters, The Neville Brothers and Louis Armstrong.”

Last Tuesday night, there were two big benefit concerts in New York City to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden were the place to see such big names as Simon and Garfunkel, Elton John, Bette Midler, Tom Waits, the Meters, Bette Midler, Elvis Costello, Dianne Krall, Dave Matthews, and a lot of other great talents. New Orleans’ own Neville Brothers actually played both venues

RollingStone.com provided a nice write-up on both events.

I wish I was there…..

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