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Albums Of The Week: Various Artists | Take Me To The River: New Orleans

This soundtrack to the documentary features a who's-who of Crescent City talent.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Take Me To The River: New Orleans is the soundtrack to a feature documentary film celebrating the undeniable musical history, heritage, legacy, culture, and influence of New Orleans and Louisiana.

The Take Me To The River: New Orleans album features new recordings from PJ Morton, The Neville Brothers, G-Eazy, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Snoop Dogg, Dumpstaphunk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, William Bell, Ani DiFranco, Donald Harrison, Ledisi, the late Dr. John and many more.

Take Me To The River: New Orleans follows director Martin Shore’s 2014 award-winning film Take Me To The River which documented the musical influence of Memphis. “Memphis told the American music story. New Orleans is a story of how world music was created,” says Shore on his decision to document New Orleans.

The deluxe soundtrack release is a true collaboration that celebrates the melting pot that is the musical DNA of NOLA. From traditional jazz to second line, From rhythm and blues to hip-hop and rap, from funk and soul to rock ’n’ roll, the producers of this wholly unique and unprecedented project have paired legendary legacy musicians with the rising stars of the 21st century to create a historic musical collaboration unlike any that has come before.

The album features brand new recordings of the final performances from the Neville Brothers and one of the last studio sessions with Dr. John, as well as all new collaborative performances from a range of great New Orleans artists. The music of New Orleans is a wholly unique worldwide collaboration, and Take Me To The River: New Orleans gives the viewer an insightful historical perspective of how global influences shaped, and continue to shape, a musical quilt that formed the music of this extraordinary city.”