Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: Big Ol’ Box of New Orleans...Finally, a Celebration of the Mess that is New Orleans Music

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Shout! Factory Set, Due October 5, Features Classic and Contemporary Sounds, Tastes, Scents, Culture, History and Travel Tips. ItÂ?s a Wild RideÂ?and Definitely Not Your ParentsÂ? New Orleans Box!

New Orleans music has been documented thoroughly on recording and in print – but never like this. Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: Big Ol’ Box of New Orleans takes the music of the Big Easy outside the history museum and puts it back amidst the total experience of being there – the hurricanes to go, the crawdad etoufeé, the voodoo rituals, the beads, the sultry Caribbean winds – and mixes it up with four CDs worth of new and old Crescent City sounds. According to reissue executive producer Gary Stewart, “It’s one big mess, and we like it like that!” Shout! Factory's resultant CD boxed set will arrive in stores on October 5th for the suggested retail price of $59.98.

The audio portion of Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: Big Ol’ Box of New Orleans takes the vibrancy of New Orleans music clear outside of academic chronological and mixes the originators and the progeny of New Orleans music. Featured are 85 songs by such artists as Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Irma Thomas, The Meters, Jellyroll Morton, Marcia Ball, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Sonny Landreth, Little Richard, Ellis Marsalis, Henry Butler, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Chris Kenner, Buckwheat Zydeco, Shirley & Lee, The Neville Brothers, The New Birth Brass Band, Dave Bartholomew and the Radiators. Compiled and annotated by KCSN-FM “Down Home” show host Chuck Taggart, a native, it’s an open-all-night rockin’ N’awlins dance party. Grab a hurricane in a “go cup” and roam the city’s legendarily diverse and influential sounds.

But the total experience of Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: Big Ol’ Box of New Orleans just begins with the music. This big, fat, heavy package makes a wonderful addition to the top of the coffee table. The set features essays and sidebars by writer Mary Herczog, author of Frommer’s New Orleans, that defy what comes to mind when you think liner notes. Herczog takes you by the hand through the narrow streets of the Quarter, through the Garden District and up through Bayou St. John – imparting the history alongside the colorful urban myths, while giving an insider’s-eye view of city’s great (and divey) bars and restaurants, and even an unpredictable “Nine Random Reasons We Love New Orleans.”

With Mardi Gras upon us in February and JazzFest and Ponderosa Stomp in April, there is no better gift for the New Orleans enthusiast (or would-be enthusiast) than Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: Big Ol’ Box of New Orleans. Load up your iPOD, take along the book and journey the city’s mystical, musical and gastronomical crannies, and you’re ready to fully appreciate the Western World’s most culturally rich and unique city.

About Shout! Factory:

Shout! Factory is a multi-platform integrated entertainment company that was started by Richard Foos -- co-founder of Rhino Records, Bob Emmer – former Warner Music Group and Rhino executive and Garson Foos – former Rhino executive. It focuses on audio music catalog development and home video/DVD projects and television properties. Conceived as a broad-based retro pop culture entertainment label, Shout! Factory video and DVD projects range from live music and music documentary programs to offbeat special interest titles ranging from animation to sports content. Shout! Factory DVDs and CDs are distributed by Sony Music Entertainment.

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Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: The Big Ol’ Box Of New Orleans

Catalog Number: D4K 37441                        

Release Date: October 5, 2004

Price: $59.98


Disc One:

         1.     Galactic feat. Theryl deClouet – Welcome To New Orleans

         2.     Kermit Ruffins – Drop Me Off In New Orleans

         3.     Fats Domino – I’m Walkin’

         4.     Dr. John – Iko Iko

         5.     Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven – Potato Head Blues

         6.     Lil’ Queenie & The Percolators – My Darlin’ New Orleans

         7.     The Iguanas – Para Donde Vas (Where Are You Going)

         8.     Anders Osbourne & “Big Chief” Monk Boudreaux – Meet The Boyz On The Battlefront

         9.     Clarence “Frogman” Henry – Ain’t Got No Home

     10.     Rebirth Brass Band – Feel Like Funkin’ It Up

     11.     BeauSoleil – Zydeco Gris-Gris

     12.     Ernie K-Doe – Mother-In-Law

     13.     Marcia Ball – That’s Enough Of That Stuff

     14.     The Radiators – Confidential

     15.     The Meters – Hey Pocky A-Way

     16.     Jelly Roll Morton & His New Orleans Jazzmen – I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say

     17.     Paul Sanchez – Foot Of Canal Street

     18.     Vernel Bagneris & the cast of One Mo’ Time – Down In Honky Tonk Town

     19.     Huey (Piano) Smith & The Clowns – Rocking Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu

     20.     Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen – More Hipper

     21.     Johnny Adams – Release Me

     22.     Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feet Warmers – Preachin’ Blues

     23.     Clifton Chenier – Jambalaya

Disc Two:

         1.     Leigh Harris – Dog Days

         2.     Earl King – No City Like New Orleans

         3.     Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders – Salée Dames, Bon Jour

         4.     Balfa Toujours – Marshall’s Club

         5.     Irma Thomas – You Can Have My Husband

         6.     Galactic – Go Go

         7.     The New Orleans Klezmer All Stars – Not Too Eggy

         8.     Preservation Hall Jazz Band – St. James Infirmary

         9.     Deacon John Moore – Going Back To New Orleans

        10.     Buckwheat Zydeco – Hot Tamale Baby

        11.     The Neville Brothers – Fear, Hate, Envy, Jealousy

        12.     James Andrews – Poop Ain’t Gotta Scuffle No More

        13.     The Hawketts – Mardi Gras Mambo

        14.     George Lewis’ Ragtime Band – Ice Cream

        15.     J. Monque’D – No Doubt About It

        16.     The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Danny Barker & Eddie Bo – Don’t You Feel My Leg

        17.     Boozoo Chavis – Dog Hill

        18.     Zachary Richard – Au Bord de Lac Bijou Au Bord de Lac Bijou

        19.     Tuba Fats’ Chosen Few Brass Band – Mardi Gras In New Orleans

Disc Three:

         1.     Dave Bartholomew & His Orchestra – Shrimp And Gumbo

         2.     Dr. Michael White – St. Phillip Street Breakdown

         3.     Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown – Going Back To Louisiana

         4.     Aaron Neville – Tell It Like It Is

         5.     Coolbone – The Saints

         6.     Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie – Canaille (You’re Cute, But You’re Sneaky)

         7.     Al Johnson – Carnival Time

         8.     Fredy Omar con su Banda – La Negra Tomasa

         9.     Shirley & Lee – Let The Good Times Roll

        10.     Tom McDermott & Evan Christopher – The Broken Windmill

        11.     Champion Jack Dupree – Way Down

        12.     Raymond MYles with The RAMS – Hallelujah

        13.     Smiley Lewis – I Hear You Knocking

        14.     Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys – La Crève de Faim/Starvation 2-Step

        15.     The Red Stick Ramblers – Main Street Blues

        16.     Frankie Ford – Sea Cruise

        17.     Henry Butler – Tee-Nah-Nah

        18.     The New Birth Brass Band – Smoke That Fire

        19.     Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers – Give Him Cornbread

        20.     Chris Kenner – I Like It Like That, Part 1

        21.     James Booker – Classified (Version Two)

        22.     Allen Toussaint – Southern Nights

Disc Four:

         1.     Professor Longhair – Tipitina

         2.     The Wild Magnolias – Party

         3.     Ellis Marsalis – Dr. Jazz

         4.     Troy Andrews – Ooh Poo Pah Doo

         5.     Sonny Landreth – South Of I-10

         6.     Benny Spellman – Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)

         7.     Charmaine Neville Band with Reggie Houston & Amasa Miller – The Right Key But The Wrong Keyhole

         8.     Little Richard – Rip It Up

         9.     Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band – Royal Garden Blues

        10.     Anders Osborne – Stoned, Drunk & Naked

        11.     Bruce Daigrepont – Laissez Faire (Let It Be)

        12.     The New Orleans Jazz Vipers – Digga-Digga-Do

        13.     Walter “Wolfman” Washington – Tailspin

        14.     Lloyd Price – Lawdy Miss Clawdy

        15.     Eddie Bo – Havin’ Fun In New Orleans

        16.     Tim Laughlin – King Of The Mardi Gras

        17.     Snooks Eaglin – Red Beans

        18.     Mem Shannon & The Membership – S.U.V.

        19.     The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band – ’Tits Yeux Noirs (Little Black Eyes)

        20.     Pete Fountain & His Band – Lazy River

        21.     Louis Armstrong & His Dixieland Seven – Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

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