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Crescent City - The Music of New Orleans


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 11, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Corinthian Records
  • ASIN: B0000010KN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,848 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Crescent City
2. Vieux Carre
3. Riverfront Blues
4. Storyville
5. Bayou ST. John
6. High Society
7. Creole Songs & Dances
8. Miss Lucy
9. Ferryboat to Algiers
10. Esplanade At Sunset
11. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
12. Mardi Gras (Indian Dance)

Editorial Reviews

Paul Weston's 1957 tribute to New Orleans! Includes Vieux Carre; Riverfront Blues; Storyville; Bayou St. John; High Society; Creole Songs & Dances; Miss Lucy; Ferryboat to Algiers; Esplanade at Sunset; Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen; Mardi Gras (Indian Dance) , and more.

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Very relaxing listening.
delpheast
If you listen to it once, you can be sure you'll be listening to it again and again.
Bertie Gros
Every song is truly outstanding.
RSProds

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 5, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I purchased the original "LP" of this album in the late 1950's while attending high school or LSU. The original vinyl recording's cover jacket has a picture of New Orleans from the air at late afternoon and shows the single span of the Greater New Orleans Bridge under construction (the now existing second span had not been dreamed of yet). Being born in New Orleans and having lived here all of my life, these songs are still haunting and authentic representations of the New Orleans I grew up and lived with. It was then, and is still now, a classic work of smooth sounds and easy listening music.
I am so pleased to find it available on CD. I will purchase several immediately for myself and friends.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 11, 1998
Format: Audio CD
I first heard this album when I was a child. It was played by my mother perhaps 35 years ago. I recalled the haunting sounds of this album. Years later I began searching for it and until about a year ago, couldn't seem to get a copy even though it was supposed to be available. Then one day I found it and wow did it take me back in time! The sonics don't match what is done digitally today, but even with this small exception, the grandness I felt when I heard the first notes of the album warmed me. I highly suggest that the first time you listen that it be through the whole thing. It really is a story of New Orleans. It is sort of like arriving in the city on wings of an eagle and landing in the middle of the culture, weaving through what makes New Orleans the romantic image that it is. Quite an experience!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By EdithLee Smith on March 19, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I have been searching for this album for many years. Themes from it have been haunting me, but I didn't know it was still available.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RSProds TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 28, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Paul Weston clearly outdid himself with this piece of music which is unmatched in it's genre. Every song is truly outstanding. And the availability now on CD is great!!

I grew up in New Orleans and have listened to the LP album version over and over for decades. And it is a magnificent mosaic of music, which allows the imagination to take one on a magical travelogue around the city, into areas and history not usually seen by the tourist. Obviously, a great deal of research went into the music and this capsule history of New Orleans. The orchestra performs the arrangements flawlessly and the solos are truly inspired. I must point out the stings, in particular, which are absolutely wonderful throughout, and a perfect memorable example is the soaringly beautiful and unusual "Esplanade at Sunset", one of the recording's 'Pieces De Resistance'.

The hauntingly beautiful main "Crescent City" theme is one of the best I have ever heard and it appears, transmuted slightly, over and over throughout the recording. The piece that is a standout is the blues ballad "Storyville": the arrangement, the musical conception, the train station sounds, the audible smoke, and the sax solo are awesome. The Creole triptych "Un, Duex, Trois"; "Salangadou"; and "Michie Preval" is an arresting piece of arranging and inspired brass and strings. And the ending piece, "Mardi Gras", is a wonderful whirlwind of music, with great but brief solos, that puts the perfect cap on the CD, as it surges into the main theme again. This is a must-have addition to any CD collection. Five HUGE Stars!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 10, 2001
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This album captures an era of music we're not likely to see again. This music tells a story, and takes you along! Dick Cathcart on "Nobody Knows..." is perfection itself. "Vieux Carre" will haunt you. I would recommend this to any serious music lover, or to anyone looking for great accompaniment to a romantic dinner.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Larry Martel on January 5, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
When good music died on radio in the 50's (and as a disck jockey at the time I mourned the loss so terribly that I jumped the fence into the news department) most of the composers and performers kept the ghost in almost speak-easy venues. The best... Nelson Riddle, Sinatra, Shearing, etc, could still be found if you looked hard... way down in the charts but many of the workhorses retired to pasture. Paul Weston, among the most versatile on vinyl, didn't create waves in the CD world. He and wife Jo Stafford acquired the rights to most of their recordings and started their own company. It took a dreadfully long time to decide to reissue this gem. My vinyl copy shows the ravages of ages while I waited and searched for this to resurface.
Now, surrounded by his collaborators of many years, Matty Matlock on clarinet, Ted Nash as well as Eddie Miller and Babe Russin on tenor sax, Barney Kessel or Georgie Van Eps on guitar. Ziggy Elman's horn with either Paul Smith or Stan Wrightsman at the piano, all enjoying Weston's evocative arrangements of his own compositions, it's all back... this time on Paul's own Corinthian Records label.
Paul left us in '96 but we can still hope Corinthian can carry on and bring more of his library to the Amazon marketplace.
I'm already standing in line waiting for the re-issue of "Moon for 12."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By leslie916 on July 8, 2004
Format: Audio CD
As a New Orleans/French Quarter tour guide and somewhat of a historian of New Orleans, I have to say, its the only composition that truly reflects the ambiance of our city so masterfully. Its a gem! My CD is about to wear out, and you can bet I'll be purchasing another to take its place!! I grew up in New Orleans, and have lived here all of my life, and couldn't believe the person who composed this music is not originally from New Orleans, or at least that's what I was told. I remember as a child some of the songs being played on TV as background music for one of our local news stations. The sounds have always captured my emotions and can almost immediately give me images of the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, Bourbon Street, the Mississippi River and so many other images of the "Crescent City". Great performances, you won't be disappointed.
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