After the huge success of his debut album "Let Them Talk", on which he had revive traditional works from the world of New Orleans Blues, Hugh Laurie is releasing his second album "Did not It Rain", again at Warner Music Entertainment . On "Did not It Rain" goodbye to Hugh Laurie from the typical New Orleans sounds and follows the Blues upstream in the heart of America. The album includes songs earlier pioneers such as WC Handy ("St. Louis. Blues") and Jelly Roll Morton ("I Hate A Man Like You"), as well as songs more modern artists such as Dr. John ("Wild Honey") and Alan Price of The Animals ("Changes"). "I decided I continue to contend, to penetrate deeper into the forest of American music that has enchanted me since I was a little boy," says Laurie. "And the further I go, the more I shall be enchanted -. Playing both of the songs, as well as the people with whom I had the good fortune" Like his predecessor was "Did not It Rain" by Joe Henry produced, the work was recorded at Ocean Way Studio in Los Angeles in January of this year. With heart and the outstanding performance of his accompanying musicians, the Copper Bottom Band - Jay Bellerose, Kevin Breit, Vincent Henry, Greg Leisz, Robby Marshall, David Piltch and Patrick Warren with Elizabeth Lea and Larry Goldings - also features the album several vocal Parts of posts originating from Guatemala singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno and soul singer Jean McClain, who has already worked with various artists such as Jimmy Cliff and Sheryl Crow. Another highlight of the album is a very special guest: Grammy-winning blues artist Taj Mahal. Supported by his voice Little Brother Montgomery "Vicksburg Blues" is interpreted in a whole new way.
"Let Them Talk" is the first album to be recorded by Hugh Laurie after signing to Warner Bros Records in 2010. Produced by Joe Henry and recorded in Los Angeles and New Orleans, the album is a celebration of New Orleans blues, a genre did drives Hugh's musical raison d'être. Spiritually inspired by similar genre albums like Ry Cooder's' Buena Vista Social Club 'and T-Bone Burnett's' O' Brother Where Art Thou 'soundtrack, Hugh's' Let Them Talk' recordings bring together in extraordinary selection of heritage tracks, renowned musicians and vocal legends to champion this much neglected body of work. Hugh drives the whole album on piano and vocals and is joined in the studio by the 'Queen of New Orleans' herself, Irma Thomas, blues piano and horns supremo Allen Toussaint, vocal legend Sir Tom Jones and in at Especially momentous collaboration on 'After You've Gone' by his lifelong hero Dr. John. (hughlaurieblues. com)