Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Crescent City Soul: The Sound of New Orleans 1947-1974

Posted on

Crescent City Soul: The Sound of New Orleans 1947-1974

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
genre:
Blues, Reissues

We gave it an A

From the sublime (Aaron Neville’s ”Tell It Like It Is”) to the sublimely ridiculous (Clarence ”Frogman” Henry’s ”Ain’t Got No Home”), with stops at all the soulful, bluesy, funky, and rocking tangents in between, the four-CD set Crescent City Soul: The Sound of New Orleans 1947-1974 is a wonderful overview of the golden age of New Orleans music. Timeless sounds from a city where creating great music was once a civic duty.