Petaluma Records Unveils Official “New Orleans Girl” Video Featuring PJ Morton, Rebirth Brass Band & Cheeky Blakk: VIDEO
Petaluma Records unveiled the official video for “New Orleans Girl” featuring Grammy winner PJ Morton, Cheeky Blakk, and Rebirth Brass Band ahead of the April 29 release of the soundtrack Take Me To The River: New Orleans. The new recording is the fifth single from the upcoming album and features footage from the forthcoming documentary film Take Me To The River: New Orleans, which celebrates the musical history, heritage, culture and influence of New Orleans and Louisiana.
The deluxe soundtrack release is an epic collaboration that takes a deep dive into the musical DNA of New Orleans. From traditional jazz to Second Line, from R&B to hip hop and rap, from funk and soul to rock and roll, the album’s producers pair legendary legacy musicians with 21st-Century stars to create a historic musical confederation. The album and film feature brand new recordings of the final performances from The Neville Brothers and one of the last studio sessions with Dr. John as well as fresh collaborative performances from a range of great New Orleans and internationally-known artists including Big Freedia, G-Eazy, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Snoop Dogg, Dumpstaphunk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, William Bell, Ani DiFranco, Donald Harrison, Ledisi, Galactic, and many more.
The Take Me To The River: New Orleans documentary is the brainchild of director Martin Shore, whose 2014 award-winning film Take Me To The River recorded the impact of Memphis, TN on music and culture. “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.
Check out the teaser trailer for Take Me To The River: New Orleans below.
Acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, Maroon 5 keyboardist, and New Orleans native PJ Morton returns to his roots for “New Orleans Girl” with Rebirth Brass Band laying down a foundation of funkified horns with New Orleans rap queen Cheeky Blakk rhyming for the ages.
”PJ Morton is absolutely a maestro!” Shore told Vibe. “His ability to seamlessly fuse genres together is simply amazing. Rebirth Brass Band always brings a party and a smile to their music. And there is nobody more legit in New Orleans bounce than Cheeky Blakk. It’s really one of the theme songs for the film and record. New Orleans is the girl! And it needs to continue all around the world.”
View the video for “New Orleans Girl” below.
The April 29 release via Petaluma Records of the Take Me To The River: New Orleans soundtrack will come as a CD, a deluxe vinyl set featuring two LPs along with a large format 60-page book, and a digital album. The documentary Take Me To The River: New Orleans will open exclusively at The Broad Theater in New Orleans on April 22 and will then roll out in select theaters nationwide.
Fans can celebrate these releases in person with the Take Me To The River: All-Stars band who will perform at the House of Blues in New Orleans on May 5, kicking off the second weekend of The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The ensemble is made up of North Mississippi Allstars brothers Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson, who serves as a producer on documentary, Galactic bassist Robert Mercurio, and Joe Ashlar, who is known for his work with Dr. John. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will serve as the special guest for the evening, and the performance will also feature Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr., Ian Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, and Walter “Wolfman” Washington. Go to the House of Blues New Orleans website to secure your tickets.
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