October 21, 2010

Preservation Hall Jazz Band ft. Tom Waits on 78rpm vinyl

This might well be the ultimate music geek Christmas gift: a limited edition 78rpm format vinyl record by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band featuring Tom Waits:. A record player can be included for the 78rpm challenged. Don't panic, it can be connected via USB to your PC or Mac.

On November 19th, 2010, Preservation Hall Recordings will release 504 LIMITED EDITION, hand numbered, 78rpm format vinyl records featuring two tracks by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band with very special guest Tom Waits. The proceeds from the sales of this very special project will benefit the Preservation Hall Junior Jazz & Heritage Brass Band, the cornerstone of the Preservation Hall music outreach program in partnership with The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.

“In New Orleans, our musical traditions are passed down from one generation to the next. I was very fortunate to grow up at the feet of so many masterful musicians. It’s one of Preservation Hall’s missions to ensure the future of our musical heritage. Our music outreach program guarantees our musical legacy will live on through another generation.” says Creative Director of Preservation Hall and son of the Hall’s founders, Ben Jaffe.

Mr. Waits traveled to New Orleans to record two songs with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for the critically-acclaimed project PRESERVATION: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall and the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program, “Tootie Ma Was A Big Fine Thing” and “Corrine Died On The Battlefield”. Originally recorded by Danny Barker in 1947, these two selections are the earliest known recorded examples of Mardi Gras Indian chants.

The Deluxe Donation Tier ($200): Limited Edition 78rpm record + the limited edition, custom-made Preservation Hall 78 record player(#1-100)
Basic Donation Tier ($50): Limited Edition 78rpm record only (#101-504)

MP3: Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Tootie Ma Was A Big Fine Thing

» preservationhall.com

(Thru Kill Ugly Radio)

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