Song Premiere: Preservation Hall Jazz Band - "C.C. Rider"

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band has made a career of honoring and preserving the sounds of New Orleans jazz. They keep true to that tradition in an unearthed track from 1981 titled “C.C. Rider.”

“C.C. Rider” is featured on 50th Anniversary Collection, the upcoming box set celebrating the band and New Orleans’ Preservation Hall, after which the band is named.

From the very first chord on the piano the listener is transported back to the The French Quarter in New Orleans. The angst and pain of the singer is felt not only in the delivery of the lyrics, but with every wail of the trumpet and cymbal hit. “C.C Rider” is the perfect representation of what to expect from the upcoming box set. 50th Anniversary Collection will be available on Sept. 25. The box set has recordings of the band starting from its early inception in 1961 leading up to present day.

Also available Sept. 25 will be St. Peter & 57th Street by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, a record celebrating Carnegie Hall’s 50th anniversary. The record has Preservation Hall Jazz Band and a plethora of guest stars like My Morning Jacket, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArdDs, GIVERS, Ed Helms, Steve Earle, Mos Def and Blind Boys of Alabama.

Listen to “C.C. Rider” below and check out Preservation Hall Jazz Band tour dates and the track listing from the 50th Anniversary Collection box set.

50th Anniversary Collection Tracklist

Disc One
1. Band introduction by Allan Jaffe (live, 1972)
2. Eh La Bas
3. Oh, Didn’t He Ramble
4. I Get The Blues When It Rains (1986, previously unissued)
5. St. James Infirmary (King Britt Remix)
6. Ice Cream
7. In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) (1967, previously unissued)
8. Down By The Riverside
9. Corinna, Corinna
10. I’m Alone Because I Love You
11. El Manicero
12. Do Lord
13. St. James Infirmary
14. Just A Little While To Stay Here
15. Complicated Life
16. We Shall Overcome

Disc Two
1. His Eye Is On The Sparrow
2. Shake It And Break It
3. Nellie Grey (1986, previously unissued)
4. When The Saints Go Marchin’ In
5. Little Liza Jane
6. (True) You Don’t Love Me
7. In The Sweet Bye And Bye
8. I’ll Fly Away
9. That Bucket’s Got A Hole In It
10. Love Song Of The Nile
11. Blue Yodel #9
12. Shine
13. Burgundy Street Blues
14. I Want A Little Girl (live, 1972)
15. Chimes Blues

Disc Three
1. Whenever You’re Lonesome
2. Lord, Lord, Lord, You Sure Been Good To Me
3. Sing On
4. Joe Avery
5. Louisiana Fairytale
6. Shake That Thing
7. Short Dressed Gal
8. Freight Train Blues
9. Over In The Gloryland
10. A Good Man Is Hard To Find
11. Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning
12. I Ain’t Got Nobody
13. Amen

Disc Four
1. Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing
2. Bourbon Street Parade
3. I’m Confessin’
4. Le Petit Fleur
5. One More ‘Fore I Die
6. Shake It And Break It
7. C. C. Rider (1981, previously unissued)
8. That’s A Plenty
9. Westlawn Dirge
10. Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well?
11. Peanut Vendor
12. Trouble In Mind
13. A Good Gal Is Hard To Find
14. Precious Lord (1970, previously unissued).

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Tour Dates
1 - Mackinac Island, Mich. @ Grand Hotel Tea Garden
2 - Detroit, Mich. @ Detroit International Jazz Festival Amphitheatre
3 - Detroit, Mich. @ Detroit International Jazz Festival Amphitheatre
18 - Stillwater, Okla. @ Oklahoma State University Seretean Center Concert Hall
26 - St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Mahaffey Theater
28 - University Park, Pa. @ The Pennsylvania State University Center for the Performing Arts Eisenhower Auditorium
29 - Spring, Texas @ The Centrum
30 - Conway, Ark. @ The University of Central Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall

12 - Laurinburg, N.C. @ The Storytelling and Arts Center
13 - Waleska, Ga. @ Reinhardt University, Falany Performing Arts Center
14 - Newnan, Ga. @ The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts
28 - New Orleans, Louis. @ The 2012 Voodoo Music Experience

16- Springfield, Ilnois. @ University of Illinois at Springfield Sangamon Auditorium

5 - West Lafayette, Ind. @ Purdue university
6 - Detroit Mich. @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra
7 - Rolla, Mo. @ Leach Theatre
8 - Louisville, Ky. @ The Brown Theatre
9 - St. Louis, Mo. @ Sheldon Concert Hall
13 - New Brunswick, N.J. @ Slate Theatre
14 - Brookville, N.Y. @ Tiles Center
15 - Pasadena, Cali. @ Beckman Auditorium
20 - Fayetteville, Ark. @ Walton Arts Center
21 - Fort Worth, Texas @ The Live Oak
22 - El Paso, Texas @ Magoffin Auditorium

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