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WILLY DEVILLE BIG EASY FANTASY

WOTRE MUSIC 1995                                       122151 


 Big Easy Fantasy is an album by Willy DeVille and the Mink DeVille Band. It was released in Europe on the French New Rose label in 1995. The album is a mixture of studio tracks and concert recordings made in New York and Paris. The "big easy" of the album's title refers to New Orleans. As the album cover says, the inspiration for the album was "Jump City, the Crescent City, the city that care forgot, New Orleans...The Big Easy!" All songs on the album are standards by New Orleans musicians or are original compositions by Willy DeVille about some aspect of New Orleans.


 credits:

  The Brass Attack Horns
        Louis Cortelezzi - saxophone
        Steve Madaio - trumpet
        Tom "Bones" Malone - troBig Easy Fantasy is an album by Willy DeVille and the Mink DeVille Band. It was released in Europe on the French New Rose label in 1995. The album is a mixture of studio tracks and concert recordings made in New York and Paris. The "big easy" of the album's title refers to New Orleans. As the album cover says, the inspiration for the album was "Jump City, the Crescent City, the city that care forgot, New Orleans...The Big Easy!" All songs on the album are standards by New Orleans musicians or are original compositions by Willy DeVille about some aspect of New Orleans.mbone, baritone saxophone
    Mario Cruz - saxophone, percussion
    Willy DeVille - vocals, guitar, dobro
    Seth Farber - keyboards, accordion
    David Keyes - bass guitar, double bass
    Boris Kinberg - percussion
    Freddy Koëlla - guitar, violin, mandolin
    Shawn Murray - drums
    The Valentines (Valentine Brothers) - background vocals
        Billy Valentine
        Johnny "Briz" Valentine

Other musicians

    Jeff "Skunk" Baxter - guitar ("Voodoo Charm")
    Wayne Bennett - guitar ("Beating Like A Tom-Tom")
    Eddie Bo - vocals, piano
    Isaac Bolden - piano ("Teasing You")
    Kerry Brown - drums ("Just Off Decatur Street," "Teasing You")
    René Coman - bass guitar
    Luis Conte - percussion ("Voodoo Charm")
    Steve Croes - sudra drum ("Beating Like A Tom-Tom")
    Dr. John - piano ("Just Off Decatur Street")
    John "Streamline" Ewing - trombone ("Voodoo Charm")
    Freebo - tuba ("Voodoo Charm")
    James Gilstrap - background vocals ("Beating Like A Tom-Tom," "Who Shot the La-La")
    Bill Gregory - guitar ("Who Shot the La-La")
    Porgy Jones - tambourine ("Who Shot the La-La")
    Kate Markowitz - background vocals ("Just Off Decatur Street," "Beating Like A Tom-Tom")
    Valerie Mayo - background vocals ("Just Off Decatur Street")
    Reggie McBride - bass ("Voodoo Charm")
    Leo Nocentelli - guitar ("Just Off Decatur Street")
    Joel Peksin - baritone saxophone ("Voodoo Charm")
    George Porter - bass ("Just Off Decatur Street")
    Lon Price - tenor saxophone
    Bonnie Sheridan - background vocals ("Voodoo Charm")
    Chris Spedding - dobro ("Just Off Decatur Street")
    Fred Staehle - drums, wingertree ("Voodoo Charm")
    Allen Toussaint - piano ("Beating Like A Tom-Tom")
    Johnny Vidacovich - drums ("Beating Like A Tom-Tom," "Who Shot the La-La")
    The Wild Magnolias ("Iko Iko," "Meet the Boys [on the Battlefront])"
        Chief Joseph "Monk" Boudreaux - vocals, tambourine
        Chief Theodore "Bo" Dollis - vocals, tambourine
        Norwood "Gitchie" Johnson - vocals, bass drum
    Dorene Wise – background vBig Easy Fantasy is an album by Willy DeVille and the Mink DeVille Band. It was released in Europe on the French New Rose label in 1995. The album is a mixture of studio tracks and concert recordings made in New York and Paris. The "big easy" of the album's title refers to New Orleans. As the album cover says, the inspiration for the album was "Jump City, the Crescent City, the city that care forgot, New Orleans...The Big Easy!" All songs on the album are standards by New Orleans musicians or are original compositions by Willy DeVille about some aspect of New Orleans.ocals ("Beating Like A Tom-Tom," "Who Shot the La-La")
    YaDonna Wise - background vocals ("Beating Like A Tom-Tom," "Who Shot the La-La")


Recorded:
 The Bottom Line, New York City
Olympia Theatre, Paris
Sea Saint Studio, New Orleans
Westlake Studio, Los Angeles
Track Studio, Los Angeles


tracks list:

1 Jump City 5:41
2 Every Dog Has It.s Day 2:10
3 Hello My Lover 3:44
4 Key To My Heart 4:31
5 Bamboo Road 4:56
6 Iko Iko 5:13
7 Meet The Boys ( On The Battlefront)     3:03
8 Just Of Decatur Street 4:22
9 Teasing You 3:30
10 Beating Like A Tom-Tom 4:17
11 Who Shot The La-La 2:56
12 Voodoo Charm   
 






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