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Dr. John's Louis Armstrong Tribute Album, 'Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch,' Out on Concord Records August 19

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Jul 03, 2014 06:31 PM EDT

If you aren't in the know, Dr. John and his crazy theatrics are a worldwide phenomenon. And now, the New Orleans saint (yet, not a football player) will release a compilation of what he considers the most important tracks from Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong.

The disc is set for release on August 19, marking his debut on Concord Records. The album will feature 13 quintessential tracks pulled from various points in Armstrong's five-decade spanning career.

On the album, Dr. John teams up with slide-guitar virtuoso Bonnie Raitt as well as Ledisi, the McCrary Sisters, Anthony Hamilton, Shemekia Copeland and the Blind Boys of Alabama who contributed their voice to "What a Wonderful World" and "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams."

According to Dr. John on Jam Bands, "He's the most famous guy that ever came out of my neighborhood."

"He became a legend all over, for his trumpet playin' and everything else, and he was the United States' ambassador to the world," he continued to recant.

The record, Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch has a Classicalite recommendation and should be a staple of your collection this August.

Tracklist includes:

What a Wonderful World (w/Nicholas Payton and Blind Boys of Alabama)

 

Mack the Knife (w/Terence Blanchard and Mike Ladd)

 

Tight Like This (w/Arturo Sandoval and Telmary)

 

I've Got the World on a String (w/Bonnie Raitt)

 

Gut Bucket Blues (w/Nicholas Payton)

 

Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (w/Anthony Hamilton)

 

That's My Home (w/Wendell Brunious)

 

Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen (w/Ledisi)

 

Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (Terence Blanchard and Blind Boys of Alabama)

 

Dippermouth Blues (w/James "12" Andrews)

 

Sweet Hunk O'Trash (w/Shemekia Copeland)

 

Memories of You (w/Arturo Sandoval)

 

When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) (w/Dirty Dozen Brass Band)

In the meantime, keep up with some Satch below.

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TagsLouis "Satchmo" Armstrong, Dr. John, Concord Records, Jam Bands, Bonnie Raitt, Ledisi, The McCrary Sisters, Anthony Hamilton, Shemekia Copeland, The Blind Boys of Alabama

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