New Orleans Moon


New Orleans Moon
New Orleans Moon
Studio album by Ray Stevens
Released July 10, 2007
Genre Jazz, Blues, Country
Length 32:49
Label Clyde
Producer Ray Stevens
Ray Stevens chronology
Turn Your Radio On / Misty
(2005)
New Orleans Moon
(2007)
Hurricane
(2008)

New Orleans Moon was the thirty-third studio album by Ray Stevens, released in 2007. This album pays tribute to the city of New Orleans and the jazz music that originated there. While this is primarily a cover album, there are two original songs written by Stevens: "Prelude to Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" and "New Orleans Moon."

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Prelude to Way Down Yonder in New Orleans/Way Down Yonder in New Orleans"   Ray Stevens/Ray Stevens, arr. 3:41
2. "New Orleans Moon"   Ray Stevens, Chuck Redden 3:15
3. "Basin Street Blues"   Spencer Williams 2:35
4. "When the Saints Go Marching In"   Ray Stevens, arr. 3:19
5. "St. James Infirmary/Just a Closer Walk With Thee"   Irving Mills/Ray Stevens, arr. 2:50
6. "Jambalaya"   Hank Williams 2:48
7. "Louisiana"   Randy Newman 3:06
8. "Louisiana Man"   Doug Kershaw 2:37
9. "New Orleans"   Frank J. Guida, Joseph F. Royster 2:17
10. "The Battle of New Orleans"   Jimmy Driftwood 2:40
11. "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans"   Louis Alter, Eddie DeLange 3:17

Album credits

  • Arranged and Produced by: Ray Stevens

Musicians

  • Ray Stevens - keyboards/bass
  • Jerry Kimbrough - guitar
  • Glen Duncan - fiddle ("Louisiana Man" and "Jambalaya")
  • Brian Sterling - guitar/banjo/mandolin ("The Battle of New Orleans")
  • Stuart Duncan - fiddle ("The Battle of New Orleans")
  • George Tidwell - fluegelhorn/trumpet
  • Denis Solee - clarinet
  • Barry Green - trombone
  • The Nashville String Machine - strings
  • Scott Weckerly - drums
  • Background singers: Lisa Silver, Kira Small, Jennifer O'Brien
  • Recorded at Ray Stevens Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Recording Engineer: Ben Surratt
  • Mastering: Ken Love at Mastermix
  • Cover Photo: Sharon Keating
  • Cover Design: Randy Cullers
  • Graphic Design: John Sylvester

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References

  1. ^ (2007) Album notes for New Orleans Moon by Ray Stevens [album cover]. Clyde Records (7014).

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