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Hugh Laurie has a spirited discussion about an emotional moment after playing with Dr John, how all human life is in the blues, Jelly Roll Morton being an “olympian god” of music, and trying to introduce Bessie Smith to someone new.
In staunch defiance of the familiar actors-turned-bad-musicians stereotype, there was a distinct magic in Hugh Laurie and The Copper Bottom Band’s live set that evokes the rousing ghosts of a New Orleans vaudeville act.
The piano music that came from New Orleans played a preeminent role in the development of Jazz, Blues, and Rock music, and it’s legacy and rhythms continue to this day.