Les Getrex Sings The Classics

by Les Getrex

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Les Getrex is one of New Orleans' undiscovered musical treasures. With this album, the versatile guitarist and powerfully persuasive singer weighs in with a set of blues, R&B and country standards. The songs belong to an eye-popping spectrum which ranges from Les's terrific reading of the ancient Mardi Gras Indian anthem "Indian Red" to Kermit Ruffin's great 21st-century lament, "I Can't Take My Baby Nowhere," complete with trumpet commentary from the composer and some salacious lyrical changes wrought by Getrex himself.

Tracks on this album:
1 Farther On Up The Road
2 Fool For You
3 Misty
4 Elvina
5 Hallelujah I Love Her So
6 Tennessee Waltz
7 Mary Ann
8 Indian Red
9 Mr. Pitiful
10 Boom Boom
11 When My Dreamboat Comes Home
12 I found a Love
13 Jambalaya
14 Stoop Down Mama
15 Can't Take My Baby Nowhere

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released April 14, 2013

Vocals and Guitar: Les Getrex
Special Guests:
Curtis Pierre - Percussion on Song #7
Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. - Vocal & Rub board on Song #13, Rub board on Song #8
Shannon Powell - Drums on Song #15
Kermit Ruffins - Trumpet on Song #15
Corey Henry - Trombone on Song #15
Drums:
Ken Thomas - All Songs except 8, 11, 13, 14
Dwayne Nelson - Songs #8, 13, 14
Shannon Powell - Song #15
Keyboards:
Raymond Fletcher - All Songs except 2, 5, 7
Keith Vinet - Electric piano - Songs #1, 4, 6, 12, 13, 14
Bob Andrews - Piano & Organ - Songs #2, 5, 7
Nick Farkas - 2nd part of piano intro Song #5
Bass:
Alonzo Johnson - All Songs except 6 & 12
Vitas Paukstatis - Songs #6, 12
Horns on Songs #1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 (arranged by Jerry Jumonville):
Tracy Griffin - Trumpet
Tom Fitzpatrick - Tenor saxophone
Jerry Jumonville - Saxophone - Baritone, Tenor solos in Songs # 3, 5, 11
Horns on Song #15:
Kermit Ruffins - Trumpet
Corey Henry - Trombone
Percussion:
Earl "Skip" Thompson - Songs #1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 14
Curtis Pierre on Song #7
Alonzo Johnson courtesy of Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters.
Tracy Griffin courtesy of The Track One Band.
Tom Fitzpatrick courtesy of Walter Washington & The Roadmasters.
Jerry Jumonville courtesy of The Jump City Band.
Kermit Ruffins & Corey Henry courtesy of The Barbecue Swingers.
Curtis Pierre courtesy of Casa Samba.

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Les Getrex New Orleans, Louisiana

For more than thirty years, New Orleans Blues Legend Les Getrex has been entertaining people with his own soulful interpretation of the blues. His playful style and natural ability draw his audiences into every performance. When Les is not playing in his native New Orleans, you can find him at jazz and blues festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe. ... more

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