I’m sending this one out to my boy David Simon. He hired New Orleans pianist Henry Butler along with Corey Harris to record the main title music for “The Corner.”
That was my introduction to Mr. Butler’s extraordinarily versatile playing.
Here’s hoping that once the writers’ strike is settled, HBO will greenlight Simon’s next series idea: a drama based in the New Orleans music world.
To stream “The Game Band Strut” on my Vox blog, click here. It’s from Butler’s 2004 album “Homeland.”
If you’d like to download the track, click the song title below.
“The Game Band Strut” (MP3)
Album available at iTunes Music Store
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