Sunday, August 31, 2008

A free Carl LeBlanc download

Here’s another FREE MP3 with some New Orleans flavor as we recall that city’s tribulation in 2005... and worry about the coming of Hurricane Gustav.

Journeyman R&B performer Carl LeBlanc put out an album this year called “New Orleans’ Seventh Ward Griot.” LeBlanc is a banjo strummer with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

The solo album focuses on his singing and guitar playing.

Click here to hear “You’re Number One” on my Vox blog. To download it, click the song title below.

I want to spin something extra from LeBlanc’s album. Click here to check out his cover of Stevie Wonder’s “I Was Made to Love Her.” Nice little cover.

“You're Number One” (MP3)
Album available at iTunes Music Store

8 comments:

estiv said...

Very nice. I love people like this, who I always think of as having their feet on the ground and their heads in the sky. He's knowledgeable enough about tradition to have a steady gig with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, but also comfortable with present-day techniques: the use of sampling in this song doesn't come across as a gimmick. Who knows? W.E.B. DuBois might have approved.

AntwonB said...

Hey Undercover,

Nice. A friend turned me on to your shit. I thought it was just music, but I did the whole page and you got my attention.

I'll be back

Undercover Black Man said...

Welcome, Antwon. Hope to hear more from you.

bklyn6 said...

Nice cover of a Wonder classic!

destruction said...

Very nice and very tite. Loved the double bridge and Jamerson nods.... It's one of my fave Motown cuts, out of the hundreds I've heard. If he hadn't done it justice, I'd be on him like FEMA 08. Only tiny beef is that he screwed up my childhood lyrics:

I was born in Lil Rock
Had a chocolate sweetheart.

Nicely Done UBM.....and C le B.

bklyn6 said...

Had a chocolate sweetheart.

Mondegreen madness! Cute. :-)

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Had a chocolate sweetheart.

I love that too!

Marilyn said...

Love finding yet another NOLA treasure. Tasty cut. Thanks.