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Album Review

A powerfully rhythmic, delightfully hypnotic representation of the resiliency of the Crescent City, John Boutte's Treme (perhaps the creative centerpiece of this diverse gumbo of a collection) is the perfect theme song for the popular HBO series about N'awlins people living in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But the classic stomping vibe of that piece and a handful of others (including the opening romp "Two Bands Rolling") is just part of the diverse magical vibe created by a true native son who sounds a tad like Rod Stewart and whose two-decade career is infused with everything from jazz and gospel to R&B, blues, and Latin music. He uses his raspy soul voice to channel Sam Cooke on a restrained but emotionally searing version of "A Change Is Gonna Come," and finds a clever way to merge gospel with danceable upright bass-driven jazz swing on "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Other tunes, like the midtempo ballad "Shake My Gate," are pure blues-soul-pop that could have come from any region. A good example of how he blends his N'awlins soul and his gospel musical roots is "At the Foot of Canal Street," which paints its hometown imagery with a lighthearted, skipping gospel groove. The overall effect is like church-hopping through the gritty neighborhoods of New Orleans (he hails from the 7th Ward), looking beyond any sorrow and devastation to the call of a higher power that tells Boutte, yes, you and your fellow natives can overcome.

Customer Reviews

INCREDIBLE Album!!!!!!!

First, thanks to HBO's series Treme's title song which led me in search of it (on this album). Little did I expect such AMAZING TALENT come out of this one man - and such range of song- types!!!! He is truly talented. This album has one fantastic song after another. I have a very important meeting tomorrow but can't stop listening to this uplifting and get-on-your feet and dance album, and it's already 1:00 am!!!! Thank you Mr. John B!!!!!!

Treme Song

I lived in New Orleans from July 1,1993 until July 1,1994, and since my husband Lucas is a professional musician, he ended up playing with John on a lot of different gigs, and also toured with him throughout Europe. My father in law just moved back to New Orleans (after leaving with his wife Sheila to Kansas City, MO for 5 yrs. due to Hurricaine Katrina) and he has reconnected with John once again. He plays the Sax and John uses him both on Sax and Piano. In any case, I LOVE JOHN TO DEATH! He is just the best. Not only is he a charmer but he is truly one of the nicest people I have ever met! I am so happy for John and his success as he truly deserves it! When he sings, you really do get what you would hear on a record. He is so talented and just has a voice that would melt any chunk of butter! LOL He is the best and I would totally recommend his music. John really has a great feel for the Treme as he has spent his life growing up there and he really knows the place inside and out! Oh yeah, if you see him, ask him to play the trumpet for you. One of John's best kept secrets is that he is a great trumpet player as well! All I can really say is that John is the Treme. The secret of New Orleans is out there now. And considering that people from Donald Fagan to John Schofield (both excellent artists with lots and lots of success) already knew about him. I am glad that the world will be able to be let in on that secret now! Love you John! Keep singing! You are the man! Love, Kristin Pickford


I was looking for Shame Shame only to find it . I would still love to have it. But it let me to Jambalaya , I listened to all of the bits, then read reveiw from booboobeir. thanks I love it


Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '00s

John Boutte earned a business degree in college, but his heart always turned toward music. He'd watched his sister, Lillian Boutte, star in a musical theater production of One Mo' Time before she left their hometown of New Orleans to make a career in music for herself in Europe. But despite his own love of music, he took a job with a credit union after serving four years in the U.S. Army. It wasn't until he met Stevie Wonder and the superstar told him he had a definite shot at making it as a singer,...
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Jambalaya, John Boutté
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Oct 28, 2008

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