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One is by Dr. John with a full-on band, another is by jazzman Donald Harrison, Jr. (Big Chief of the Congo Nation Indian Tribe), and another is by actor Clarke Peters -- who plays an Indian chief -- leading a chant with the heads of Mardis Gras Indian Tribes. But there's more -- check the live version of "From the Corner to the Block," by funksters Galactic with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and rapper Juvenile.

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Ironically, the best argument for the music found on Treme: Music from the HBO Original Series is made in New Orleans' writer Joshua Jackson's annotation to one of the few non-New Orleans-associated songs on the set, Steve Earle's "This City."

It is the thirty sixth episode of the series overall. We want to hear from you! See Run the Jewels Perform 'RTJ4' in Entirety at 'Holy Calamavote' Livestream, ‘Lovecraft Country’ Creator Misha Green on Bold Storytelling and the Season Finale, Watch Miley Cyrus Cover Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ for Save Our Stages Festival. Beginning with the theme "Treme Song," written and performed by pianist John Boutté, through Troy (Trombone Shorty) and James Andrews' wild reading of "Ooh Poo Pah Doo," the Irma Thomas-Allen Toussaint collaboration on "Time Is on My Side," Tom McDermott and Lucia Micarelli's "New Orleans Blues," Kermit Ruffins' "Skokiaan," and the Rebirth, Treme, Soul Rebels, and Free Agents Brass Band performances, the music is saturated with joy, celebration, pain, sadness, soul, and the ferocity of defiance. Treme: Music from the HBO Original Series, Feel Like Funkin' It Up [Live Street Mix], I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You.

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One of the Treme's most famous sons, Louis Prima, is represented by "Buena Sera"; actor Steve Zahn and friends offer a delightful cover Smiley Lewis' "Shame, Shame, Shame"; and star Wendell Pierce sings a quietly beautiful "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You." Treme. Visit Us. Butler shows up right after him with "Mama Roux," featuring his astonishing piano skills backed by a full band that includes George Porter. Here, musical traditions, histories, hybrids, competitions, and collaborations co-exist and survive, often by sheer grit and in defiance of the odds. Music is perhaps the primary character in Treme, what with its many voices, faces, and nuances. Al "Carnival Time" Johnson reprises his timeless "It's Carnival Time," backed by the Soul Apostles.

The music included here celebrates the musical diversity of New Orleans and Treme as traditions have been passed down from the neighborhood where jazz was born and where blues, Cajun, and folk musics have flourished to the present post-Katrina era.

The Subdudes do their inimitable thing on "Carved in Stone." The show has spent the last several years painting a complex portrait of post-Katrina New Orleans, while exploring the intersection of history, tradition and the modern challenges of playing music in a city that loves music but can’t pay for it — and through that, viewers were treated to the city’s indigenous sound. Upcoming Events. Social.

Series co-creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer used the music in Treme in a similar fashion to the way they did in The Wire, but exponentially so. –KATIE VAN SYCKLE, In This Article:

The story line in season two is reflected in showcasing the expanded variety of NOLA's musical universe as it is lived every night in bars, on corners, and at house parties.

In celebrating the show's final send off, Pierce spoke with Rolling Stone and shared some of his favorite musical memories from the series. This is underscored by three very different versions of "Indian Red" (the sacred song of New Orleans' Mardis Gras Indians). Do you have dietary concerns? He writes: "Treme's music production team made a special effort to place songs in the series that followed the real timeline of late 2005-early 2006."

The set nears its end with Jon Cleary's stellar solo piano and vocal blues ballad "Frenchman Street Blues"; Big Chief Donald Harrison leads an all-star group of jazz musicians, percussionists, and Clarke Peters on vocals on the Mardi Gras Indian chant "Hu-Ta-Nay." As a soundtrack, this volume represents what's best about Treme; as a listening experience, it is pure pleasure. Lil' Queenie & the Percolators' 1988 reading of "My Darlin New Orleans" closes it on a high note. The first volume of Treme: Music from the HBO Original Series primarily focused on the various ways its musical traditions had been handed down in New Orleans from time immemorial to the present post-Hurricane Katrina era. Pianist Tom McDermott pays tribute to Henry Butler on "Heavy Henry" with killer clarinet by Evan Christopher and swinging fiddle by Lucia Micarelli.

The second season installment of Treme: Music from the HBO Original Series is every bit as satisfying as its predecessor. Here are brass bands, roots rock, traditional jazz, R&B and Cajun music, with a special nod to the city's piano tradition (with Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Dr. John, Tom McDermott, David Torkanowsky each prominently featured).