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Season 39, Episode 1 Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk...A Celebration of New Orleans Blues

First Aired: September 30, 2011

Hugh Laurie explores the rich musical traditions of New Orleans through a tour of the city and performances of a wide variety of tunes, including with Crescent City legends Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas; and Welsh singer Tom Jones. Included: "Swanee River"; "You Don't Know My Mind"; "John Henry" (with Thomas); "St. James Infirmary"; "Buddy Bolden's Blues"; "Baby Please Make a Change" (with Jones and Thomas); "Let Them Talk"; "Tipitina."

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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