Door Poppin'

Release Details

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Track Album: 
Smokin: The Sounds of New Orleans II
Tony Brooke's Role: 
Audio Recording Engineer

Recorded 4/23/94 at the Black Top Blues-A-Rama at the House Of Blues, New Orleans, by Tony Brooke with Cory Smith. Mixed by Charles "Chopper" Brady. Six of the twelve tracks on "Smokin: The Sounds of New Orleans II" were from a series of New Orleans Jazz Festival live broadcasts and recordings for WWOZ-FM by Tony Brooke.

From the liner notes by John Sinclair of WWOZ:
"Door Poppin'," the spritely offering by former Dew Drop Inn regular Carol Fran and her husband, Clarence Holliman--legendary guitar star of Bobby 'Blue' Bland's masterful Duke singles of the 1950s--was recorded at the BlackTop Blues-A-Rama at the House of Blues. The original studio recording of this hip little song can be heard on their BlackTop CD, See There!

And, more from John Sinclair on the production of the album: "Most of these cuts were recorded by Tony Brooke and Cory Smith--two young men who came in from California on a wing and a prayer, crashed on Dave Freedman's floor for 10 days, and volunteered their services to engineer and record the string of 'live' broadcasts from which these selections were drawn."