The former leader of the Little Rascals Brass band turned favorite lead player for New Orleans jam band phenom Galactic, Corey Henry stepping out with Lapeitah, his national debut release from Louisiana Red Hot Records. Another outstanding Treme trombonist in the tradition of Trombone Shorty and Glen David Andrews, the Treme Funktet frontman is himself a brass band funk master with a rich pedigree that reads like a New Orleans royal coat of arms. While Corey’s original bands have created many of the most popular songs on the second line scene, on Lapeitah, Henry teams up with Brooklyn based Pimps of Joytime producer Brian J to breathe new life into the notoriously infectious brass/funk sound.
With guest appearances from heavy hitters like Corey Glover from Living Colour and Greg Thomas from George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, the album’s thrust lies in its ability to sweep from the broad, epic rock of Jimi Hendrix’s “If 6 Was 9,” to the timeless whoop and holler of the absolute new standard in second-line pride song found in “Baby C’mon,” with push-to- the-edge vocal from Cole Williams. Featuring one of the last known recordings of the late Trumpet Black and a keep-it- in-the- family collaboration with Henry’s daughter Jazz, the album plays like a 6th Ward block party, complete with youthful wit and the aged wisdom of the old guard porch stoopers. Equal parts anthemic and soulful, Lapeitah is most importantly, unbelievably funky.
Available locally at Louisiana Music Factory
About Louisiana Red Hot Records
Named OffBeat Magazine’s 2015 Record Label of the Year, Louisiana Red Hot Records is a leader among Southern independent labels in marketing and worldwide distribution. Since 1996, Louisiana Red Hot has released over 200 albums of acclaimed Blues, Jazz, Funk, Zydeco, Cajun, and Rock music. Louisiana Red Hot has emerged from the near-total destruction of its facilities by Hurricane Katrina to become the only label in the Deep South partnered with Entertainment One, the world’s #1 independent distributor for music and video.
Owner Harris Rea has sold millions of records over his forty year career, helping launch such artists as Trombone Shorth Brass Band, Hunter Hayes, Master P, the Cash Money Millionaires, and most recently Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and Honey Island Swamp Band. His family also owns and operates Peaches Records, one of the largest and oldest remaining indie music retailers in the U.S., located in the French Quarter and founded by Mr. Rea in 1975.
“Based in New Orleans and nearly wiped out by Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana Red Hot Records continues to thrive as the Not-So-Little-Southern-Music Engine That Could and Does.” – Ken Richardson, July 30, 2013, Sound + Vision Magazine