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Stream Davell Crawford’s Big Freedia-Boosted Dixie-Funk ‘River / White Socks & Drawers’

Big Easy icons Dr. John and Donald Harrison Jr. also guest

picture-18576-1373300776Marc Hogan // April 17, 2013

New Orleans pianist Davell Crawford will release My Gift to You, his first record in 14 years, on June 11 via Basin Street Records. “River / White Socks & Drawers,” a swampy funk-R&B track from the album, features a who’s who of Big Easy musical talent: bounce powerhouse Big Freedia, genre-straddling rock legend Dr. John, and jazz saxophonist Donarld Harrison Jr., plus a locked-in backing band. The result is a soulful, celebratory, nearly six-minute Mississippi River ode that should really cook when Crawford performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on May 4.