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

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

Davell Crawford / Photo by Dino Perucci
Davell Crawford / Photo by Dino Perucci
Marc Hogan

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.

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