[VIDEO] Hugh Laurie Talks His New Album Didn't It Rain Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.21.2013
Another blues album from Laurie...
In an interview with Billboard, Hugh Laurie spoke about his second blues album Didn't It Rain, which debuted at #21 on the Billboard 200 last week with 14,000 copies sold. The album was released through Warner Bros.
He said: "We got to do this tango, 'Kiss of Fire,' entirely because of this experience in Buenos Aires. After our show, we went to a tango bar and were knocked out by the signing and dancing and playing. I asked these fourdancers, if we can find a tango by four in the afternoon, will you come dance on the stage? I spent the night going through tango and came across this wonderful one Louis Armstrong had done based on 'El Chocolo.' On another night we were in soundcheck I was looking at Jean while she was testing a microphone and said Bessie Smith is among us. Her spirit was there and if we don't get Jean to sing a Bessie Smith song, we need to go to jail. She seized on it immediately and we did it two nights later. I had tears in my eyes it was so thrilling."
He also talked about the blues and working with producer Joe Henry.