Album Review: Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk

Jaycee 20 May 2011

Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk (Warner Bros. Records)

Track to download: Winin’ Boy Blues

The local boy done good? A debut TCS reviewer is not entirely convinced…

First thoughts on listening… I dunno about this one.

Second thoughts… Definitely grows on you. Could probably be a good background soundtrack for boring jobs like room tidying and clothes sorting.

Final thoughts… Yep I definitely like it. I remembered an episode of Jeeves & Wooster where he played the piano and sang, I honestly thought it was mimed, it sounded so good. I was obviously wrong – it was him! Also, I’ll confess I didn’t know he was a Cambridge under grad!

This CD features a number of guest artists and the album is a mixture of New Orleans blues and traditional Spirituals, several of the tracks such as Swanee River & John Henry were sung by the great Paul Robeson and were true classics of their time.