Friday, September 13, 2013

Weekend Playlist: Hugh Laurie

Most people know Hugh Laurie from House, M. D. In reality, he's a multi-talented performer. Earlier this summer he released his second blues CD entitled Didn't It Rain and is currently touring with his band. Anyone who has paid attention to his career would realize that music has been a big part of his career.

Some of his earliest (and most memorable performances) came while portraying Bertie Wooster in the series Jeeves and Wooster based on the popular P. G. Wodehouse novels. Here's my personal favorite from that show:

Then there's the time that Bertie tries to figure out how to master "Puttin' on the Ritz"

He also once demonstrated his songwriting skills.

Here's his performance of Wild Honey from his latest CD. The amazing thing to me is the decision to record the entire group live in the studio. I think that adds a lot to the production. Hats off to Hugh Laurie for bringing the blues back to life. Enjoy!

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