"Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?" from CD "The Music of Mardi Gras" for Haiti - Video
PUBLISHED:  Jul 12, 2011
"Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?" is a song written by Eddie DeLange and Louis Alter, which was first heard in the movie New Orleans in 1947, where it was performed by Louis Armstrong and sung by Billie Holiday.

This is an excerpt from a traditional jazz concert performed by the Jordan Klapman Octet, featuring some of the world's finest musicians.

All proceeds from the CD of the concert http://tinyurl.com/JKCDemail (email link) are donated to the relief and support of the people of Haiti through the Presbyterian World Service and Development's Haitian Relief Fund.


• Julie Michels: vocals
• Jon Seiger: vocals & trumpet,
• Jordan Klapman: piano,
• Rob Somerville: trombone,
• Tom Skublics: clarinet/saxphone s,
• Jamie Macpherson: banjo,
• Jack Zorawski: bass,
• Glenn Anderson: drums

Recorded live at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Toronto. February 14, 2010

by Jason LaPrade/Crystal Clear Sound: Recording Engineer

Filmed in full High Definition by InspireInc

Additional Videography by Nihat Varol

Stills photography and additional HD video by Yuri Dojc

Main title design by Alan Evanson

Watch, listen and buy more of Jordan's music at

Recorded by several artists, including
Louis Armstrong - 1947 - (his rendition of the song has also been the theme song for TVs "Frank's Place")
Billie Holiday - 1947
Marilyn Maxwell - 1947 - on the Abbott and Costello Radio Show - April 17, 1947 [1]
Eddie Condon - 1951
Frankie Laine - 1953
Fats Domino - 1958
Jonah Jones - 1958
Pete Fountain - 1959
Ricky Nelson - 1960
Al Hirt - 1962
Marcia Hines - 1978 - featured on album 'Live Across Australia' Miracle ML703
Stéphane Grappelli - 1981
Raul Seixas - 1984
Dardanelle - 1985
Alliance Hall Dixieland Band - 1988
Harry Connick Jr. (with Dr. John) - 1988 - (Connick also played the song during a concert for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.)
Alison Krauss - 1989
Fats Domino - 1993
Yoshio Toyama & Don Sutton - 1994
Martin Taylor & Chet Atkins - 1995
Tara Darnell - 1996
Janet Carroll - 2000
The Manhattan Transfer - 2000
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - 2000
Suede - 2001
Victoria Williams - 2002
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - 2005
Stefano Bollani - 2006
Paul Sanchez/Shamarr Allen - Meet Me On Frenchmen Street - 2007
Take 6 & Aaron Neville - The Standard - 2008
Jimmy Buffett- Encores - 2010
Also recorded by: Nat King Cole; Rosemary Clooney; Four Vagabonds; Lee Wiley.

"Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?" is also the title of an anthology of essays by New Orleans writers that was published after the levees broke in August 2005. The Table of Contents for the book plays tribute to the song by ascribing a different version to each essay.

Historical information from: http://tinyurl.com/DYKWIMTM-NewOrleans
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