… the irascible doctor who also sings the blues? Hugh Laurie may be better known for his acting, including his role as Dr. House, but his skills as a singer and musician are on display with Let Them Talk. For a white British man, Laurie does exceptionally well with the blues. In the liner notes, he attributes his success to sheer love of the music.
That love shines through in this CD, together with an impressive skill. The fifteen songs display a wide variety of styles. Laurie pays tribute to the great masters of blues but puts his own mark on each piece. His version of “Swanee River” is one of the most upbeat I have ever heard, and it works surprisingly well. Whether you like the blues, enjoy a different take on some popular music, or just want to hear Dr. House sing, give this CD a try.
Reviewed by Fran (staff)