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"Let Them Talk" - the first album to be recorded by Hugh Laurie after signing to Warner Bros Records in 2010 - is a celebration of New Orleans blues, a genre that drives Hugh's musical raisin d'être. The album is perhaps best explained by Hugh himself…

"I was not born in Alabama in the 1890s. You may as well know this now. I've never eaten grits, cropped a share, or ridden a boxcar. No gypsy woman said anything to my mother when I was born and there's no hellhound on my trail, as far as I can judge. Let this record show that I am a white, middle-class Englisheman, openly trespassing on the music and myth of the American South.

These great and beautiful artists lived it as they played it: all of them knew the price of a loaf of bread and most had times in their lives when they couldn't scrape it together. They had credentials, in other words, and I respect those as much as the next man, possibly more.

But at the same time, I could never bear to see this music confined to a glass cabinet under the heading Culture: Only To Be Handled By Elderly Black Men. That way lies the grave, for the blues and just about everything else; Shakespeare only performed at the Globe, Bach only played by Germans in tights. It's formaldehyde, and I pray that Lead Belly will never be dead enough to warrant that."