Hugh Laurie, Let Them Talk
Can a posh, Eton-educated, white actor much loved for his foppish turns in such British comedy classics as Blackadder and Jeeves And Wooster sing the blues?
That’s the question on everyone’s lips as Hugh Laurie releases his debut Let Them Talk. The answer, surprisingly, is yes.
Thankfully, Laurie’s long stint on House means his American-inflected drawl sounds almost authentic as he works his way through New Orleans blues standards such as Six Cold Feet, Swanee River and Police Dog Blues.
His subtle interpretations are on the money as they capture the joyful hedonism of a city steeped in jazz.
– Alison Grinter