"It Ain't My Fault" by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mos Def


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The 2010 version of "Ain't My Fault" was recorded in an impromptu late-night session at Preservation Hall in New Orleans just days before the musicians performed at a May 16 GULF AID benefit concert there. Produced by Ben Jaffe and Bill Lynn, the historic benefit track makes use not only of the building's rich history, but some of the historic equipment still housed therein. Lenny Kravitz plays his guitar through Sweet Emma's amplifier while Mos Def sings through her megaphone, all the while trading licks with 78-year-old clarinetist Charlie Gabriel.

"Hip Hop is the New Orleans Jazz of this generation," Ben Jaffe says. "If this was 1910, Mos Def and Lenny would be doing the same thing with Jelly Roll Morton or Louis Armstrong."

IT AIN'T MY FAULT

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