Hugh Laurie gets the blues in PBS 'Great Performances' special

hugh-laurie-let-them-talk.jpg Hugh Laurie returns to his regular TV gig on "House" next week, but the actor took a detour onto PBS Friday night (Sept. 30) for an installment of the network's "Great Performances" series.

As he says at the top of the show (you can watch it all here), the great performance isn't his but that of the city of New Orleans, where he goes to immerse himself in blues music.

"Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk - A Celebration of New Orleans Blues" finds him sitting in with a band and Crescent City legends Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas, as well as Tom Jones, on songs like "Swanee River," "John Henry" and "You Don't Know My Mind."

He and Thomas also accompany Jones on "Baby Please Make a Change." Take a listen:

Watch the full episode. See more Great Performances.


Did you watch "Let Them Talk"? What do you think of Laurie's musical chops?

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