If Dr. Gregory House, M.D. got put to work figuring out what doesn’t quite gel about actor Hugh Laurie’s debut album, "Let Them Talk," he’d run through a checklist trying to get at the core malady.
Could it be the musical genre, or choice of backup? No -- the album’s jazzy New Orleans blues could hardly be more delectable in the hands of the great players assembled by producer Joe Henry. Could it be the guest stars? Hardly, when Dr. John, Irma Thomas, and Allen Toussaint all make prominent contributions.
How about Laurie, himself? Bingo, Dr. House. The British actor pretty much sticks to one method of...