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'OZ Show Hosts Pick Best CDs of 2010

Best New Orleans CDs of 2010Here are the Best CD releases of 2010, handpicked by WWOZ's show hosts. Many of the discs are by local New Orleans artists, while others are from national and international acts—and all of them make great gifts for yourself or loved ones.

Click on the Buy Now buttons next to each disc to purchase it from retail outlets including Louisiana Music Factory, iTunes, or Amazon, and give the gift of music!

» More Best CD Picks: 2009 | 2008


A.J. Rodrigue, "The Boudin Man" [view show host profile]

Kitchen Sink with A.J. Rodrigue and A.A., Wednesday 10pm-midnight

buy now button Rough Seven - Give Up Your Dreams

buy now button Happy Talk Band - Starve A Fever

buy now button Preservation Hall - Preservation (Deluxe C.D. Edition)
3 editions are available. Vinyl l.p. and a standard and deluxe edition c.d. A 78 rpm edition with both Tom Waits songs is being released on November 19th.

buy now button Bobby Charles - Timeless

buy now button Anders Osborne - American Patchwork

buy now button The Lil’ Band O’ Gold - The Promised Land, A Swamp Pop Journey

buy now button The Jim Jones Revue - Burning Your House Down

buy now button Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs - Medicine County

buy now button Andre Williams - That’s All I Need

buy now button Galactic - Ya-Ka-May

buy now button Big Freedia - Hitz Volume 1 1999 - 2010

buy now button Gotham Green and D.J. Quickie Mart - Haze Diaries III

buy now button Meschiya Lake & Little Big Horns - Lucky Devil

buy now button King Lee (featuring Mr. Quintron) - Tire Shop (Parts 1 and 2)
This is a 45rpm record (or MP3 single).


Andrew Grafe [view show host profile]

Blues Eclectic with Andrew Grafe, Monday 2-4pm

buy now button Little Freddie King - Gotta Walk With Da King

buy now button Jake Leg Stompers - Hill Country Hoodoo 

buy now button Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Preservation 

buy now button Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust 

buy now button Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone 

buy now button Black Keys - Brothers 

buy now button Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here 


Big D [view show host profile]

Blues and R&B: Sittin' at the Crossroads with Big D, Wednesday 2-4pm

buy now button Kenny Neal - Hooked On Your Love 

buy now button Charlie Musselwhite - The Well 

buy now button Cyndi Lauper - Memphis Blues 

buy now button Chris James and Patrick Rynn - Gonna Boogie Anyway 

buy now button Cee Cee James - Seriously Raw 

buy now buttonBuddy Guy - Living Proof 

buy now buttonJJ Grey - Georgia Warhorse 

buy now button Nick Mos - Privileged At Birth 

buy now button Honey Island Swamp Band - Good To You 

buy now button Big Daddy O' - Used Blues 


David Kunian [view show host profile]

Kitchen Sink with David Kunian, Tuesday 10pm-midnight

This has been the best year in recorded music in New Orleans in years.

buy now button Galactic - Ya-Ka-May

buy now button Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns - Lucky Devil

buy now button Rotary Downs - Cracked Maps and Blue Reports

buy now button Rough Seven - Give Up Your Dreams

buy now button Happy Talk Band - Starve a Fever

buy now button Gypsyphonic Disco - Nola-Phonik Volume 1

buy now button Tom Paines - Rites of Man

buy now button Rex Gregory - An End to Oblivion

buy now button 101 Runners - New Orleans Funk 101 Featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux

buy now button Matt Perrine & Sunflower City - Bayou Road Suite

buy now button Magnetic Ear - Aliens of Extraordinary Ability

buy now button Frank Gratkowski/Hamid Drake - Frank Gratkowski/Hamid Drake

buy now button Anders Osborne - American Patchwork

buy now button Cindy Scott - Let the Devil Take Tomorrow

buy now button Honey Island Swamp Band - Good To You


Jelly Roll Justice [view show host profile]

Overnight Jazz with Jelly Roll Justice, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3-6am
Jazz from the French Market with Jelly Roll Justice, Thursday 4-7pm

buy now button Tamir Hendelman - Destinations

buy now button Regina Carter - Reverse Thread

buy now button Rufus Reid - Out Front

buy now button Various Artists - Funky Pieces of Silver: The Horace Silver Songbook Volume 1

Roberto Carcasses - A Todo Jazz

buy now button Michael Dease - Grace

buy now button Chucho Valdes - Chucho’s Steps

buy now button Gene Harris - Another Night In London

buy now button Conrad Herwig - The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock

buy now button John Ellis & Double-Wide - Puppet Mischief


Jim Hobbs [view show host profile]

Cajun and Zydeco with Charles Laborde or Jim Hobbs, Sunday 12-2pm

buy now button Jonno & Bayou DeVille - See Sharp and Be Natural

buy now button Daigle - Frey Affair

buy now button Feufollet - En Couleurs

buy now button Dennis Mcgee - Himself

buy now button D.L. Menard - Happy Go Lucky

buy now button Kevin Naquin - Cravin Cajun

buy now button Pine Leaf Boys - Back Home

buy now button Horace Trahan - Keep Walking

buy now button John Trahan - My Louisiana

buy now button Various Artists - Louisiana Cajun & Creole Music: The Newport Field Recordings

buy now button Lawrence Walker - Essential Collection of Lawrence Walker

buy now button Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole - Creole Moon: Live From The Blue Moon Saloon

buy now button Linzay Young & Joel Savoy - Linzay Young & Joel Savoy


Joel “Heavy D” Dinerstein [view show host profile]

The Morning Set with Joel "Heavy D" Dinerstein, Mondays 6-9am

buy now button Jason Moran - Ten

buy now button Charles Lloyd - Mirror

buy now button Owen Howard - Drum Lore

buy now button Bill Frisell - Beautiful Dreamers

buy now button Orrin Evans - Faith in Action

buy now button Brad Mehldau - Highway Rider

buy now button Scott Colley - Empire


Sondra Bibb [view show host profile]

Jazz from the French Market with Sondra Bibb, Wednesday 4-7pm

buy now button Brad Mehldau - Highway Rider 

buy now button Esperanza Spaulding - Chamber Music Society 

buy now button Geri Allen and Timeline - Live 

buy now button Pat Metheny - Orchestrion 

buy now button SF Jazz Collective - Live 2010 


Suzanne Corley [view show host profile]

Tudo Bem (Brazilian) with Dean Ellis or Suzanne Corley, Saturday 2-4pm
World Journey with Suzanne Corley, Saturday 4-6pm

buy now button Cassandra Wilson - Silver Pony 

buy now button Chucho Valdés - Chucho's Steps 

buy now button Djavan - Ária 

buy now button Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Gurrumul 

buy now button Jorge Drexler - Amar la Trama 

buy now button Lokua Kanza - Nkolo 

buy now button Ojos de Brujo - Aocana 

buy now button Rolis Brasilfunk - Madeira Tropical 

buy now button Salif Keita - La Différence 

buy now buttonSeguenon Koné Presents Ensemble Fatien 

buy now button Sergio Mendes - Bom Tempo 

buy now button Seu Jorge - Seu Jorge & Almaz 

buy now button Tiganá Santana - Maçalê 


T.R. Johnson [view show host profile]

Jazz from the French Market with T.R. Johnson, Tuesday 4-7 p.m.

These are in alphabetical order, not in order of preference!

buy now button Absolute Ensemble - Absolute Zawinul

buy now button Brad Mehldau - Highway Rider

buy now button Charles Lloyd - Mirror

buy now button Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth - Deluxe

buy now button Claudia Quintet - Royal Toast

buy now button Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society - Infernal Machines

buy now button Dave Holland - “Pathways”

buy now button Gerry Gibbs Electric Thrasher Orchestra - Music of Miles Davis

buy now button Jason Moran - Ten

buy now button John Ellis - Puppet Mischief

buy now button Lionel Loueke - Mwaliko

buy now button Magnetic Ear - Aliens of Extraordinary Ability

buy now button Rex Gregory - An End to Oblivion

buy now button Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bunky Green - Apex

buy now button Vijay Iyer - Solo

buy now button William Parker Organ Quartet - Uncle Joe’s Spirit House


Add a comment below if you would like to submit your own picks for 2010 or to comment on the picks above.

Comments

Our Songs by Holley Bendtsen and Amasa Miller

Wow, what about Threadhead's, Our Songs, the first all original CD by Holley Bendtsen and Amasa Miller, also featuring Little Queenie, Charmaine Neville, Hack Bartholomew, George Porter, Raymond Weber and Darcy Boye ? OZ has filed it under R and B, if any of y'all want to check it out...

Thanks!

Thank you, WWOZ, for supporting local artists. I really appreciate the nod to my latest CD, and I especially appreciate all the airplay it's gotten from many different WWOZ DJs. THANKS SO MUCH!!!

Cindy Scott
www.cindyscott.us

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