New Orleans Bingo Show - Volume III Memory Parade
Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band - American Legacies
Ratty Scurvics and the Black Market Butchers - In Time
Quintron - Sucre du Sauvage
King Louie’s Missing Monuments - Painted White
Morning 40 Federation - Live Personal Hygiene
Hunx and His Punx - Too Young to Be in Love
Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys - Grand Isle
Ricky B - The Archives
Big Freedia - Scion A/V Presents Big Freedia
Wanda Jackson - The Party Ain’t Over
Tav Falco and the Unapproachable Panther Burns - Conjurations
Colin Lake - The Ones I Love
Country Fried - Life Is Fine
Bob Andrews - Chills and Fever
Nick Lowe - The Old Magic
Luke Winslow King - You Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya
Panorama Brass Band - 17 Days
9th Ward Marching Band - Sneakin up the Street
Tom Waits - Bad As Me
Jimmy Donley - In The Key Of Heartbreak: The Complete Tear Drop Singles and More
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Amedee Ardoin - Mama, I'll Be Long Gone - Complete Recordings of Amedee Ardoin 1929 - 1934
As Jim said, the Robert Johnson and Buddy Bolden of Creole Music
Jumpin Johnny Sansone - The Lord is Waiting and The Devil Is Too
World Saxophone Quartet - Yes We Can
Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses - Tribute to Sidney Bechet
John Sinclair - Let's Go Get 'Em
Rebirth Brass Band - Rebirth of New Orleans
Helen Gillet - Running of the Bells
Davis Rogan - The Real Davis
Tom McDermott/Evan Christopher - Almost Native
Creole String Beans - Shrimp Boots and Vintage Suits
Kidd Jordan - On Fire
Starlicker - Double Demon
Burnt Sugar - All Ya Needs That Negrocity
Mistakes Were Made - A Broke and Hungry Records Retrospective
Jimbo Mathus - Confederate Buddha
Kenny Brown - Porch Songs
Matana Roberts - Coin Coin
Miguel Zenon - Alma Adentro
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Race Riot Suite
Peter Tosh - Equal Rights
Julius Hemphill - Dogon A.D.
Heiner Stadler - Tribute to Bird and Monk
Junior Wells/Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues
Overnight Jazz with Jelly Roll Justice, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 3-6am
Jazz from the French Market with Jelly Roll Justice, Thursday 4-7pm
Yaron Gershovsky - State Of Mind (Dorron Music)
New West Guitar Group - Round-Trip Ticket (Summit)
Monty Alexander - Harlem - Kingston Express Live! (Motema)
Laszlo Gardony - Signature Time (Sunnyside Records)
Donald Harrison, Jr. - This Is Jazz (Half Note)
Grace Kelly and Phil Woods - Man With The Hat (Pazz Productions)
Alexis Cuadrado - Noneto Iberico (Brooklyn Jazz Underground)
Cajun and Zydeco with Charles Laborde or Jim Hobbs, Sunday 12-2pm
Amédé Ardoin. Mama, I'll Be Long Gone : Complete Recordings Of Amede Ardoin 1929 -1934. (Tompkins Square 2554)
The Robert Johnson of Creole music, influencing everyone who came after.
The Band CourtBouillon - The Band CourtBouillon Featuring Wayne Toups - Steve Riley - Wilson Savoy (Valcour Records)
A new Cajun supergroup.
Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys - Grand Isle (Self-released)
Continuing to push the boundaries of Cajun, with help from Quintron and others.
Horace Trahan - Keep Walking (Self-released)
Original songs on classic themes.
Various Artists - The Best of Festivals Acadiens 2002 (Valcour Records)
From the best Cajun music festival.
Various Artists - En Français : Cajun 'n' Creole Rock 'n' Roll (Bayou Teche Biere 001)
The Beatles, Neil Young, Black Sabbath and many more, continuing a tradition of French versions of modern songs.
The Morning Set with Joel "Heavy D" Dinerstein, Mondays 6-9am
Joe Lovano & Us 5 - Bird Songs
Benito Gonzales - Circles
Orrin Evans - Freedom
Stefon Harris, David Sanchez, and Christian Scott - Ninety Miles
Myrwon Walden - Countryfied
The New Gary Burton Quartet - Common Ground
Blues and R&B with Missy Bowen, Thursdays 7-10pm
Camile Baudoin - Old Bayou Blues
Yes I produced this, and am prejudiced, but this stands out for its musical and production quality and because very few artists dare take on acoustic music these days, especially someone known for his rock/funk electric performances. This CD has a great story, well-executed, and is a quiet hit.
Maria Muldaur - Steady Love
One of her best efforts. A couple of clunkers, but generally an all around A effort from a woman who can deliver if she chooses to. We are glad she let New Orleans help her make that choice.
John Gros/Papa Grows Funk - Needle in the Groove
This group's most cohesive, accessible CD yet.
George Porter Jr - Can't Beat the Funk
George remakes Meters, and every cut benefits from his smooth "old lion" confidence.
The Butanes - Long Time Thing
They backed up Earl King after the Radiators ceded the job, and now rule the R & B/blues scene in the upper midwest. This release with Willie Walker on vocals is consistent, high-energy, and true to the soul.
Dave "Snaker" Ray - My Blue Heaven
A fan-driven release of some of Dave Ray's last material before his totally tragic death from cancer in 2004. A treasure if only to hear Dave's commentary, but his silky growl and understated-because-he's-that-damned-good-and-doesn't-need-to-show-off guitar work make me hollow inside, sad because I will never hear him again in person, and happy that this new CD is here. (One of the greatest days of my life was the day he drove an hour out to my cabin to jam with Camile. I made the best pork roast of my life that afternoon, using the kitchen bustle as an excuse to eavesdrop on those two playing together, wishing I had a way to record them.)
Marcia Ball - Roadside Attractions
Marcia's best in a while. A bunch of winners in this one - it can stand being in the CD player on "repeat" without me getting sick of it. That's a backhanded compliment, but it's really a compliment.
Johnny Sansone - The Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too
Tab Benoit - Medicine
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - American Legacies
Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers - Translucent Blues
Creole String Beans - Shrimp Boots & Vintage Suits
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