Offbeat Cover for November, 1998

November 1998 Contents

Cover Story

High Priest of Funk: Eddie Bo


100: The 100 Essential Louisiana CDs, Part 2

100: The 100 Essential Lousiana CDs Part 2

Aaron & Clyde

Amy and the Hank Sinatras

Better Than Ezra: How Does Your Garden Grow


Randy Newman


Obituary: Raymond Myles (1958-1998)

Dis 'n' Dat

Louisiana Music on the Web, Musicians’ Assistance Program, New Orleans Drumming

Bayou Beat

Brad Randell & the Zydeco Ballers & Kojack and the Zydeco Warriors


B.B. King & More


Bobby Redbeet, The Rubber Maids & More

Film & Video Bits

Beloved, A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries & the Best Sports Movies of All-Time


Levon Helm’s Classic American Café, the New Orleans Music Industry Foundation, the Amusement Tax & More

Pass A Good Time

Louisiana Swine Festival, Louisiana Railroad Festival, Cracklin’ Festival, Festival of Lights & More

Savoring Sin City

Noshing with Irma Thomas at Houston’s

Straight, No Chaser

Harmon: How to Listen, Hot Mouth at Snug, Chiano Sababa


Teen Summit, Seven, Too Solid Entertainment & More

Talkin' 'bout New Orleans

Bobby Marchan-The Ace Years


Afghan Whigs, 1965 (Columbia)

Chris Ardoin and Double Clutchin’, Turn the Page (Rounder)

Eddie LeJeune, Cajun Spirit (Rounder)

Geoff Muldaur, The Secret Handshake (Hightone)

Mamou Prairie Band, Le Holiday (Swallow)

Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe, Funk if I Know (Monkey Hill)

R.L. Burnside, Come on In (Fat Possum/Epitaph)

Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions (A&M Records)

Tom McDermott, Louisianthology (STR Digital)


Rocking My Life Away: Writing About Music and Other Matters by Anthony DeCurtis

Mojo Mouth

How Bad Can Donna’s Be? Music Biz Reporting, OffBeat Gives Tix to Shows & We Move On


Letters November 1998