Offbeat Cover for December, 1998

December 1998 Contents

Cover Story

David & Roselyn: I Love My Baby


100: The 100 Essential Louisiana CDs, Part 3

1998 CD Year in Review


Levon Helm

Dis 'n' Dat

A Little Help for the Independents, Musician Magazine, New CD Releases, the Wolf is 10 & Much More

Bayou Beat

Hunter Hayes, A Tommy Comeaux Benefit & More


Spencer Bohren, A Blues Jam Marathon & More


Unreviewed 1998 CDs & Cassettes Finally Get What’s Coming to Them

Film & Video Bits

A Bug’s Life, Elizabeth, Pleasantville, Video Choices & Additions to Our Sports Top 10


American Routes Hits a Detour at WWOZ, the Amusement Tax & More

Pass A Good Time

Christmas Celebrations Are Everywhere

Straight, No Chaser

Funky Butt Clashes with City, New Live Rebirth Record, Kermit & Irvin: Big B-Day Bashes


Phat Phat N All That, Juvenile, Tight Fist Records & Much More

Talkin' 'bout New Orleans

The Many Sides of the Late Johnny Adams


Banu Gibson, Love is Good for Anything that Ails You (Swing Out)

Bobby Jay, Nobody’s Child (Tuff City)

Earl Gaines, Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Black Top)

Juvenile, 400 Degreez (Cash Money)

Kate and Anna McGarrigle, The McGarrigle Hour (Hannibal)

Lil Rascals, We Shall Walk through the Streets of the City (Got Fire Music)

Quintology, Quintology (Independent)

R.E.M., Up (Warner Brothers)

Robert Cage, Robert Cage Can See What You’re Doing (Fat Possum)

Roscoe Shelton, Let It Shine (Black Top)

Wayne Toups, More Than Just a Little (BTM)


Hank, Elvis and Me: Making Musical History on the Louisiana Hayride by Horace Logan with Bill Sloan

Mojo Mouth

Zydeco Fanatics Sail the Blue… Why Do They Keep Picking on Music Clubs? OffBeat Moves to the Margins


Letters December 1998