Offbeat Cover for November, 1999

November 1999 Contents

Cover Story

Tab Benoit: Fish Don’t Just Jump In Your Boat


10 Years Ago in OffBeat: November

B.B. Major: The Blues Major

Kiporti “Baby Wolf” Woods: Baby Wolf at the Gate

Land of a Thousand Clubs: Mr. B’s Lounge

Little Freddie King: He’s Lived the Blues

Los Hombres Calientes Heat It Up

Now He’s a Man Way Past 21: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Grows Up

Offbeat Tracks: Chuck Carbo


Ben Harper

Dis 'n' Dat

Vitamin L


Chris Vincent: Blues from Bayonne

Chassez de Faim

Paying Attention To Vietnamese Cuisine


Awkward On Land Goes Underwater

Know What It Means

Preserving The Hall

Rhythm Method

Eric B.

Sauce Piquante

The C.R.E.O.L.E. Awards

Straight, No Chaser

Jazz Dreams

Talkin' 'bout New Orleans

Joe Barry


Arthur Adams, Back On Track (Blind Pig)

Brian Hughes, Shakin’ Not Stirred (Higher Octave Jazz)

Brown Sox, Lucky!?@#13!?!? (Independent)

Buddy Miller, Cruel Moon (Hightone)

Clay Moore, Meeting Standards (Viewpoint)

Eddie Martin Band, Fires and Floods (Blueblood)

Eric Reed, Manhattan Melodies (Verve)

Fats Domino, Fats Is Back (Bullseye)

File’, Hang on to Your Chapeau (Cajun Creole Music)

Freddy Fender, Lone Star: The Very Best of Freddy Fender (Music Club)

Guitar Vic and the Slicktones featuring Debbie Davis, Now Get Over It (GV)

Hawg Jaw, Believe Nothing (Independent)

Hotchkiss, Hotchkiss (Turducken/Root Beer Extract Records)

Invisible Cowboy, Live at the Brown Door (Balance)

Jeff “Tain” Watts, Citizen Tain (Columbia)

Jimmy “T-99″ Nelson, Rockin’ And Shoutin’ The Blues (Bullseye)

Jimmy Donley, The Crazy Cajun Recordings (Edsel Records)

Joe Louis Walker, Silvertone Blues (Blue Thumb Records)

Joyce Cooling, Keeping Cool (Heads Up)

Kid Ory, The Complete Kid Ory Verve Sessions (Mosaic)

Lightnin’ Slim, The Best of Lightnin’ Slim (Hip-O)

Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Get Wild! (Alligator)

Little Milton, Welcome To Little Milton (Malaco)

Louisiana Red, Millennium Blues (Earwig)

Mando and The Chili Peppers, On The Road With Rock ‘n’ Roll (Ace Records)

Mason Ruffner, You Can’t Win (Burnside)

Mighty Sam McClain, Soul Survivor: The Best of Mighty Sam McClain (Audioquest Music)

Moby, Play (V2 Records)

Muddy Waters, Folk Singer (MCA/Chess)

Muddy Waters, The Lost Tapes (Blind Pig)

Murali Coryell, 2120 (CZYZ Records)

Odetta, Best of the Vanguard Years (Vanguard)

Odetta, Blues Everywhere I Go (M.C. Records)

One, One (One Music)

Patricia Barder, Companion (Premonition/Blue Note)

Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, Moving To The Country (Tone Cool)

Profyle, Whispers In The Dark (Motown)

Ray MacCarty, Mood Swing (Viewpoint)

Rebirth Brass Band, The Main Event: Live at the Maple Leaf (Louisiana Red Hot)

Santeria, Golar Wash (Independent)

Scott Keeton and the Deviants, 100 Mile Blues (JSP Records)

Seven, Seven (Gris Gris Records)

Silas Hoga/Arthur “Guitar” Kelly, Louisiana Swamp Blues-Volume 6 (Wolf)

The Flying Neutrinos, I’d Rather Be in New Orleans (Artists Only! Records)

Tony Bennett, Hot and Cool-Bennett Sings Ellington (Sony/Columbia)

Various Artists, Back to the Big Easy: Music from New Orleans (DCC Compact Classics)

Various Artists, Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles, 1921-1956 (Rhino)

Various Artists, Living Country Blues-A Three-CD Boxed Set Anthology (Evidence)

Various Artists, Whole Lotta Blues: Songs of Led Zeppelin (House of Blues Music)

Veloka, Demo Tape (Independent)

Vince Converse, One Step Ahead (Mystic Music)

Wynton Marsalis, Mr. Jelly Lord (Sony)

Zydeco Warriors featuring T-Broussard, Party Time (Louisiana Red Hot)


Bear With Us

Mojo Mouth

Whose “Quality of Life”??…Lagniappe for Subscribers


Letter November 1999