Offbeat Cover for January, 2003

January 2003 Contents

Cover Story

The Radiators: Silver Like A Chalice


Annals of Funk Obstetrics: The Birth of Tipitina’s

Critics’ Choice: The Best Louisiana CDs of 2002

Masters of Louisiana Music: Edward Blackwell


Dave Alvin


Obituary: Dave “Snaker” Ray and Hadda Brooks

Dis 'n' Dat

Readin’, ‘Ritin’ & Rhythmitic

Bayou Boogie

Danny Collet Follows His Heart

Feed Me Something, Mister

Should I Stay or Should I Go? One Man’s Battle With Buffets


Evan Christopher’s Joyous Clarinet

St. Rock

Go-Go Girls & Boys

Talkin' 'bout New Orleans

Don Rich: Swamp Pop’s Superstar


Bourbon Cowboys, Bourbon Cowboys (Independent)

Brian Stoltz, East of Rampart Street (Long Overdue Recordings)

Danny Collet, It Wasn’t Supposed To Happen (Acadiana Records)

Dave Osoff, Mosaic (Lunengroove)

Deadboy and the Elephantmen, If This Is Hell, Then I’m Lucky (Elephantmen Records)

Dexter Godron, XXL Live At The Left Bank (Prestige/Fantasy Records)

Dirty Mouth, With Mother Finally…(Feelingobvious Records)

Edwin McCain, The Austin Sessions (ATC Records)

Evan Christopher, Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road, Volume 1: Road to New Orleans (STR Digital Records)

George Perkins, Cryin’ In The Streets (Night Train International)

Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns, Squeezeville (Totally Swamped Recordings)

Joseph Torregano, A Jazzman at 50! (JoeJen Records)

Kent William Bowman, Points Beyond (Orchard)

Kid Thomas’ Dixieland Band 1957 With Ed Washington, The Larry Borenstein Collection: Volume 1 (504 Records)

L.J. Porter, Blue (Louisiana Red Hot)

Lance Ellis, Thinking of You (Landlord Records)

Le Cheile, Southern Charms (Independent)

Lee Telle, Wiggle Your Thang (Ralph Records)

Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners, Somebody’s Lookin’ For Ya (Hardcore Records)

Parker James, Simply Parker (Ralph Records)

Ramsay Midwood, Shoot Out At the OK Chinese Restaurant (Vanguard)

Soulscript, There By Now (Independent)

Spirit of New Orleans, Bogalusa Strut (SONO)

Tony Bennett and k.d. lang, A Wonderful World (RPM Records/Columbia)

Various Artists, Blues Around the Clock (Pablo/Fantasy Records)

Various Artists, Cajun Music: The Essential Collection (Rounder Heritage)

Various Artists, Freedom: Songs From the Heart of America (Columbia Records)

Various Artists, HammondFest 2002: At The Crossroads (Spring Records)

Various Artists, Pure Swamp Gold Volume 3 (CSP Records)

Various Artists, Zydeco: The Essential Collection (Rounder Heritage)

Vinnie Santino, That’s Him Officer! (PFI Records)

Westside Andy/Mel Ford Band, Handyman (Independent)

Mojo Mouth

Welcome to 2003

Live Wire

Har Mar Superstar, The Gossip, MC Paul Barman, Mermaid Lounge, November 28, 2002

Kinky Stylish Singer

Stanton & Johnny’s Double Date

The Strokes, Saenger Theatre, November 19, 2002


Letters January 2003