Offbeat Cover for April, 2003

April 2003 Contents

Cover Story

Papa Grows Funk: In The Garden of Musical Delights


Clubhouse: Lounge Lizards

Full Coverage: 20 Years with The Topcats

Masters of Louisiana Music: Clarence Williams

What Makes the Iguanas’ Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart Tick?


Charlie Hunter


Obituary: Othar Turner and Erving Charles, Jr.

Dis 'n' Dat

Eureka! It’s Euricka!

Bayou Boogie

Learning Louisiana

Blues Hound

French Quarter Blues

Feed Me Something, Mister

An Idyllic Lunch in the Old Square


Papa Goes Jazz

St. Rock

Black Is Black


Baby Boy, Like Dat (Take Fo’ Records)

BeauSoleil, Encore, Encore!! The Best of BeauSoleil (Rhino)

Calvin Owens, The House Is Burnin’ (Sawdust Alley Records)

Charlo, The History of the Cajuns in Story and Song (Swallow Records)

David Olney, The Wheel (Loudhouse Records)

Frankie Bones, Skin-N-Bones (Independent)

Friday Night Gigolos, 25th and Holloway (Independent)

Jack Neilson, Here I Go Again (Paz Music Productions)

Jeff Black, B-Sides and Confessions (Dualtone)

Jeffrey P. Ross, My Pleasure (Doc Blues Records)

Jeremy and the Zydeco Hot Boyz, The Thing About Love (Maison de Soul)

John Hammond, Ready for Love (Back Porch Records)

Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes, Bandicoot (Independent)

Los Hombres Calientes: Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers, Vol. 4: Vodou Dance (Basin Street)

Ronnie Hawkins, Still Cruisin’ (Hawk Records)

Santeria, House of the Dying Sun (Independent)

Savoy Brown, Strange Dreams (Blind Pig)

ScoLoHoFo (John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Dave Holland and Al Foster), Oh! (Blue Note)

Simonia E. Milton, I’ve Got Joy (ArSi Records)

Smithfield Fair, Burns Night Out! (Stevenson Productions)

Smithfield Fair, Jacobites By Name (Centaur Records)

Steve Kimock Band, East Meets West: Live in San Francisco and Japan (Independent)

The Hackberry Ramblers, Early Recordings 1935-1950 (Arhoolie Records)

The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours, On the Red Line (Route 11)

Turnip Greens, Crosseyed Cat (Cope Records)

Various Artists, Global Soul (Putumayo World Music)

Various Artists, Straight from the 6th Ward (Tipitina’s Records)

Various Artists, This Is What We Call Blues: Vol. 420 (Telarc)

Wayne Shorter, Alegria (Verve)

Mojo Mouth

Festing In The French Quarter

Live Wire

Joe Jackson Band, House of Blues, March 14, 2003

Koester plus Big Blue Marble, Mermaid Lounge, March 14, 2003

Quintron and Miss Pussycat et al., El Matador, March 3, 2003

SXSW: Hipper Than What We’ve Got?


Letters April 2003