Offbeat Cover for October, 2003

October 2003 Contents

Cover Story

George Schmidt and the Art of New Leviathania: The Sheik of Julia Street


Artists Only

Clubhouse: The Funky Butt at Congo Square

Masters of Louisiana Music: Nathan Abshire

New Orleans Uncensored at New Orleans Film Festival


Tony Green

Dis 'n' Dat

Elegantly Decadent

Bayou Boogie

Le Best

Feed Me Something, Mister

Local and Luxurious


The Book on Blanchard

St. Rock

No Lyrics, No Noodling

Talkin' 'bout New Orleans

Rev. Charlie Jackson’s Got It


Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys, It’s Time! (Yep Roc Records)

Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Trio, On The Go (Jeems)/It’s Time! (Yep-Roc Records)

Blair Gimma, Blair (Independent)

Branford Marsalis Quartet, Romare Bearden Revealed (Marsalis Music)

Brendan McKinney & the 99 Brown Dogs, Right Where I Come In (Hapi Skratch Records)

Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Ain’t No Party Like a Chubby Party (Swampadellic Records)

Cowboy Mouth, Uh-Oh (33rd Street Records)

Danilo Perez, …till then (Verve)

Doctor a Go-Go, Hot Girlie Action (Idiotnik)

Dr. John, All By Hisself: Live At the Lonestar-The Rebennack Chronicles: Volume 1 (Hyena/Skinji Brim)

Duke Robillard, Exalted Lover (Stony Plain Records)

Foret Tradition, Hey Good Lookin’ (HLE Records)

Galactic, Ruckus (Sanctuary)

George Wein, Wein, Women and Song and More (Arbors Records)

Improvisational Arts Council, Gardens (Independent)

James Blood Ulmer, No Escape from the Blues: The Electric Lady Sessions (Hyena)

Josh Rouse, 1972 (Rykodisc)

Kirk Holder, The Last Blonde On Earth (Redloh)

Melissa Sigler, Eddie Kirkland, Willie Foster, Billy F. Otis, Four Aces (Wild Oats)

Mike Gordon, Inside In (Ropeadope Records)

Nicholas Payton, Sonic Trance (Warner Brothers)

Robert Earl Keen, Farm Fresh Onions (Audium/Koch Records)

Scott Obenschain and Friends, The Gypsy Drag (Mazurka Music)

Slim Harpo, The Excello Singles Anthology (Hip-O)

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Bon Reve (Rounder Records)

Terry and The Zydeco Bad Boys, Make You Feel Good (MTE Records)

The Dixie Hummingbirds, Diamond Jubilation (Treasure/Rounder Records)

The Savoy Family Band, Cajun Album (Arhoolie Records)

Trailer Bride, “Hope Is A Thing With Feathers” (Bloodshot)

Various Artists, Live at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards: Volume One (Tone-Cool)

War, The Very Best of War (Rhino)

Mojo Mouth

Progress Is As Progress Does

Live Wire

Al Green, House of Blues, September 16, 2003

Black Men of Labor Parade, August 31, 2003

Bowling for Soul

Inter-Fest, Congo Square, Armstrong Park, September 13, 2003

Joe Krown with Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Maple Leaf, September 12, 2003

Live from New York!

Rolling With 12 Stones

The Blackfire Revelation and the VowDenKey, Howlin’ Wolf, August 27, 2003

The Scripts, Glorybee and Ballzack, Howlin’ Wolf, September 6, 2003

The SophistiCats and the SophistiKittens, El Matador, September 13, 2003

Troi Bechet, Satchmo SummerFest, White Linen Night, August 2, 2003


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