Offbeat Cover for November, 2003

November 2003 Contents

Cover Story

The Offbeat Tattler: The Sordid Tale of New Orleans Rock Band Supagroup Ruined by Rock ‘N’ Roll


Clubhouse: The Howlin’ Wolf

Double Exposure: Ben Glover and Ben Sumner of Bipolaroid

For Your Pleasure: James Hall and Grant Curry of Pleasure Club

Greatest Rock Concerts

Hard to Rock in New Orleans

James Blood Ulmer: No Escape From the Blues

Masters of Louisiana Music: Jerry Lee Lewis


Paul McCoy of 12 Stones

Dis 'n' Dat

Sportsman’s Paradise

Blues Hound

Elvis Was a Traitor

Feed Me Something, Mister

Shopping for the Moveable Feast


Ideal Denilo Perez

Urban Legends

Positive Papa Doc


A Perfect Circle, Thirteenth Step (Virgin)

Ann Dyer, When I Close My Eyes (Sunnyside Records)

Atomic Bitch, What’s Inside (Top and Bottom Records)

Avishai Cohen, Lyla (Razdaz Records)

Beatinpath, Jezebel (Bayou Mamas)

Big Bill Morganfield, Blues in the Blood (Blind Pig Records)

Bust, New Hope (Independent)

Cesaria Evora, Voz D’Amor (RCA/Bluebird)

Chris Thomas King, The Roots: The Soul of Chris Thomas King (21st Century Blues)

Chucho Valdes, New Conceptions (Blue Note)

Curly Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Country Boy (Louisiana Soul Records)

Daniel Johnston, The Early Recordings Volume 1 (Dualtone)

Dianne Reeves, A Little Moonlight (Verve)

Dingo 8, Shevel Knievel (Independent)

Doug Wamble, Country Libations (Marsalis Records)

Elvis Costello, North (Deutsche Grammaphone)/Get Happy!/Trust/Punch The Clock (Rhino/Warner Brothers)

Gillian Welch, Soul Journey (Acony Records)

Gov’t Mule, The Deepest End (ATO Records)

Improvisational Arts Quintet, No Compromise! (Independent)

Jeremy Lyons & the Deltabilly Boys, Live at the Dragon’s Den (5/8ths Music)

Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous/Now Here’s Johnny Cash/Johnny Cash Sings the Songs of Hank Williams…and other Favorites/All Aboard the Blue Train (Varese Sarabande Records)

June Carter Cash, Press On/Wildwood Flower (Dualtone)

King Coleman, It’s Dance Time! (Norton)

Krapp, The Forbidden Recordings/My Problem Child (Independent)

Lila Downs, La Sandunga (Narada World/Virgin)

Mexico 1910, Sharpen Your Crutches (Granny Style)

Mr. Airplane Man, Shakin’ Around (Sympathy for the Record Industry)

Otis Taylor, Truth Is Not Fiction (Telarc)

Potholes Brass Band, Live at Donna’s (Rob Records)

Preston Frank, Born in the Country (Soulwood Records)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Gospel of the Blue (MCA)

T-Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers, Git It On – Git It On (Soulwood Records)

The Joneses, Revolution Blues (Independent)

The Lost Bayou Ramblers, Pilette Breakdown (Swallow Records)

The Red Stick Ramblers, Bring It On Home (Memphis International Records)

Thelonious Monk, Criss Cross/It’s Monk’s Time/Solo Monk/Underground (Columbia/Legacy)

Tommy Castro, Jimmy Hall, Lloyd Jones, Triple Trouble (Telarc)

Van Morrison, What’s Wrong With This Picture? (Blue Note)

Various Artists, Just Because I’m A Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton (Sugar Hill)

Mojo Mouth

We’re Here…Get Used to It

Live Wire

Back to the Future with Wynton

Donna’s 10th Anniversary Party, Donna’s Bar & Grill, October 15, 2003

Eddieboh Paris, Spotted Cat, September 30, 2003

Electric Eel Shock, El Matador, September 24, 2003

Jonathan Richman, El Matador, September 29, 2003

Lucinda Williams, House of Blues, September 22, 2003

Not A Jazz Fest Knock-Off

R.E.M., UNO Lakefront Arena, August 23, 2003

Randy Newman, Contemporary Arts Center, October 4, 2003

Rock City Morgue, Lounge Lizards, September 26, 2003

Super Furry Animals and Grandaddy, House of Blues, September 27, 2003

Trailer Bride, El Matador, August 23, 2003


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