Offbeat Cover for April, 2006

April 2006 Contents

Cover Story

Citizen Marsalis



Down By the River

Trouble Brewing

“Land of 1,000 Dances


Lillian Boutte’


Obituary: King Floyd

Bayou Boogie

Short and Curley


Better Weather

Hidden Charms

Earl Stanley: Ninth Ward Rumble


Home, Spiritual Home


Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Notes)

Anthony Hamilton, Ain’t Nobody Worrying’ (Zomba)

Cassandra Wilson, Thunderbird (Blue Note)

Cat Power, The Greatest (Matador Records)

Chris Thomas King, Juke Joint: You Can Never Go Home Again (21st Century Blues)

Chris Thomas King, Red Mud Sessions (21st Century Blues)

Christian Winther, The Only Plan (SteepleChase)

Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, Free Your Mind (Louisiana Soul)

Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenaders, Swing Out (Vappielle Music Productions)

Don Vappie, Banjo a la Creole (Vappielle Music Productions)

Everett Brady, Swamp & Roll with Soul (MTE Records)

Jimmy Thibodeaux, Everybody Calls Me Crazy (Mardi Gras Records)

Jovino Santos Neto, Roda Carioca (Adventure)

Kim Brasso, Bayou Rock & Roll, A Louisiana Swamp Pop Experience (Juicy Pear)

King Louie One Man Band, Chinese Crawfish (Goner)

Lee Rocker, Racin’ the Devil (Alligator Records)

Louis Armstrong, Louis Armstrong in Scandinavia Vol.3 (Storyville)

Magnolia Sisters, Lapin, Lapin (Independent)

Robin Remaily, The Perils of Moving Too Slow (Remaily)

Saffire, The Uppity Blues Women: Deluxe Edition (Alligator)

Shannon McNally, North American Ghost Music (Back Porch)

Soweto Gospel Choir, Blessed (Shanachie)

The Interlopers, “You Make it Sound So Bad…” (Rhinestone)

Tom Russell, Love & Fear (Hightone)

Various Artists, One World, One Kid (Putumayo Kids)

Various Artists, Reggae Playground (Putumayo Kids)

Wanda Jackson, I Remember Elvis (Goldline)

Waylon and Sammy, The Original Bourbon Street Cajuns (Mardi Gras Records)

Mojo Mouth

The Most Festive Time of Year

Live Wire

Lundi Gras Celebrations at Spanish Plaza

New Orleans Social Club

The Warlocks


Letters April 2006