Offbeat Cover for August, 2006

August 2006 Contents

Cover Story

On The Road Again


Classic Songs of Louisiana: “Barefootin’” by Robert Parker

From The Mountains to the Lowlands

The Road Report


Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy


Do The Dew Drop Inn

Grant Street Lives

It Doesn’t Look a Day Over 18

One Year Later

Overdue Recognition

Proud to Play On

Returning the Favor

Unreleased Armstrong at Satchmo Summerfest


Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets, Blast Off (Shout! Factory)

Aretha Franklin, Live at the Filmore West (Atlantic/ Rhino)

B.B. King, Singin’ The Blues (Ace)

Charlie Feathers/Mac Curtis, Rockabilly Kings (Ace)

Charlie Sexton and Shannon McNally, Southside Sessons (Back Porch)

Dikku Du and the Zydeco Krewe, Sraighten it Out (Independent)

Dora and the Zydeco Badboyz, Finger Snappin’ 2 Steppin’ (Zydeco Gumbo)

Elipsis, One Course Current (What Noise?)

Glasgow!, One of Me (Saints Day Media)

Gram Parsons, Fallen Angel (Rhino DVD)

Idgy Vaughn, Origin Story (

James Hunter, People Gonna Talk (Rounder)

Jimmy Thackery and the Cate Brothers, In The Natural State (Rykodisk)

Johnny J., Urban Soul Ballads (Blue Viper)

Kidd Jordan, Palm of Soul (AUM Fidelity)

King Curtis, Live at the Filmore West (Atlantic/Rhino)

Magic Slim and the Teardrops/ Joe Carter with Sunnyland Slim, That Ain’t Right (Delmark)

Maryland, Crossing and Blending (STEMRA)

New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Hope Your Comin’ Back (NOJV)

Phonotone Maestro 4.1, MagicScore (DG Software)

Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, I Stand Alone (Anti)

Regina Spektor, Begin to Hope (Sire)

Shirley Bergeron, French Cajun Music! (Mardi Gras)

The Flaming Lips, At War With The Mystics (Warner Bros.)

The Junior League, Catchy (Greensleevs Sound)

The Palmetto Bug Stompers, Ol’ New Orleans Home (Independent)

The Zozo Sisters, Adieu False Heart (Vanguard)

Van Hunt, On The Jungle Floor (Capitol)

Various Artists, Eccentric Soul (Numero)

Various Artists, Rockin’ Bones (Rhino)

Willie Nelson, The Complete Atlantic Sessions (Atlantic/Rhino)

Mojo Mouth

Will Our Musical Culture Survive?


August 2006 Letters