Offbeat Cover for December, 2006

December 2006 Contents

Cover Story

A World of Pure Imagination

Features

Collateral Damage

Lost In Music

Playing Under the Radar

BackTalk

Hal Willner

OffBeat Eats

Gabrielle’s Fate

Fresh

A Sketchy Character

A Star Is Televised

All in the Family

Do You Know…Metronome The City?

Dressed To Swing

Heavy Medal for Preservation Hall

Learning The Blues Again

The Beat Goes On

Tis the Season

Obituaries

Obituary: Timothea Beckerman

Reviews

Billy Iuso And the Restless Natives, When Can I Come Home (Independent)

Blackbeard, Strictly Dub Wise (Front Line/EMI)

Bluerunners, Live at the Triple Door (Independent)

Broken Smokes, Separate The People (Independent)

Clint Maedgen, Clint Maedgen (Independent)

Delfeayo Marsalis, Minions Dominion (Troubadour Jass)

Dire Wood, Stand at the Edge and Listen (Red Amp)

Don Rich, You Need Love (Jin)

Esquizito, Something I Dreamed Last Night (Maison Musique)

George Strait, Fresh Cut Christmas (Hallmark)

Guitar Gabriel, Toot Blues (Music Maker)

Incognito, Bees+Things+Flowers (Narada Jazz)

James Andrews and Friends, New Orleans, New Orleans (Independent)

Jay Weigel/The Saint Louis Cathedral Orchestra and Choir, The Mass of Pope John Paul II (Manchester Craftsmen ‘s Guild)

Johnny Cash, The Legend of Johnny Cash Vol. 2 (Universal)

Judith Owen, Here (Courgette)

Junior Wells, Live At Theresa’s 1975

Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Road Runners, You Got Me! (Independent)

Michael Hall, The Song He As Listening to When He Died (Freedom)

Racines, Racines (Swallow)

Rhonda Vincent, Beautiful Star: A Christmas Collection (Martha White/Rounder)

Robert Cray Band, Live From Across The Pond (Nozzel/Vanguard)

The Sadies, Tales of the Rat Fink (Yep Rock)

Tony Joe White, Swamp Music: The Complete Monument Recordings (Rhino Handmade)

Various Artists, Christmas Break (Telarc)

Various Artists, The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited

Waylon Jennings, Nashville Rebel (RCA Nashville/ Legacy)

Mojo Mouth

Louisiana: The Festival State

Letters

December 2007 Letters