Offbeat Cover for September, 2008

September 2008 Contents

Cover Story

Road to Caviar


Bobby Charles: Songs and Stories

The New Orleans Klezmer Allstars: Language of Hurricanes

The Radiators: A Wild, Wild Life


Sonny Landreth

OffBeat Eats

Dining Out: Mahony’s Po-Boy Shop

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Irma Thomas


A Dreamer, But He’s Not the Only One

Four (or Three or Two) in One

Moving on up

Rocking the House or Basement

Still Standin

Troubled Times

We’re Baa-aack … Sort Of

When Life Gives You Peaches


Obituary: Jerry Wexler (1917-2008)

Obituary: Nathan “Bionik Brown” Woods (1976-2008)


Bobby Charles, Homemade Songs (Rice ‘n’ Gravy)

Calexico, Carried to Dust (Quarterstick)

David Murray and Mal Waldron, Silence (Justin Time)

Eddie Floyd, Eddie Loves You (Stax)

Emmylou Harris, All I Intended To Be (Nonesuch)

Jerry Jumonville, You Are My Dream (Carryon)

Kali Z. Fasteau and Kidd Jordan, Live at Kerava Jazz Festival: Finland (Flying Note)

Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III (Cash Money)

Nine Inch Nails, The Slip (

Nomadic Sun, Nomadic Sun (The Shack)

Paul Bley, About Time (Justin Time)

Randy Newman, Harps and Angels (Nonesuch)

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Forked Tongue (Cuneiform)

Ruby Rendrag, Wartime Favorites (Independent)

Southern Sexual, Negative Value (Permanent Lifetime)

Spooney, Whiskey in the Coffee (Independent)

Stereolab, Chemical Chords (4AD)

The Bad Roads, Union Town (Latanier)

The Final Solution, Brotherman Original Soundtrack (Numero Group)

The New Orleans Bingo! Show, Vol II: For a Life Ever Bright (Independent)

The White Bitch, The White Bitch’s Prey Drive (Independent)

Theresa Andersson, Hummingbird, Go! (Basin Street)

Willie “The Lion” Smith and Don Ewell, Stride Piano Duets (Delmark)


Ian McNulty, A Season of Night: New Orleans Life After Katrina (University Press of Mississippi)

Mojo Mouth

Reading and Listening More Is Good For you

Live Wire

Young Jeezy, House of Blues, August 13, 2008


September 2008 Letters