Offbeat Cover for August, 2012

August 2012 Contents

Cover Story

Louis Armstrong’s Musical Ideals


Harry Shearer Takes a Hint

Kid Merv: Drinking from the Source

Kid Ory: The Creole Trombone

Louis Armstrong’s Great Chicago Concert: Pops at His Peak

Louis Armstrong’s Secret Nine: A Baseball Story

NOLA Mix: Learning the 1s and 2s

New Orleans String Bands at the Turn of the Century

Paul Barrere of Little Feat’s Louisiana Connection

Pops’ Tops: The 10 Best Louis Armstrong Albums Since 1945

Ralston Crawford’s Classic Images


Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Photo Op

Skrillex Drops Beats, Makes Waves at Hangout

OffBeat Eats

Dining Out: Fatoush

Leo DeJesus Hits the Spot at Hoshun

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Dancing Man 504


Former Landmark Houses Zydeco Hall of Fame

Good for the City

Kathleen Westfall Launches Ninth Ward Opera Company

Solid Giant: Black Metal Speed


Obituary: “Uncle” Lionel Batiste (1931-2012)


Anais St. John, Anais St. John (Independent)

Bas Clas, Bas Clas (Serfdom Records)

Branford Marsalis Quartet, Four MF’s Playin’ Tunes (Marsalis Music)

Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio, Across The Imaginary Divide (Rounder)

Carl LeBlanc, Those Who Have Ears (Independent)

Chip Wilson, Fond Regards (Immersion)

Cowboy Mouth, This Train… (Independent)

Little Feat, Rooster Rag (Rounder)

Michael Juan Nunez and the American Electric, My Little Train Wreck (Parish Line Records)

Roland Guerin, A Different World (Independent)

Stephanie Jordan: Respect, Maturity and Verve

The Mercy Brothers, Holy Ghost Power! (Sockmo Music)

The Smoky Greenwell Band, 99% Blues (Greenwell Records)

Willie West, Can’t Help Myself (AVI)


Buddy Guy with David Ritz, When I Left Home: My Story (Da Capo Press)

Mojo Mouth

Showcasing Our Heritage

Plan A: Upcoming Shows

Dirty Projectors Play House of Blues, August 4, 2012


August 2012 Letters