Offbeat Cover for January, 2013

January 2013 Contents

Cover Story

The Legends of New Orleans R&B: Best of the Beat 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awards


Best of the Beat Awards 2012 Nominees

Big Chief Howard Miller: Best of the Beat 2012 Heartbeat Award

Jimmy Anselmo: Best of the Beat 2012 Lifetime Achievement in Music Business

Jonathan Bloom: Best of the Beat 2012 Lifetime Achievement in Music Education

Louisiana Music: A Primer Volume 1, No. 1, Jazz

OffBeat’s Top 50 Louisiana Albums of 2012

The New Swing Street: Frenchmen Street’s Trad Jazz Explosion


BackTalk: Mannie Fresh, Still Fly

OffBeat Eats

Dining Out: Pascal’s Manale

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic’s Bethany Bultman

The Lagniappe Brass Band’s Chet Overall Hits the Spot at the Joint


Art Op: D. Lefty Parker, Portrait of Katey Red

James Martin: Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Tulane University Constructs Big Chief’s Abode

Uniquity: Boom-bap and Jazz Rap


Aaron Neville, My True Story (Blue Note Records)

Bruce Daigrepont, Jamais de la Vie (Independent)

Calvin Johnson Jr., Jewel’s Lullaby (Alma Records)

Dash Rip Rock, Black Liquor (Alternative Tentacles)

Don Rich, Kinda Sorta (Jin)

Golden Triangle, Swamp Blues (Independent)

Harry Bodine, Travellin’ the Southland (EP) (Independent)

High Performance, That’s What Makes Cajuns Dance (Swallow Records)

James Martin, Blue (Independent)

John Lee Hooker Jr., All Hooked Up (Steppin’ Stone)

Louisiana Red, When My Mama Was Living (Labor Records)

Matthew Davidson, Step Up (Magnet Music)

Mighty Sam McClain, Too Much Jesus (Not Enough Whiskey) (City Hall Records)

Stover, Past the 9 (Independent)

Tony Goulas, Every Room Is Blue (Independent)


John McCusker, Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz (University Press of Mississippi)

Mojo Mouth

Tumult Yields Promise

Plan A: Upcoming Shows

Calexico at One-Eyed Jacks


January 2013 Letters to OffBeat