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Voodoo Experience Highlight: Los Angeles Bands

She had to leave Los Angeles / sippin’ on gin and juice / it’s the story of my life / just work the angles the city I’m from is Los […]

Amédé Ardoin, Mama, I’ll Be Long Gone: The Complete Recordings of Amédé Ardoin (Tompkins Square Records)

There’s some deep irony in the title. Anyone up on the Cajun-Creole music scene of Southwest Louisiana knows that these sounds, recorded between 1929 and 1934, are anything but gone, […]

Mac’s Tracks: A Guide to the Dr. John Discography

It’s pretty simple. The place to start with Dr. John is where he started—before he was Dr. John, before he was the Night Tripper, before he was known as a […]

The Missing Mix

Peer Munck is no Mark Sanford, but he does a good mea culpa. Munck, whose Chicago-based company MunckMix produces the JazzFest Live series of recordings from the New Orleans Jazz […]

Beth McKee, I’m That Way (bethmckee.com)

The ladies love Bobby Charles. McKee, ex-Evangeline and ex-Mid City, devotes this album entirely to his songs, and Shannon McNally has her own similar project on the way. Maybe Bobby’s […]

Booker T.

Getting ready for his Jazz Fest appearance with Drive-By Truckers as his backing band, Booker T. Jones is thinking back to his first time in New Orleans. It was in […]

Christine Balfa, Christine Balfa Plays the Triangle (Valcour)

On only the most moonless of nights deep in the Acadiana bayou, if on the unlikely chance you can get someone to point you in the right direction, if against […]

Doucet vs. Doucet?

Cheating! Well, the charge has come with a qualified “sort of,” so we’re not talking about steroids, term paper plagiarism or Florida politics. Unless someone is juicing the boudin, maybe. […]