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December 7, 2018

Little Queenie: Purple Heart (Deeva Records / XYYX Records)


December 10, 2018

Generationals: State Dogs: Singles 2017-18 (Polyvinyl Records)


December 12, 2018

Grayson Brockamp & the New Orleans Wildlife Band: A Dream or a Nightmare (Independent)

Old Riley & the Water: Biting Through (Independent)

Roadside Glorious: Brawn and Bone (Independent)


December 15, 2018

KS JoelBaby Steps (Independent)


January 28, 2019

Lena Prima: Prima La Famiglia (Basin Street Records)


February 15, 2019

Steve Conn: Flesh and Bone (Not Really Records)

Johnette Downing and Scott Billington: Swamp Romp (Wiggle Worm)

Tom McDermott: Tom McDermott meets Scott Joplin (Arbors Records)


February 22, 2019

Hot 8 Brass Band: Take Cover (EP) (Tru Thoughts)


Spring 2019

Cowboy Mouth: EP (Independent)

Maggie Koerner: t.b.a. (Concord Records)

Various Artists: 50 Years of Jazz Fest (Smithsonian)


Release dates not yet announced

Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr.: The Eclectic Jazz Revolution of Unity (Independent)

Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers: Bayou Madness (Louisiana Red Hot Records)

Roland Guerin: Black Coffee (Independent)

Quiana Lynell: t.b.a. (Concord Records)

Little Maker: The Salty Seas We Used to Know (Independent)

Jeremy Davenport: t.b.a. (Basin Street)

Nicholas Payton with the Simphonieorchester, Basel: Black American Symphony (BMF)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band: TBA (Sub Pop)

Various Artists: Mardi Gras Indians (Mardi Gras Records)


Released in November 2018

Shamarrr Allen: True Orleans (P.O.M.E.)

Spencer Bohren: Makin’ It Home to You (Valve Records)

The Dirty Rain Revelers: Spark (Independent)

Roderick Harper: Perfect Imperfections (Independent)

Jacye: That Was Then (Crazy Chester)

Doreen Ketchens: Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans – Stellar Volume XXVII (DJNO)

Doreen Ketchens: Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans – Spittin’ Fire Volume XXVIII (DJNO)

Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band: Accordion Dragon (Independent)

Ellis Marsalis: An 80th Birthday Celebration (Vinyl 2-LP Set) (ELM Records)

John Medeski’s Mad Skillet: John Medeski’s Mad Skillet (Indirecto Records) [featuring Will Bernard, Kirk Joseph & Terrence Higgins]

Michot’s Melody Makers: Blood Moon (Sinking City Records)

The Revivalists: Take Good Care (Loma Vista)

Ric Robertson: The Fool, The Friend (Independent)

Christian Serpas & Ghostown: Rockin’ ol’ Christmas (3 song EP) (Independent)

Sexy Dex and the Fresh: Don’t Play My B Sides (Community Records)

Various Artists: Live at Little Gem Saloon (Basin Street Records)

Various Artists: The Lyrical Legacy of Caesar Vincent (Swallow)

Various Artists: Musicians Mentors & Barroom Heroes: WHIV Radio Live from New Orleans (Independent)

Various Artists: Feelin’ Right Saturday Night: The Ric & Ron Anthology (2-LP Set) (Craft)

Mike Zito: Blue Room (Ruf Records)


Released in October 2018

Blake Miller & the Old-Fashioned Aces: Quelle Belle Journee (Independent)

Boyfriend: DBLSPK (Independent)

Future Cowboys: Going Kamikaze (Independent)

Jon Hatchett Band: Mother Nature Wins Again (Independent)

Peter Holsapple and Alex Chilton: The Death of Rock (Omnivore)

L.E.S. Douze: The Stoned: 12 Live Recordings from Louis Michot’s residency at the Stone (Nouveau Electric Records)

Jason Neville and Cris Jacobs: Neville Jacobs (Harmonized Records)

Kari Sjostrand & Larry Turner: The Deal (Karisma)

Warren Storm: Country by Storm (Jin)

The Wanting: Dark Road (Independent)

Zeke Fishhead: Ipso Factom (Fish Head)


Released in September 2018

The Abitals: The Abitals (Independent)

Shamarr Allen: True Orleans (Independent)

Sean Ardoin: Kreole Rock and Soul (Louisiana Red Hot Records)

Jon Batiste: Hollywood Africians (Verve Records)

Billie Davies: Perspectives II (Independent)

Kelcy Mae: Ever More Nest: The Place That You Call Home (Independent)

Eric Lindell: Revolution in Your Heart (Alligator Records)

Jonathon Long: Jonathon Long (Wild Heart / Whiskey Bayou)

Danny O’Flaherty: Changes (Independent)

The Quickening: Begin Again (Independent)


Released in August 2018


Thomas Brewer: Holy Moly (Independent)

James Evans Trio: The Divine Array of Possibilities (Jimmy Wizard)

Givers: Movin’ On (EP) (Glassnote)

Tom Hook: 62 (Arbors Records)

Inner Fire District: There will be singing about the dark times (Independent)

Joyful: Sanctified Soul (Jamalar / Rampart Street Music)

Doreen Ketchens: Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans – Vol XXVI: Our View, Our Music (DJNO)

The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music Jazz Orchestra: The Silverbook Project Vol. 1 (Independent)

Marshland: Marshland (Independent)

Noisewater: Noisewater (Louisiana Red Hot Records)

Bill Richards: Postcards from the Sofa (Sweet Willy Records)

Sabertooth Swing: Extinct Possibilities (Independent)

Slave: Put Some Slave on Dat (Independent)

Keith Stone with Red Gravy: Blues with a Taste of New Orleans (Independent)

Kenny Triche: Floating Frenchmen (Independent)

Bob Worth and the Annunciators: Wasted Time (Independent)


Released in July 2018


Sean Ardoin & R.O.G.K.: How Great is Your Love (Zydekool)

Louis Armstrong: Sparks, Nevada 1964! (Dot Time)

Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band: Black Pot (Swampadelic)

Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames: This All I Know (Independent)

Jon Cleary: Dyna-Mite (Thirty Tigers)

Yvette Landry: Louisiana Lovin’ (Independent)

Lil’ Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers: Unpause (ChaCha)

Alynda Segarra & the Special Men: Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over (45 rpm. single) (Special Men Industries)



Released in June 2018

Todd Adams: This is not a dream (Independent)

Gregory Agid Quartet: Jamz (Bubble Bath Records)

Better Than Ezra: Deluxe (Vinyl) (PledgeMusic)

Big Freedia: 3rd Ward Bounce (EP) (Asylum Records)

Tyler Christian: Sink or Swim (Time:Less)

Tom Hambridge: The Nola Sessions (includes Allen Toussaint) (Superstar Records)

Darcy Malone & The Tangle: Make Me Over (Independent)

Derrick Freeman and James Martin: Derrick Freeman and James Martin Present SOUL (Independent)

Buddy Guy: The Blues is Alive and Well (Silvertone / RCA)

Miss Mojo: Love In Time (Independent)

Papo y Son Mandao: So What…¿ Que Bolá? (Independent)

Jim Pharis: High Mileage (Independent)

Sarah Quintana: Daddy Lies (Independent)

Shawan and the Wonton: Catchin’ Feels (Independent)

Shirley and Lee: Shirley and Lee’s Golden Decade (2-CD Set) (Jasmine)

Johnny Sonnier & Jimmy Breaux: A Tribute to Aldus Roger & More (Swallow)



Released in May 2018

Marcello Benetti: The Coffee Suite (Independent)

Big Sam’s Funky Nation: Songs in the Key of Funk: Volume One (Independent)

Mark Braud: Living the Tradition (Independent)

Cha Wa: Spyboy (UPT)

Andrew Duhon: False River (Independent)

Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition: Louisiana Soul (Independent)

In Business: In Business presents… Space Story (Independent)

Bunk Johnson: Rare & Unissued Masters: Volume Two 1943-1946 (American Music)

Sandra Love & the Reason: Manifest Your Dreams (Independent)

Darcy Malone and the Tangle: Pure as Gold EP (Independent)

Sasha Masakowski: Art Market (Ropeadope)

Alison McConnell: Never Satisfied (Independent)

Beth McKee: Dreamwood Acres (Independent)

Steve Murrell: Elysian Fields (Independent)

Khalif Neville: Wishin’ (Independent)

Noruz: The Witching Hour (Independent)

Pucusana: Nothing New (Independent)

Carmela Rappazzo: Howlin’ at the Moon (Independent)

Simple Sound Retreat: Wake Up, Let’s Go (Independent)

Don Suhor: New Orleans Clarinet & Sax Virtuoso (GHB Records)

Waylon Thibodeaux: Here We Go Again (Rabadash)

Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: New Orleans Party (Putumayo)

Luke Winslow-King: Blue Mesa (Bloodshot Records)

Mike Zito: First Class Life (Ruf Records)


Released in April 2018

Marcia Ball: Shine Bright (Alligator Records)

Birdog Small Band: Birddog Small Band (Crimson Viper)

Matt Booth & Palindromes: Matt Booth & Palindromes (B4D Records)

Mark Braud: Living The Tradition (Independent)

The Catahoulas: New Orleans R&B (Independent)

Cha Wa: Spyboy (UPT Music)

Charlie Dennard: Sozihno (Independent)

Dr. C & the Gris Gris: Hexes with Axes (Independent)

Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band: Return of the King (Indpendent)

Funk Monkey: Rollin’ Live at the Leaf (Independent)

G & The New Orleans Swinging Gypsies: Swing 17 (Independent)

Gal Holiday: Lost & Found (HTRP)

The Heavyweights Brass Band: This City (Lulaworld Records)

Billy Iuso: Home by the Sea (Independent)

Kidd Jordan, Alvin Fielder, Joel Futterman, Steve Swell: Masters Of Improvisation – Recorded Live In New Orleans (Valid Records)

Chas Justus & the Jury: Chas Justus & the Jury (Blackpot Records)

Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys: Man in the Morror (Swallow)

Cyril Neville: Endangered Species: The Complete Recordings (Louisiana Red Hot Records)

Cyril Neville: Endangered Species: The Essential Recordings (Louisiana Red Hot Records)

Nolatet: No Revenge Necessary (Royal Potato Family)

On The Levee Jazz Band: Swinging New Orleans Jazz (Big Al Records)

Panorama Jazz Band: Let the Music Play You (Independent)

Josh Paxton: Standard Deviation (Independent)

The Radiators: Welcome to the Monkey House (Independent)

Jon Roniger – the Good For Nothing Band: Jon Roniger and the Good For Nothing Band (Independent)

Paul Sanchez: One More Trip Around the Sun (Independent)

Johnny Sansone (with Anders Osborne and North Mississippi Allstars): Hopeland (Independent)

Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band: A Woman’s Place (Bunny Friend)

The Tin Men: Sing with Me (Independent)

T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers: Goin’ Live (Independent)

Horace Trahan Until The End (Independent)

Richard Scott: French Quarter Concert (Independent)

Amanda Shaw: Please, Call me Miss Shaw (Little Fiddle)

Tank and the Bangas: Live Vibes (Verve Forecast)

Tuba Skinny: Nigel’s Dream (Independent)

Jamie Lynn Vessels: Storm Coming (Independent)

Walter Wolfman Washington: My Future Is My Past (Anti Records)

Water Seed: Say Yeah!! Live at the Blue Nile (Louisiana Red Hot Records)

Dr. Michael White: Tricentennial Rag (Basin Street Records)


Released in March 2018

Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective: Live (Blue Note Records)

Amadee Castenell: Live at Club 39 (Black Rose Records)

Ted Hefko and the Thousandaires: Gas Station Guru (Independent)

Jambalaya Brass Band: Habana to New Orleans (West Music)

Johnny Angel & Helldorado: Crawfish & Cowboys (Deuce Records)

The Junior League: Eventually is Now (Greenleaves Sound)

Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rodailleurs: Boue, Boucane, et Bouteilles (Valcour)

Little Freddie King: Fried Rice & Chicken (Orleans Records)

Tom McDermott: Podge-Hodge (Independent)

Nutria: Call To The Air (B4D Records)

Michael O’Hara (The Sheik): It’s My Turn (Rabadash Records)

Palmetto Bug Stompers: Stomping Our Way Into Your Heart (Independent)

Dr. Michael Torregano: For Your Ears Only (Independent)

Tuba Skinny: Nigel’s Dream (Independent)

The Vettes: Gold Star (Independent)

Zeke Fishhead: Defunct (Nugs.net)


Released in February 2018

Germaine Bazzle: Swingin’ At Snug (Independent)

Bon Bon Vivant: Live At The New Orleans Jazz Museum (Independent)

Keith Frank: Return of the King (Independent)

Mike Harvey’s Hot Club: Mike Harvey’s Hot Club (Independent)

Lillie Lewis: The Henderson Sessions (Louisiana Red Hot Records)

Natalie Mae: Run To You (Independent)

Mark McGrain featuring John Boutte: Love, Time, And Divination (Immersion Records)

Jasen Weaver: The Voscoville (Independent)

Zoukeys (Beth Patterson & Josh Paxton): Senzorga (Speak Jolly Music)


Released in January 2018

Jamal Batiste: All Rock’d Up (Independent)

Crossing Canal: Lowdown Runaround Fool (Independent)

Dinola: Up High (Saustex Records)

Ghalia & Mama’s Boys: Let the Demons Out (Ruf Records)

Jason Marsalis and the 21st Century Trad Band: Melody Re-imagined: Book 1 (Basin Street Records)

Misled: Receneraton: Vol 1 (Dixie Dawg Records)

Brittany Purdy: Welcome to Sazaraz (Independent)

Soul Project: The Long Hustle (Independent)

Jamison Ross: All for One (Concord)