300 Songs for 300 Years

$ 39.99

OffBeat‘s 30th Anniversary book celebrating New Orleans Tricentennial. Contains the 300 most iconic New Orleans songs (plus bonus songs we just couldn’t leave out!), from “Bamboula” to “Walkin’ To New Orleans” to “Back That Azz Up” and so many more. Photos, “asides” and commentary from OffBeat‘s team of writers, experts on local music, musicians’ favorites and much more. Edited by author Brett Milano. Paperback, size: 9″x 9″, 240 pages. Call  (504) 944-4300 xt 1002 for bulk sales.

“Only once in a lifetime, and in this case, for our 300th year as a city, do we have the opportunity to see an historic compilation of the great artists and music that have been generated by our richly authentic culture. In this book, so expertly done, OffBeat has presented to the world and future generations what is the real magic of our community—the music that has brought us together as a people.”—Mark Romig President and CEO New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

“What I expected was a history of great New Orleans songs and songwriters, but what I got was a reminder that these songs are touchstones for times in our lives. I learned how to dance to Art Neville’s “All These Things.” I listened to Fats Domino when I was in my twenties, driving a truck for a living and dreaming of better days. I sang and cried to Susan Cowsill’s “Crescent City Sneaux” trying to figure out life after Katrina. The music of New Orleans is part of me wherever I go and these songs are the road maps to who I was and how I got here today.”—Paul Sanchez, New Orleans songwriter

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OffBeat‘s 30th Anniversary book celebrating New Orleans Tricentennial. Contains the 300 most iconic New Orleans songs (plus bonus songs we just couldn’t leave out!), from “Bamboula” to “Walkin’ To New Orleans” to “Back That Azz Up” and so many more. Photos, “asides” and commentary from OffBeat‘s team of writers, experts on local music, musicians’ favorites and much more. Edited by author Brett Milano. Paperback, size: 9″x 9″, 240 pages. Call  (504) 944-4300 xt 1002 for bulk sales.

“Only once in a lifetime, and in this case, for our 300th year as a city, do we have the opportunity to see an historic compilation of the great artists and music that have been generated by our richly authentic culture. In this book, so expertly done, OffBeat has presented to the world and future generations what is the real magic of our community—the music that has brought us together as a people.”—Mark Romig President and CEO New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

“What I expected was a history of great New Orleans songs and songwriters, but what I got was a reminder that these songs are touchstones for times in our lives. I learned how to dance to Art Neville’s “All These Things.” I listened to Fats Domino when I was in my twenties, driving a truck for a living and dreaming of better days. I sang and cried to Susan Cowsill’s “Crescent City Sneaux” trying to figure out life after Katrina. The music of New Orleans is part of me wherever I go and these songs are the road maps to who I was and how I got here today.”—Paul Sanchez, New Orleans songwriter