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Professor K-Doe: Excerpt from Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans by Ben Sandmel

  Ben Sandmel’s book, Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans, is due out this month, published by the Historic New Orleans Collection. In this excerpt, Sandmel examines K-Doe’s impact on people.   K-Doe’s glory year, 1961, climaxed in December in a tour of Jamaica with fellow pop and R&B stars the Shirelles, Big [...]

Louisiana Saturday Night: Fellini and a Cow Skull

OffBeat contributor Alex V. Cook recently finished Louisiana Saturday Night (LSU Press), an exploration of the clubs, bars, roadhouses, dancehalls and holes in the wall that are the homes to Louisiana’s live music. In this edited excerpt, he finds blues man Henry Gray at Richard Sale Barn in Abbeville.—ED.   On Henry Street, I pulled [...]

Excerpt from New Atlantis by John Swenson: Breaking the Silence

This month, Consulting Editor John Swenson’s new book New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans examines the role musicians played in the city’s recovery. In this excerpt, he writes about the violence of 2006 and how it gave two musicians new artistic purpose.   Glen David Andrews says he was one of [...]