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2003 CD Releases by New Orleans & Louisiana Music Artists
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Al HirtHot N' Spicy (12/23); 15 tracks from Hirt's 4 decade career; remastered w/ extensive liner notes
JuvenileJuve The Great (12/23); first single, "In My Life", out now
Big TymersBig Money Heavy Weight (12/09); new from Cash Money Records; guests include R. Kelly, Lil' Wayne, and TQ
Bobby RushAbsolutely The Best (12/09); 12 classic Rush tracks at new reduced price
Alex McMurrayBanjaxed; local music veteran goes solo, w/ help from Carlo Nuccio, Matt Perrine, Debbie Davis, Susan Cowsill, and other all-stars
PermaGrinPermaGrin; 2nd release from the innovative instrumental duo
Phat 2's DayAmbassador Of N'awlins
The Pfister SistersChange In The Weather
Eddie Dejean & N.O. Funk ProjectThe Funk Anointed with Sanctification
Amanda ShawHurry Down The Bayou Tonight holiday tunes from the Cajun fiddle prodigy
JonesesRevolution Blues
Various ArtistsHoliday Angels Working Undercover, Vol. 2; proceeds go to charity for seriously ill children
Tony Joe WhiteTony Joe White In Concert (DVD, 12/02)
Trace AdkinsComin' On Strong (12/02); first single: "Hot Mama"
Leroy JonesWonderful Christmas: A Brass Salute To The King Of Kings - great addition to your holiday music collection; instrumental solo set features 21 tracks with Leroy playing three trumpets in close harmony on each; includes the original "Wonderful Christmas"
BustNew Hope; debut from funk band fronted by Rebecca Barry
Gary BrownA Dream For Christmas
Vali TalbotChristmas Blessings; w/ Spenser Bohren, Larry Sieberth, Scott Obenchain, Danny O'Flaherty, Michael Skinkus, and more
Linda Hopkins, etc.Wild Women Blues oiginal Broadway cast recording
Bryan LeeBryan Lee's Greatest Hits (11/18); 13 classics from Justin Time Records
Hank Williams, Jr.I'm One of You (11/18)
Marsalis FamilyThe Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration (11/18); new limited edition package combines the CD and DVD at one low price
Britney SpearsIn The Zone (11/18); on Britney's 4th album, she gets help from Madonna, Moby, R. Kelly and others
Clifton ChenierClifton Chenier - The King of Zydeco (11/11); DVD version of Arhoolie video w/ performances and interviews
Buddy Guy & Junior WellsChicago Blues Festival 1964 (11/04)
Harry Connick Jr.Harry For The Holidays (10/28); 16 track collection mixing popular Christmas songs & several originals; with a guest appearance by George Jones and backing from his 15-piece big band and orchestra
Doug KershawLouisiana Man: The Very Best Of Doug Kershaw Live (10/28)
Pleasure ClubHere Comes The Trick/Live: Out Of The Pulpit (10/21); Studio and Live recordings recorded in Nashville and in New Orleans at the Howlin' Wolf
Vida BlueThe Illustrated Band (10/14); 2nd CD from Page McConnell, Oteil Burbridge and Russell Batiste features backing by the Spam Allstars
Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-RollersClassics (10/14)
Buckwheat ZydecoClassics (10/14)
GalacticRuckus (10/07)
Various Artists (DVD Video)Dancing To New Orleans (09/30); DVD (aired on Bravo TV) features Jerry Lee Lewis, Raymond Myles, Big Jack Johnson, John Campbell, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, C.J. Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco, Michael Doucet, Beausoleil, Amanda Shaw, Lionel Ferbos, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Neville Bros., Monk Boudreaux, Bo Dollis, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas
Bad Boy's Da BandToo Hot for TV (09/30); group formed by P. Diddy on MTV's "Making The Band 2" includes New Orleans MC Young City (aka Chopper)
Red Stick RamblersBring It on Down (09/23); the Ramblers highly-anticipated second release
Tabby Thomas / Annette TabornAlong The Blues Highway (09/23); features five Thomas tracks recorded live at Tabby's Blues Box in 2002
Dr. JohnAll By Hisself: Live at the Lonestar '86 (09/23); on the Dr.'s own "Skinji Brim Records" label (distributed by Hyena Records)
20th Century Masters: Christmas CollectionBest of Louis Armstrong & Friends (09/23); repackaging of 1997's "What A Wonderful Christmas", w/ Duke Ellington, Peggy Lee, Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne, Mel Torme, etc.
20th Century Masters: Christmas CollectionBest of Aaron Neville (09/23); repackaged version of 1993's "Soulful Christmas"
Various ArtistsLost Highway: Lost & Found Vol. 1 (09/23); rarities, B-sides, etc. from Lost Highway Records; w/ Lucinda Williams, Marc Broussard, many others
TurkRaw and Uncut (09/23); former Hot Boy/Cash Money star signs with Koch Entertainment
The BanglesDoll Revolution (09/23); Continental Drifter Vicki Peterson reunites with old bandmates for first album since 1988's "Everything"
Louis Armstrong / Jelly Roll MortonBirth of Jazz (09/16); 38 remastered classics from New Orleans jazz legends; w/ extensive liner notes
Jimmy C. Newman / Frenchy BurkeKings of Cajun (09/16); low price, 38 track collection from two of Louisiana's favorite sons
Nicholas PaytonSonic Trance (09/09); trumpeter's first for Warner Brothers
Branford MarsalisRomare Bearden Revealed (09/09); tribute to artist Romare Bearden w/ help from Wynton Marsalis, the Marsalis Family band, Harry Connick Jr. and guitarist Doug Wamble
Steve Riley & the Mamou PlayboysBon Rêve (09/09)
Various ArtistsLight of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen (09/09); 2-CD set includes covers by Cowboy Mouth and Marc Broussard
Martin Scorsese Presents The BluesA Musical Journey (09/09); 5-CD set from the PBS "Blues" series; w/ tracks from Louis Armstrong, Lonnie Johnson, Leadbelly, Roosevelt Sykes, Percy Mayfield, Little Walter, Guitar Slim, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Slim Harpo, Buddy Guy, and many more
Aaron NevilleNature Boy (08/26); Aaron covers jazz standards; w/ Linda Ronstadt, Roy Hargrove, Ron Carter, Ry Cooder, etc. (read more)
Rosie LedetNow's The Time (08/26)
Slim HarpoThe Excello Singles Anthology (08/26); 2-CD set brings together 44 recordings, every A and B side of every Harpo single Excello released from 1957 to 1970, each digitally remastered
Soulja SlimYears Later.. A Few Months After (08/26); another No Limit vet signs with Koch Entertainment
MagicOn My Own (08/26); former No Limit soldier and 504 Boyz member signs deal with Koch Entertainment
Boo & GottiPerfect Timing (08/26); Chicago rap duo's debut release is on Cash Money Records, with guests Baby and Lil' Wayne; produced by Mannie Fresh and Jazze Pha
Savoy Family BandSavoy Family Band Cajun Album (08/12); new from "The First Family of Cajun Music"
Various ArtistsMasters of the Boogie Piano (08/05); with Roosevelt Sykes, Little Brother Montgomery, many others; low price!
Terence BlanchardBounce (08/05)
Steve ConnSteve Conn (08/05); w/ Sonny Landreth and others
Fats DominoBlues Kingpins (08/05)
Various ArtistsJohnny's Blues: A Tribute To Johnny Cash; f/ Gatemouth Brown with Benjy Davis, Chris Thomas King, and others (07/29)
Cowboy MouthUh Oh (07/29)
Aaron & Art NevilleBrother To Brother (07/29); compilation with 36 vintage tracks on 2-disk set; remastered w/ extensive liner notes by Bill Dahl
Chris SmitherTrain Home (07/22); first studio album since 1999's "Drive You Home Again"
Kane & AbelWelcome Home (07/22)
SupagroupSupagroup (07/22); produced by Benji Lee and Grammy Award-winner Trina Shoemaker
Clifton ChenierBest of Clifton Chenier (07/22)
Smokey Robinson / Aaron NevilleWinning Combinations (07/22); discount compilation w/ 5 tracks from each artist
Harry Connick Jr.Other Hours -- Connick on Piano, Vol. 1 (07/15); his first release on the Marsalis Music label; all instrumental album w/ Harry's quartet (Ned Goold, Neal Caine, Arthur Latin) features 12 original compositions
Brooks & DunnRed Dirt Road (07/15)
ZebraZebra IV (07/08)
Trace AdkinsGreatest Hits Collection, Vol. 1 (07/08)
Phillip WalkerHeritage of the Blues: The Best of Phillip Walker (06/24)
Tab BenoitSea Saint Sessions (06/24)
Various ArtistsLive From Las Vegas (06/24); w/ Louis Prima and others
QuintronAre You Ready for an Organ Solo (06/17)
Deacon JohnDeacon John's Jump Blues (CD; 06/10)
Deacon JohnDeacon John's Jump Blues (DVD; 06/10)
Earl KingCome On: Complete Imperial Recordings (06/10)
Buddy GuyBlues Singer (06/03); acoustic set with guests Eric Clapton and B.B. King
New Orleans Klezmer All StarsBorvis (06/03)
Dave Bartholomew1950-1952 (05/27)
The BluebirdsHighway 80 East (05/20)
David EganTwenty Years Of Trouble (05/20); ex Lil' Band O' Gold & File
Mickey GilleyInvitation Only (05/20); first all new album in 12 years
Faron YoungFaron Young Sings the Country Standards (05/15)
Ellis Marsalis TrioThe Gig: Live at Snug Harbor
Tony Green and Gypsy JazzVenice 2002
FiendCan I Burn 2 (05/13)
Continental DriftersNineteen Ninety-Three; the original Drifters' album finally released!
Will PorterHappy (05/06); R&B singer gets help from Leo Nocentelli, Thadeus Richard, Bernard "Bunchy" Johnson, and Wardell Quezergue
Hackberry RamblersCajun Boogie (05/06)
Da EntourageEntourage 2 (05/06); Lafayette hip hop group signs deal with Universal (more)
Geno DelafoseEverybody's Dancin' (05/06); first new CD since 1998
John Hiatt & the GonersBeneath This Gruff Exterior (05/06); the Goners are: Sonny Landreth; Dave Ranson; and Kenneth Blevins
Earl KingStreet Parade (04/29); first US release for 1972 album w/ backing from The Meters
John BoutteJambalaya; 2 CD set
Panorama Jazz BandAnother Hot Night In February
Cyril Neville & Uptown AllstarsFor The Funk Of It - Remembering Benny's Bar
Johnny Vidacovich, June Yamagishi, George Porter Jr.We Came To Play
Big Sam's Funky NationBirth Of A Nation
Jeremy Lyons & The Deltabilly BoysLive At The Dragon's Den
LedisiSoul Singer (04/22)
Garage a TroisEmphasizer (04/22)
Marcia BallSo Many Rivers (04/22)
54th PlatoonAll or Nothin (04/22)
Raymond MylesTaste of Heaven (04/22); reissue
GalacticVintage Reserve (04/15); "best of" w/ 3 new tracks
Lucinda WilliamsWorld Without Tears (04/08); follow-up to "Essence" [read more]
Chris CagleChris Cagle (04/01)
Various Artists"Crossing Jordan" soundtrack (04/01); includes a cover of Tom Waits' "Hang Down Your Head" by Lucinda Williams
Johnny Sketch & the Dirty NotesBandicoot
Shane TheriotThe Grease Factor
Lynn Drury and Bad MayoSpun
Michael Ray and The Cosmic KreweLive at Jimmy's; w/ Trey Anastasio and other guests
Tim LaughlinIsle Of New Orleans
Vic ShepherdNew Orleans Harmonica
Monk Boudreaux & The Golden EaglesMr. Stranger Man
Los Hombres Calientes: Irvin Mayfield & Bill SummersVol.4: Vodou Dance (03/25); 79 minutes+ of Afro-Caribbean folk and soul recorded in Trinidad, Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and New Orleans w/ local musicians at each stop; NOLA tracks include guests Bo Dollis, George Porter Jr., Donald Harrison, Cyril Neville, Davell Crawford and others [read more]
The IguanasPlastic Silver 9-Volt Heart (03/25)
Sammy KershawI Want My Money Back (03/25); all new
Hot Boy$Let 'Em Burn (03/25)
O.C. SmithGreatest Hits (03/25)
Mr. Serv-OnNo More Questions (03/18)
MagicWhite Eyes (03/18)
WoodenheadPerseverance (03/18)
Sammy KershawMillennium Collection (03/11)
ChoppaStraight From The N.O. (03/04)
Jesse DavisThe Setup (02/25)
Various ArtistsThe Early Jin Singles: Southland Rock 'n Roll (02/25); w/ Jivin' Gene, Rod Bernard, Rockin' Sidney, Johnnie Allan, Red Smiley, Clint West, Doug Ardoin, many more
Hackberry RamblersFirst Recordings 1935-1947 (02/25/03); vintage 'Ramblers!
Funky MetersFiyo at the Fillmore, Vol. 1 (02/25/03); 2001 live album gets national release
B.G.Livin' Legend (02/25/03); ex Cash Money rapper's first release on his own label; w/ Juvenile, Hakim, and others
LeadbellyAbsolutely The Best, Vol. 2 (02/25/03); 16 classic live tracks
Aaron NevilleOrchid in the Storm (02/18); five song EP from 1983 with 4 previously unavailable bonus tracks
Various ArtistsMardi Gras: Language of New Orleans, Vol. 7 (02/11/03)
Various ArtistsThe Songs Of Hank Williams Jr. - A Bocephus Celebration (02/11/03) w/ George Jones, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dan Baird, and many more
BeausoleilEncore, Encore! The Best of Beausoleil 1991-2001 (02/11/03)
Ingrid Lucia & The Flying NeutrinosLive From New Orleans (02/04/03)
The Marsalis FamilyThe Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration (02/04/03); the "first family" of jazz, plus guest Harry Connick Jr., taped live at UNO on 08/04/01; a DVD will follow
Cousin JoeNew York & New Orleans Blues (02/04/03)
Sonny LandrethThe Road We're On (01/28/03)
Aaron NevilleBelieve (01/28/03); new solo album
Jerry Lee Lewis16 Thrillers From the Killer (01/28/03); classic live tracks
Irvin MayfieldHalf Past Autumn Suite (01/21/03)
Aaron NevilleAaron Neville: Love Songs (01/14/03); compilation
Tony Dagradi TrioParading (Dec. '02)
Brian StoltzEast Of Rampart Street (Dec. '02) w/ Art Neville, John Gros, Ivan Neville, Irene Sage, Dave Easley, George Porter, Jr.
Warren StormDust My Blues (Dec. '02)
Dash Rip RockThe Band The Myth, The Legend (Dec. '02) CD/DVD
Joe TorreganoJoseph Torregano ... A Jazzman At 50! (Dec. '02)
Pinettes Brass BandWho You Gonna Call? (Dec. '02)
Rockie CharlesHave You Seen My Uncle Steve (Dec. 2002)
Lil' RomeoGame Time (12/17); 19 tracks plus bonus DVD; read more on Game Time
504 BoyzBallers (12/10); f/ Master P, Silkk The Shocker, Magic, Krazy, Choppa and T Bo, w/ guests C-Murder, Lil' Romeo, Mia X, Weeby, Krazy and Snoop Dogg
Johnny CopelandJohnny Copeland Collection (12/10) 18 remastered tracks w/ extensive liner notes
Faron YoungWalk Tall: The Mercury Hit Singles 1963-75 (12/03)
Lance EllisThinking Of You
The MetersLive At Moonwalker (1) / Live At Moonwalker (2)
Tim McGrawTim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors (11/26) with guests Kim Carnes, Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmitt (also see book)
Brian "Baby" WilliamsBirdman (11/26); Big Tymer goes solo with help from Puff Diddy, Cam'ron, Toni Braxton, etc.
Lil' Buck SinegalBad Situation
Betty ShirleyBetty Shirley Sings
Jay-Ray & GeeAcapella New Orleans, Vol. 4; French Quarter's famed vocal group
Cash Money MillionairesCash Money Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (11/19); also on VHS & DVD
Illinois JacquetThe Illinois Jacquet Story (11/19)
Various ArtistsZydeco: Essential Collection (11/19); Remastered Zydeco hits from Rounder
Various ArtistsCajun: Essential Collection (11/19); Remastered Cajun hits from Rounder
Saunders KingCool Blues Jumps & Shuffles (11/15)
Harry ChoatesDevil In The Bayou - The Gold Star Recordings (11/12)
Various ArtistsJole Blon (11/12); 23 versions of the Cajun classic includes original 1929 version by Amedee Breaux
Tony Joe WhiteSnakey (11/05)
Various ArtistsO Christmas Tree: Bluegrass Christmas (11/05); includes track by The Cox Family
Willie NelsonWillie Nelson & Friends, Stars & Guitars (11/05); includes duet w/ Aaron Neville
New Orleans Jazz VipersNew Orleans Jazz Vipers
SophisticatsMeow, Baby!
Victor SirkerFor My Lady
Brides of JesusSaints and Sinners
Various ArtistsSea Of Love - Louisiana Bayou Hits, 1950s-60s (10/29); Johnnie Allen, Jivin' Gene, Lil' Bob, Joe Barry, etc
Lee Ann WomackThe Season For Romance (10/29); includes duet w/ Harry Connick, Jr.

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