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2006 CD Releases by New Orleans & Louisiana Music Artists
Various (DVD)When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts (12/19/06); Spike Lee's HBO doc on NOLA after Hurricane Katrina; with Gov. Blanco, Mayor Nagin, Wynton Marsalis, Soledad O'Brien, Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Sylvester Francis (Backstreet Cultural Museum); Bennie Pete & Harry "Swamp Thang" Cook (of Hot 8 Brass Band), Garland Robinette, ex-NOPD Chief Eddie Compass, and others; DVD extras include expanded interview footage with survivors & rescuers, photo montage set to Terence Blanchard's score, Spike Lee commentary, etc.
Various ArtistsGrand Hustle Presents: In Da Streetz, Vol. 4 (12/19/06); features T.I., B.G., Young Dro, Yung Joc, Macboney, Big Kuntry King, Governor, Xtaci, Alfamega, and others
Various ArtistsJuke Joint Soul! (12/05/06); 16 remastered rare soul/funk classics; includes tracks by Roger & the Gypsies, Aaron Neville, Eldridge Holmes, Ironing Board Sam, David Batiste & the Gladiators, and more
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint (DVD)Hot As A Pistol, Keen As A Blade (12/05/06); DVD recorded live in Montreal on the "River in Reverse" tour; features The Imposters, Toussaint's horn section (Amadee Castenell, Joe Smith, Sam Williams, Brian "Breeze" Cayolle), and guitarist Anthony Brown; (read more / see tracklist)
Various (DVD)Saturday Night Live - The Complete First Season (12/05/06); box set contains all 24 episodes of SNL's debut season in their original 90-minute format; musical guests included Simon & Garfunkel, Jimmy Cliff, Patti Smith, Randy Newman, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, Leon Redbone, Bill Withers, Betty Carter, Gordon Lightfoot, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Allan Jaffe, Willie Humphrey, Percy Humphrey, Frank Demond, Narvin Kimball and Sing Miller)
Irma ThomasWish Someone Would Care / Take A Look (12/05/06); reissue of the Soul Queen's 2 Imperial Records albums from the 60's; includes "Break-A-Way", "Time Is On My Side", and other classics
Tony Joe WhiteSwamp Music: The Complete Monument Recordings (12/05/06); Rhino Handmade 4 CD boxed set contains all 3 of White's Monument albums; also included are a slew of unreleased tracks, including ten 1969 Paris sessions and seven live performances from the Isle Of Wight
Various ArtistsThe Instant & The Minit Story (11/21/06); 3-CD box set traces Joe Banashak’s Minit, Instant, Alon and Seven-B label history from start to finish; features ninety key performances and nearly four hours of music recorded between 1958 and 1970 with Lee Dorsey, Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, Jessie Hill, Ernie K-Doe, Irma Thomas, Chris Kenner, Chick Carbo, Eddie Bo, Edgar Blanchard, and many more; with 40-page booklet
Various ArtistsSouthern Fried Funk - 22 Funky Soul Grooves From New Orleans and the Deep South (11/21/06); with tracks from Allen Toussaint, Lee Dorsey, Warren Lee, Diamond Joe, Eldridge Holmes, Chuck Carbo, The Explosions, David Robinson, David Batiste & The Gladiators, and more
Various ArtistsBayou Blues Blasters (11/21/06); re-issue from Ace Records; with Ivory Jackson, Clarence Garlow, Hop Wilson, Little Bob, Lazy Lester, Lonesome Sundown, Carol Fran, and more
B.G.The Best of The Heart of Tha Streetz (11/21/06); B. Gizzle gets Chopped & Screwed treatment; mixed by Micheal "5000" Watts
Robert Pete WilliamsAn Introduction to Robert Pete Williams (11/21/06); recording produced by Grammy winner Norman Dayron captures the folk/blues artist at his purest moments
The Boswell SistersNothing Was Sweeter Than the Boswell Sisters (11/21/06); import
Various ArtistsProud To Swim Home: A Backporch Revolution Compilation for New Orleans (11/14/06); tracks from B. Killingsworth, Chef Menteur, Liteworks, and others; proceeds to benefit MusiCares and other Katrina related efforts
U2 & Green DayThe Saints Are Coming (11/14/06); import single includes both the studio and live versions; live version was recorded at the Superdome on 09/25/2006
Various ArtistsThe Best of the Jammys, Vol. 1 (11/14/06); performances from Buddy Guy, Guster, Moe, John Mayer, North Mississippi Allstars, Phil Lesh, Les Claypool, Ryan Adams, String Cheese Incident, etc.
Superjoint RitualUse Once & Destroy (11/10/06); import re-issue with 2 bonus tracks
The Wild MagnoliasThey Call Us Wild (11/09/06); limited edition import
Louis Armstrong (2 CD & 1 DVD Combo)The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong (11/07/06); 2 CD & 1 DVD set features 40 restored essential recordings, plus 17 rare filmed appearances on 1 DVD, and a 40 page booklet including rare and unpublished photos;
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RacinesRacines (11/07/06); Cajun roots supergroup features Steve Riley (Mamou Playboys), Kevin Wimmer (Balfa Toujours; Red Stick Ramblers), Chris Stafford (Feufollet), Mitch Reed (Charivari; BeauSoleil) and Glenn Fields (Red Stick Ramblers)
CurrencyMusic To Fly To (11/07/06); debut solo CD from former 504 Boyz member, now with Cash Money Records
Bishop Paul MortonStill Standing (11/07/06); Pastor Morton returns to Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church for this inspirational live set; also available as CD/DVD combo and DVD only
Champion Jack DupreeMercy On Me (11/07/06)
Various ArtistsThere's No Place Like Home for the Holidays (11/07/06); 3-CD collection of holiday classics, with Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Kackson, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, and many more
Various ArtistsWho Dat? The Best of New Orleans Party Songs (11/07/06); from Mardi Gras Records
DJ DemonixxElectroAcidFunk Volume 6 (10/31/06); long-awaited debut of electronic mixed mayhem
Buddy GuyCan't Quit The Blues (10/31/06); 3CD / 1DVD retrospective box set includes 6 unreleased tracks
Various ArtistsZydeco Party! (10/31/06); collection of classics with tracks from Lynn August, Zydeco Force, Sam Brothers Five, Clifton Chenier, Rockin' Dopsie, Boozoo Chavis, Rockin' Sidney, and more
Birdman & Lil' WayneLike Father, Like Son (10/31/06); collaboration from Cash Money Records honchos
Lil' RomeoRomeo's Greatest Hits (10/31/06)
Doug Sahm and BandDoug Sahm and Band (10/31/06); classic 1973 album finally comes to CD; guests include Bob Dylan, Dr. John, David "Fathead" Newman, David Bromberg and Flaco Jimenez
Aaron NevilleBring It On Home ... The Soul Classics (Import) (10/26/06); Japanese pressing has two bonus tracks - "Higher and Higher" and "Bring It On Home To Me" - see details on original USA release below
Nicholas PaytonMysterious Shorter (10/24/06)
Lucinda WilliamsCar Wheels on a Gravel Road - Deluxe Edition (10/24/06); Lucinda's 1998 Grammy winning album gets remastered, with addition of 2 outtakes from the original Austin sessions, plus an alternate version of "Still I Long For Your Kiss" from The Horse Whisperer soundtrack; 2nd CD features a live 1998 performance for WXPN's World Cafe radio show (from Penn's Landing in Philadelphia)
Lil BoosieBad Azz (10/24/06); new from Baton Rouge rapper; DVD also available - see below
Various Artists (DVD)Carlos Santana Presents: Blues at Montreux 2004 (10/17/06); DVD features full concert sets from Louisiana legends Bobby Parker, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and Buddy Guy; Carlos Santana serves as musical director and sits in with all three
Various ArtistsPutumayo Kids: New Orleans Playground (10/17/06); collection of classic tunes that you and your kids will boogie to; with Clifton Chenier, The Meters, Kermit Ruffins, Dr. John, Fats Domino, and more; a portion of proceeds will go to the Louisiana Children's Museum to create a New Orleans music exhibit
C-MurderThe Tru Story: Continued (10/17/06)
Louis ArmstrongLive at the University of North Carolina (10/17/06); newly discovered 1954 concert plus other Satchmo rarities
Les Amis CreoleLes Amis Creole (10/17/06)
The BluerunnersLive at The Triple Door (10/13/06); Cajun rockers captured live in Seattle, WA during their '06 West Coast tour (purchase at
Terence Blanchard (DVD)Flow: Living in the Stream of Music (10/03/06); DVD follows the composer & trumpet player as he performs on four continents
Various Artists (DVD)New Orleans Concert - The Music of America's Soul (10/03/06); performers include Irma Thomas, Joss Stone, Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, Jon Cleary, Dixie Cups, Lloyd Price, Bonnie Raitt, Ivan Neville, Earl Palmer, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Keith Richards, Snooks Eaglin, Art Neville, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Neville Bros.
The RadiatorsDreaming Out Loud (10/03/06); new studio album recorded in New Orleans
Various ArtistsPutumayo Presents: New Orleans Christmas (10/03/06); seasonal tunes from James Andrews, Don Vappie, Ellis Marsalis, John Boutte, New Birth Brass Band, and others; a portion of proceeds goes to New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village
Various ArtistsWhat It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (10/03/06); 4-CD box set includes tracks from Cyril Neville, The Gaturs, Allen Toussaint, Tami Lynn, The Meters, Dr. John and beaucoup others
Sidney BechetMasters of Jazz: Sidney Bechet (10/03/06); features sessions with Mezz Mezzrow recorded in New York in 1945 and Chicago in 1947
Louis Armstrong (DVD)Jazz Icons: Louis Armstrong - Live in '59 (09/26/06); never before released concert by Armstrong and his All-Stars band, captured live in Belgium in 1959
Mute MathMute Math (09/26/06); debut full length album for Teleprompt/Warner Bros. Records; first pressing includes bonus "Live at the El Rey" CD
Jerry Lee LewisLast Man Standing (09/26/06); The Killer is back, with help from Bruce Springsteen, Toby Keith, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, George Jones, Kid Rock, John Fogerty, Robbie Robertson, Merle Haggard, Little Richard, Ivan Neville, Buddy Guy, Kris Kristofferson, and others
Stanton MooreIII (09/26/06); new studio album recorded at Preservation Hall, featuring Robert Walter, Will Bernard, Skerik and Mark Mullins; Stanton's debut for new label Telarc International
BeauSoleil avec Michael DoucetBeauSoleil: Live in Louisiana (09/26/06); first live album from Michael Doucet and BeauSoleil as they celebrate their 30th anniversary
Grayson CappsWail & Ride (09/26/06); new studio album for Hyena Records; single "New Orleans Waltz" available now at iTunes
Johnny AdamsAn Introduction to Johnny Adams (09/26/06); 16 rarities from the Tan Canary including 3 tracks previously unavailable on CD; w/ extensive liner notes
Bobby CharlesAn Introduction to Bobby Charles (09/26/06); 20 tracks from the Louisiana legend including previously unreleased material
Robert ParkerAn Introduction to Robert Parker (09/26/06); 16 remastered tracks includes his 1966 hit "Barefootin'" plus previously unavailable tunes
Lonesome TravelersLonesome Travelers (09/26/06); Cowboy Mouth's John Thomas Griffith and Paul Sanchez with guests including Mark Mullins, Susan Cowsill and Mike Mayeux
Canned Heat (DVD)Canned Heat: Live at Montreaux 1973 (09/19/06); legendary band is joined by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown on several tunes
VoiceGumbo (09/19/06); debut from New Orleans-based female emcee (read more)
Lil Boosie (DVD)Bad Azz - The DVD (09/19/06)
Aaron NevilleBring It On Home ... The Soul Classics (09/19/06); new album of covers; includes "Rainy Night in Georgia", "Dock Of The Bay" and more; guests include Chris Botti, Mavis Staples, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn and Art Neville
New Birth Brass BandNew Orleans Second Line (09/19/06)
CrowbarBroken Glass (09/19/06); reissue of 1996 album
Louis ArmstrongGold (09/19/06); 2-CDs with 40 tracks features his biggest hits and important early recordings; includes complete credits and liner notes by Bob Porter
George Lewis65th Birthday Session in Japan (09/19/06); 2-CD set
Lloyd Price16 Greatest Hits (09/19/06)
Delfeayo MarsalisMinions Dominion (09/12/06); featuring Branford Marsalis, Donald Harrison, Edwin Livingston, Mulgrew Miller, Eric Revis, Robert Hurst and the late Elvin Jones
Mr. MarceloSon of Magnolia (09/12/06); guests include B.G., Pimp C, Devin The Dude, C-Murder, Cee-Lo, etc.
Branford Marsalis QuartetBraggtown (09/12/06)
Terrance SimienAcross The Parish Line (09/12/06)
Dr. JohnDefinitive Pop Collection (09/12/06); 2-cd collection from Rhino
Pete FountainKing of New Orleans Jazz (09/12/06); compilation of 1950's recordings
Al HirtJazz A-La Carte (09/12/06); 2-cd compilation
Tony Joe WhiteUncovered (09/05/06); new studio album with guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Michael McDonald, J.J. Cale, and the late Waylon Jennings; features seven new White tunes, plus remakes of his classics "Rainy Night In Georgia," "Did Somebody Make A Fool Out of You" and "Takin' the Midnight Train"
GoatwhoreA Haunting Curse (09/05/06)
Master PThe Ultimate Master P (09/05/06)
Louis ArmstrongThe Great American Songbook (09/05/06)
Dirty Dozen Brass BandWhat's Going On (08/29/06); new studio CD for Shout Factory Records; a portion of proceeds go to Tipitina's Foundation; read more
Don RichYou Need Love (08/29/06)
The MetersThe Very Best of The Meters (08/29/06)
Lee DorseyHoly Cow - The Very Best of Lee Dorsey (08/29/06)
Lloyd PriceSpecialty Profiles (08/29/06)
Larry WilliamsSpecialty Profiles (08/29/06)
Percy MayfieldSpecialty Profiles (08/29/06)
Earl KingAn Introduction to Earl King (08/15/06)
Various Artists (DVD)From The Big Apple To The Big Easy: The Concert For New Orleans (08/22/06); 2-DVD set from September '05 benefit concert; all net profits go to Hurricane Katrina relief; with performances by Rebirth Brass Band, Allen Toussaint, Clarence Frogman Henry, Art Neville, Aaron Neville, Cyril Neville, Irma Thomas, Buckwheat Zydeco, The Dixie Cups, Dave Bartholomew, Troy Andrews, Kermit Ruffins, The Meters, The Neville Brothers, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett, Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler, Elton John, Ry Cooder, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, John Fogerty, Diana Krall, Simon & Garfunkel, and others; read more
Various ArtistsRogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys (08/22/06); 2-cd collection with tracks from Bono, Sting, Lucinda Williams ("Bonnie Portmore"), Bryan Ferry, Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Richard Thompson, Van Dyke Parks, and more
Trace AdkinsDangerous Man (08/15/06); Limited Edition version (with DVD) also available
Tab BenoitBest of the Bayou Blues (08/08/06)
B.G.Play It How It Go (08/08/06)
Charlie Sexton & Shannon McNallySouthside Sessions (08/01/06)
Various ArtistsNo Limit Greatest Hits (08/01/06)
G. LoveLemonade (08/01/06); features guest appearances by Ben Harper, Marc Broussard, and others
Snooks EaglinSnooks Eaglin with his New Orleans Friends: The Sonet Blues Story (08/01/06)
Johnny CopelandAn Introduction to Johnny Copeland (08/01/06)
Buddy GuyThe Collection (08/01/06); compilation of early tracks; reissue of U.K. import
Fats Domino (DVD)Live from Austin, Texas (07/25/06)
Fats DominoLive from Austin, Texas (07/25/06)
Linda Ronstadt & Ann SavoyAdieu False Heart (07/25/06); first single is cover of Left Banke's "Walk Away Renee"; backing band includes Joel Savoy, Sam Broussard and Dirk Powell
Various ArtistsBest of the South (07/25/06); the hottest hip hop artists come together on one CD; features T.I., Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Three 6 Mafia, B.G., Paul Wall, and more
Various ArtistsTeen Idols: A Trip Down Memory Lane (07/25/06); collection includes The Dixie Cups' "Chapel of Love"
Maroon: On the Trail of Creoles in North America (DVD)2-DVD set from National Film Board of Canada celebrates the music of New Orleans in 3 separate features. "Maroon - On the Trail of Creoles in North America" focuses on Louisianas Creole culture and the emergence of jazz. "Zarico" details the folk music of Black Francophone Creole culture of SW Louisiana. "Liberty Street Blues" features a tour of New Orleans with Dr. Michael White, Young Tuxedo Brass Band and the Young Olympian Social Aid and Pleasure Club (07/18/06)
ChoppaComin' Back Home (07/18/06); guests include Juvenile, Roy Jones Jr., Lil' Wayne, Magic, B.G., etc.
Johnny AdamsThe Great Johnny Adams R&B Album (07/18/06); collection of the Tan Canary's R&B classics; includes a previously unreleased version of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham's "I Need A Lot of Loving"
James BurtonThe Guitar Sounds of James Burton (07/18/06); reissue
Various ArtistsConfessing - Deep Soul from New Orleans (07/18/06)
Louis ArmstrongMasters of Jazz: Louis Armstrong (07/11/06); various radio broadcasts featuring Louis Armstrong and his all Stars, Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra, and Louis with Bobby Hackett, Jack Teagarden and Peanuts Hucko
Allen ToussaintSouthern Nights (07/11/06); first time on CD, with new detailed liner notes
Allen ToussaintLife, Love & Faith (07/11/06); first time on CD, with new detailed liner notes
Chris Thomas KingRise (06/27/06); new studio album for King's 21st Century Blues label includes "What Would Jesus Do?"; read more
FiendThe Addiction - Hope Is Near (06/27/06); new from former No Limit Records star
Sammy KershawHonky Tonk Boots (06/27/06); Sammy's first all-new album in 4 years
Various ArtistsRockin' Bones: 1950s Punk and Rockabilly (06/27/06); 4-cd box set features 101 tracks recorded from 1954 to 1969 by rockabilly icons and unsung heroes; includes tracks by Joe Clay, Dale Hawkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and dozens more
ShawnnaBlock Music (06/27/06); sophomore release from rising hip hop star & daughter of blues legend Buddy Guy; features guest appearances by Buddy, Lil' Wayne, others
Louis ArmstrongChronicles (06/27/06); box set features 3 classic albums -- The Best of the Decca Years, Vol. 1: The Singer / Hello, Dolly! / What A Wonderful World -- complete with original liner notes
Hank Williams, Jr.That's How They Do It In Dixie - The Essential Collection (06/27/06)
Fats DominoWhole Lotta' Fats Domino Hits Live (06/27/06); CD and DVD combo features many of Fats' hits
Dr. JohnI Pulled the Cover Off You Two Lovers (06/27/06)
Chuck Berry; Various Artists (DVD)Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (06/27/06); rock classic from 1987 on DVD for first time; with Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Roy Orbison, Keith Richards, Jerry Lee Lewis, Etta James, Robert Cray, and many more
Morning 40 FederationTiconderoga (06/20/06)
Sherman RobertsonGuitar Man Live (06/20/06); recorded live at the Kwadendamme Blues Festival on May 14, 2005
Original Dixieland Jazz BandThe Essential Collection (06/20/06); 2-CD set with 49 tracks
Kidd Jordan, Hamid Drake, William ParkerPalm of Soul (06/13/06)
Elvis Costello & Allen ToussaintThe River In Reverse (06/06/06); features classic Toussaint compositions plus new songs co-written by the music legends; backing from Costello's band, the Imposters, plus Toussaint's horn section (Amadee Castenell, Joe Smith, Sam Williams and Brian "Breeze" Cayolle), and guitarist Anthony Brown; "River in Reverse" also available in limited edition CD/DVD version; DVD features studio footage, photo sessions, and more ( read more / see tracklist )
Various ArtistsNew Orleans Guitar (06/06/06); 4-CD box set features Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, T-Bone Walker, Boo Breeding and Pee Wee Crayton
Doug KershawFais Do Do: The Music of the Bayou / The Best of the Ragin' Cajun 1969-1978 (06/06/06)
Dr. JohnAn Introduction to Dr. John (06/06/06)
Donald HarrisonThe Survivor (05/30/06); features Christian Scott and Mulgrew Miller
Theresa AnderssonTheresa Andersson EP (05/30/06); 5-track EP with new material, including covers of Lucinda Williams' "Jackson" and Madonna's "Borderline"
Buddy Guy (DVD)Live! - The Real Deal (05/30/06); DVD recorded live at Buddy's club in Chicago; also features G.E. Smith & the Saturday Night Live Band
Dr. JohnMercernary - The Songs of Johnny Mercer (05/23/06); Dr. John dips into the Johnny Mercer songbook with his band the Lower 911; "teems with gut, gristle and grace as the doc puts his New Orleans-fired stamp on Mercer classics" (Billboard)
Faron YoungAn Introduction to Faron Young (05/23/06)
Dr. JohnWhat Goes Around (Comes Around) (05/23/06)
Various ArtistsWWE: Wreckless Intent (05/23/06); includes tracks from Saliva, Theory of a Deadman, Silkk The Shocker, Three 6 Mafia, P.O.D., Motorhead, etc.
Swamp Gold (Various Artists)Swamp Gold Volume 8 (05/16/06); with tracks from John Fred, Johnnie Allan, Margo White, Rod Bernard, Willie Tee, Clint West, and others
Various ArtistsNew Orleans Revival 1940-1954 (05/16/06); trad jazz collection features Bunk Johnson, George Lewis, Kid Ory, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Kid Shots, Mutt Carey, Wooden Joe Nicholas, Jim Robinson, Herb Morand, etc.
Louis Armstrong (DVD)Louis Armstrong: King of Jazz (05/16/06); new DVD bio of Satchmo
C.J. ChenierThe Desperate Kingdom of Love (05/09/06); with backing from guests the Tarbox Ramblers
Harry Connick, Jr.Harry on Broadway, Act 1 (05/09/06); 2-CD set; includes the original cast recording from the Broadway hit "The Pajama Game", plus recordings from "Thou Shalt Not"
Various ArtistsSail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman (05/09/06); w/ tracks from Sonny Landreth (Louisiana 1927), Marc Broussard (You Can Leave Your Hat On), Steve Earle, Guster, The Duhks, Del McCoury, and others
Bobby LoungeTen Foot Woman (04/28/06)
Cedric Watson & Corey LedetGoin’ Down to Louisiana (04/25/06)
Various ArtistsThat's Entertainment! The Ultimate Anthology Of M-G-M Musicals (04/25/06); six-disc boxed set of timeless classics from 1920's - 50's; includes "Now You Has Jazz" (Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong with Ed Hall, Trummy Young, Barrett Deems, Billy Kyle and Arvell Shaw)
Irma ThomasAfter The Rain (04/25/06); new studio album for Rounder Records produced by Scott Billington; backing band features David Torkanowsky, David Egan, Corey Harris, Sonny Landreth, Dirk Powell, James Singleton and Stanton Moore; Grammy Winner!
Tab BenoitBrother to the Blues (04/25/06); new 13 track set from Tab, who is backed by Louisiana's LeRoux and special guests Jim Lauderdale, Billy Joe Shaver and Waylon Thibodeaux
Various Artists (DVD)Red White + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter (04/25/06); includes "In The Still Of The Night" by the Neville Brothers, and more
Doug KershawAn Introduction to Doug Kershaw (04/25/06); budget priced, 17 track collection from Cajun fiddle legend
Tony OwensI Got Soul (04/25/06); 22 track collection of classic '60s and '70s soul from New Orleans, with 4 previously unreleased tracks
Wardell QuezergueWardell Quezerque Strung Out: The Malaco Sessions (04/18/06); includes eight previously unreleased tracks
Jerry Lee LewisThe Definitive Collection (04/18/06); retrospective includes remastered hits from 1957 through 1981
Doug KershawCollectables Classics (04/18/06); 4-cd box set includes previous Warner releases The Cajun Way, Flip, Flop & Fly, Ragin' Cajun and Spanish Moss
Various ArtistsNew Orleans Will Rise Again (04/11/06); collection of NOLA rarities by James Black, Aaron Neville, Raymond Myles, Luther Kent, Ernie K-Doe, Jessie Hill, Doc Souchon, and others; all proceeds go to New Orleans Musicians' Clinic
Clifton ChenierIntroduction to Clifton Chenier (04/11/06)
Earl KingThe Sonet Blues Story (04/11/06)
Snooks EaglinThe Sonet Blues Story (04/11/06)
Champion Jack DupreeThe Sonet Blues Story (04/11/06)
Mighty Joe YoungThe Sonet Blues Story (04/11/06)
The New Orleans Social ClubSing Me Back Home (04/04/006); the NOSC features Leo Nocentelli, Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr., Henry Butler and Raymond Weber, with guests Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, Dr. John, Willie Tee, Troy Andrews (Trombone Shorty), Cyril Neville, Mighty Chariots of Fire, The Subdudes, Willie Tee, Charles Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and John Boutte; tracks include "Fortunate Son" featuring Ivan; Annie Lennox's "Why" (John Boutte); "Make A Better World" (Subdudes); "This Is My Country" (Cyril); "Walking To New Orleans" (Dr. John)
Various ArtistsAlligator Records: 35x35 (04/04/06); retrospective features tracks from Lonnie Brooks, Professor Longhair, Buddy Guy, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Marcia Ball, and more
Pantera (DVD)3 Vulgar Videos From Hell (04/04/06); reissue of 1999 DVD, with new content and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Partners-N-CrimeClub Bangaz (04/04/06); includes the Juvenile produced single "Pooh Shooter"
Eric LindellChange In The Weather (04/04/06); Eric's debut for Alligator Records (read more)
Percy MayfieldBlues Laureate: The RCA Years (04/04/06)
Christian ScottRewind That (03/28/06); young trumpet phenom makes his major label debut for Concord Jazz label; features Matt Stevens, Walter Smith III, Zaccai Curtis, Luques Curtis and Thomas Pridgen; Scott's uncle, Donald Harrison Jr., guests on four tracks
Tim McGrawReflected - Greatest Hits, Volume 2 (03/28/06); features four new tracks; "Hits 2" includes "Watch The Wind Blow By" - written by Dylan Altman and Anders Osborne
Bryan Lee (DVD)Live & Dangerous (03/21/06); DVD captures the guitar great performing live in Montreal
Kevin Naquin and the Ossun PlayboysMercredi Soir Passe (03/21/06); latest release from the award-winning Cajun band
B.G.The Heart of Tha Streetz: Vol. 2 (03/21/06); guests include Paul Wall, Young Buck, T.I., Webbie, Chopper City Boyz
Victor Goines QuartetNew Adventures (03/21/06)
Terence BlanchardInside Man (03/21/06); original motion picture soundtrack from the latest Spike Lee film
Albert NicholasNew Orleans Clarinet (03/21/06); w/ 24 original mono recordings from 1925-1954
Dr. JohnRight Place, Right Time: Live at Tipitina's Mardi Gras 1989 (03/14/06); volume 2 of the Rebennack Chronicles from Dr. John's Skinji Brim label
Freddie KeppardThe Complete Set: 1923-1926 (03/14/06)
Pine Leaf BoysLa Musique (03/07/06); talented young Cajun & Creole band from Lafayette (read more)
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha ChasHang It High, Hang It Low (03/07/06)
Movie (DVD)The Thing Called Love (Director's Cut) (03/07/06); 1993 Bogdanovich flick stars River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney and Sandra Bullock, with K.T. Oslin, Jo-El Sonnier, Trisha Yearwood, Katie Moffat, Webb Wilder, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Lisa Haley, and others
JuvenileReality Check (03/07/06); former Cash Money Records rap star's debut release for Atlantic Records; features guest appearances by Ludacris, Fat Joe, R. Kelly, Brian McKnight, and others
Lil' WayneTha Carter II - Chopped & Screwed (03/07/06)
Various ArtistsExpress Yourself - Soul In The 20th Century (03/07/06); 4-CD set features classics from Ray Charles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding, Al Green, Chris Kenner ("Land Of 1000 Dances"), Isaac Hayes, The Meters ("Cissy Strut"), Sly & The Family Stone, and many more
Movie (DVD)Walk The Line (02/28/06); award-winning 2005 biopic of country music legend Johnny Cash; stars Joaquin Phoenix (Cash) and Reese Witherspoon (June Carter); Baton Rouge native Witherspoon performs in the film and on the soundtrack
Alecia NugentA Little Girl... A Big Four-Lane (02/28/06); sophmore Rounder Records release for rising bluegrass star; guests include Alison Krauss, Rebecca Lynn Howard and Doyle Lawson
Cowboy MouthVoodoo Shoppe (02/21/2006)
Sta-HiStreets of New Orleans (02/21/06)
Irma ThomasA Woman's Viewpoint: The Essential 1970s Recordings (02/21/06)
Dr. JohnDr. John Plays Mac Rebennack: The Legendary Sessions, Volume Two (02/21/06)
Tony Joe WhiteLive from Austin, TX (02/21/06)
Bunk Johnson and His New Orleans BandComplete Decca Session (02/21/06)
Smiley Lewis1947-1952 (02/21/06)
Louis ArmstrongBest of Louis Armstrong (import) (02/16/06)
Christian WintherThe Only Plan (02/14/06)
Shawn Mullins9th Ward Pickin' Parlor (02/14/06); latest from Atlanta-based singer and songwriter; portions recorded at Mike West's home studio in New Orleans (pre-Katrina); West contributes guitar, banjo and mandolin
Dr. JohnDr. John Anthology (import) (02/09/06)
BelongOctober Language (02/07/06); debut from NOLA duo Turk Dietrich and Michael Jones
Shannon McNallyNorth American Ghost Music (02/07/06); * live recording *
Bob Dylan and others (DVD)Gotta Serve Somebody - The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan (02/07/06); DVD from the 2003 Grammy nominated album; features Aaron Neville, etc.
Deadboy & The ElephantmenWe Are Night Sky (02/07/06); label debut for Dax Riggs and Tessie Brunet (read more); "if rocking hard is a crime, Deadboy are headed straight for the electric chair" (Rolling Stone review, 01/23/2006)
Various ArtistsRock For Relief (01/31/06); benefit album aids victims of recent disasters, including the tsunamis, hurricanes and earthquakes; with tracks from Jack Johnson, Marc Broussard, Citizen Cope, O.A.R., Ari Hest, Xavier Rudd, The Clarks, Stephen Kellogg, Howie Day, Guster, Dispatch, Matt Nathanson
Various ArtistsDifferent Strokes By Different Folks (01/31/06); remixed Sly & the Family Stone hits by current artists features The Roots, Buddy Guy & John Mayer, John Legend & Joss Stone, Maroon 5, Steven Tyler & Robert Randolph, etc
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and othersBoogie Uproar - Texas Blues and R&B, 1947-54 (01/31/06); vintage cuts from Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Zuzu Bollin, James Widemouth Brown, Nelson Carson, RB Thibadeaux, Goree Carter, Lester Williams, etc.
Jelly Roll MortonAn Introduction To Jelly Roll Morton (01/31/06); 20 remastered tracks collects his most famous early recordings w/ extensive liner notes
SubdudesBehind The Levee (01/24/2006); new studio release features 10 tracks, including 9 new originals; guests include the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Various ArtistsWOW Gospel 2006 (01/24/06); latest installment of Gospel hits series includes George Huff's "A Brighter Day"
Louis ArmstrongThe Definitive Collection (01/24/06); 23 remastered tracks /w Satchmo's most memorable vocal recordings from 1938 - 1967; includes a 16 page booklet with rare photos and detailed session liner notes
Various ArtistsBest of Louisiana Music (01/24/06); collection from Mardi Gras Records
Various ArtistsBest of Zydeco (01/24/06); collection from Mardi Gras Records
Various ArtistsBest of Cajun (01/24/06); collection from Mardi Gras Records
Guitar SlimAtco Sessions (01/17/06); re-release of out of print compilation covers Slim's 1956-58 sides for the Atco label
Tommy RidgleyTommy Ridgley 1949-54 (01/17/06); early sides from the late great New Orleans R&B singer
Jesse WinchesterJesse Winchester (01/17/06); remastered reissue of Shreveport native's 1970 debut album
Jesse WinchesterLive At The Bijou Cafe (01/17/06); 1977 album originally released as a radio promo
Neville BrothersWalkin' In The Shadow Of Life (01/10/06); "Special Edition" w/ bonus tracks
Louis Armstrong (DVD)Cabin in the Sky (01/10/06); classic 1943 all-black musical on DVD for first time; directed by Vincente Minnelli; cast includes Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington; also see the Cabin in the Sky soundtrack on CD; see more DVD's by Louis Armstrong
Buckwheat ZydecoMillennium Collection - 20th Century Masters (01/10/06); 12 tracks culled from 4 Island Records releases; liner notes from Jeff Hannusch
LeadbellyCollector's Edition (01/10/06); 32 remastered classics on 2-CD set
Various ArtistsBlues Gold (01/10/06); 38 classics on two CD's covering 1947 to 1997; with tracks from Guitar Slim, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Ray Charles, Otis Rush, many more
Various Artists (DVD)A Great Day in Harlem (01/03/06); new release with bonus footage; story of the famed photo session, which featured Zutty Singleton, Henry "Red" Allen, and many other jazz greats
Hurricane Katrina Benefit CD's
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