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2009 CD / MP3 / DVD Releases by New Orleans & Louisiana Music Artists
Various ArtistsNew Orleans Saints Anthems - our list of great Saints tunes for your next tailgate party
Various ArtistsMardi Gras Playlist - check our list of classic Mardi Gras songs available in digital format, ready to download to your iPod / MP3 player, or create your own custom Mardi Gras music compilation
Young MoneyWe Are Young Money (12/21); debut release for Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label featuring Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mack Maine, Shanell and others
Hurricane ChrisUnleashed (12/21); Shreveport rapper releases follow up to "51/50 Ratchet"
Louis Armstrong / Al HirtSouvenirs (12/15); budget price 2 CD set with 12 tracks each from NOLA trumpet legends Satchmo and Hirt
Grayson Capps (DVD)Live at the Paradiso (12/08); singer-songwriter captured live at the famed Amsterdam music venue
High PerformanceLive From Breaux Bridge Part 2 (12/08); more from all-star band featuring Steve Riley, Kevin Dugas, Jamey Bearb, Jason Bergeron, Richard Comeaux and Brazos Huval with guests Nolan Dugas, Michael Dugas, Scott Ardoin and Paul "Bird" Delafose
B.G.Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood (12/08); latest from B-Gizzle; guests include Lil Wayne, Juvenile, T.I., Trey Songz, Young Jeezy, Lil Boosie, Yo Gotti
Jimmy BuffettBuffet Hotel (12/08); guests include Sonny Landreth, Jake Shimabukuro, Cedric Burnside, Steve "Lightnin’" Malcome and Toumani Diabate
JuvenileCocky and Confident (12/01); Juve's overdue follow-up to his 2006 release "Reality Check" - digital single "Hands On You" available now
Britney SpearsThe Singles Collection (11/24); standard version features 17 of Britney's chart topping favorites, including the new single "3" (read more)
Britney SpearsThe Singles Collection (11/24); deluxe version features all 29 of her singles, plus b-sides & remixes, a DVD with all of Britney's videos, and a booklet with images and fun facts about each track (read more)
Jeff & VidaSelma Chalk (11/24); latest from the roots, country & bluegrass duo; MP3 download also available
Max MinelliPain Medicine (11/24); latest release from Baton Rouge rap vet
MeriwetherPlug In The Snakes (11/24); first new CD in 4 years; guests include Six Pack Deep horn section, plus members of Bearfighter and American Fangs
Zachary Richard (DVD)Some Day (11/23); Richard performs live at the 2009 Montreal International Jazz Festival; with David Torkanowsky, Shane Theriot, Yolanda Robinson and Paul Picard (watch video clip @ youtube)
Various ArtistsThe Princess and the Frog (11/23); soundtrack to the Walt Disney animated musical comedy film set in New Orleans; with Anika Noni Rose, Ne-Yo, Dr. John, Terrance Simien, Terence Blanchard, and others
BirdmanPriceless (11/23); with guests Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Jay Sean, T-Pain, Kevin Rudolph, Drake, Allstar and Yo Gotti; Deluxe Version (CD/DVD Combo) also available
Lil Wayne (DVD)Lil Wayne - The Carter (11/17); in-depth documentary on rapper Lil Wayne received rave reviews at 2009 Sundance Film Festival
Mannie FreshReturn of Ballin' (11/17); latest release from former Cash Money Records producer and member of the Big Tymers
Gudda GuddaGuddaville (11/17); mixtape from NOLA rapper formerly with Sqad Up, now with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment
Dr. JohnAnytime, Anyplace (11/17); reissue on 180 gram HQ vinyl; includes a bonus CD of the same album & 6 bonus tracks
Jenn HowardUp At Night (11/12); MP3 digital album; debut solo effort features backing from Marc Paradis, Felix Wohlleben, David Pomerleau, Andre Mouton, Andre Bohren and Harry Hardin
Tyler ReadHallelujiaville (11/12); MP3 digital album; great new release from Shreveport rockers
Kermit RuffinsHave A Crazy Cool Christmas! (11/10); features classic holiday tunes, plus the original "A Saints Christmas"; listen to MP3 clips
Wayne Toups & ZydecajunLive 2009 (11/10); Zydeco rocker captured live
Eugene Hideaway BridgesLive in San Antonio (11/10)
Snooks EaglinTeasin' You (11/10); reissue of classic Snooks album from 1992; with bonus tracks
Earl KingGlazed (11/10); late NOLA R&B legend was joined by Roomful of Blues on this 1988 release; this reissue from Hepcat Records includes the bonus track "Please Don't Leave Me Here to Cry"
Various ArtistsRap-A-Lot Radio: Street Approved (11/10); with tracks from UTP, Scarface, Gar, Hurricane Chris, Juvenile, B.G, 9th Ward Gucci, and others
Jerry Lee LewisMean Old Man (11/09); exclusive Amazon MP3 digital EP (5 tracks)
Various ArtistsThe Weather Channel Holiday Party (11/09); MP3 digital holiday album; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army's Annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign; includes brand new track by Aaron Neville
Various ArtistsA Very Threadhead Holiday (iTunes); holiday tunes from Susan Cowsill, John Boutte, Paul Sanchez, Matt Perrine, Glen David Andrews, Shamarr Allen, Alex McMurray, Ingrid Lucia and more; also available at Amazon.com
Lindsay MendezReaching Out (11/03); national release on Rabadash Records from 15 year old singing sensation Lindsay Mendez; MP3 download also available
Grandpa ElliottSugar Sweet (11/03); New Orleans street performer makes his debut on new label Playing For Change Records; read more about Grandpa Elliott
Various ArtistsThe Village - A Celebration of the Music of Greenwich Village (11/03); with tracks from Shelby Lynne, Cowboy Junkies, Bruce Hornsby, Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Marshall Crenshaw, Amos Lee, and more
Various ArtistsForgotten But Not Gone (11/03); a fund raiser for ongoing hurricane relief efforts on the Gulf Coast; proceeds benefit Camp Coast Care of Lutheran-Episcopal Services of Mississippi, and the NOLA Office of Disaster Response of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana; with cuts from Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Marty Stuart, Tony Joe White, and others
Various ArtistsSERVE4 - The Hard Rock Benefit Album (11/03); MP3 digital album features many rare, live or previously unreleased tracks; proceeds benefit WHY, to fight against hunger & poverty; with cuts from John Lennon, Brandi Carlile, Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint ("The River In Reverse" live), O.A.R., etc.
BookDownBeat: The Great Jazz Interviews - A 75th Anniversary Anthology: photos and interviews from the magazine's archives; features Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, and more
Susan CowsillLive at Carrollton Station: Covered in Vinyl Series, Vol. 2: features tracks from various "Covered in Vinyl" performances by Susan and friends
Wynton MarsalisChristmas Jazz Jam (iTunes); Wynton's first holiday album in 20 years; with Wycliffe Gordon, Vincent Gardner, Victor Goines, Wessell Anderson, Walter Blanding, Paul Nedzela, Dan Nimmer, Herlin Riley, Reginald Veal, Don Vappie and Roberta Gumbel
Garage A TroisPower Patriot (10/27); latest from Skerik, Mike Dillon, Marco Benevento and Stanton Moore
Bryan LeeMy Lady Don't Love My Lady (10/27); with guests Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Duke Robillard
Various ArtistsPutumayo Presents: A Family Christmas (10/27); with tracks from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Leon Redbone, Deana Carter, Sam Bush, Brave Combo, New Orleans-based husband and wife duo Debbie Davis & Matt Perrine, and fellow Crescent City musicians Lars Edegran and His Santa Claus Revelers with Big Al Carson
Trin-I-Tee 5:7Love, Peace, Joy At Christmas (10/27); cuts include a jazz inspired rendition of "White Christmas" and a soulful remake of Michael Jackson's "Give Love on Christmas Day"; includes bonus DVD w/ 5 performance from their recent TV special "Gospel Music Channel presents Christmas at Union Station"
Travis Matte and the KingpinsPop It (10/27)
Various ArtistsAlligator Alley (10/27); collection features Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino and Professor Longhair
Blind Boys of AlabamaDuets (10/27); anthology of Blind Boys collaborations from the past 15 years including 3 previously unreleased tracks with Lou Reed, John Hammond and Toots Hibbert; other tracks feature Marva Wright, Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, and Asleep At The Wheel
Ivan Neville (DVD)Ivan Neville's New Orleans All-Stars - Gettin' Funkier All The Time (10/20); recorded live at the Rockpalast TV show in Germany in 2004
Tim McGrawSouthern Voice (10/20); country superstar's first studio album in two and a half years; first single "It's A Business Doing Pleasure With You"
Wynton Marsalis & Willie Nelson Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play the Music of Ray Charles (10/20); new DVD - recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center s Frederick P. Rose Hall on February 10, 2009; with special guest Norah Jones
Alec OunsworthMo Beauty (10/20); solo effort from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah frontman was recorded at Piety St. studio; backing band features George Porter Jr., Stanton Moore, Robert Walter and Matt Sutton; other guests include Mark Mullins, Craig Klein, Greg Hicks, Washboard Chaz, Shannon Powell, John Boutte, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and Meschiya Lake; here's a clip of "Holy, Holy, Holy Moses (Song for New Orleans)" from the album
Long John HunterLooking For A Party (10/20); recorded at Dawg House Studios in Burbank, California with Dennis Walker (Robert Cray, Bettye LaVette, Frankie Lee) producing
Timothy B. SchmitExpando (10/20); new solo effort from Eagles & Poco bassist; guests include Keb' Mo', Graham Nash, Kid Rock, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Garth Hudson, Van Dyke Parks and Dwight Yoakam
The Preservation Hall Hot 4St. Peter Street Serenade (10/19); iTunes exclusive; features five tracks, two videos, and the new animated music video for "St. James Infirmary"
Various ArtistsSoundtrack 90210 (10/13); 14 exclusive tracks which will be heard in 90210 episodes during the 2009 - 2010 season; features Mutemath, All-American Rejects, Adele with The Raconteurs, NERD featuring Santigold, JET, Anberlin, Owl City, OK Go, Parachute, and others
Various ArtistsThe Sherman Brothers Songbook (10/13); two-disc collection of music by award-winning Disney songwriting team includes tracks by Louis Armstrong ("Ten Feet off the Ground") and Louis Prima ("I Wan'na Be Like You")
Clarence BucaroNew Orleans (10/13); with guests Anders Osborne, Kirk Joseph, Doug Belote and Mike Burkhart; Osborne also produced the album
Outlaw NationNew Day (10/13); MP3 digital album
Barry CowsillU.S. 1 (10/13); recordings Cowsill had just finished before his untimely death in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005
Various ArtistsPlaying For Change - Songs Around The World (10/13); Deluxe Edition CD/DVD Combo
Various Artists (DVD)Deep Sea Blues (10/06); Robert Mugge documentary on the 2007 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise; with Bobby Rush, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tab Benoit, Tommy Castro, Otis Clay, Taj Mahal, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Michael Burks, Ruthie Foster, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Mitch Woods, Watermelon Slim, Earl Thomas, and others
Paul SanchezFarewell To Storyville (10/06); MP3 digital album; singer & songwriter's latest release on Threadhead Records
Various ArtistsOh Happy Day (10/06); originally a Wal-Mart exclusive; features cuts by Al Green & Heather Headley, Aaron Neville, Jonny Lang, 3 Doors Down, Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters, Mavis Staples & Patty Griffin, etc
C-MurderCalliope Click (09/29); guests include Snoop Dogg, Juvenile, B.G., etc.
Harry Connick Jr.Your Songs (09/22); Harry covers classics, old and new; with guests Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Leroy Jones, Bryan Sutton and Jerry Weldon; read more
Mike ZitoPearl River (09/22); guests include Cyril Neville, Susan Cowsill, Anders Osborne, Reese Wynans, Lynwood Slim and Randy Chorktoff
Big Rock Candy MountainBig Rock Candy Mountain (09/22); MP3 digital album
Buckwheat ZydecoEssential Recordings: Let The Good Times Roll (09/22); collection from Rounder Records
Cedric Watson and Bijou CreoleL'Esprit Creole (09/15); MP3 digital album
Lil BoosieSuperbad: The Return of Boosie Badazz (09/15); latest from the Baton Rouge rapper
Phil GuyIt's A Real Mutha (09/15); reissue of the late bluesman's 1995 album includes a bonus video clip and interview
The PublicKeep Calm and Carry On (09/14); 3 track digital EP
PlungeDancing on Thin Ice (09/09); trombonist Mark McGrain's band is back with the follow-up to "Falling With Grace"; McGrain is joined on this release by NOLA greats Tim Green and James Singleton
Kristin DiableExtended Play (09/09); MP3 digital album
Glyn StylerLive At The Mermaid Lounge (EP) (09/08); reissue
Jimmy ClantonThe Best of Jimmy Clanton: Venus in Blue Jeans (09/08); contains 5 tracks previously unreleased on CD
The MetersLive at Rozy's (09/01); reissue of rare Meters bootleg
Allen ToussaintSaint of New Orleans (09/01); a collection of some of his most memorable classics
Lucinda WilliamsRamblin' on My Mind and Happy Woman Blues (09/01); vinyl reissues of Lucinda's first two albums (Folkways Records)
Dr. JohnDesitively Bonnaroo (09/01); vinyl reissue
PacifistEverybody Loves Fun! (08/29); debut EP from NOLA metal / grindcore quartet
Dem BoysRoll with the Black and Gold (08/26); 3 track digital EP from a coalition of NOLA musicians including Eric Heigle, Matt Zarba, Sherman "Strawdaddy" Johnson and Andrew Meehan; 20 percent of sales will go to the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic
Jesse BoydTrue Stories (08/25); jazz bassist and composer is joined by Michael Pellera on piano and Troy Davis on drums
The SubdudesFlower Petals (08/25); all new from the the 'dudes ... read more
Harry Connick Jr.Your Songs (08/25); 180g vinyl
Irma ThomasThe Soul Queen of New Orleans - 50th Anniversary Celebration (08/25); features 3 new tracks, 9 tracks from past Rounder releases, and 3 tracks recorded as a guest for projects on other labels; read more
Partners N CrimeWe Are Legends (08/25); latest from Mista Meana and Kango Slim
Various ArtistsHousecore Records Compilation, Volume 1 (08/18); with tracks from Evil Army, Soilent Green (Glenn Rambo Years), haarp, Arson Anthem, Warbeast, Crowbar, Rat in a Bucket, Eyehategod, many more
Terence BlanchardChoices (08/18); a mix of spoken word, hip-hop, rhythm & blues and jazz, with guests Cornel West and Bilal; recorded at Ogden Museum's Patrick F. Taylor Library; see promo video clip
Mutemath Armistice (08/18); second full-length album from NOLA-based eclectic rock quartet; recorded in New Orleans and Oxford, MS and produced by Dennis Herring (Elvis Costello, Modest Mouse, The Hives); listen here
Bonsoir CatinVive L'Amour (08/18); second release from (mostly) female Cajun & roots supergroup
Linzay Young & Joel SavoyLinzay Young & Joel Savoy (08/18); the two fiddle greats team up on Cajun classics
LedisiTurn Me Loose (08/18); follow-up to her Grammy nominated release "Lost & Found" - read more
Various ArtistsNew Tales to Tell: A Tribute to Love and Rockets (08/18); includes tracks by The Flaming Lips, The Dandy Warhols, Better Than Ezra, James Hall, and many more
Research TurtlesResearch Turtles (08/14); MP3 digital album; debut full length album from indie pop/rock band from Lake Charles, LA
HerringtonI'll Ask the Rain (08/11); MP3 digital album; debut from Mandeville, LA pop band who won Gambit Weekly's inaugural "Breaking the Band" contest
Willie EganCome On (08/11); reissue of 1993 album by the R&B pioneer
Nomadic SunThe Fates (08/07); MP3 download
Magnolia SistersStripped Down (08/04); new from Ann Savoy, Jane Vidrine, Lisa Reed Trahan and Anya Burgess
Professor LonghairRed Beans 'N' Rice (08/04); collection of live & studio tracks
Lil BoosieLil Boosie Presents Da Click (07/28); (MP3 download) featuring Lil Boosie, Bleek, Hatchboy, Locco, Quick, and others
Jerry Lee Lewis / Fats Domino Rock N' Roll Never Forgets (07/28); 2 CD set with 24 live tracks
GenerationalsCon Law (07/21); band started by Grant Widmer & Ted Joyner (ex Eames Era) makes their debut for Park The Van Records; also available on vinyl
Mighty Sam McClainBetcha Didn't Know (07/21)
Jeremy DavenportWe'll Dance 'Til Dawn (07/21); trumpeter/vocalist makes his debut for new label Basin Street Records; MP3 download also available
Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco BandUndisputed and Loved, Feared, Respected (07/21); re-issues
Clifton ChenierZydeco Party King (07/21); collection of tracks recorded for Huey P. Meaux's Crazy Cajun label
Louis ArmstrongThe Complete Louis Armstrong and The Dukes of Dixieland (07/14); 3-CD set features all of Satchmo's collaborations with the Dukes
Various ArtistsAbsolutely the Best of Cajun & Zydeco, Volume 3 (07/07); features cuts from Clifton Chenier, Papa Link Davis, Fiddlin' Frenchie Burke, Buckwheat Zydeco, and more (see track list); also see Volumes 1 and 2
Various ArtistsR&B Spotlight '58 (07/07); 2-CD set features cuts from Jimmy Clanton, Lee Allen, Little Walter, Fats Domino, Lloyd Price, and more
Various ArtistsPoet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt (07/07); Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, and others pay homage to the late, great Texas troubadour
Imagination MoversFor Those About to Hop (07/07); latest from New Orleans' favorite alt-rock band for preschoolers
Doug KershawThe Very Best of Doug Kershaw (07/07); 18 songs from the Ragin' Cajun
Webb PierceHoliday for Love - 22 Greatest Hits (07/07)
G-EazyThe Epidemic LP (MP3 Download); latest from the NOLA based rapper and producer
Lillian AxeSad Day on Planet Earth (06/30); perennial rockers' debut for new label Blistering Records
Buddy GuyPlaylist: The Very Best of Buddy Guy (06/30)
Don RichYou're Mistaken (06/30); 10th album from the Swamp Pop legend
Hot 8 Brass BandHot 8 Remixes (MP3 Download); digital download-only released to coincide with their summer UK tour
For KarmaThe Angels Took the Stairs (MP3 Download); debut full length album from Covington alt-rockers
GoatwhoreCarving Out the Eyes of God (06/23); black metal rockers' 4th album & 2nd release for Metal Blade Records; guitarist Sammy Duet describes it this way "Dark, heavy, evil... (producer) Erik Rutan did one hell of a job on it. If you don't like it... kiss my ass" - MP3 download also available
Preservation Hall Jazz BandNew Orleans Preservation, Vol. 1 (06/23); new album features current touring line-up of PHJB; MP3 download of album available now
Williams Riley BandWilliams Riley (06/23); MP3 Download; self-titled debut from country and Southern rock band fronted by Steve Williams (from Larose, LA); features guest appearances by Slash, Bryan White and Edwin McCain
The Blackbelt BandA New Community (06/23); new from NOLA experimental / alt-rock band
YMCA of the Greater Tri-ValleyCollaborations Volume 1 - The Big Easy Connection (06/23); guests include Topsy Chapman, Amanda Shaw, Leroy Jones, Bonerama, Jo-El Sonnier, Jason Marsalis, Doreen Ketchens, the Jordan Family, Ingrid Lucia, Teedy Boutte and Mitchell Player; read more
Hank Williams Jr.127 Rose Avenue (06/16); first single "Red White & Pink Slip Blues"
Street Sweeper Social ClubStreet Sweeper Social Club (06/16); supergroup comprised of Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave) and Boots Riley; debut release features Riley on vocals, Morello on guitar and bass, and Stanton Moore (Galactic) on drums
Sara WassermanSolid Ground (06/16); guests include Aaron Neville, Lou Reed, Christian McBride, Rob Wasserman, Jim Capaldi, Vernon Reid, Bob Weir, Stephen Perkins, Irvin Mayfield, DJ Logic, and Soulive
Various Artists (DVD)Rock Around the Hits (06/16); performance clips from Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, Jackie Wilson, etc.
Champion Jack DupreeEarly Cuts (06/16); 4 CD remastered collection with liner notes & discography
Barbara LynnHere Is Barbara Lynn (06/16); reissue from 1968
Irvin Mayfield & New Orleans Jazz OrchestraBook One (06/09); showcase of Irvin Mayfield's original compositions for big band with cameos by Johnaye Kendrick, John Boutté and a singing/scatting turn by NOJO member Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown; MP3 download
Peter Holsapple & Chris StameyHere and Now (06/09); Branford Marsalis guests on two tracks
Ellis Marsalis & Eddie HarrisHomecoming (06/09); reissue of out of print release from 1985
Faron YoungGreatest Country Hits (06/09); 12 track remastered collection from the late country legend includes hits "Hello Walls" and "Apartment No. 9"
Louis ArmstrongWhat a Wonderful World (06/09); Japanese import on SHM-CD [Super High Material CD]
BookCajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music (06/04); Ryan Andre Brasseaux traces the history of Cajun people and their music
High PerformanceLive from Breaux Bridge (06/02); all-star band featuring Steve Riley, Kevin Dugas, Jamey Bearb, Jason Bergeron, Richard "T-Coe" Comeaux, Brazos Huval
GT BoyzMoney (06/02); MP3 download of new single by NOLA rap duo GT Boyz features Juvenile and Q Corvette
Austin PitreThe Essential Early Cajun Recordings (06/02); 24 track collection from the Cajun music pioneer
Louis Prima & Keely SmithHey Boy! Hey Girl! / Swingin' Pretty (06/02); reissue of the Hey Boy! Hey Girl! soundtrack paired with solo album from Smith backed by Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra; includes 6 bonus tracks
BeauSoleil avec Michael DoucetMake the Veiller (05/26); CD & DVD combo is a career retrospective recorded live in 2007; includes previously unavailable tracks
The RadiatorsThe Lost Southlake Sessions (05/26); recorded in the early 90's during one of the most creative periods in the band's long history; features 6 songs that have never been officially released in any form by the band
Harry Connick Jr. (DVD)New in Town (05/26); 2009 romantic comedy stars Renée Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr.
Chris Thomas KingNawlins Callin' (05/19); MP3 download; new digital EP release features a suite of songs inspired by the rich musical culture of the old French Quarter
The Red Stick RamblersMy Suitcase Is Always Packed (05/19); the band's second release for Sugar Hill Records
Banu GibsonBanu Gibson Sings More Johnny Mercer (05/19); features John Sheridan on piano, New Orleans bassist Bill Huntington, Jeff Hamilton on drums
Various ArtistsTrue Blood - Music from the HBO Original Series (05/19); with cuts from Dr. John, Lucinda Williams, Slim Harpo, CC Adcock, Lee Dorsey, Allen Toussaint, Legendary Shack Shakers, Ryan Adams, Jace Everett, and others; Season 1 of "True Blood" available on DVD on May 19th
Professor LonghairThe Primo Collection (05/19); 2 CD collection of classic tracks from Fess
Jerry Lee LewisThe Killer Breaks Loose (05/19); 2 CD collection of classic tracks
Clifton Chenier / Clarence GarlowLouisiana Stomp (05/19); 2 CD set of early recordings; features Cleveland Chenier, Red Callender, Emma Dell Lee
Faron YoungHere's Faron Young / Occasional Wife (05/19); remastered albums from 1968 & 1970 w/ 12 page booklet
Paul Simon & Friends (DVD)The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (05/19); tribute to Paul Simon taped in 2007; w/ Buckwheat Zydeco, Lyle Lovett, James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Stephen Marley, Art Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, and others
Johnny Chauvin & the Mojo BandOnly Fools Rush In (05/19)
Alex McMurrayHow to Be a Cannonball (MP3 Download)
New Orleans NightcrawlersSlither Slice (MP3 Download)
Shamarr Allen & the UnderdawgsBox Who In? (MP3 Download)
Better Than EzraPaper Empire (05/12); new studio album; first single "Absolutely Still" out now
Kevin SekhaniSumner Street (05/12); debut from Austin, TX based Lafayette, LA native
Davy Mooney & John PizzarelliLast Train Home (05/12); rising jazz star & NOLA native Mooney teams with jazz guitar great Pizzarelli
Duke HeitgerDoin' the Voom Voom (05/12); NOLA trumpeter is joined by German pianist Bernd Lhotzky
Alecia NugentHillbilly Goddess (05/12); guests: Bradley Walker, J.D. Crowe, members of Kentucky Thunder, Blue Highway, Infamous Stringdusters
Dr. JohnWho Was Mac Rebennack? (05/12); compilation of early material
Larry Williams & Johnny Guitar WatsonTwo for the Price of One (05/12); remastered reissue of soul classic from 1967, with bonus tracks
Tim LaughlinNew Orleans Classics (05/05); MP3 download; clarinet great is joined by Connie Jones, Rick Trolsen, Tom Fischer and others
Buckwheat ZydecoLay Your Burden Down (05/05); guests: Sonny Landreth, Warren Haynes, JJ Grey, Steve Berlin, Trombone Shorty
Lazy LesterBlues Stop Knockin' (05/05); reissue from 2001 features Jimmie Vaughan, Derek O'Brien, Sue Foley, and others
Huey "Piano" SmithThe Best of Huey Piano Smith & His Clowns (05/05); 20 tracks including all his hits, unreleased tracks and rarities - read more
Jean KnightMr. Big Stuff (05/05); 1971 soul classic; Japanese import on SHM-CD [Super High Material CD]
Louis ArmstrongAmbassador Satch (05/05); album orifginally released in 1955
John SinclairIt's All Good: A John Sinclair Reader (05/01); collection of the writing, reviews and interviews of John Sinclair, spanning forty years; topics include Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Irma Thomas, Mardi Gras Indians, and much more
Corey LedetA Matter of Time (04/29); MP3 digital album; great new release from Zydeco accordionist
Kermit RuffinsLivin' a Treme Life (04/28); guests: George Porter Jr, Trombone Shorty, Phil Frazier, Herlin Riley, the Bonerama Horns
Zachary RichardLast Kiss (04/28); his first English language album in 15 years; includes a duet with Celine Dion
Pine Leaf BoysHomage au Passe (04/28); Grammy nominated album now available on CD
Playing For Change (CD/DVD)Songs Around The World (04/28); CD & DVD features musicians from around the globe collaborating in this ongoing project; Washboard Chaz, Roberto Luti and Grandpa Elliott are among the artists featured; read more; watch video clip
Wilco (DVD)Ashes of American Flags (04/28); concert DVD takes you behind the scenes of Wilco's 2008 US tour; filmed at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Tipitina's in New Orleans, Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, The Ryman in Nashville, and the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC; in offstage clips, Wilco bassist John Stirratt recounts growing up outside New Orleans and his family's musical history
Albert KingKing Albert / New Orleans Heat (04/28); reissue of albums from 1977 & 78; "New Orleans Heat" features backing from NOLA allstars Allen Toussaint, Leo Nocentelli, Wardell Quezergue, George Porter Jr., Kenneth "Afro" Williams and Charles "Hungry" Williams (buy MP3 download of "New Orleans Heat")
Johnny AdamsEssential Recordings: The Great Johnny Adams Jazz Album (04/28); Rounder Records collection explores the Tan Canary's jazz side
Clarence Gatemouth BrownEssential Recordings: Flippin' Out (04/28); 10 track collection from Rounder Records
Johnny CopelandEssential Recordings: Down on Bended Knee (04/28); 10 track collection from the Louisiana born Texas bluesman
Various ArtistsJam Session - America's Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World (04/28); jazz stars captured while on State Department sponsored tours; w/ Benny Carter, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and more
Honey Island Swamp BandWishing Well MP3 download; debut full length release from NOLA roots rockers
Billy Iuso and Restless NativesLive at the Sandpiper Lounge - recorded live in October 2008; also see Billy Iuso MP3 downloads
Big Chief Monk BoudreauxRising Sun - guests include Shannon McNally, Reverend Goat Carson, John Lisi, Dave Easley and Waylon Thibodeaux; also see Monk Boudreaux MP3 downloads
Allen ToussaintThe Bright Mississippi (04/21); jazz-oriented set from the NOLA legend; guests include Nicholas Payton, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman - read more
Brian BladeMama Rosa (04/21); famed drummer's first recording as a singer, guitarist and songwriter; guests include Daniel Lanois
The Gwap Boyz 504Money In Gwaps (MP3 Download); debut from rap trio comprised of brothers J-500, Stickman and Young Skippa
Jesse WinchesterLove Filling Station (04/21); Bossier City native's first studio album in 10 years
Snooks EaglinBaby, You Can Get Your Gun! (04/21); reissue of Snook's 1987 debut album for Black Top Records; backing from Smokey Johnson, Erving Charles, David Lastie, Ronnie Earl
Sonny LandrethLevee Town (04/21); reissue of 2000 album with five previously unreleased tracks from the original sessions - read more
Lead BellyThe Definitive Leadbelly - 60th Anniversary Edition (04/21); 3 CDs with rare and unreleased tracks, plus DVD "Talkin’ Leadbelly" with rare footage
Various ArtistsParamount Jazz (04/21); 4-CD box set with cuts from Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Ida Cox, Clarence Williams, Richard Jones, etc.
Hank Williams Jr.Habits Old and New (04/18); 12" vinyl record with original compact disc
Hank Williams Jr.The Pressure Is On (04/18); 12" vinyl record with original compact disc
Linda Hopkins (DVD)Deep In The Night (04/14); the award winning actress & blues/gospel singer performs "Deep in the Night," "Everyday I Have the Blues," and more
Frankie FordSea Cruise - The Best of Frankie Ford (04/14); 20 track reissue on Fuel 2000 label includes all his hits, unreleased tracks and rarities - read more
Buddy GuyThe Definitive Buddy Guy (04/14); 17 track collection on Shout Factory label
Black Bayou ConstruktKingdoms of Folly (MP3) - acclaimed release from Lafayette rock supergroup
Cyril NevilleBrand New Blues (04/07); first release in 8 years; guests include Art Neville, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Tab Benoit, Waylon Thibodeaux, Johnny Sansone
Hustlers Brass BandSecond Line Soul (04/07); features members of Soul Rebels Brass Band
George HuffGeorge Huff (04/07); second release from 2004 American Idol finalist
Fats DominoFats Is Back (04/07); reissue of 1968 album featured guests James Booker and King Curtis, plus horn arrangements by Randy Newman; includes great cover of "Lady Madonna"
Fats DominoFats (04/07); reissue of rare album features cuts recorded in New Orleans in 1967
Rockin' Dopsie Jr.Zydeco Gone Wild (04/07)
Alexis MarceauxDandelion (04/01); debut release from the NOLA singer & songwriter
John Boutte & Paul SanchezStew Called New Orleans (MP3) - two New Orleans greats team up, with help from Leroy Jones, Todd Duke and Peter Harris; CD available at Louisiana Music Factory
John ScofieldPiety Street (03/31); with Jon Cleary, Ricky Fataar, Shannon Powell, George Porter Jr., John Boutté
MystikalChopped & Screwed (03/31); reissue of 2004 Jive Records release
The PeekersLife In The Air (03/31); debut from Shreveport pop band for Park The Van Records
Various ArtistsSIGGRAPH 2009 New Orleans Music Sampler (MP3) collection from Basin Street Records roster; all proceeds go to the Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp
Tom McDermottNew Orleans Duets (MP3) - piano man teams up with 21 NOLA musicians on this collection; CD available at Louisiana Music Factory
Clint Maedgen + 9Open Restraints (MP3) - new EP from New Orleans Bingo! Show founder and member of Preservation Hall Jazz Band; CD available at LA Music Factory
MyNameIsJohn
Michael
The People That Come and Go (MP3) - band was named Best Emerging Group at the 2009 Big Easy Music Awards
Wynton MarsalisHe and She (03/24); album is centered around that eternally compelling and most elemental of subjects, the relationship between a man and a woman
Eric LindellGulf Coast Highway (03/24); his third release for Alligator Records
CaddywhompusEPs (MP3 Download)
Marcus Roberts TrioNew Orleans to Harlem, Volume I (MP3); piano great is joined by Roland Guerin and Jason Marsalis in a celebration of New Orleans music; CD format available at MarcusRoberts.com
Julian PrimeauxFlowers from My Bones (03/24); great debut from Lafayette swamp rocker; buy MP3 download from Amazon.com
The GeraniumsThis Is About This - reissue of the band's debut album; read more here
Josh Hyde & the HitchhikersWhere To Start - latest from Baton Rouge blues rocker; read more & listen here
Corey ArceneauxNu Band Nu Sound - new wave Zydeco from Corey & the Zydeco Hot Peppers
Paul Sanchez (book)Pieces of Me - singer/songwriter invites the reader to share his journey from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to a renewed life and a new New Orleans
Mark Adam MillerAin't Life Good - debut from Covington & Nashville based singer/songwriter formerly with Deadeye Dick; MP3 download also available; read more here
Leroy JonesSweeter Than A Summer Breeze - lush romantic jazz from New Orleans trumpet great; MP3 download also available; read more here
Christine BalfaChristine Balfa Plays the Triangle (03/17); 55 minutes of pure, unadulterated classic Cajun triangle from daughter of fiddle legend Dewey Balfa and leader of Balfa Toujours
Branford MarsalisMetamorphosen (03/17); latest release from jazz superstar & his quartet
BookSubversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans (03/15); book probes New Orleans's history, uncovering a web of racial interconnections and animosities that was instrumental to the creation of jazz
Michael P. Smith (book)In the Spirit: The Photography of Michael P. Smith (03/11); collection from the late photographer and cultural archivist
Louis Armstrong & Bing CrosbyBing & Satchmo (03/10); classic album from 1960 issued on CD for the first time (with a bonus track)
Johnny DoddsDefinitive Dodds 1926-1927 (03/10); collection from the NOLA clarinet great features Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory, Roy Palmer, Barney Bigard and others
Glen David AndrewsWalking Through Heaven's Gate (03/10); MP3 album; recorded live at Zion Hill Baptist Church in New Orleans
Louis Armstrong (book)Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong (03/01); story of Armstrong's life through his writings, scrapbooks and artworks
John Fred & His Playboy BandWith Glasses: The Very Best of John Fred and His Playboy Band (02/24); great collection of 60's rock & soul includes "Judy in Disguise," "She Shot a Hole in My Soul," "Agnes English," and many more
Blind Boys of Alabama (DVD)Live in New Orleans (02/24); Gospel legends are joined by Dr. John, Susan Tedeschi, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Henry Butler and Marva Wright
Eleisha EagleNeither Here Nor There (MP3); latest from Lake Charles piano-rock singer and songwriter
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