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2011 CD / MP3 / DVD Releases by New Orleans & Louisiana Music Artists
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2011 Music Releases
The Balfa Brothers The Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music (12/27); reissue of the Balfa's 2 Swallow Records albums, with bonus tracks, new liner notes by Ann Savoy, photos, and lyrics
Various Artists Heavy Sugar: Second Spoonful - More Pure Essence of New Orleans R&B (12/27); follow-up to 2010 release Heavy Sugar: The Pure Essence of New Orleans R&B - 3 CDs featuring 75 tracks of classic New Orleans R&B; w/ Lee Allen, Roland Stone, Willie West, Fats Domino, Bobby Lonero, The Spiders, The Upsetters, Jessie Hill, Big Boy Myles, Billy Tircuit, Li'l Millet, many more - see complete track list
Elvis Presley The Complete Louisiana Hayride Archives 1954-1956 (12/27); complete collection of Presley's performances from the famed Shreveport radio show w/ 100-page book; find more Louisiana Hayride recordings
Michael Patrick Welch (book) New Orleans: The Underground Guide (Second Edition) (12/16); updated guide to the Big Easy's curious and bizarre destinations covers music clubs, restaurants, hotels, thrift shops, record stores, art galleries, and more
Charmaine Neville Before the Storm (12/06); a collection of live recordings from Snug Harbor
Ladybabymiss and the Tigermen Hearts Unafraid Never Go Hungry - debut from New Orleans based trio of LadyBabyMiss, Leesaw Andaloro, and Alma Maleckar
Glen David Andrews Live at Three Muses (December); on Glen's own GDA Music Group label; guests include Paul Sanchez and Glen Andrews (of Rebirth Brass Band)
Various Artists Christmas with the New Orleans Ladies of Jazz and Music Alive Ensemble - I Saw Three Ships (11/30); holiday songs from NOLA divas Germaine Bazzle, Leah Chase and Stephanie Jordan, w/ backing from Marlon Jordan, Kent Jordan, Rachel Jordan, and others; MP3 version also available
Curren$y & The Jets Jet Life / Jet World Order (11/29); new mixtape (MP3) featuring Curren$y with Young Roddy, Trademark Da Skydiver, Street Wiz, Fiend, Corner Boy P, Smoke DZA, Nesby Phips, and Mikey Rocks; compact disk also available
The Boswell Sisters Syncopating Harmonists from New Orleans (11/29); includes rare radio show performances from the 1930s
Mary Jane Hooper I've Got What You Need (11/29); reissue of rare 45rpm single from obscure New Orleans funk diva (on Funky Delicacies/Tuff City Records); re-mastered and restored from the original master tapes, the 1968 track was produced and arranged by Eddie Bo for his Power-Pac label; the monster backbeat is provided by legendary NOLA drummer James Black; this 45 contains the longer original master tape version which was edited down for the original release - hear "I've Got What You Need" on YouTube
Neutral Milk Hotel Neutral Milk Hotel Box Set (11/22); box set includes the entire output of Jeff Mangum's band including 15 previously unreleased tracks - more info here
Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans (11/22); 2-CD compilation from UK label Charly Records
Ernie K-Doe Here Come The Girls - A History 1960-1970 (11/22); 2-CD compilation from UK label Charly Records
Colin LakeThe Ones I Love (11/22); New Orleans based guitarist is joined by Jack Cruz, Marc Adams, Eric Lindell and John Fohl - MP3 digital version is available now
Britney Spears (DVD) Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour (11/21); Britney in concert video from her sold-out show at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto (taped on August 13, 2011) - also available on Blu-ray
Trombone ShortyFor True (11/21); 12" vinyl LP version of Shorty's latest
The Rolling Stones Some Girls Live in Texas '78 (11/21); Rolling Stones concert (on DVD & CD) taped in Fort Worth, TX on July 18, 1978 - fiddler Doug Kershaw makes a guest appearance playing on "Far Away Eyes"
Gravy Flavored Kisses In the Red (11/19); debut release (MP3 EP) from NOLA brass & blues band
The Band Courtbouillon The Band Courtbouillon (11/15); Cajun supergroup featuring Wayne Toups, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy make their debut for Valcour Records - MP3 digital version is available now
Ellis Marsalis A New Orleans Christmas Carol (Deluxe Edition) (11/15); MP3 digital version with 2 bonus tracks not on the CD version; features Bill Huntington (bass), Jason Marsalis (drums & vibes), Roman Skakun (vibes), Cynthia Thomas (vocals), and Johnaye Kendrick (vocals)
Webbie Savage Life 3 (11/15); third solo album from the Baton Rouge rapper
Slim Harpo Slim Harpo Rocks (11/15); 31 classic tracks from the late great Baton Rouge bluesman + 32-page booklet
Louis Armstrong The Complete Masters 1925-45 (11/15); 14-CD box set; details TBA
Sidney Bechet The Complete Masters 1931-53 (11/15); 14-CD box set; details TBA
High Top Kicks Particle Collider (11/10); debut full length release from Baton Rouge based dubstep duo
Nicholas Payton Bitches (11/08); w/ guests Cassandra Wilson, Esperanza Spalding, N'Dambi, Chinah Blac and Saunders Sermons
Louis Armstrong The Armstrong Box (11/08); 7 CDs + 1 DVD; deluxe long-box featuring 160 tracks by Louis Armstrong and His All Stars, spanning 1947 to 1967, includes rare and unreleased performances; DVD features some of Satchmo's finest moments from the 1950s Timex All-Star Jazz Shows; also includes 32 page booklet of liner notes
Giant Cloud Bloom and Decay (11/08); new release from the Ruston, LA quintet may be their last, as the band has broken up since recording this EP
Various Artists Dynamic Grooves: Funk and Groovy Soul from the Vaults of Scepter, Wand, Dynamo and Musicor (11/08); includes "Funky Belly" by Warren Lee, Workin' In A Coalmine" by Allen Toussaint, "Tic Tac Toe" by Earl King (backed by the Meters), "A Dollar Ninety Eight" by Johnny Moore (aka Deacon John), and more rare tracks
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk Everybody Want Sum (11/08); 2010 album gets national distribution on CD - MP3 version available now - download it here
Various Artists Cajun Hot Stuff 1928-1940 (11/08); collection of early Cajun classics with cuts from Leo Soileau & Mayuse Lafleur, Columbus Fruge, Delin T. Guillory, Arteleus Mistric, Oscar Doucet & Alius Soileau, Berthemost Montet, Floyd Shreve, Lawrence Walker, Joseph Falcon, Hackberry Ramblers, J.B. Fuselier, Happy Fats & the Rayne-Bo Ramblers, Joe Werner, and others
Savannah Churchill I Want To Be Loved (11/08); nice collection from the late vocalist, songwriter and actress from Colfax, Louisiana
Clarence Gatemouth Brown Dirty Work at the Crossroads 1947-1953 (11/08); collection of early tracks from Gatemouth
Aaron Neville Singles Collection Plus: 1969-1977 (11/08); 22 track compilation
Various Artists Texas Blues: Houston Hotshots Vol. 1 (11/08); includes tracks from Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Edgar Blanchard and the Gondoliers, and others
Various Artists Queen of Hits: The Macy's Recordings Story (11/08); compilation of cuts from Houston, TX label Macy's Records includes one from Harry Choates, and several tracks from Clarence Garlow (of "Bon Ton Roula" fame)
George Lewis On Stage / At Newport (11/08); concerts from 1956 and 1957 featuring the trad jazz clarinet legend, with Thomas Jefferson, Bob Thomas, Alton Purnell, Alcide 'Slow Dog' Pavageau, Joe Watkins, Jack Willis, Joe Robichaux
Spickle 3 (Three) (11/04); latest from the NOLA instrumental rockers
Chocolate Milk Action Speaks Louder Than Words (11/01); remastered re-issue of 1975 LP from NOLA funk band
Book Cousin Joe: Blues From New Orleans (11/01); 1987 bio of NOLA bluesman Pleasant "Cousin Joe" Joseph now available in paperback (read more)
Film / DVD Rejoice and Shout (11/01); 2011 documentary on the history of African-American gospel music features Mahalia Jackson, Blind Boys of Alabama, Dixie Hummingbirds, Edwin Hawkins Singers, The Staple Singers & more
Various Artists A Creole Christmas (10/31); re-issue from 1991; holiday tunes from Allen Toussaint, Aaron Neville, Johnny Adams, Irma Thomas, Frankie Ford, Pete Fountain, Luther Kent, Rockin' Dopsie Jr., Dr. John, The Dixie Cups, and Zion Harmonizers; see more NOLA holiday music: compact disk / MP3 downloads
Marchfourth Marching Band Magnificent Beast (10/25); guest appearance by Preservation Hall Jazz Band members Ben Jaffe, Clint Maedgen and Charlie Gabriel
Various Artists The Rough Guide to Cajun & Zydeco (10/25); with cuts from Horace Trahan, Pine Leaf Boys, Feufollet, Lil Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers, Bonsoir Catin, High Performance, Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Kyle Huval & Dixie Club Ramblers, Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys, and Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys; also includes a bonus CD by Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
Cyndi Lauper (DVD) To Memphis, With Love (10/25); concert taped at the Warehouse in Memphis w/ special guests Allen Toussaint, Tracy Nelson and Jonny Lang
Creole String Beans Shrimp Boots & Vintage Suits (10/25); latest from the Beans for Threadhead Records; produced by Mike Mayeaux
Ponykiller The Wilderness (10/24); debut LP from NOLA rock band for Phil Anselmo's Housecore Records; MP3 digital version available now
Sammy Kershaw Icon (10/24); 11-track compilation
Flow Tribe Flow Tribe (10/21); new self-titled album recorded at Dockside Studio
Papa Grows Funk Needle in the Groove (10/21); Allen Toussaint and Better Than Ezra's Tom Drummond share production credits
Better Than Ezra Death Valley EP (10/18); BTE salutes their LSU roots
Wynton Marsalis Swingin' Into the 21st (10/18); compilation celebrating the jazz giant's 50th birthday
Outlaw Nation Back in Babylon (10/18); new batch of reggae soul
J. The Savage Very Same Dream (10/18); guests include Jimbo Mathus, Derrick Freeman, Tom Worrell, Jamison Hollister, and Mark Yacovone
Jelly Roll Morton Rarities: The Rare Band and Blues Sides (10/18); "The Jelly Autographs" transferred from original 78s for the first time since the 1960s, with sound restoration by Hans Eekhoff; plus all Jelly’s pre Victor instrumental recordings for Paramount and Gennett, also Jelly with Edmonia Henderson, Lizzie Miles, Billie Young, King Oliver and Voltaire de Faut; w/ detailed liner notes
Bobby Kimball & Jimi Jamison Kimball Jamison (10/18); Louisiana Music Hall of Fame member and ex Toto vocalist Kimball teams with Jamison (ex Survivor) for duets album
Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition Let The Groove Move Ya (10/18)
Torgo Divinity Transmissions, Phase One: Salvation for the Dead (10/15); debut from NOLA-based progressive rock band
Kidd Jordan On Fire (10/11); New Orleans sax legend is joined by Harrison Bankhead on bass and Warren Smith on drums
Hunter Hayes Hunter Hayes (10/11); Atlantic Records debut for the Breaux Bridge native; Hayes plays every instrument on the album and provides all of the vocals; he wrote or co-wrote every song, and co-produced the album with Dan Huff
Britney Spears B In The Mix: The Remixes Vol. 2 (10/11); several of Britney's recent singles get the remix treatment, including I Wanna Go, Womanizer and 3
Sun Hotel Gifts (10/11) - new digital EP for Chinquapin Records
Ellis Marsalis A New Orleans Christmas Carol (10/11); just in time for the holiday season; with Bill Huntington (bass), Jason Marsalis (drums & vibes), Roman Skakun (vibes), Cynthia Thomas (vocals), and Johnaye Kendrick (vocals)
Gill Landry Piety & Desire (10/11); features backing by the Felice Brothers, with guests Jolie Holland, Brandi Carlile, Ketch Secor, Sam Parton and many others
Young Bleed Preserved (10/11); latest from Baton Rouge rapper for Tech N9ne's Strange Music imprint; guests include Juvenile, Tech N9ne, Brotha Lynch Hung
Mutemath Odd Soul (10/04); 3rd full length release from the NOLA alt-rock band, and the first since the departure of guitarist Greg Hill; album was recorded at Paul Meany's home studio in New Orleans - 2 track digital single ("Blood Pressure" and "Odd Soul") available now
Voodoo Town Come Out and Play (10/04); debut release from NOLA trio fuses elements of jazz, funk, hip-hop and electronic music
James Burton The Early Years 1957-1969 (10/04); early recordings by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitar slinger; with tracks from Dale Hawkins, Bob Luman, Ricky Nelson, The Everly Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, and more
Chris Thomas King Antebellum Postcards (10/04); King's 15th album uses southern antebellum songs and themes as inspiration
The Breton Sound Eudaemonia (10/04); debut EP from NOLA rock band
Various Artists The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams (10/04); Bob Dylan & others complete a batch of songs left unfinished by Hank Williams; with Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Holly Williams, Lucinda Williams, Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless, Norah Jones, Jack White, Jakob Dylan and Sheryl Crow
Johnnie Allan Shine On & Favorites From the Past (10/04); the swamp pop pioneer marks his 60th year in music with this collection of past favorites plus 2 new originals
George Porter Jr & Runnin' Pardners Can't Beat The Funk (10/01); Porter covers tracks from The Meters that were recorded, but rarely performed live; Runnin' Pardners include Brint Anderson, Michael Lemmler, Khris Royal and Terrence Houston; Leslie Blackshear Smith prvides backing vocals; also available in compact disk format
Khris Royal & Dark Matter Dark Matter (10/01); debut studio album
Debauche Cossaks on Prozac (10/01); Russian hooligan songs and gypsy music!
BookAngola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives (10/01); writer R. Reese Fuller profiles noted South Louisiana personalities including James Lee Burke, Ernest J. Gaines, Elemore Morgan Jr., Buckwheat Zydeco, Marc Savoy, Boozoo Chavis, Calvin Borel, Santy Runyon and Eddie Shuler
Cute Machines Escalators (09/30); debut release from NOLA dancepunk / garagewave band
Dragon Smoke Live in New Orleans (09/27); "supergroup" featuring Ivan Neville, Eric Lindell, Robert Mercurio and Stanton Moore taped live at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans on May 3, 2011
Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra Live in New Orleans (09/27); recorded at the Hi-Ho Lounge in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day 2011, with Bruce Sunpie Barnes, Kevin O'Day, Rosie Rosato, Reggie Scanlan, Camile Baudoin, Sam Hotchkiss, CR Gruver, Harry Hardin, Hellen Gillet and Tim Green
Harry Connick Jr. The Happy Elf (book and CD) (09/27); a new holiday classic for the entire family based on Connick's beloved holiday song "The Happy Elf" with illustrations from Dan Andreasen
Harry Connick Jr. Trio Music From the Happy Elf (09/27)
The Knux Eraser (09/27); second release from New Orleans alt-hip hop duo (brothers Kentrell "Krispy" Lindsey & Alvin "Joey" Lindsey); guests include Black Miller, Kid Cudi, J Davey and Natalia Kills; two singles from the LP - "She's So Up" and "Run" - are available now - also available on Vinyl LP
Max Minelli Heart of a King (09/27); latest from the Baton Rouge based rapper, with guests Kevin Gates, Malachi X, Level, Coppertop, Reno, Que, Ronny
Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard Chano y Dizzy! (09/27); Grammy winners Sanchez and Blanchard pay tribute to the genre transforming relationship between Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie
Various Artists Footloose: Music From the Motion Picture (09/27); includes tracks from Blake Shelton, Zac Brown, Lissie, David Banner, Hunter Hayes & Victoria Justice, Cee Lo Green & Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and others
Aaron Neville Hercules - The Minit and Sansu Sessions 1960 - 1977 (09/27); 2-CD import collection with 47 early tracks from Aaron + 12 page booklet
Mahalia Jackson (DVD) Mahalia Jackson Sings (09/27); Gospel queen performs classics such as "I Believe," "Somebody Bigger Than You and I," "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "My Faith Looks Up to Thee"
Larry Garner Double Dues - 20th Anniversary Edition (09/27); re-mastered album from 1991
Maria Muldaur Steady Love (09/27); diva's latest was recorded in New Orleans with help from Shane Theriot, Dave Torkanowsky, Johnny Allen, Kenny Blevins, Shannon Powell, and Cranston Clements
Christian McBride Big Band The Good Feeling (09/27); debut of the jazz bassist's big band features Ron Blake, Steve Davis, Nicholas Payton, Melissa Walker, and others
Various Artists (DVD) Int'l Jazz Hall of Fame: 1996 Awards Ceremonies (09/27); features Count Basie Orchestra, Al Grey, Harry Sweets Edison & Wynton Marsalis, Rosemary Clooney, Illinois Jacquet, Lionel Hampton, James Moody, and others
Johnny WinterRoots (09/27); guests include Sonny Landreth, Warren Haynes, John Popper, Jimmy Vivino, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, John Medeski, Edgar Winter and Vince Gill; includes a cover of Larry Williams' "Short Fat Fannie"
Jesse Moore Live at the Old Point (09/25); digital release from Threadhead Records
Josh Garrett Band String of Problems (09/20); 3rd release from the Houma, LA blues guitarist & singer; CR Gruver, Chubby Carrier and Waylon Thibodeaux make guest appearances
Various ArtistsParamount Chicago Jazz Bands 1923-1928 (09/20); with cuts by King Oliver's Jazz Band, Charles Pierce & His Orchestra, Ollie Powell's Harmony Syncopaters (f/ Tommy Ladnier and Jimmie Noone), Lovie Austin and her Blues Serenaders (w/ Tommy Ladnier), Preston Jackson & His Uptown Band, Dixie Four (w/ Bill Johnson on bass); and Richard M. Jones Jazz Wizards
Vin BruceKing of Cajun Music: Dans la Louisianne (09/20); 20 tracks featuring his very first recordings for Columbia Records + 36 page booklet; from Bear Family Records
Paul Barnes / Percy Humphrey Paul Barnes Plays Pop Songs / Percy Humphrey Plays The Blues (09/20); with the Bovisa Jazz Band From Italy (GHB Records)
Sharkey Bonano Sharkey Bonano at the Municipal Auditorium 1949 (09/20)
Joe Mares / Percy Humphrey Joe Mares' Air Shots (09/20); rare performances from Joe Mares's personal collection of radio broadcasts; with Sharkey Bonano, Irving Fazola, Johnny Wiggs, Jack Delaney, Edmond Souchon, Raymond Burke, Chink Martin, etc.
Roland Guerin A Different World (09/17); new from the jazz bassist w/ guests Bill Summers, Shane Theriot, Terence Higgins, Khris Royal, Mike Esneault, Dennis Williams
E.Company On (09/17); debut from the NOLA jazz/rock/funk band
The Courtyard Kings Douces Wild (09/16); with guests Helen Gillet, Kristina Morales and Norbert Slama
Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play The Blues - Live From Jazz at Lincoln Center (09/13); taped in April 2011; the 2 musical virtuosos brought to life a repertoire of songs selected by Clapton and arranged by Marsalis; Taj Mahal guests on 2 tracks; album is available on CD, CD+DVD combo, and digital download (audio only) - read more
Trombone ShortyFor True (09/13); Trombone Shorty's follow-up to critically acclaimed & Grammy nominated "Backatown" - produced by Ben Ellman of Galactic; guest appearances by Jeff Beck, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Ledisi, Warren Haynes, Ivan Neveille, Cyril Neville, Rebirth Brass Band, 5th Ward Weebie, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio and Ben Ellman; first single "Do To Me" (featuring Jeff Beck) available on August 16th
C.J. Chenier Can't Sit Down (09/13); 11 hot new zydeco tracks recorded live in the studio in one session
Soul Rebels Brass Band Unlock Your Mind (09/13); import version of new Rebels album; USA street date is set for January 2012
Camile Baudoin & the Living RumorsOld Bayou Blues (09/06); guitarist with The Radiators make his solo debut for Threadhead Records; Baudoin is joined by David Doucet and Harry Hardin; also available as MP3 download
Rebirth Brass BandPrimetime Black and Gold (09/06); MP3 single, WDSU Saints on Six theme
J Paul Jr. & the Zydeco NubreedsRebel IV Life (09/06)
Donald Harrison, Ron Carter & Billy CobhamThis Is Jazz - Live at the Blue Note (09/06)
Christian Serpas & Ghost Town Open Road (09/06); 5th album from the NOLA roots / country band
Miracle at St. AnnaShadow Country (09/06); debut from Chalmette, LA hardcore/metal band (formerly known as From Legends to Nancy)
Hugh LaurieLet Them Talk (09/06); debut release from the actor & singer features guest appearances by Dr. John, Irma Thomas and Tom Jones; horn arrangements were provided by Allen Toussaint - read more
Various ArtistsTrue Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series Volume 3 (09/06); includes the classic Slim Harpo track "Te Ni Nee Ni Nu"
Eric LindellWest County Drifter (08/30); his first release for new label M.C. Records; guests include Delbert McClinton and Ivan Neville
Lenny KravitzBlack and White America (08/30); his ninth studio album; Trombone Shorty (on trombone and trumpet) is featured on several tracks; Drake and Jay-Z also make guest appearances
Lil WayneTha Carter IV (08/29); Weezy's ninth studio album and first since being released from prison; scheduled guests include Nas, Jadakiss and Tech N9ne - get Lil Wayne's mixtape "Sorry 4 The Wait" here
Soul Rebels Brass BandSweet Dreams (08/29); new digital EP from Rounder Records
Bobby CharlesBobby Charles (08/29); reissue of his first album by Rhino Handmade as a 3-disc deluxe edition with a remastered version of the original album plus a wealth of unreleased material recorded during those sessions and others recorded at Bearsville Studios throughout 1974 - read more
Garden District Trio Live in New Orleans (08/28)
Baby Bee Drop It Like A Bomb (08/23); debut from band featuring Joe Stark and David Stark (ex Sons of William); album is also available at iTunes and CDBaby
Various ArtistsOur Idiot Brother [Soundtrack] (08/23); includes the Generationals track "When They Fight, They Fight"
Various Artists (DVD)Blues and the Alligator: The First Twenty Years of Alligator Records (08/23); film on the famous Chicago blues label, with Koko Taylor, Sonny Boy Williamson, Hound Dog Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Kenny Neal, Lucky Peterson, and others
Canned HeatLive at Montreux 1973 (08/23); Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown featured on 2 tracks; also available on DVD
Trombone ShortyDo To Me (08/16); MP3 single from upcoming album "For True" features Jeff Beck on guitar
Various ArtistsJazz at the Hollywood Bowl (Expanded Edition) (08/16); classic live LP on CD for the first time; expanded 2-CD set includes 11 previously unreleased tracks from Louis Armstrong & The Allstars; others featured include Ella Fitzgerald, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Illinois Jacquet, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Roy Eldridge, Buddy Rich, Herb Ellis, and Ray Brown; recorded August 15, 1956
Junior Wells & Buddy GuyHoodoo Man Blues (Expanded Edition) (08/16); reissue of blues classic from 1965, with bonus tracks; album was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008
Various ArtistsO Brother, Where Art Thou? - Deluxe Edition (08/16); Grammy winning soundtrack celebrates 10th anniversary with expanded 2-CD deluxe edition; 17-track bonus disc includes newly-released songs that were recorded during original sessions for the film; w/ cuts by The Cox Family, Chris Thomas King, and many others
Ana PopovicUnconditional (08/16); guitar slinger's latest was recorded at Piety Street Studios in New Orleans - guests include Sonny Landreth, Jon Cleary, David Torkanowski, Calvin Turner, Doug Belote and Jason Ricci
Super Water SympathyVesper Belle (08/09); debut release from Shreveport, LA indie alt-rock band
Maps and Makers Asleep In The Clouds (08/09); debut release from NOLA rock band
Quintin Gerard W. Before It's Gone (08/09); 3rd release of smooth jazz from the Norco, LA native
The Boswell SistersThe Boswell Sisters Collection (08/09); box set contains the entire Boswell Sisters output of released recordings (5 CDs), plus a bonus DVD with more extraordinary performances
Mickey GilleyStand By Me (08/09); 3 CD collection
Steve CropperDedicated (08/09); a tribute to pioneering R&B group The 5 Royales; guests include Dylan LeBlanc (on "Come On and Save Me") and Lucinda Williams (on "Dedicated To The One I Love" and "When I Get Like This")
Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong - The Ambassador of Jazz Box Set (08/02); amazing 10 CD collection boxed in a replica of Satchmo's travel trunk, includes a 200-page book, sheet music and scores; music was remastered by Russ Titelman; features 7 CDs of previously released material; 1 CD of unreleased / rare material; a CD of the 1956 Hollywood Bowl concert; and a previously unreleased CD of Louis Armstrong's 1965 interview with Dan Morgenstern; see track list
BookGroove Interrupted - Loss, Renewal, and the Music of New Orleans (08/02); from Times-Picayune music writer Keith Spera; also available in Kindle Edition
Au Ras Au Ras Au Ras Au Ras (08/02); new project from Tess Brunet (ex Deadboy and the Elephantmen, Generationals) - MP3 Download also available
Thou The Archer & the Owle (08/02); 12" vinyl EP from the NOLA sludge and doom metal band
Kenny Wayne ShepherdHow I Go (08/02); - guitar slinger's follow-up to Grammy nominated Live! In Chicago; the How I Go (Special Edition) version includes 4 bonus tracks; also available on Vinyl LP
Trace AdkinsProud To Be Here (08/02); country superstar's 2nd release for Toby Keith's Show Dog Universal label; Deluxe Edition includes 4 bonus tracks
Mighty Sam McClainOne Drop Is Plenty (08/02); soul man McClain is joined by Norwegian blues guitarist Knut Reiersrud
Bobby MarchanGet Down With It: The Soul Sides 1963-1967 (08/02); collection of Marchan's recordings for Volt, Dial and Cameo Records; many on CD for the first time
Johnny AdamsThe Soul of New Orleans (08/02); new compilation with 20 soulful cuts from Johnny Adams' career
Kid ChocolateMy Take (On Selections Made Famous by Louis Armstrong) (07/29); debut solo release from NOLA trumpeter Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown
Hope WaitsIntroducing Hope Waits (07/26); debut full length release from Monroe, LA native serves up a sonic gumbo of jazz-tinged blues
Lyrikill More Heart More Sole (07/26); second release from the NOLA-based emcee; guests include Suave, Truth Universal, Tony Skratchere, Impulss
I Wrestled A Bear OnceRuining It for Everybody (07/26); sophomore album from the Shreveport, LA black metal rockers
Louis Armstrong (DVD)Live In Australia 1964 (07/26); reissue of concert tape featured Satchmo backed by Jewel Brown, Trummy Young, Arvell Shaw, Joe Darensbourg, Billy Kyle and Danny Barcelona
Liquid Peace RevolutionFlower Power Evolution (07/25); debut from NOLA rock 'n roll quintet
Mike ZitoGreyhound (07/19); latest from the roots singer, songwriter and guitarist was produced by Anders Osborne and recorded at Dockside Studios
Various ArtistsThe History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Pt 1 (07/19); 4-CD UK import covers 1923-1953 with cuts from Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Shirley & Lee, Ray Charles, Big Joe Turner, Guitar Slim, and many others
Amy LaVereStranger Me (07/19); latest release from the singer, songwriter & upright bass player (and Shreveport, LA native); portions recorded at Preservation Hall in New Orleans
DJ KhaledWe The Best Forever (07/19); NOLA-born Miami-based DJ's first release for Cash Money Records; guests include Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Plies
Chris Ardoin and NustepSweat (07/19); re-issue from 2005
Doc Cheatham and Sammy PriceIn New Orleans with Lars Edegran's Jazz Band (07/19); re-issue of 1988 album features Doc Cheatham, Sammy Price, Lars Edegran, Freddy Lonzo, Albert "Pud" Brown, Frank Fields and Ernest Elly
Royal TeethAct Naturally (07/15); debut studio release from the indie pop band
Rosie LedetCome Get Some (07/12); new release from the Zydeco Princess
Gregg MartinezSouth of the Parish Line (07/12); ninth album from the Louisiana soul & swamp pop singer
Lucinda WilliamsWest (07/12); reissue of Lucinda's 2007 album "West" on limited edition clear vinyl (2 LPs)
Neville BrothersHook, Line & Sinker (07/12)
Various ArtistsSexcapades: Songs of Love, Lust and Depravity (07/12); compilation includes Blue Lu Barker's "I Feel Like laying in Another Woman's Husband's Arms"
LloydKing of Hearts (07/05); fourth release from NOLA born, Atlanta based R&B singer
Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs504-799-8147 (07/04); title is Shamarr's actual cell phone number; watch the video for the track Mr. Old Man
The Mumbles Annunciation St. - debut full-length album from the New Orleans based duo was co-produced with Brian J (Pimps of Joytime)
King Louie's Missing MonumentsPainted White (06/28); debut full-length album (via Douchemaster Records) from King Louie Bankston's latest project, Missing Monuments; it's got rock 'n' roll jams, ballads, plus fan favorite "(It's Like) XTC" - also available on Vinyl LP
Curren$yWeekend at Burnie's (06/28); NOLA rapper's debut for Asylum/Warner Bros. Records
Louis Armstrong (DVD)Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (06/28); reissue of a great bio of Pops that first aired on the PBS series "American Masters" - with loads of concert and TV performances, movie clips, and interviews (Wynton Marsalis, Tony Bennett, Dave Brubeck, Lester Bowie, Dexter Gordon, Milt Hinton, Arvell Shaw, Doc Cheatham and more); see original press release
Various ArtistsLive from the Cotton Club (06/28); with performances from Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie & Sarah Vaughan, and Gene Krupa
Buddy GuyBuddy and the Juniors (06/28); remastered 1970 album featured Buddy Guy on guitar and vocals, Junior Wells on harmonica and vocals, and Junior Mance on piano
Eugene Hideaway BridgesRock and a Hard Place (06/28); latest from the blues guitarist and singer
Webb PierceFallen Angel / Cross Country (06/28); reissue of two early 60's albums from the honky tonk legend
Bobby MarchanBobby Marchan - A Man Apart (06/28); 42 track remastered compilation with Paul Gayten, Annie Laurie, Eddie Barefield, Huey Smith, and others
Various ArtistsRave On Buddy Holly (06/28); 19-track tribute album includes Florence + The Machine covering "Not Fade Away", which was recorded in New Orleans with C.C. Adcock, Ivan Neville, and others
Cedric Watson et Bijou CreoleLe Soleil Est Leve (06/24); eclectic mix of Cajun, Zydeco and World Music from the multiple Grammy nominee
Dr. Michael WhiteAdventures In New Orleans Jazz, Part 1 (06/21); with Lucien Barbarin, Gregg Stafford, Dwayne Burns, Wendell Brunious, Steven Pistorius, and others
Stefon Harris, David Sanchez & Christian ScottNinety Miles (06/21); recorded in Havana in May 2010 with Cuban pianists Rember Duharte and Harold Lopez-Nussa; a documentary DVD will be released later this year
Buddy GuyIcon (06/21); 11 tracks from Buddy's legendary Chess recordings of the 1960's
Louis Armstrong (Book / Kindle) What a Wonderful World - The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years (06/21); detailed look at Satchmo's last 25 years from jazz historian and Armstrong fanatic Ricky Riccardi - check out his blog
OlgaWhatever You Want (06/21); with guest Cody Dickinson
Various ArtistsComplete Pop Instrumental Hits of the Sixties, Volume 1 - 1960 (06/21); with cuts by James Booker, Pete Fountain, Jessie Hill, Floyd Cramer, and many others
OK Go180/365 (06/21); live collection from the Los Angeles based rockers includes 2 tracks recorded at Tipitina's on November 6, 2010
BookThe Definition of Bounce: Between Ups and Downs in New Orleans (06/16); 10th Ward Buck covers the New Orleans rap scene from 1980 to 2010; 204 pages w/ 215 photographs
Kindest LinesCovered In Dust (06/15); debut release from NOLA electro-pop trio was produced by Alfredo Nogueira and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv
Marc BroussardMarc Broussard (06/14); his second release for Atlantic Records; first single "Only Everything" hits radio outlets on March 14th
LedisiPieces of Me (06/14); new from the NOLA-born songstress
Lazy LesterLazy Lester Rides Again (06/14); re-issue of 1987 album with 11 bonus tracks
Cynthia GirtleyA New Orleans Tribute to Mahalia Jackson (06/14); with Dr. Michael White, Herman Lebeaux and Kerry Lewis
Various ArtistsEssence Music Festival Volume 4: The Collection (06/14); CD & DVD Combo; highlights from past years with Beyonce, Kanye West, LL Cool J, Teena Marie, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Raphael Saadiq, Raheem Devaughn, Charlie Wilson, Janet Jackson, Solange, Chrisette Michele, Lyfe Jennings, Estelle and Mary J. Blige
Matt SchofieldAnything But Time (06/14); recorded at The Music Shed in New Orleans; Jon Cleary guests on 3 tracks
Madeleine PeyrouxStanding on the Rooftop (06/14); latest from the multi-platinum vocalist features guest appearance by Allen Toussaint
Dirty Dozen Brass BandWe Got Robbed - Live In New Orleans (06/13); re-issue of album featuring the DDBB live at TwiRoPa (May 1, 2003)
HBO Treme Music VideoThe Road Home by DJ Davis & the Brassy Knoll
GiversIn Light (06/07); debut from Lafayette, LA indie pop band; band was named one of the Top New Bands of 2010 by both Paste Magazine and Stereogum; vinyl LP and MP3 download also available
Branford Marsalis & Joey CalderazzoSongs of Mirth and Melancholy (06/07); Branford and his Quartet's longtime pianist share a collection of melodic songs influenced by classical chamber music
Fats DominoThe Imperial Singles Volume 4: 1959-1961 (06/07); 26 classics from Fats
Grayson CappsThe Lost Cause Minstrels (06/07); 5th studio release from the Americana singer & songwriter
Eddie BoIn the Pocket with Eddie Bo (06/07); 28 cuts of NOLA rock, soul & funk from 1955-2007; see full track list here
Neville BrothersHercules (06/07)
Video Game (PlayStation 3)inFAMOUS 2 (06/07); newest installment of the acclaimed superhero action adventure series; soundtrack features music from Galactic (read more); get the Infamous 2: The Blue Soundtrack at iTunes
Dixie Menthol Kings Right On! (06/06); debut from NOLA ensemble featuring Mark Pohlen, Pete Bradish, Hubie Vigereux, Olivia Greene, Jack Pritchett, Rick Ledbetter, Terri Cranford, Wendell Miller, Smoky Greenwell, John Lisi, and Margie Perez
BookNew Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans (06/06); John Swenson's detailed account of the musical artists working to save America's most colorful and troubled metropolis
HBO Treme Music VideoLong Hard Journey Home by The Radiators
Willie WestFace The Music (06/03); collection from the NOLA soul singer
ShankaaGet Money That's It Vol. 1 (06/03); guests include Mia X and Sissy Nobby
Research TurtlesMankiller - Part 1 of 2 (05/31); Lake Charles rock band's follow-up to their self titled debut; "Mankiller - Part 2 of 2" is due out in September
Trin-i-tee 5:7Angel and Chanelle (05/31); new from New Orleans natives and original group members Chanelle Haynes and Angel Taylor
Various ArtistsWhere My Shakers At? (New Orleans Gutta Bounce) (05/31); with cuts by Magnolia Shorty, Katey Red, Sissy Nobby, Monsta Wit Da Fade, Crowd Mova Crystal, Mr. Ghetto (Youtube video hit "Walmart"), Hot Boi Johnny, Blaza, DJ Smurf, DJ Tank & Messy Mya, Joe Wit Da Dreadz, KK and MC Shakie
Playing For ChangePFC 2: Songs Around The World (05/31); CD/DVD combo features Grandpa Elliot, Baaba Maal, Keb Mo, Sandra de Sa, Taj Mahal, Tinariwen, Carlos Vives, Roger Ridley, Stephen Marley, Mermans Kenkosenki, Char and Toumani Diabate
Louis ArmstrongThe Rough Guide to Louis Armstrong: Reborn and Remastered (05/31); 2-CD import compilation
HBO Treme Music VideoFeels Like Rain by John Hiatt
EarPhunkComin' Up (05/29); debut release from New Orleans funk / rock / jam band
Stiff Necked FoolsToo Much Rain (05/26); debut from Shreveport "bayou reggae" ensemble
Louis ArmstrongIcon (05/24); compilation of Satchmo classics from Hip-O Records
Various ArtistsThe Greatest Rap Hits from Down South New Orleans Volume 2 (05/27); re-issue; features Mystikal, Partners-N-Crime, Katey Red, Cheeky Blakk, Tim Smooth, Everlasting Hitman, DJ Jubilee, Rickey B., Warren Mayes & more
Vieux Farka ToureThe Secret (05/24); acclaimed release from the Malian guitarist, with guests Dave Matthews, Eric Krasno, John Scofield, Derek Trucks, and Ivan Neville
Various ArtistsMarijuana Madness: The Best of Reefer Songs 1927-1947 (05/24); with cuts from Barney Bigard, Sidney Bechet, Cab Calloway, Cootie Williams & others
HBO Treme Music VideoDecoy by Delmond Lambreaux Quintet
Daniel AmedeeThemes From... (05/22); debut album from the NOLA singer, songwriter and producer for Expat Records
Mia BordersSouthern Fried Soul (Special Edition) (05/17); re-issue of her debut album, remixed with new vocals and bonus tracks
The MetersHere Comes The Meter Man – The Complete Josie Recordings 1968 - 1970 (05/17); 2-CD set in a deluxe digi-book with new liner notes includes their biggest hits, including Sophisticated Cissy, Look-Ka Py Py and Cissy Strut
Louis Prima (DVD)Louis Prima: In Person! (05/17); collection of performances (covering 1937 to 1971) from Prima's storied career, including many rare clips; Keely Smith, Gia Maione and Sam Butera are featured
Johnny SansoneThe Lord is Waiting and the Devil is Too (05/17); produced by Anders Osborne at Dockside Studio with backing from Osborne and Stanton Moore
Joe Hall & The Louisiana Cane CuttersThirty Dobb Special (05/17)
Daniel Glen TimmsLife's An Illusion (05/17); third studio album from the singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer
Lee DorseySoul Mine - Greatest Hits & More (05/17); reissue of 2-CD compilation
Cousin JoeFrom New Orleans (05/17); 4-CD box set
Various ArtistsMardi Gras Parade Music From New Orleans, Vol 2 (05/17); w/ Thais Clark & Topsy Chapman, Lillain Boutte, Danny Barker, Captain John Handy, Raymond Burke, Doc Souchon, Lionel Ferbos, Louis Armstrong
Film / DVDThe Mechanic (05/17); 2010 action thriller partially filmed in New Orleans and Shreveport, with appearances by Linnzi Zaorski & Olga Wilhelmine Munding
HBO Treme Music VideoI'm Gone - Shawn Colvin with Lucia Micarelli
Susan CowsillJust Believe It - Americana Remix (05/11); remixed version of Susan's 2005 release
Various ArtistsNew Orleans Bounce Essentials, Volume 2 (05/10); w/ cuts by DJ Jubilee, Hot Boy Ronald, Messy Mya, Magnolia Shorty, Gotty Boi Chris, Vockah Redu, DJ Lil' Man, Game Ova, Slugga, Katey Red, P Town Moe, Dolemite. 10th Ward Buck; also see New Orleans Bounce Essentials, Volume 1
Warren HaynesMan In Motion (05/10); latest from Gov't Mule frontman with backing by Ivan Neville (background vocals & organ), Ian McLagan (piano), George Porter Jr. (bass), Ruthie Foster (background vocals) and Ron Holloway (saxophone)
HBO Treme Music VideoGot To Get You Off My Mind - Antoine Batiste and his Soul Apostles with Wanda Rouzan
GalacticThe Other Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans (05/03); NOLA funk quintet captured live at Tipitina's (taped October 29, 2010); with guests Cyril Neville, Corey Henry, Trombone Shorty, Big Freedia, Shamarr Allen and Soul Rebels Brass Band
Zigaboo ModelisteNew Life (05/03); with Shane Theriot, Bill Summers, Eamonn Flynn, Joe Krown, Norbert Stachel, Mic Gillet, Wardell Quezerque
Linnzi ZaorskiNaughty Sweetie (05/03)
Various ArtistsThe Fire & Fury R&B Story (05/03); with cuts from Lee Dorsey, Bobby Marchan, Wilbert Harrison, Buster Brown, Elmore James and others
James AndrewsThe Big Time Stuff (05/02); latest from "Satchmo of the Ghetto"
The New Orleans Bingo! ShowVolume 3: Memory Parade (05/02); first release in over 3 years from Clint Maedgen and friends
The ScorsesesPresenting... The Scorseses - debut from NOLA rock/ska band
The White BitchThe White Bitch's Brass Balls - latest from Michael Patrick Welch
Various ArtistsBringin' Da Heat, Vol. II - Movin' (05/01); compilation features a slew of Shreveport area artists including Ron "Tarumbae" Hardy, Stanley Robinson (aka Macon), Lottie Green, The Louisiana G-Funk Family, Osibisaad Hardy, Gerard Johnson, Joe Raimer, Mike Thomas, and more
HBO Treme Music VideoNew Orleans After The City - Hot 8 Brass Band
Various Artists
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with - Season 2 (04/30); season 2 of the Sundance Channel series featured Bono, The Edge, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Ron Sexsmith, Jesse Winchester, Levon Helm, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, Allen Toussaint, Lyle Lovett, Ray LaMontagne, John Prine and Bruce Springsteen
BeatinpathGhosts (04/29); 4th album from NOLA rockers, courtesy of Threadhead Records
Irvin MayfieldA Love Letter to New Orleans (04/26); book and CD chronicling Mayfield's love affair with his city's legacy
Irvin MayfieldA Love Letter to New Orleans (04/26); CD only
Tab BenoitMedicine (04/26); features Anders Osborne on guitar, Brady Blade on drums, Ivan Neville on keyboards and Michael Doucet on fiddle; Anders co-produced the album & co-wrote several songs
SupagroupHail! Hail! (04/26); latest from the NOLA rockers
Bobby RushShow You A Good Time (04/26)
Chris ArdoinAlter Ego (04/26); reissue from 2009
HBO Treme Music VideoFrom the Corner to the Block - Galactic, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Juvenile
Kindest LinesDestructive Paths To Live Happily (04/20); lead single from NOLA trio's debut EP; digital-only release includes the cut "Colors Treasured"
KoanChronicles of a Dying Breed (04/20); debut solo release from the 9th Ward emcee and member of E.O.E.
Original Tuxedo Jazz BandOriginal Tuxedo Jazz Band Centennial Concert - recorded Live at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with Bob French, Don Vappie, Dave Bartholomew, Allen Dejean, Paul Longstreth, Stephen Walker & others
Helen GilletRunning of the Bells - features Helen on cello, loop pedal and vielle with backing from Tim Green and Doug Garrison
Allen ToussaintThe Lost Sessions (04/19)
Alexis MarceauxOrange Moon (04/19); guests include Susan Cowsill, Russ Broussard, Sam Craft, Alexandra Scott, Big Sam Williams and Craig Klein
Aurora Nealand & the Royal RosesA Tribute To Sidney Bechet: Live In New Orleans - recorded live at Preservation Hall
Various ArtistsAcadian All Star Special: The Pioneering Cajun Recordings of J.D. Miller
3-CD boxed set w/ 78 tracks and 80-page hardcover book; features Leroy "Happy Fats" LeBlanc, Oran "Doc" Guidry, Lee Sonnier, Jimmy Durbin, Jimmie Choates, Austin Pete (Pitre), Chuck Guillory, Amidie Breaux, Lionel Cormier, Aldus Roger, Cleveland Mire, Louis Spell, Papa Cairo, Abe Manuel, Jimmy Newman, Pee Wee Broussard, Terry Clement, Robert Bertrand, Laura Broussard, and more; see full track list
Jerry Lee LewisOld Time Religion (04/19); previously unreleased live recordings from 1970; with notes by Sun historian Hank Davis
VideoIf God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (04/19); Spike Lee returns to New Orleans 5 years after Katrina to see how plans to reinvent the Big Easy are playing out; follow-up to When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in 4 Acts; with Terence Blanchard, Brad Pitt, Phyllis Montana LeBlanc, and many others
The HelpKeep the Beat (04/18); debut from rock band led by Barbara Menendez (formerly with The Cold)
Thomas Johnson and The PeopleBeneath The Trees (04/15);
Kelcy MaePennies in Hand (04/15); sophomore release from the singer & songwriter
Garage A TroisAlways Be Happy But Stay Evil (04/12); new from Stanton Moore, Mike Dillon, Skerik and Marco Benevento - also available on Vinyl LP
Rebirth Brass BandRebirth of New Orleans (04/12); RBB's first release for Basin Street Records; also check out the new single, "Why You Worried 'Bout Me?"
QuintronSucre du Sauvage (04/12); recorded at New Orleans Museum of Art during the "Parallel Universe: Quintron and Miss Pussycat Live at City Park" exhibit; also available on vinyl LP
Ghetto TwiinzThem People Coming (04/12); new EP from the NOLA rap duo
GenerationalsActor-Caster (04/12); second album from Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer for Park the Van Records; get a free download from the album here
Preservation Hall Jazz BandAmerican Legacies (04/12); bluegrass and jazz meet up in this collaboration with the Del McCoury Band
New Orleans MoonshinersFrenchmen St. Parade (04/12)
Big Chief Monk BoudreauxWon't Bow Down (04/10); guests include Dr. John, Papa Mali, Jim Keltner, and members of Orgone
BookI Got the Fish in the Head: A Radiators Retrospective (04/07); Jay Mazza looks back at the career of iconic New Orleans rock band The Radiators
Spencer BohrenBlackwater Music (04/06); Spencer's son Andre Bohren (aka Dirty Johnny) of Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes guests on drums and piano (MP3 Download)
Sasha MasakowskiWishes (04/05); 2nd release from Sasha Masakowski & Musical Playground
Willie TeeI'm Only A Man (04/05); 1969 album from the late New Orleans singer, songwriter, producer and keyboard great
Dave BartholomewThe Big Beat - The Dave Bartholomew Songbook (04/05); 26 tracks from the New Orleans R&B legend's songbook
Ray DaviesSee My Friends (04/05); Kinks songs covered by Ray and guests including Bon Jovi, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Mumford & Sons, Metallica, Lucinda Williams, Alex Chilton, Paloma Faith, Amy MacDonald, Spoon, Black Francis, Gary Lightbody and Billy Corgan
Various ArtistsVieux Carre (The French Quarter) - Sounds of New Orleans (04/04); Mystery Street Records compilation with tracks from Margie Perez, Creole String Beans, Ingrid Lucia, Tom McDermott, Marc Stone, Honey Island Swamp Band, Ensemble Fatien, Paul Sanchez, and more
Tom McDermott & Evan ChristopherAlmost Native (04/02)
Dirty Bourbon River ShowVolume Two (04/02)
Big FreediaScion A/V Presents: Big Freedia (03/30); digital EP from the queen of New Orleans Bounce
Britney SpearsFemme Fatale (03/29); seventh studio album from Britney for Jive Records; first single - Hold It Against Me - available now
Wynton Marsalis & Willie Nelson Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles (03/29); taped at Rose Theater in February 2009 with special guest Norah Jones; also see the DVD "Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play the Music of Ray Charles"
101 RunnersMardi Gras Indian Funk! (03/29); featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
Marcia BallRoadside Attractions (03/29)
Henry GrayLucky Man (03/29); re-issue from 1988
Treme Brass Band & Mardi Gras IndiansTreme Traditions (03/29)
BookPreservation Hall (03/29); portrait of the celebrated jazz club with photos by Shannon Brinkman and band member interviews by Eve Abrams
Various Artists Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology (03/29); 6 CDs with 111 tracks and 200 page book; includes tracks by Bunk Johnson, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, The Boswell Sisters, Sidney Bechet, and many more
HBO's "Treme"
Treme: The Complete First Season (03/29); catch up with the HBO series based in New Orleans before Season 2 starts (in April 2011); the show features appearances by numerous NOLA and Louisiana music artists; DVD includes many bonus extras; also check out the Grammy nominated album "Treme: Music from the HBO Original Series, Season 1"
BookTraditional New Orleans Jazz - Conversations with the Men Who Make the Music (03/25); NOLA trad jazz speaks for itself; interviews with Leroy Jones, Dr. Michael White, Lionel Ferbos, Herlin Riley, Don Vappie, Gregg Stafford, Joe Torregano, Jack Maheu, Tim Laughlin, Irvin Mayfield, Lucien Barbarin, Eddie Bayard, Duke Heitger, Evan Christopher, Tom Fischer, Clive Wilson, John Royen, Brian Ogilvie and Trevor Richards; by Thomas W. Jacobsen
Soulive (DVD) Bowlive (03/23); live DVD from the Brooklyn, funk trio; guests include Robert Randolph, Ivan Neville, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, and many others
Eric LindellCazadero (03/22); Delbert McClinton sits in on one track
Marc BroussardMarc Broussard EP (03/22); four song digital EP includes both of Marc's latest singles, a bonus studio track and a live track
Eyehategod (DVD) Eyehategod - Live (03/22); 2 brutal live shows from the swamp metal road dogs; recorded in Baltimore, MD (2009) and Cleveland, OH (2010)
Shannon McNally Western Ballad (03/22); recorded at Piety Street Studios
Gucci ManeThe Return of Mr. Zone 6 (03/22); latest from the ATL based rapper; guests include Waka Flocka Flame, OJ Da Juiceman, Birdman, Master P, Webbie
BelongCommon Era (03/21); 2nd full length release from the duo of Turk Dietrich and Mike Jones; listen to new track at SoundCloud
Book & CDDirtdobber Blues: A Novel (03/21); the life story of singer & songwriter Butch Hornsby told in a touching narrative, and through his music and his art
GravyThe Hard Way (03/18); nice batch of NOLA funk/rock
Les Amies LouisianaisesLe P'’tit Chevrolet (03/15); latest release from the Cajun quartet
Various ArtistsOld School New Orleans Bounce Vol. 1 (03/15); w/ cuts by Cheeky Blakk, Fila Phil, Magnolia Slim, Ricky B., Sporty T, Lady Red, Willie Puckett, MC Spud
Jesse Lege & Joel SavoyThe Right Combination (03/15); a fresh blend of Cajun & Honky Tonk
Robert Pete WilliamsLouisiana Blues (03/15); reissue of 1967 album by the country blues legend
Lynn DrurySugar On The Floor (03/10); latest from the singer & songwriter; with Carlo Nuccio, Alex McMurray, Tommy Malone, Ivan Neville, Bill Malchow, and others
Drew YoungHome by the River (03/10); with help from Dr. John, Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne, Leslie Smith, Wardell Quezergue, Brady Blade, and others
Allen ToussaintEverything I Do Gohn Be Funky: The Hit Songs & Productions 1957-1978 (03/08); 50 tracks on 2 CDs
Fats DominoRare Dominos, Vol 1 & Vol 2 (03/08); reissue of two Fats compilations that featured tracks dating from 1949-1957; remastered with new liner notes
Dr. JohnZu Zu Soiree (03/08); compilation of early tracks
Dr. JohnThe Night Rider (03/08); another Dr. John compilation with tin case
Riley Etheridge Jr.Powder Keg (03/08); 2nd release from the singer & songwriter, with backing from Wendell Tilley, Shane Theriot, David Ellis, Larry Sieberth and Doug Belote
Various ArtistsAce Story, Volume 3 (03/08); reissue of Ace Records collection features cuts by Mac Rebennack (Dr. John), Bobby Marchan, Alvin "Red" Tyler, Frankie Ford, Huey "Piano" Smith, Earl King, Frankie Lee Sims, and others
R.E.M.Collapse Into Now (03/08); latest from the Athens, GA rockers includes tracks recorded at The Music Shed in New Orleans (watch video clips from NOLA sessions); guests include Leroy Jones, Shamarr Allen, the Bonerama Horns, Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith
Lucinda WilliamsBlessed (03/01); 12 new tracks from Lucinda w/ guests Rami Jaffe, Matthew Sweet, Greg Leisz and Elvis Costello; a Deluxe Version includes 2nd CD "The Kitchen Tapes" (with home recordings Lucinda made of each song on the day she wrote it); the LP Vinyl edition includes the 2 CDs and 2 vinyl LPs
Harry Connick Jr.In Concert on Broadway (03/01); recorded during Harry's acclaimed run at the Neil Simon Theatre - available in 4 configurations:
- order on Compact Disc - CD/DVD combo - DVD - Blu-ray
Various Artists
Nine Lives, A Musical Adaptation, Volume 1 (03/01); songs inspired by Dan Baum's book Nine Lives composed by Colman deKay and Paul Sanchez; with Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, John Boutte, Lillian Boutte, Wendell Pierce, Michael Cerveris, Kevin Griffin, Shamarr Allen, Michelle Shocked, Harry Shearer, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, The Dixie Cups, and many others - also available as MP3 download
Aaron NevilleIcon (03/01); 12 track compilation with Aaron solo cuts, Neville Brothers, Linda Rondstadt
Amede ArdoinMama, I'll Be Long Gone: The Complete Recordings of Amede Ardoin, 1929-1934 (03/01); the father of Cajun and Zydeco is celebrated with his complete 34 recordings in one deluxe 2-CD set
Jeffery BroussardReturn of the Creole (03/01); new from the Zydeco accordion great and his band the Creole Cowboys
Acadien Cajun BandSounds Like Us (TBA); third release from the contemporary Cajun quintet
Voice of the Wetlands All-StarsBox of Pictures; featuring Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, Dr. John, George Porter Jr., Johnny Vidacovich, Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, with guests Allen Toussaint, Kirk Joseph and Mitch Woods
SuplecsMad Oak Redoux (02/22); 10 new tracks from the NOLA hard rockers
Collins, Cray and CopelandShowdown! (02/22); reissue of 1985 release that won a Grammy for Albert Collins, Robert Cray and Louisiana native Johnny Copeland; includes bonus track (a cover of Guitar Slim's "Something To Remember You By")
Clarence "Frogman" Henry Is Alive and Well Living in New Orleans and Still Doin' His Thing (02/22); first time on CD for Frogman's 1969 Roulette Records album
Jo-El SonnierWhere's That Music Coming From? (02/22); new from the "King of Cajun"
Various ArtistsLet Me Tell You About The Blues: New Orleans (02/22); the evolution of New Orleans Blues on 3-CD compilation
Various ArtistsAlligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection (02/22); features cuts from Marcia Ball, Anders Osborne, Lonnie Brooks, Professor Longhair, Eric Lindell, Buckwheat Zydeco, Katie Webster, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Corey Harris, and many more
Jeff Beck (CD)Rock 'n' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul (02/22); live tribute recorded at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC in June 2010; joining Beck onstage were Imelda May, Brian Setzer, Gary U.S. Bonds and Trombone Shorty
Jeff Beck (DVD)Rock 'n' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul (02/22); live tribute recorded at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC in June 2010; joining Beck onstage were Imelda May, Brian Setzer, Gary U.S. Bonds and Trombone Shorty
Poltern KinderFeral (02/15); 6-track EP from the Tickfaw, LA metal rockers
Empress HotelEmpress Hotel (02/15); debut EP from New Orleans indie pop band for Park the Van Records; watch the video for "Mach Bach"
Various ArtistsThe Ace Records Rock 'n' Roll Story (02/15); 15 remastered classics from the vaults of Ace Records w/ new liner notes by Bill Dahl; features Frankie Ford, Huey Smith & The Clowns, Jimmy Clanton, Earl King, Alvin "Red" Tyler, Lee Dorsey & more
VA - Music of New Orleans Series Music of the Eureka Brass Band (02/15); reissue from Smithsonian Folkways (CD & MP3)
Ann-Margret & Al HirtPersonalities (02/15); re-release in the Velvet Lounge series from Bear Family Records
Marianne FaithfullHorses and High Heels (02/15); album was recorded in New Orleans, with guest appearances by Lou Reed, Dr. John and Wayne Kramer; includes a cover of Allen Toussaint's "Back in Baby's Arms"
Royal TeethLive Office Session - 8 live tracks recorded at The Office in Lafayette
Big Blue MarbleThe Big Blue Marble (02/08); their 4th studio album (MP3 download)
Panorama Brass Band17 Days (02/08);
CrowbarSever The Wicked Hand (02/08); new from NOLA sludge metal legends; also available on vinyl LP; album is available for pre-order now at iTunes
Travis Matte & the KingpinsOld School (02/08); Travis covers hits from the 50's & 60's - MP3 download available now
Various ArtistsSounds of New Orleans: Frenchmen Street (02/02); MP3 compilation with tracks from Shamarr Allen, Alex McMurray, Jesse Moore, Glen David Andrews, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Margie Perez, Paul Sanchez, Craig Klein, Holley Bendtsen & Amasa Miller, John Boutte & Matt Perrine; also available on CD
Cowboy MouthMardi Gras (02/01); EP features Carnival classics plus an acoustic version of "The Avenue" - the Bonerama Horns guest; MP3 digital download available now at and iTunes
Various Artists (DVD)Essence Music Festival Volume 3 (02/01); 2 disk DVD/CD combo with highlights from the 2010 Essence Music Festival; DVD features Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, LL Cool J, Monica, Keri Hilson, Raphael Saadiq, Gladys Knight and Charlie Wilson
Don FontenotWide Open (02/01); 12 new tracks from the accordionist and his band Les Amis De La Louisiane
DVD60 Minutes - Wynton Marsalis (01/28); segment on Wynton Marsalis aired on the CBS News series on January 2, 2011
Louis PrimaRarities & Hits 1963-1975 - A Centennial Celebration (01/25); new 24-track collection of hits and rarities straight from Louis' own Prima label archives
Various ArtistsHear Me Howling! Blues, Ballads and Beyond (01/25); 4-CD box set from Arhoolie Records includes rare or previously unreleased tracks from Lonnie Johnson, Hackberry Ramblers, John Semien & the Opelousas Playboys, Clifton Chenier, and many others
Amos LeeMission Bell (01/25); guests include Lucinda Williams, Willie Nelson, Sam Beam, Priscilla Ahn, Pieta Brown, James Gadson and Calexico
The RecruitsTru City (01/24); MP3 download
Vandell AndrewVandell Andrew (01/22); new EP from New Orleans born saxophonist (MP3 download)
Benjy Davis ProjectSincerely (01/18); new acoustic release from BDP
Delfeayo MarsalisSweet Thunder (Duke & Shak) (01/18); guests include Branford Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller, Victor Goines, Charnett Moffett, Reginald Veal and Winard Harper
Jack MaheuMy Inspiration (01/18); session recorded in 2004 features Maheu on clarinet, Jim Hession (piano), Mark Brooks (bass) and Richard Taylor (drums)
Gregg AllmanLow Country Blues (01/18); Allman's first solo album in 14 years; features backing from Doyle Bramhall II, Dr. John, Dennis Crouch and Jay Bellerose; produced by T Bone Burnett
Andy Williams (DVD)Moon River and Me (01/18); highlights from The Andy Williams Show which aired in the 1960's; guests include Henry Mancini and Al Hirt
James BookerA Taste of Honey: Live in New Orleans 1977 (01/14); re-issue of 2 CD set with performances from Tipitina's and Jazz Fest
Steve Riley & the Mamou PlayboysGrand Isle (01/12); CC Adcock produces & guests on band's 11th studio album; includes a collaboration with Quintron ("Chatterbox") and an Edith Piaf cover ("Je Ne Regret Rien")
Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong Sings - Back Through The Years - A Centennial Celebration (01/12); reissue of great Satchmo compilation
Britney SpearsHold It Against Me (01/11); first single from her forthcoming album (due in March 2011)
Steel MagnoliaSteel Magnolia (01/11); self-titled debut from hit country duo comprised of Joshua Scott Jones and New Orleans native Meghan Linsey
Lee DorseyAbsolutely The Best (01/11); 16 remastered tracks from the R&B legend; includes his biggest hits plus 8 tracks making their first appearance on CD in North America
Merritt BruniesMerritt Brunies & His Friars Inn Orchestra (01/11); collection of tracks from the late jazz man
Over the RhineThe Long Surrender (01/11); latest from the duo of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, produced by Joe Henry with a guest appearance by Lucinda Williams
Country FriedLife is Fine (01/08); third release from NOLA roots / country band
GenerationalsTrust (01/04) - compact disk - also see MP3 download
Corey Ledet & His Zydeco BandDo You Want More? (01/04) - compact disk - also see MP3 download
Plunge Tin Fish Tango (01/01); MP3 digital download; composer & trombonist Mark McGrain debuts ten new pieces and three collaborative trio improvisations; with Tim Green, James Singleton, Kirk Joseph and Tom Fitzpatrick
My Graveyard Jaw Coming Winds (01/01); MP3 digital download; 8th album from Stix duh Clown & friends
Eric LindellB-Side Gems 1995 - 2010 (01/01); MP3 digital download release features 10 songs compiled from old recordings over the last 15 years
Eric LindellLouisiana Saturday Night / Don't Bogart Me (01/01); 2-track MP3 digital single
Mageez Mageez - solid debut from Lafayette rockers made up of brothers Micheal, Bo and Ben McGehee
Some Favorites from 2010
Aaron NevilleI Know I've Been Changed (11/09); timeless Gospel songs produced by Joe Henry with Allen Toussaint on piano; MP3 Download includes bonus video & digital booklet
Various ArtistsTreme: Music from the HBO Original Series, Season 1 (10/26); with Rebirth Brass Band, John Boutte, Trombone Shorty & James Andrews, Soul Rebels, Kermit Ruffins, and many more; MP3 Download also available
Kermit RuffinsHappy Talk (10/26); latest from NOLA trumpeter and star of HBO's "Treme"
Various ArtistsGet You A Healin' - Special Anniversary Re-Release (08/31); re-issue of the 1999 New Orleans Musicians' Clinic benefit album with bonus tracks
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk Everybody Want Sum - great batch of NOLA funk with guests Eric Krasno and the Groovline Horns
Dr. JohnTribal (08/03); Grammy nominated swamp funk from the Dr.
Anders OsborneAmerican Patchwork (04/27); maybe his best release to date
Trombone ShortyBackatown (04/20); Grammy nominated release from NOLA superstar
GalacticYa-Ka-May (02/09); with guests Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Big Freedia, Katey Red, Sissy Nobby, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band
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