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2013 CD / MP3 / DVD Releases by New Orleans & Louisiana Music Artists
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Mardi Gras Music Our handpicked list of carnival classics, plus Mardi Gras Indian tunes, New Orleans party favorites, and more
Music on Video Videos and DVDs on New Orleans and Louisiana music - concerts, film bios, documentaries, and more - also see our Online Concert Archive page
Music Books Great reads on New Orleans and Louisiana music, music artists, and culture
Grammy Nominees Music from 2014 New Orleans & Louisiana Grammy nominees - PJ Morton, Hunter Hayes, Tim McGraw, Terence Blanchard, Allen Toussaint, Bobby Rush, Hot 8 Brass Band, Zachary Richard, Terrance Simien, Mikky Ekko and Brother Dege, and more
2013 CD / MP3 / DVD Releases
Flow Tribe At Capacity (12/13); funk rockers captured live at Tipitina's in New Orleans on September 6, 2013
The Mercy Brothers Holy Ghost Power (12/03); re-issue of their debut album
Boozoo Chavis & His Magic Sounds Festival Stage 1989 (11/26); late Zydeco legend captured live at Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in 1989
James Booker Classified: Remixed and Expanded (10/15); reissue of 1982 album from the late NOLA whiz includes 9 previously unreleased tracks, and new liner notes by Scott Billington - a limited edition 2-LP vinyl version is also available
Anders Osborne Peace (10/08); new studio album recorded at Dockside Studios in Maurice, LA was produced by Osborne and Warren Riker
Allen Toussaint Songbook (09/24); live CD recorded at Joe's Pub in New York City in 2009 - a deluxe edition, with a DVD of the performances & an in-depth interview, will also be available
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Say That To Say This (09/10); 3rd release for Verve Music was produced by Raphael Saadiq - guest performers include The Meters, Cyril Neville, and Saadiq
Cyril Neville Magic Honey (09/10); backing from Mean Willie Green, Cranston Clements, Carl Dufrene and Norman Caesar - guests include Gaynielle Neville, Omari Neville, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Walter Trout, and Mike Zito
Cowboy Mouth This Train (09/03); 2012 self-released album gets national distribution via Elm City Records and EMI Label Services
The Rides Can't Get Enough (08/27); "supergroup" featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Stephen Stills and Barry Goldberg release an homage to the original 1968 Super Session album featuring Stills, Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Barry Goldberg
August Alsina Downtown: Life Under The Gun (08/20); acclaimed R&B singer & New Orleans native's debut release for Def Jam Records
Royal Teeth Glow (08/13); their debut full length album
Bipolaroid Twin Language (08/13); their fourth studio album will be available on CD and 180-gram vinyl
Paul Allen & the Underthinkers Everywhere At Once (08/06); debut release from the Microsoft co-founder and his band - guests include Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, and Ivan Neville
Dumpstaphunk Dirty Word (07/30); 3rd album from Ivan Neville & Dumpstaphunk w/ guest appearances from Art Neville, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Rebirth Brass Band, Ani DiFranco, Skerik, and Flea (of Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Buddy Guy Rhythm & Blues (07/30); new 2-CD set from the blues legend, with guests including Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart, and Aerosmith members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford
Honey Island Swamp Band Cane Sugar (07/30); 4th studio album from HISB
Jazz at Preservation Hall The Eureka Brass Band of New Orleans (07/30); remastered album from Atlantic Records recorded at Preservation Hall in 1962 - lineup features Peter Bocage, "Kid Sheik" Cola, Percy Humphrey, Oscar "Chicken" Henry, Albert Warner, Willie Humphrey, Emanuel Paul, Wilbert Tillman, Josiah "Cie" Frazier and Robert Lewis
Jazz at Preservation Hall Billie & DeDe Pierce / Jim Robinson's New Orleans Band (07/30); remastered album from Atlantic Records recorded at Preservation Hall in 1962 - lineup features De De Pierce. Louis Nelson, George Lewis, Billie Pierce, Papa John Joseph and Abbey "Chinee" Foster / Jim Robinson, Ernie Cagnolatti, Louis Cottrell, Emanuel Sayles, Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau and Alfred Williams
Jazz at Preservation Hall Paul Barbarin & His Jazz Band / Punch Miller's Bunch & George Lewis (07/30); remastered album from Atlantic Records recorded at Preservation Hall in 1962 - lineup features Paul Barbarin, Ernie Cagnolatti, Waldren "Frog" Joseph, Louis Cottrell, Lester Santiago, Emanuel Sayles and Placide Adams / Punch Miller, Louis Nelson, George Lewis, Emanuel Sayles, Papa John Joseph and Abbey "Chinee" Foster
Jazz at Preservation Hall The George Lewis Band of New Orleans (07/30); remastered album from Atlantic Records recorded at Preservation Hall in 1962 - features George Lewis, Isaac "Snookum" Russell, Papa John Joseph, Joe Watkins, Avery "Kid" Howard, Jim Robinson, Emanuel Sayles and Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau
Various Artists The Smurfs 2: Music from and Inspired By (07/30); features cuts by Britney Spears ("Ooh La La") and Buckwheat Zydeco ("Tutti Frutti"), plus Cady Groves, Owl City, Nelly Furtado, Right Said Fred, Kiana Brown & others
Rich Gang Rich Gang (07/23); rap collective led by Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan 'Birdman' Williams also features Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Mystikal, Mack Maine, Future, R. Kelly, Yo Gotti, Ace Hood, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Tyga, Kendrick Lamar, Cory Gunz, Busta Rhymes, Detail, French Montana, Bow Wow, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Limp Bizkit, Flo Rida, and Caskey
Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals Walk Through Exits Only (07/16); first solo album from Phil Anselmo, the frontman for legendary heavy metal bands Pantera and Down - on his own Housecore Records label
Kevin Gates Stranger Than Fiction (07/16); first official release by the Baton Rouge rapper - also check out his mixtape The Luca Brasi Story, which was re-released by Atlantic Records
Aaron Neville Icon: Gospel (07/16); compilation of Gospel tracks
Various Artists A Road Leading Home - Songs By Dan Penn (07/16); includes Penn covers by Irma Thomas, Linda Gail Lewis, and many others
Robert Randolph & The Family Band Lickety Split (07/16); 11 originals, plus covers of "Love Rollercoaster" (Ohio Players) and "Good Lovin'" (The Rascals) - includes guest appearances by Trombone Shorty and Carlos Santana
Preservation Hall Jazz Band That's It! (07/09); PHJB's first album of all original music in their fifty year history - produced by Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Ben Jaffe
Various Artists The Lone Ranger: Wanted (07/02); music inspired by the film - includes a new track from Lucinda William ("Everything But the Truth"), plus cuts from Ben Kweller, Grace Potter, Iron & Wine, The Rubens, Gomez, The Aggrolites, White Buffalo, Iggy Pop, Sara Watkins, and others
Creole Stomp Pipeliners Blues: Doin' Time (07/02); Creole, Cajun, Zydeco and Blues from band led by fiddler & accordionist Dennis Stroughmatt
Kiné McKay I'm So New Orleans (07/02); debut EP from the New Orleans songstress
Hurray for the Riff Raff My Dearest Darkest Neighbor (07/01) - reissue of limited edition album of cover songs from 2012
Jealous Monk I Love, I Hustle (06/28); new batch of funky hip hop from Jermaine Quiz and MC Intelligence
Various Artists Let Me Play This For You: Rare Cajun Recordings (06/25); collection includes all of Percy Babineaux & Bixy Guidry's 1929 recordings, and most of Angelas LeJeune's 1929-1930 recordings with Denus (Dennis) McGee & Ernest Fruge - set also includes the newly 'discovered' 78 of Blind Uncle Gaspard & Delma Lachney
Various Artists Bluesin' by the Bayou (06/25); compilation of tracks from the studios of J.D. Miller and Eddie Shuler, with cuts from Lightnin' Slim, Lazy Lester, Slim Harpo, Lonesome Sundown, Silas Hogan, Jimmy Dotson, Joe Rich, Jimmy Anderson, Talton Miller, Clifton Chenier, Boozoo Chavis, Thaddeus Declouet & others
Pacifico Without Heroes (06/18); 9th studio release from the Baton Rouge based indie pop-rockers
Trin-I-Tee 5:7 Trin-I-Tee 5:7 Hits (06/18)
Tommy Malone Natural Born Days (06/18); first solo release in 12 years from the Subdudes singer, songwriter and guitarist - with backing from Jon Cleary, Doug Belote, David Hyde, Shane Theriot, and Susan Cowsill
Pine Leaf Boys Danser (06/18); fifth studio album
Hunter Hayes Hunter Hayes (Encore) (06/18); expanded edition of his major-label debut includes seven new tracks
Katey Red Katey's Hits (06/13); compilation of new and classic tracks from New Orleans Bounce diva
Sherry T. Broussard (Book) Louisiana's Zydeco (06/17); 128 page softcover book is a snapshot of some of the many musicians who live and play the homegrown music known as Zydeco
Harry Connick Jr. Every Man Should Know (06/11); 12 new originals - guests include Branford Marsalis & Wynton Marsalis
Mike Zito Gone to Texas (06/11); solo release from Royal Southern Brotherhood guitarist & vocalist - guests include Delbert McClinton, Sonny Landreth, Susan Cowsill and Lewis Stephens
Davell Crawford My Gift To You (06/11); Davell Crawford's first release in 14 years, and his debut for Basin Street Records - guests include Dr. John, Big Freedia, Donald Harrison, Bobbi Humphrey, Nicholas Payton, Steve Riley, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Detroit Brooks, Clarence Johnson III, June Yamagishi & more
Travis Matte Old Time Cajun Songs (06/07); Travis plays old school Cajun tunes on his 9th studio album
Sports & Leisure Fitness (05/31); debut EP from NOLA indie rock band
Meschiya Lake Foolers' Gold (05/31) - new release from Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns
Strange Roux Boogieman (05/28); debut EP from New Orleans swamp rock band
Kermit Ruffins We Partyin' Traditional Style! (05/28)
Terence Blanchard Magnetic (05/28); ten original songs from Blanchard and his quintet (Brice Winston, Fabian Almazon, Joshua Crumbly, Kendrick Scott), with guest appearances from Ron Carter, Ravi Coltrane and Lionel Loueke
Yvette Landry No Mans Land (05/28); 2nd solo release; guests include Bill Kirchen, Cindy Cashdollar, Geno Delafose, Lil Buck Sinegal, Dirk Powell, Richard Comeaux, and Joel Savoy
Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw & Aaron Tippin All in the Same Boat (05/28); 3 country stars join forces on a collaborative album inspired by the trio's current tour
John Fogerty Wrote a Song for Everyone (05/28); all-star duets album features Fogerty hooking up with Foo Fighters, Dawes, My Morning Jacket, Bob Seger, and others - Allen Toussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band join Fogerty and Jennifer Hudson on a remake of "Proud Mary"
Dirty Bourbon River Show Volume 4 (05/25)
J.J. Caillier & the Zydeco Knockouts I Can Give You What You Want (05/21); 6th release from the Lafayette, LA accordionist
Aaron Neville My True Story (05/21); DVD of Aaron Neville's PBS special recorded at the Brooklyn Bowl in November 2012
Hot 8 Brass Band Tombstone (05/21); 3rd LP from the Hot 8
Various Artists Swamp People (05/21); compilation of tunes inspired by the TV series - with tracks by The Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Buckwheat Zydeco, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, Hank Williams, Beausoleil, Amanda Show, Chris Ardoin, Zachary Richard, D.L. Menard, Bobby Charles, Jerry Reed, and Steel Bill (aka Billy Joe Tharpe)
Mad Conductor MC Rises (05/17)
Baby Bee The Shaker (05/14); new EP from brothers Joe Stark and David Stark - also check out their previous project Sons of William
PJ Morton New Orleans (05/14); singer, songwriter, producer, and Grammy winner makes his major label debut for Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records - guests include Stevie Wonder, Busta Rhymes and Adam Levine
Irma Thomas In Between Tears (05/14); remastered album from 1973 features Duane Allman and Jerry 'Swamp Dogg' Williams, Jr.
Trace Adkins Love Will ... (05/14); country star's 11th studio album
Les Freres Michot Dedans le Sud de la Louisiane (05/14)
Kelcy Mae The Fire (05/14); new 5-track EP from the NOLA based singer and songwriter
Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes 2000 Days - latest studio album from JSDN
West Without West Without - debut release from Baton Rouge indie / alternative rock band
Flow Tribe Painkiller (05/07); 5-track EP from the NOLA funk rockers
Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience Dockside Sessions (04/30); guests include Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Shannon McNally, and Terrance's daughter, Marcella Simien
Andrew Duhon The Moorings (04/30); latest from the New Orleans singer and songwriter was produced by Trina Shoemaker
John Michael Rouchell The Separation (04/27); new EP from the artist formerly known as MyNameIsJohnMichael
Jim McCormick The Middle of the River (04/26); new solo release from songwriter McCormick
Mia Borders Quarter-Life Crisis (04/25); Mia's latest was produced by Anders Osborne
Bonerama Shake It Baby (04/23); 12 new studio tracks, with guest appearances by Dr. John, Mike Mills, George Porter Jr., Dave Malone, and Mike Dillon
Joe Krown Trio Soul Understanding (04/23); new from Joe Krown, Walter "Wolfman" Washington & Russell Batiste Jr.
Super Water Sympathy Hydrogen Child (04/23); 2nd release from the Shreveport, LA pop band
Luke Winslow King The Coming Tide (04/23); his third full length album - w/ Esther Rose, Ben Polcer, Rick Trolsen, Cassidy Holden, Rich Levinson, Chris Johnson, Bruce Brackman, and Tom Saunders
The Breton Sound Maps (04/23); new EP from the NOLA rock band
Robert Palmer Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley (04/23); remastered collectors edition of the 1974 LP that featured Lowell George, Allen Toussaint, and The Meters - includes 4 bonus tracks #willpower (04/23); guests include Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Juicy J, Miley Cyrus, Skylar Grey, 2NE1, Lil Wayne and Britney Spears
Shannon McNally with Dr. John Small Town Talk (04/16); Digital MP3 version - McNally's tribute to late, great singer & songwriter Bobby Charles - guests include Dr. John, the Lower 911, Vince Gill, Derek Trucks, Luther Dickinson, Will Sexton, Mickey Raphael, Alonzo Bowens, Jason Mingledorf, and Charlie Miller + string arrangements from the late Wardell Quezergue - album is also available on Vinyl LP and Compact Disc
Brass Bed The Secret Will Keep You (04/16); 3rd full length LP from Lafayette, LA rock band - CD, Vinyl and MP3 versions available
Panorama Jazz Band Dance of the Hot Earth (04/15); live album recorded at the Old U.S. Mint and the Spotted Cat
Fi Yi Yi & the Mandingo Warriors Fi Yi Yi & the Mandingo Warriors (04/12); Mardi Gras Indian tribe led by Big Chief Victor Harris
The Tin Men Avocado Woo Woo (04/09); first release in 8 years from Washboard Chaz, Matt Perrine and Alex McMurray
Dave Jordan Bring Back Red Raspberry (04/03); follow-up to 2010's "These Old Boots" - guests include Anders Osborne and Joe Krown
Generationals Heza (04/02); new Generationals LP was recorded at Jim Eno's Public Hifi in Austin, producer Daniel Black's Bent Black studio in D.C., and the band's hometown of New Orleans
Nathan Abshire Master of the Cajun Accordion: The Classic Swallow Recordings (04/02); remastered collection features Abshire with the Pine Grove Boys and the Balfa Brothers
Various Artists The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver (04/02); covers of Denver's most popular songs by a diverse group of artists including Dave Matthews, Train, My Morning Jacket, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Allen Stone, Amos Lee, Brett Dennen, Evan Dando, Lucinda Williams, and others
Spencer Bohren Tempered Steel (04/01); Bohren showcases his lapsteel guitar skills on his latest LP
Lil Wayne I Am Not a Human Being II (03/26); Weezy's sequel to 2010's 'I Am Not a Human Being', and follow up to 'Tha Carter IV' - guests include Drake, 2 Chainz, Gudda Gudda, Soulja Boy, Juicy J, and Trina
Lil Wayne I Am Not a Human Being II - Deluxe Edition (03/26); same as above, plus 3 bonus tracks
Book The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band: More than a Century of a New Orleans Icon (03/21); author Sally Newhart's definitive and captivating history of the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band from inception to present, including oral histories, archival photos, discography and a previously unpublished complete list of members since 1910
Bing Crosby Bing in Dixieland (03/19); remastered collection finds Crosby paired with a series of small Dixieland combos - includes guest appearances by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars
Various Artists "The Walking Dead" Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 (03/19); music from the AMC TV series, with cuts by Baby Bee (Joe Stark & David Stark), Bear McCreary, Jamie N Commons, Voxhaul Broadcast, Emily Kinney & Lauren Cohan, Delta Spirit, Of Monsters and Men, and Fink
Various Artists Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' by the Bayou (03/19); ACE Records compilation, with tracks from Rockin' Sidney, Tabby Thomas, Clarence Garlow, Charles "Mad Dog" Sheffield, Morris "Big" Chenier, Thaddus DeClouet, Talton Miller, etc.
Steve Masakowski Things I Like (03/15); latest from the jazz guitarist and educator
Shelly Waters Swamp Pop Princess (03/13); debut album from Rayne, Louisiana native
Sex Party #Wesofamis (03/12); debut EP from the party rap duo on Quickie Mart's Super Mart Produce label
Ray Abshire & Friends All Night Long (Tous la Nuit) (03/12); Cajun accordionist and vocalist is joined by Courtney Granger, Jimmy Breaux, Kevin Wimmer, and his sons, Travis and Brent
Coyotes Good Times Old (03/07); new EP from the NOLA-based band
Various Artists New Orleans Gris Gris (03/05); 2-CD compilation with 50 tracks features Dr John, Irma Thomas, Prince La La, Tami Lynn, Robert Parker, Barbara Lynn, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Eddie Bo, and many more
The Blue Trees Rebirth of Blue (03/01); debut release
Terence Higgins & Swampgrease Rage 'til Sunrise (02/26); 2nd release from Swampgrease featuring Higgins, Nigel Hall, Calvin Turner, Andrew Block and John Notto - guests include the Snarky Puppy Horns, Eric McFadden, Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville and Nick Daniels
Nicholas Payton #BAM Live at Bohemian Caverns (02/26); recorded live in Washington, D.C. on November 3, 2012 with Lenny White and Vicente Archer - debut release for Payton's own imprint, BMF Records
Next Collective Cover Art (02/19); ensemble comprised of rising jazz stars features saxophonists Logan Richardson and Walter Smith III, guitarist Matthew Stevens, keyboardists Gerald Clayton and Kris Bowers, bassist Ben Williams, drummer Jamire Williams, and special guest trumpeter, Christian Scott
Jason Marsalis In A World of Mallets (02/19); new from the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet and Basin Street Records
Bobby Rush Down in Louisiana (02/19); 11 new tracks from the blues legend and Homer, Louisiana native
Yakk Bos Grunniens (02/19); debut EP from Lafayette, LA prog rock band
Various Artists Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys (02/19); 2-CD compilation of sea shanties features cuts from Tom Waits w/ Keith Richards, Dr. John, Ivan Neville, Katey Red & Big Freedia, Gavin Friday w/ Shannon McNally, Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe w/ Courtney Love, Richard Thompson, Shane MacGowan, Patti Smith, Robyn Hitchcock, Beth Orton, and others
Various Artists Boppin' By The Bayou Again (02/19); new batch of vintage Louisiana rock 'n' roll features several rare & previously unreleased tracks, cuts by Al Ferrier, Johnny Jano, Pee Wee Trahan (aka Tommy Todd), Jay Chevalier, Rod Bernard, Warren Storm, Rocket Morgan, Vince Anthony, Mickey Gilley, Gene Terry, Jim Oertling, Perry LaPointe, Milton Allen, Rusty Kershaw, Cajun Joe, Tony Perreau, J.C. Politz, Bert Bradley, Glenn Owens, Robert Owens, Wiley Jeffers, and The Teen Hearts - also see Boppin' By The Bayou, Vol 1
Anders Osborne Three Free Amigos (02/12); new EP features six Osborne originals - Anders is backed on some tracks by his road band (Carl Dufrene & Eric Bolivar), and on others he's joined by Michael Burkhart on Hammond B3 organ, Johnny Sansone on harmonica and accordion, Billy Iuso on acoustic guitar and Maggie Koerner on background vocals
Various Artists Cajun Honky Tonk: The Khoury Recordings, Volume 2 (02/12); classic honky tonk recordings made in Texas and Louisiana between 1947-1957 for the legendary Khoury label, with tracks by Blackie Fruge, Cleveland Crochet, Nathan Abshire, Lawrence Walker, Virgel Bozman, Jimmy Choates, Wilson Granger, Tan Benoit, and more; also see Cajun Honky Tonk, Volume 1
Gregory Agid Quartet Mystery Blues (02/09); debut release from the jazz clarinetist was produced by Delfeayo Marsalis
Joel Savoy Joel Savoy's Honky Tonk Merry-Go-Round (02/05); Cajun infused country music w/ help from David Greely, Rose Sinclair, Daniel Coolik, Eric Frey, Glenn Fields, Linzay Young, Courtney Granger, Wilson Savoy, Yvette Landry, Anna Laura Edmiston, Kelli Jones-Savoy, Emma Young, and Chas Justus
Harry Connick Jr. Smokey Mary (02/05); limited release album is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Krewe of Orpheus - features nine new songs, plus two tracks from Harry’s 'Star Turtle' album
Tim McGraw Two Lanes of Freedom (02/05); McGraw's first release for Big Machine Records; McGraw is joined by Keith Urban and Taylor Swift on the track "Highway Don't Care"
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet From Bamako to Carencro (01/29); debut release for new label Compass Records was recorded at Dockside Studios in Maurice, LA
Rosie Ledet Slap Your Mama (01/29); new release from Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys - MP3 digital version available now
Aaron Neville My True Story (01/22); Aaron's debut for Blue Note Records - produced by Keith Richards and Don Was - finds Neville revitalizing some of his favorite songs from the doo-wop era and beyond; Aaron is backed by Keith Richards on guitar, Greg Leisz on guitar, Benmont Tench on organ, George G. Receli on drums, and Tony Scherr on bass
Tim McGraw Tim McGraw & Friends (01/22); collection of duets features McGraw with Faith Hill, Jo Dee Messina, Ray Benson, Tony Bennett, Tracy Lawrence, Randy Travis, Jerry Lee Lewis & Jon Brion, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kenny Rogers, Colt Ford, and Lionel Richie
Various Artists New Orleans Funk Volume 2 (01/22); 25 track compilation, with Cyril Neville, Art Neville, Porgy Jones, The Gaturs, Danny White, The Prime Mates, Warren Lee, G. Davis & R. Tyler, Jimmy Hicks, Joe Chopper & The Swinging 7 Soul Band, Betty Harris, Johnny Moore, and others - available on CD and Vinyl LP
Various Artists Grammy Nominees 2013 (01/22); includes Frank Ocean's "Pyramids" and Hunter Hayes' "Wanted" plus tracks by Kelly Clarkson, Alabama Shakes, Fun., The Lumineers, The Black Keys, Gotye, Katy Perry, Florence + The Machine, Pink, Maroon 5, Carly Rae Jepsen, Miguel, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, Bruce Springsteen, Jack White, Muse, Coldplay, and Adele
Various Artists They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration (01/22); live recordings from Arhoolie Foundation benefit concerts held in February 2011 - box set with 4 CDs plus 192 page book - features David Doucet, Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, Savoy Family Band, Treme Brass Band, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, The Campbell Brothers, Maria Muldaur, and more
All People Communicate (01/18); debut from New Orleans based punk / dub / rock band
Book Legendary Locals of New Orleans (01/14); from Edward J. Branley; profiles of Buddy Bolden, Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Ellen DeGeneres, Archie Manning, Leah Chase, and many more
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals + Warbeast War of the Gargantuas (01/08); 4 song split EP features Phil Anselmo solo material plus 2 tracks from Housecore Records thrash rockers Warbeast - Anselmo is backed by Marzi Montazeri, Bennett Bartley, and José Manuel Gonzales
Video / DVD Music From the Big House (01/08); Canadian singer Rita Chiarelli takes a pilgrimage to Angola Prison and performs with inmates serving life sentences
Various Artists Girls Soundtrack Volume 1: Music From The HBO Original Series (01/04); deluxe digital version; includes tracks by Fun., Santigold, Grouplove, Michael Penn, Tegan & Sara, Generationals, Belle & Sebastian, Fleet Foxes, The Vaccines, Oh Land, Harper Simon, Icona Pop, Sleigh Bells, and White Sea
Various Artists Still Spicy Gumbo Stew (01/02); digital release of classic LP from Harold Battiste's AFO Records w/ tracks from Willie Tee, Barbara George, Tami Lynn, Dr. John, Wallace Johnson, Eddie Bo, Alvin Robinson, The Tick Tocks, Nookie Boy, James Booker, and more
Various Artists More Gumbo Stew (01/02); digital release of classic LP from Harold Battiste's AFO Records w/ tracks from Willie Tee, Barbara George, Tami Lynn, Prince La La, Dr. John & Ronnie Barron, Wallace Johnson, Eddie Bo, Alvin Robinson, The Tick Tocks, Johnny Adams, and more
Various Artists Gumbo Stew (01/02); digital release of classic LP from Harold Battiste's AFO Records w/ tracks from Willie Tee, Barbara George, Tami Lynn, Prince La La, Dr. John & Ronnie Barron, Wallace Johnson, Eddie Bo, Alvin Robinson, The Tick Tocks, Melvin Lastie, Nookie Boy, and more
Various Artists The Ace Story, Volume 5 (01/01); compilation from Johnny Vincent's Ace Records label, with tracks from Johnny Fairchild, Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns (with Danny White), Albert Scott, Jesse Allen, Bobby Webb, Elton Anderson, Frankie Lee Sims, Calvin Spears, Alvin "Red" Tyler & The Gyros, Earl King, Ronnie & The Delinquents, Big Boy Myles, Eddie Bo, Sugar Boy Crawford, Jimmy Clanton & His Rockets, Lee Dorsey, and more - also see The Ace Story, Volumes 1, 2, 3 & 4
Bruce Daigrepont Jamais de la Vie (01/01)
The Tomatoes Into the Blackout - latest from the NOLA rockers
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