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One Track Mind: Henry Butler + Steven Bernstein, “Gimme a Pigfoot” from Viper’s Drag (2014)

One Track Mind: Henry Butler + Steven Bernstein, “Gimme a Pigfoot” from Viper’s Drag (2014)

This is music that builds on the past – rather than fetishizing it.

The New Orleans Social Club – Sing Me Back Home (2005)

by Derrick Lord Faith is a difficult and complicated thing. If you understand that much you likely also realize that even the strongest faith is doomed to eventually be tested by hard times.

Jeff Golub Band, featuring Henry Butler – The Three Kings (2011)

Jeff Golub, a longtime sideman with Rod Stewart and Billy Squier, has compiled the expected all-star amalgam in this tribute to the blues stylings of The Three Kings — Albert, B.B. and Freddie.

Irma Thomas – Simply Grand (2008)

Irma Thomas – Simply Grand (2008)

Irma Thomas, whose Louisiana legend of a voice has darkened into a more expressive place, is taking a similar career tack. The new “Simply Grand,” in fact, finds Thomas moving deeper into the emotional underpinnings of her best work at a time when safer environs would probably be more profitable. That perhaps started with her most recent recording on Rounder,Read More

Snooks Eaglin (1936-2009): An Appreciation

Snooks Eaglin (1936-2009): An Appreciation

by Nick DeRiso Snooks Eaglin, who had been battling prostate cancer, shot to prominence on the strength of 1959’s “New Orleans Street Singer,” a record that even today is a revelation. Mostly, because it sounds nothing like Eaglin, who was as modern and as inventive and as non-traditional as they came. Still, for all of the foot-stomping joys of hisRead More

Movies: Rhythm 'n' Bayous: A Road Map to Louisiana Music (2001)

by Nick DeRiso This two-hour documentary explores music from both southern and northern Louisiana, a rare tip of the hat to both traditions. So you have the expected segments on Acadiana- and New Orleans-based standouts Rosie Ledet, the Hackberry Ramblers, Henry Butler, Nathan Williams and the Jambalaya Cajun Band, among others. But respected filmmaker Robert Mugge (“Deep Blues,” 1991) alsoRead More

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