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101 Proof Zydeco

The title says it all! What other Zydeco compilation has The King “Clifton Chenier,” his court of Princes’, Rockin’ Dopsie, Boozoo Chavis, Rockin’ Sidney, Lynn August, Nathan Williams, John Delafose, Terrance Simien & Zachary Richard. There is now way to stop dancing to this music! Listen at your own risk! If you love Zydeco, this CD is for you.

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A. HAYS TOWN

A. HAYS TOWN changed the face of the Louisiana house. In a career that includes designing more than five hundred homes, he has led architects, builders, and homeowners to embrace the finest elements of Louisiana’s rich architectural past. Almost every home built in Louisiana during the last twenty years is in some way inspired by Towns work. The Town original, though, still stands out as dynamic yet timeless, elegant yet earthy, refined yet muscular, and above all dramatic to the eye yet soothing to the spirit.

The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town honors his legacy as Louisiana’s premier residential architect. Color photographs of numerous homes – including Town’s own – Philip Gould combined with an illuminating text by Cyril E. Vetter produce a volume that captures the appeal and beauty of the states finest architectural tradition.

Town established a successful commercial practice in Baton Rouge in 1939, but in the 1960’s at an age when many people are considering retirement, he turned to his abiding passion – residential architecture. Throughout this chapter of his career, he perfected and expanded his inimitable style and emerged as one of the most prominent architects in the South.

Town’s residential designs are perceptibly influenced by the diverse culture of Louisiana. His synthesis of the classic Acadian cottage (with its raised front porch and exterior stairs), Spanish courtyards, and exterior French doors with Creole influenced full-length shutters achieves an original confluence of seemingly disparate yet elegantly balanced seems and forms. Other Town trademarks include pigeonniers, tree alleys, thirteen-foot ceilings, heavy use of such woods as cypress and heart of pine, plantation-style separate structures, and brick floors with a special beeswax finish.

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Alvin Batiste – songs, words and messages connections

What else can be said about one of the maestro’s of Louisiana Music. He has taught some of America’s young turks, performed with legends and been a conduit to the spirit’s who deliver us Jazz! World Class taste, ambiance, culture, soul, melody, rhythm, beat, Music…Alvin Batiste…buy this CD or be left in the trenches.

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Baton Rouge High Jazz Ensemble

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  • Pick Up The Pieces
  • Lonnie’s Lament
  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • When Sunny Gets Blue
  • Punkin Patch
  • D-Rock
  • Esparanza
  • Triste
  • Jaun Of The Days

Baton Rouge High School has a legacy unmatched in Baton Rouge and is unquie internationally, in that it has a AM & FM radio station on campus. Students get first hand experience from operating the station. BRMHS also, has a very distinguished music department under the direction of Bobby Campo. Students flock to his program to be a part of one of the best. This cd, recorded live and produced by Campo will impress and you are sure to listen over and over again. Most of these student are aiming towards being professional musicians and sound like it already.

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Big Easy Soundtrack

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  • What’s Shakin On The Bayou / The Zydeco Hounds
  • Trick Bag / Luther Kent
  • Loup Garou / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
  • Princess Lala / Irma Thomas
  • Pride & Joy / Raful Neal
  • Te Ni Ne Na Nu / Major Handy
  • See Ya Later Alligator / Bobby Charles
  • I’m A Hog For You / Clifton Chenier
  • New Orleans Ladies / Hoyt Garrick
  • Bayou Country / Duke Bardwell
  • I Miss Ya’ll / John Fred
  • Bayou Teche / Coteau
  • Christmas In The Swamp / Gary Vincent – Wayne Carson

The music bridged Lafayette, Southwest Louisiana and New Orleans in a manner not previously combined. The Dixie Cups, Professor Longhair, The Neville Brothers, Zachary Richard, Dewey Balfa, Beausoliel. Check it out.

Groovin’, Smooth, Jump Street, Buck Jivin’, Dancin’ MUSIC!

So what’s this BACK TO THE BIG EASY CD about? Well let me explain.

These artists, these recordings, this music is! It just is! Hey, If you hear it you will feel it! All of it. THE INGREDIENTS ON THIS DISC MAKES UP WHAT WE CALL A “HELL OF A POT OF GUMBO”! EACH ARTIST ON THIS DISC HAS HIS OR HER OWN RECORDINGS. ALL BUT ONE ARE SOME OF THE MOST HERALDED AND LEAST KNOWN THAT I COULD PUT TOGETHER. And that one is indefinably unique.

The Zydeco Hounds are butt shakin’ middle class white boys. Luther Kent has the biggest, most soulfully melodic voice in the cosmos. Irma Thomas is the Queen of Louisiana Rhythm and Soul. Raful Neal is a Blues Legend! Major Handy, also known as a “Zydeco bad boy” is a best kept secret. Bobby Charles?, You Never heard of him?, ask Fats Domino, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Etta James. Clifton Chenier, “The forever King of Zydeco”. Hoyt Garrick, well sometimes great songwriters never venture far from home. Duke Bardwell, an ole chunk of coal surrounding a soulful, melodic vocal diamond. John Fred, it can not be said, that there are many like him around, he’s a Rock n Roll singer. Coteau, this assembly of musicians represents the absolute best Cajun music has to offer! Clarence ” Gatemouth” Brown, (in Chinese) How you say? The Real Thing! A Grand Master. The “sumbitch” can PLAY!
Gary Vincent and Wayne Trahan, ok, these are that one. The magnitude of the lyrical thought and musical content. Make this the epitome of it all!

Johnny Palazzotto

“A little bit of creole cajun, bayou swamp pop, zydeco blues and Rock n’ Roll from the Mother of all American Music, New Orleans, Louisiana, baby! This Music doesn’t happen just anywhere!”

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Bonnie Murray Tamblyn – Return of the Rainbow Girl

This collection of recordings includes some legends of American Music.

Recorded at Haji Sound, The Record Plant, Aspen Studios, RCA Studios, Abbey Sound, Producers Workshop and The Forum (live). Bonnie Murray Tamblyn is as Amber Tamblyn says, ” Rock n’ Roll’s hidden heart of gold” Checkout The Rainbow Girl, you will be glad you did. Great songs, great players, great music.

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Cook n’ Blues

Eat to the Music

Every once in a while a unique idea materializes. Cook n’ Blues is one of those ideas. A number of America’s, but mostly Louisiana, artist have contributed family recipes of Louisiana’s unique cuisine. Louisiana is famous for food and music, this cook book accentuates the legacy. Examples: Deacon John’s “Oyster Dressing”, Gatemouth Brown’s “Gates Chicken”, Luther Kent’s “Artichokes”, Raful Neal “Crawfish Etouffee’ “, George Porter’s “Mama’s Greaseless Pork Chops” are just a few of the delicacies in Cook n’ Blues.

Partial proceeds to be donated to charities benefiting musicians.

 

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Deacon John – Live at The New Orleans Jazz & Hertiage Festival

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  • Happy Home
  • No Love In My Heart
  • You Upset Me Baby
  • That’s Alright
  • Mother-in-Law Blues
  • Mama Talk To Your Daughter
  • Starting At The Crossroads
  • Sweet Little Angel
  • Amazing Grace
  • Shake Your Money Maker

Deacon John & The Ivories “Live at The New Orleans Jazz Festival” is just as good as having been there, at this point in time! Deacon and The Ivories never disappoint and this recording of the 1994 performance at the Fairgrounds in New Orleans is real partying music. Gotta, gotta, gotta have.

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Deacon John – Singer Of Song

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  • Singer Of Song
  • Is It Love
  • Love Is Life
  • It’s Easy To Love You
  • Retribution/Contribution
  • Just The Two OF Us
  • Tell It Like It Is
  • To Love The Wrong Person
  • Is It Alright
  • I Can Do Anything
  • Groove People
  • Feel Free

Deacon John a New Orleans favorite entertainer and music maker. Certainly, Louisiana’s best kept musical secret. Rarely recorded but immensely appreciated among his peers and New Orleans party-goers. His recordings are collectors items, his list of credits go on forever.

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Duke Bardwell – Angel’s Wings

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  • Bayou Country
  • It’s Real
  • You & I
  • Southern Lady
  • Sometimes I Think
  • Upon A Hill
  • Stay Awhile
  • Standin’ Still
  • Honey Hush
  • Hey Baby
  • Linin’ Track
  • Jessie and Dan
  • The Gift
  • Angel’s Wing’s

Vocalist, Songwriter, Musician, Performer, Artist define Duke Bardwell.
“Angel’s Wings” is sure to become a classic. Fourteen songs take us through twenty-eight years of artistry. Nine Bardwell originals. He has influenced many and has had many influences. This album is a universally personal collection of songs. His tenures with Tom Rush and Elvis Presley are credentials adding to the depth of this recording. A sure seller! Have a listen.

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Fonville Winans’ Louisiana

Nestled in Louisiana’s marshes and bayous is a world unlike any other. The people, places and politics are as steamy as the weather, constantly defying generalization. The life story of internationally acclaimed Baton Rouge photographer Fonville Winans (1911-1992), told by Cyril Vetter, is now available. In “Fonville’s Louisiana. Politics, People, Places,” Vetter gives us passage into Fonville’s life, through a sympathetic yet throughout rendering.

Celebrated as one of America’s best regional photographers, Fonville’s view of Louisiana invokes nostalgic memories for Louisiana natives, while introducing others to the Pelican state’s magic and beauty. A complimentary CD is included with the book; This CD conveys the flavor of both Louisiana music and politics, featuring Louisiana songs like “You are My Sunshine” and “Hadacol Boogie,” and Earl Long interviews and speeches.

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Hail to the Dragon Slayer

Arthur A. “Buddy” Lemann, III was born in 1942 in Augusta, Georgia. His father was stationed there in WWII. At the end of he war, the Lemanns moved back to Palo Alto, the Lemann family plantation near Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Buddy led a typical life of a plantation child in the small south Louisiana town. He attended the Catholic elementary and high schools in nearby Donaldsonville and graduated from high school at Marion Military Institute in Marion, Alabama, where he was sent for one too many acts of youthful exuberance. In summers he worked around the plantation, helping to harvest the sugar cane crops, and generally led the privileged but hard-working life of a scion of a sugar planting dynasty. In 1964, he received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University. He attended Loyola University Law School, where he was Editor-In-Chief of the Law Review and ultimately received a Master of Laws from George Washington University.

Also in 1964, he married Roberta Ann Acosta, a childhood sweetheart from Donaldsonville. They have four children, all raised in New Orleans.

Buddy’s criminal law practice spans twenty-five years of some of the most difficult and sensational cases in the history of the American criminal justice system. His clients list includes reputed Mafia Don “Carlos” Marcello, Father Dino Cinel, the notorious priest accused of trafficking in child pornography, and a host of other colorful and compelling clients.

Buddy comes from impeccable literary bloodlines. His cousin, Nicholas Lemann, is the author of The Promised Land, which was made into an acclaimed multipart PBS series. Another cousin, Nancy Lemann, is the author of the prize-winning novel Lives of the Saints, which is set in New Orleans. On his mother’s side, his family includes such notables as Walker Percy and William Alexander Percy, author of Lanterns on the Levee.

Hail to the Dragon Slayer is his first book and is an autobiographical account of his most famous cases, with continuity provided by his colorful and fascinating life experiences.

What others say about Hail to the Dragon Slayer

“Buddy Lemann’s Hail to the Dragon Slayer reveals the drama and power of the day to day practice of criminal law. Stakes this high– freedom, incarceration, and even life itself– requires a cool head, a passionate heart, and a nimble mind. Buddy has all three, plus the ability to recount these tales in a compelling and readable book.”

– Gerry Spence

“Hail to the Dragon Slayer is a masterfully written brief in support of my decision not to practice law. Buddy’s flair, personality and ability are convincingly portrayed in this real-life drama. Who needs pulp fiction when you can read Hail to the Dragon Slayer.”

– James Carville

“If Huck Finn had grown up to be a criminal defense attorney, he’d sound a lot like Arthur Lemann III. Part coming -of-age memoir, part legal thriller, Hail to the Dragon Slayer is a tale of truth and showmanship, humor and insight, in the unmistakable voice of legendary Louisiana lawyer and born storyteller.”

– Shelia Bosworth

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Joe Krown Organ Combo – Down & Dirty

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  • Down & Dirty
  • Sidewalk Strut
  • Georgia Slop
  • 45 Packin Mama
  • You’re The One
  • Do That Thing
  • Make It Real
  • Makin It
  • Cheese Sandwich
  • You’ll Be Crying
  • Stick It
  • Royal Flush

Inspired by the likes of Jimmy Smith, Bill Doggett, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff and Booker T. Jones. Joe takes the Hammond B-3 to the new millennium. Sweet thick tone, swinging rhythm, thrilling melody, great rhythm & blues grooves. Joe’s Organ Combo does more than get “Down & Dirty”. Listen and hear.

Guest artist Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown , Johnny Sansone & David Peters.

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John Fred – I Miss Y’all (The Unreleased Masters)

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  • I Miss Y’all
  • Sugar Cane Girl
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Radio
  • Litle Bit Of Something
  • American Dream
  • We Had It All
  • Funky DJ
  • Keep It Hid
  • Born To Ride
  • Nobody Knows
  • What You Gonna Do (To my Heart)
  • Hey Good Lookin’
  • Louisiana Tunes
  • I Miss Y’all #5

John Fred Gourrier is one of just a few “Louisiana Artists” who were around the studios in New Orleans back in the late 50’s when some of the pioneers of Rock n’ Roll were recording. His 1958 recording of “Shirley” made the Billboard top 40 charts when he was only 16 years old. In 1968, “Judy in Disguise” reached #1 worldwide.

With John Fred’s passing “I Miss Ya’ll ( The Unreleased Masters) is a link in his Rock n’ Roll legacy. Good Rockin’!

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Native Sons – Native Sons

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  • Feets On The Ground
  • Sweet Orange Groove
  • Season Song
  • 15 Year Suite
  • Black Bayou Road
  • Children Of My Children
  • It’s About Time
  • Natural Man
  • This Day
  • Black Hen
  • Lighting and Thunder
  • Louisiana

Native Sons! Acadiana boys with a universal sound. Americana is Native Sons. Great songs, great players, singers songwriters, on and on. Buy both of these cd’s!

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Raful Neal – Old Friends

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  • My Baby Left Me
  • Someday
  • I Got Over You
  • You Been Sweet To Me
  • Call Me Baby
  • Pride & Joy
  • Old Friend
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Crazy About You Baby
  • Change My Way of Living
  • Sunny Side of Love

The “Godfather” of the Baton Rouge Blues! In 1958, Raful’s bandmates included Phil & Buddy Guy. Today, Raful’s family proliferates the Blues like none other. Sons, Kenny, Lil Ray, Noel, Darnell, Fredrdick, Ronnie, & daughter Jackie all sing and play the blues. Raful’s latest recording has been 10 years coming, and is his best. The thing about great music, is– once you hear it, you never forget it. This is one of those. “Old Friends” on Pal Productions.

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Slim Harpo Mugs

Order by mail: Slim Harpo Music Awards, Inc. 639 Main St. BR, LA 70801

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The Times – Hip Isn’t It

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  • Happy Fo Ya
  • Hip Isn’t It
  • The Whole Thing
  • Young Professionals
  • Childhood
  • Sandy, Jane, Lori, Cathy, Cyndi
  • Twice As Nice
  • Exiled In L.A.
  • Loitering With Intent
  • Changing
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Tom Coerver – Backwater Tales

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  • Dust in the River
  • Roll On Down the Line
  • Badlands
  • All About A Dollar
  • Stealin’ With Both Hands
  • Mississippi Mud
  • Take It On Faith
  • I Got Your Number
  • She’s A Dancer
  • Backwater Rising
  • I’ll Take the Blame

“Roots, Rock & Blues from Planet Louisiana”

Baton Rouge has never been without numerous very creative musicians, artists, singers, songwriters. Tom Coerver fits the mold of “undiscovered talent.” His talents are many.
The guitar work on this recording is way cool. The songs are interesting, the subject matter isn’t mundane. If you are looking for some different music with great guitar and southern vocal style, here you are.

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US Times – Wanna Go To London

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  • Jungle Intro/I’m an Actor
  • Now What
  • Stop & Think
  • Call Vinnie
  • Primal Urges
  • Just a Human
  • Music in the Walls
  • I Wanna Go To London
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Zydeco Hounds – Shake It Don’t Break It

Title song is authored by the King of Zydeco “Clifton Chenier. It’s a cool-lection (sic) of Louisiana Swamp Music mixed in with La La, Zydeco/Cajun and a scent of New Orleans R&B. Put on your dancing shoes and prepare to get down!

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