#5 November/December 2005

#5: November/December 2005FEATURES

A CITY OF MUSIC & HOPE: The long, rich musical history of New Orleans.

NO FAVORITES: Many of the best known Crescent City musicians were displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

BACKWATER BLUES: Disaster’s nothing new for New Orleans … people still recall the flood of 1927.

NEW ORLEANS’ FAR MUSICAL REACH: 20 musicians who spread swamp music around the globe.

LOUISIANA PLAYLIST: A disc worth of tunes that’s pure Cajun.


From the Publisher: Don Wilcock insists “New Orleans will never die.”

Influences: Buckwheat Zydeco & Jamie OldakerInfluences: Buckwheat Zydeco and Jamie Oldaker …

Kickin’ in Your Stall: Carl and Linda Gustafson have no time for Zombies.

On the Record: Man Alive!, Stephen Stills, still jammin’ after all these years; Susan Tedeschi, Chuck Leavell; Merle Haggard; The Fabulous Thunderbirds; Blue Cheer; and many more

Collecting … New Orleans: A taste of swamp music, past and present

Also Appearing: … On DVD — Bob Dylan , Keith Urban, Ray Charles on the Dick Cavett Show

Re.issues: Dr. John, Blind Arvella Gray, Earl Scruggs, Duke Ellington, Big Mama Thornton, Jefferson Starship

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