Deep South Soundscape: Louisiana Rhythm and Blues

Louisiana Rhythm and Blues

In this edition of the Deep South Soundscape, the selector explores the Rhythm and Blues of Louisiana.

Fats Domino – “The Fat Man” (1949)
Dave Bartholomew – “Who Drank My Beer While I Was In The Rear” (1952)
Dave Bartholomew – “My Ding-A-Ling” (1952)
Smiley Lewis – “Blue Monday” (1954)
Fats Domino – “Ain’t That A Shame” (1955)
Dave Bartholomew – “Four Winds” (1955)
Smiley Lewis – “I Hear You Knocking” (1955)
Fats Domino – “Poor Me” (1955)
Shirley & Lee – “Let the Good Times Roll” (1956)
Fats Domino – “Blueberry Hill” (1956)
Fats Domino – “My Blue Heaven” (1956)
Clarence “Frogman” Henry – “Ain’t Got No Home” (1956)
Smiley Lewis – “One Night of Sin” (1956)
Jerry Lee Lewis – “Whole Lot of Shaking Going On” (1957)
Jerry Lee Lewis – “Great Balls of Fire” (1957)
Chris Kenner – “Sick and Tired” (1957)
Dave Bartholomew – “The Monkey” (1957)
Fats Domino – “I’m Walkin’” (1957)
Fats Domino – “Valley of Tears” (1957)
Fats Domino – “The Big Beat” (1957)
Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns – “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu” (1957)
Fats Domino – “Whole Lotta Loving” (1958)
Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns – “Don’t You Just Know It” (1958)
Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns – “Little Chickee Wha Wha” (1958)
Al “Carnival Time” Johnson – “Carnival Time” (1959)
Lloyd Price – “Personality” (1959)
Fats Domino – “Be My Guest” (1959)
Fats Domino – “I Want To Walk You Home” (1959)
Fats Domino – “I’m In Love Again” (1959)
Fats Domino – “I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday” (1959)
Fats Domino – “I’m Ready” (1959)
Chris Kenner – “Rocket to the Moon” (1960)
Fats Domino – “Walking To New Orleans” (1960)
Fats Domino – “My Girl Josephine” (1960)
Jesse Hill – “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” (1960)
Lee Dorsey – “Ya Ya” (1961)
Lee Dorsey – “Do-Re-Mi” (1961)
Ernie K-Doe – “Mother-in-Law” (1961)
Clarence “Frogman” Henry – “(I Don’t Know Why) But I Do” (1961)
Chris Kenner – “I Like It Like That (Parts 1 & 2)” (1961)
Chris Kenner – “Land of 1000 Dances” (1962)
Louis Armstrong – “Hello Dolly” (1963)
The Dixie Cups – “Chapel of Love” (1964)
The Dixie Cups – “Iko Iko” (1964)
Irma Thomas – “Time Is On My Side” (1964)
Lee Dorsey – “Ride Your Pony” (1965)
Lee Dorsey – “Get Out of My Life” (1966)
Lee Dorsey – “Confusion” (1966)
Lee Dorsey – “Working in a Coalmine” (1966)
Lee Dorsey – “Holy Cow” (1966)
Aaron Neville – “Tell It Like It Is” (1966)
Aaron Neville – “She Took Me For a Ride” (1967)
Louis Armstrong – “What A Wonderful World” (1967)
Dr. John – “I Walk on Guilded Splinters” (1968)
Johnny Adams – “Reconsider Me” (1969)
The Meters – “Cissy Strut” (1969)
Lee Dorsey – “Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky From Now On” (1969)
Randy Newman – “Mama Told Me Not To Come” (1970)
The Meters – “Dry Spell” (1970)
The Meters – “Look-Ka-Py-Py” (1970)
The Meters – “Handclapping Song” (1970)
Lee Dorsey – “Yes We Can” (1970)
Randy Newman – “Sail Away” (1972)
Randy Newman – “Political Science” (1972)
Randy Newman – “You Can Leave Your Hat On” (1972)
Bobby Rush – “Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man” (1972)
The Meters – “Soul Island” (1972)
Dr. John – “Right Place Wrong Time” (1973)
Dr. John – “Such A Night” (1973)
The Meters – “Hey Pocky Way” (1974)
The Meters – “Jungle Man” (1974)
The Meters – “Fire on the Bayou” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Louisiana 1927” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Every Man A King” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Kingfish” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)” (1975)
Randy Newman – “Rednecks” (1975)
James Booker – “Junco Partner” (1976)
Randy Newman – “Short People” (1977)
Randy Newman – “It’s The Money That I Love” (1979)
The Neville Brothers – “Fire on the Bayou” (1981)
The Neville Brothers – “Hey Pocky Way” (1981)
Randy Newman – “I Love L.A.” (1983)
Randy Newman – “Dixie Flyer” (1988)
Randy Newman – “New Orleans Wins the War” (1988)
The Neville Brothers – “Yellow Moon” (1989)
The Rebirth Brass Band – “Feel Like Funkin’ It Up” (1989)
The Rebirth Brass Band – “Shake Your Body Down To The Ground” (1989)
Dirty Dozen Brass Band – “Use Your Brain” (1991)
Kermit Ruffins – “If You’re A Viper” (1994)
The Rebirth Brass Band – “Let’s Get It On” (1997)
Galactic – “Crazyhorse Mongoose” (1998)
Kermit Ruffins – “Hide the Reefer” (1999)
Galactic – “Villified” (2000)
Galactic – “Working in a Coal Mine” [Live at Tipitina’s] (2001)
Galactic – “Moog Marmalade” [Live at Tipitina’s] (2001)
Kermit Ruffins – “Skokian” (2002)
Deacon John – “Going Back to New Orleans” (2005)
Randy Newman – “Harps and Angels” (2008)
Randy Newman – “A Few Words In Defense Of Our Country” (2008)
Mystikal and Galactic – “Move Fast” (2012)

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Deep South Soundscape: Louisiana Rhythm and Blues

The Top 40 Albums of May 2010!!!

Distant Relatives

May 2010 has been a fruitful month for music. Reggae, country, jazz, and rock music have been well represented. The Junior Gong aka Damian Marleydropped his long anticipated album Distant Relatives with rap legend Nas. The album features reggae, sick African beats, hip-hop, and spot on guest appearances by k’naan and Lil Wayne.

On the country side, Texan outlaw Willie Nelson strikes again with Country Music and Merle Haggard makes one of his best records in recent memory with the album I Am What I Am (Amazon Exclusive Version). And the Preservation Hall Jazz Band made an amazing album An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program (Deluxe Version) with guests like Louis Armstrong, Andrew BirdSteve Earleand Jim James aka Yim Yames from My Morning Jacket. And on the rock scene, new albums from Cornershop, LCD Soundsystem, and Broken Social Scene add balance to a nice month in music.

From Latin rappers Cypress Hill to African drummer Tony Allen (part of Fela Kuti‘s legendary band) to Texan musicians Court Yard Hounds(part of the Dixie Chicks) this months selection is diverse and full of wonderful sounds. Here are the Top 40 albums of May…

The Best of May 2010

  1. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & NasDistant Relatives [Universal 2010]
  2. Merle Haggard I Am What I Am [Vanguard Records 2010]
  3. Willie Nelson Country Music [Rounder 2010]
  4. Various ArtistsAn Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program [Preservation Hall Recording 2010]
  5. Toots & the MaytalsFlip and Twist [D and F Music 2010]
  6. Jakob Dylan Women And Country [Columbia 2010]
  7. Tony Allen Secret Agent [Nonesuch Records 2010]
  8. Cornershop Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast [Ample Play Recordings 2010]
  9. Peter Wolf Midnight Souvenirs [Verve 2010]
  10. The PhysicsFuture Talk [The Physics 2007]
  11. Pretty LightsMaking Up A Changing Mind [Pretty Lights Music 2010]
  12. V.V. BrownTravelling Like The Light [Capitol 2010]
  13. Winston JarrettBushwhackers Gangbangers [Bigmore Productions 2010]
  14. Various Artists Something Old, Something New, Volume 5 [Penthouse Records 2010]
  15. Various Artists Big Stage Riddim [Penthouse Records 2010]
  16. Very Be Careful Escape Room [Barbes Records 2010]
  17. Various ArtistsSpecial Request, Volume 3 [Penthouse Records 2010]
  18. Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Steps Ahead [Strut Records 2010]
  19. Dr. DogShame Shame [Anti 2010]
  20. Radar Bros. The Illustrated Garden [Merge Records 2010]
  21. The Apples in Stereo Travellers In Space And Time [Yep Roc Records 2010]
  22. MGMTCongratulations [Sony 2010]
  23. Court Yard Hounds Court Yard Hounds [Columbia 2010]
  24. Caribou Swim [Merge Records 2010]
  25. LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening [Virgin Records 2010]
  26. Broken Social Scene Forgiveness Rock Record [Arts & Crafts Records 2010]
  27. The Kissaway Trail Sleep Mountain [Bella Union 2010]
  28. Passion Pit Manners [Columbia Records 2010]
  29. The Hold Steady Heaven Is Whenever [Vagrant Records 2010]
  30. Various ArtistsJoe Gibbs 12” Disco Showcase Volume 4 [VP Records 2010]
  31. The Dead Weather Sea Of Cowards [Third Man 2010]
  32. Gogol BordelloTrans-Continental Hustle [American Recordings 2010]
  33. Cypress HillRise Up [Priority Records]
  34. Solomon BurkeNothing’s Impossible [E1 Music 2010]
  35. GinjahNever Lost My Way [Digital Release 2010]
  36. Alan Jackson – Freight Train [Arista 2010]
  37. Judgement Day Peacocks / Pink Monsters [Judgement Day 2010]
  38. The RaftersAnimal Feelings [Asthmatic Kitty Records 2010]
  39. Jeff Beck Emotion & Commotion [Atco/Rhino 2010]
  40. SlashSlash [Dik Hayd 2010]
The Top 40 Albums of May 2010!!!