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Month: April, 2016

Louisiana Tales V :: Loan Me a Handkerchief

When studying Louisiana’s spot on a map of the United States, it isn’t difficult to gather that South Louisiana falls as one of the southernmost points of this fine country. Some would call this area part of the Deep South. It’s also not a stretch to posit that Louisiana has birthed some of the deepest […]

Recent Songs #78 :: Try Love

The People’s Choice – Run To Me The Ventures – Happy Together Porgy & The Monarchs – Congratulations Bobbettes – Um Bow Wow Bobby Williams – Try Love Les Surfs – Si J’vais un Marteau Cosmic Ray – Somebody’s In Love Ruby Johnson – Here I Go Again Dinah Lee – Don’t You Know Yokomo? […]

Recent Songs #78 :: Try Love

The People’s Choice – Run To Me The Ventures – Happy Together Porgy & The Monarchs – Congratulations Bobbettes – Um Bow Wow Bobby Williams – Try Love Les Surfs – Si J’vais un Marteau Cosmic Ray – Somebody’s In Love Ruby Johnson – Here I Go Again Dinah Lee – Don’t You Know Yokomo? […]

Recent Songs #77 :: Are You Leaving For The Country?

Davey Graham – I’m A Freeborn Man Malvina Reynolds – The New Restaurant Karen Dalton – Are You Leaving For The Country? Michael Hurley – Gon’ to Florida Mike Cooper – Goodtimes Jim Ford – Big Mouth, USA (demo) Marion Williams – Turn, Turn, Turn Fotheringay – Wild Mountain Thyme Medicine Head – Home’s Oddessey […]

Recent Songs #77 :: Are You Leaving For The Country?

Davey Graham – I’m A Freeborn Man Malvina Reynolds – The New Restaurant Karen Dalton – Are You Leaving For The Country? Michael Hurley – Gon’ to Florida Mike Cooper – Goodtimes Jim Ford – Big Mouth, USA (demo) Marion Williams – Turn, Turn, Turn Fotheringay – Wild Mountain Thyme Medicine Head – Home’s Oddessey […]

Recent Songs #76 :: Love Me, Please Love Me

Johnny Adams – Salt of the Earth Humble Pie – Cold Lady JJ Cale – Magnolia Rob Franken Organization – Mother Nature’s Son Michel Polnareff – Love Me Please Love Me PP Arnold – First Cut Is The Deepest Charles Smith – Tell Him That You’re Mine Lula Reed – It’s Easy Child Barbara Mason […]

Recent Songs #76 :: Love Me, Please Love Me

Johnny Adams – Salt of the Earth Humble Pie – Cold Lady JJ Cale – Magnolia Rob Franken Organization – Mother Nature’s Son Michel Polnareff – Love Me Please Love Me PP Arnold – First Cut Is The Deepest Charles Smith – Tell Him That You’re Mine Lula Reed – It’s Easy Child Barbara Mason […]

Recent Songs #75 :: Like a Coat from the Cold

Michael Nesmith – Texas Morning Townes Van Zandt – Loretta (demo) Billy Joe Shaver – Willy Mickey Newbury – Sunshine Kinky Freedman – Sold American (live) Jerry Jeff Walker – Night Rider’s Lament Willie Nelson – Texas In My Soul Doug Sahm – Wallflower Townes Van Zandt – To Live Is To Fly (demo) Guy […]

Recent Songs #75 :: Like a Coat from the Cold

Michael Nesmith – Texas Morning Townes Van Zandt – Loretta (demo) Billy Joe Shaver – Willy Mickey Newbury – Sunshine Kinky Freedman – Sold American (live) Jerry Jeff Walker – Night Rider’s Lament Willie Nelson – Texas In My Soul Doug Sahm – Wallflower Townes Van Zandt – To Live Is To Fly (demo) Guy […]

Louisiana Tales IV :: Fatback, Louisiana USA

Whenever I find myself chatting with an outsider to Louisiana, the topics of Louisiana music and LSU sports tend to make an appearance (though I know nothing of the latter). But—inevitably—every conversation turns toward Louisiana cuisine. Sample questions from the outsider include: Are jambalaya and étouffée really as spicy as they say? and Are crawfish […]