CD Review: James Booker’s “Classified: Remixed And Expanded” (Rounder Records)

By Devon Wendell The late, great James Booker’s recording career was just as mysterious and inconsistent as his troubled life would allow. Some of his earliest studio recordings got lost, he’d often back up or collaborate with other major artists, many of whom he inspired greatly – like Jerry Garcia and Doctor John. Or Booker… Read More CD Review: James Booker’s “Classified: Remixed And Expanded” (Rounder Records)

Live New Orleans Music: Dr. John at the Santa Monica Pier (2 views)

“Mesmerized by the Funk” By Michael Katz When Dr. John (aka Mac Rebennack) walks onstage at the Santa Monica Pier Thursday night, the late boomerhood patrons up front, who have arrived early with their portable chairs and staked out a turf where they can sit and listen in comfort, rise as one.  Mesmerized by the… Read More Live New Orleans Music: Dr. John at the Santa Monica Pier (2 views)