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Charles Neville

Reported by WWOZ. Just the other day music photographer Chris Harris and I corresponded about Charles’ stint in Angola. This loss will cast a long shadow over JazzFest. charles nevillefunkmusicneville brothersnew orleans

The Radiators: Welcome to the Monkey House

Just released. Below is a sample of one of their party pieces “fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke” — a sentiment that seems appropos in light of recent events in the UK. Now in their 40th year here’s a write up commemorating their 20th anniversary. fishhead musicfunkLouisianamusicnew orleansRadiatorsswamp rock

NOLA CDs of the year

My list of the year’s best releases associated with New Orleans and Louisiana. See Red — Deltaphonic Hot Like Fire — Bonerama Seasonal Affective Disorder — Loose Cattle Live in Concert — The First Revolution Singers boneramacountry and westernDeltaphonicfunkgospelloose cattlethe first revolution singers

On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone

A decent documentary on Sly is long overdue: next year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Dance to the Music, a landmark album for acid funk/soul. This documentary sounds promising but the distribution seems to be the standard damn snag: Michael should give mediAm a go (nothing to lose). Anyway, great to see that…

Bonerama

One’s got to have a large dose of brass in one’s musical diet and most especially a good boner: so how about three? Check out Bonerama’s hot new album (The rest of the band are no slouches either). boneramabrassCraig KleinfunkJazzMark Mullinsnew orleanstrombone