Hats off every time to the founding father of New Orleans rhythm and blues. DB holds the master recipe for soul-ska-rhumba-blues gumbo. Just check the tracklisting for a sense of his achievement. Don.
Stone classic Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn production. Killer funk like the rare groove protest of the opener, running straight into Time Machine… phew.
‘The Greatest Hits And More, 1960-1978’ — with early obscurities, live stuff, ads and demos. The hits themselves are sublime New Orleans genius.
The 1970 album, produced by Allen Toussaint, with three extras.
The hits keep coming — just two of the twenty-six tracks here fell short of the US Top 30.
Beautifully sleeved, enjoyable field recording of a sixty-two piece Mardi Gras marching band, brass and percussion, doing seven originals and a cover, with their own soundtrack of paraders, sirens, bottles.