Just ordered it - looks looks a great CD - looking forward to listening to it - thanks for the tip
Wow....I am so glad that you guys too liked this CD. I will share this thread with my friend/colleague. He is not an audiophile and listens to this CD as background music.
I am so envious of guys who get to visit New Orleans jazz clubs. My friend was dragged there by his manager, who loves to visit these clubs. Guess, I need to be pally with his boss :-)
Louis Armstrong in general, and "LA Plays WC Handy" in particular are high among my go-to choices for this genre. (I also love the Toussaint/Bright Mississippi call). The Dukes of Dixieland are also wonderful Dixieland Jazz players and guys like Bix Beiderbeck (sic?), Al Hirt and Pete Fountain offer the virtuoso soloist horn/reed twist on the genre. All of the solo guys' recordings, however, must be vetted for SQ, as that varies all over the board.
Further, it looks like the CD you linked (I couldn't get audio samples to play, so I'm not sure here) covers some broader ground into the funkier realm of the "Second Line" and brass bands. Rebirth BB, Dirty Dozen BB, and a few others might be worth exploring. If you morph into the piano-driven side of the Louisiana jazz/blues thing, you get to Professor Longhair and a personal favorite of mine, James Booker (particularly his "Lost Paramount Tapes").
There's a lot of great stuff out there!
Yesterday I picked up the latest record by John Boutte, 'All About Everything'. An exceptional singer who lives, breathes, and is a standard-bearer for all things New Orleans! He's caught a big break from the HBO show 'Treme', the theme song is his and he's performed on the show a bunch of times. The best thing about 'Treme' (an exceptional show!) is the music and the musical director of 'Treme' is the producer of Bouttes' latest record. Outstanding music!