I am a couple of days late with this post but still…one of my monthly traditions (and indulgences) is to go to the bookstore and pick up my British music magazines.  They always come with a CD which is usually hit or miss; I have discovered much great music this way but there are months where there is nothing on the disc of interest to me.  I figured that the CD that came with the latest issue (stateside) of Uncut would be one of the latter – it is called Let The Good Times Roll and is made up of classic New Orleans soul and R&B – not my cup of tea.  Or so I thought – it is tremendous, with a slew of catchy tunes.  Here is a partial playlist, if you wish to seek out the music on youtube or iTunes:

Mardi Gras In New Orleans by Professor Longhair

The Monkey by Dave Bartholomew

Storm Warning by Dr. John

Rich Woman – Li’l Millet & His Creoles

Whirlaway – Allen Toussaint

Single Life – Billy Tate

Let The Good Times Roll – Shirley & Lee

Don’t You Know Yockomo – Huey ‘Piano’ Smith

Walking to New Orleans – Fats Domino