Gumbo YaYa End of Year New Orleans Music Summaries

Since starting this show in 2014 , I have made it a practice of doing an end of the year summary of new music that gets played on my show. You’ll find links to these summaries below.

There are a few things you might want to know about these annual “Buying Guides.” 

First, while I do a radio show on music from New Orleans (and other Louisiana locations), I’m not a music critic and I am ill-equipped to provide genuine critiques. In my brief summaries, I try to leave an impression (always positive) about the music release.

Second, I host a show on a station, albeit well-regarded and with a long history, that is 2,600 miles away from New Orleans. Except for Basin Street Record artists, I usually have to email the artists to have them provide their music.  It doesn’t always work and as a result, there are some gaps. I can only list the music that I’ve been able to play on the show.

Finally, on the later guides, you will be able to listen to the podcast of the corresponding show.  In 2017, I started doing a Top Ten list and in 2018, I shortened the descriptions so I could put them all on one post.

2019 – New Orleans Gift Guide – and my 2019 Top Ten Releases

2018 – New Orleans Music Buying Guide and 2018 Top Ten Releases

2017 – Part 1 and Part 2   and Top Ten 

2016 – Part 1 and Part 2

2015 –  Part 1 and Part 2

2014  – Part 1 and Part 2