SOUNDTRACK: Southern Louisiana

The best music will evoke the most cinematic qualities from any landscape. The musical gumbo of southern Louisiana is infused with a variety of cultures, including French, Spanish, English, and Afro-Caribbean, to name just a few. Rock and roll, jazz, zydeco, New Orleans rhythm and blues – each speaks to the syncopated rhythm of life in a particular time and place.

And so it was that, still haunted by the first season of the HBO series TRUE DETECTIVE, we fled the Crescent City for the swamplands of Iberia Parish, the brassy strut of urban jazz soon yielding to dusty folk rhythms and the lonesome twang of a blues guitar…

The New Orleans Bingo! Show – “New Orleans”


Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns – “Little Chickee Wah Wah”


Ernie K-Doe – “T’aint It the Truth”


Earl King – “Those Lonely, Lonely Nights”


Ike & Tina Turner – “Too Many Tears in My Eyes”


The Handsome Family – “Far From Any Road”


Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks – “Southern Love”


Brian Tyler – “The King’s Highway” (BUBBA HO-TEP soundtrack)


Trailer Bride – “Porch Song”


Luna – “Bonnie & Clyde” (Serge Gainsbourg cover)


John Lee Hooker – “Unfriendly Woman”


Jo-El Sonnier – “Evangeline Special”


Boozoo Chavis – “Paper in My Shoe”


James McMurtry – “Hurricane Party”


Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Snake Farm”


The Rock*A*Teens – “Never Really Had It”


Kris Kristofferson – “Casey’s Last Ride”


Dr. C.J. Johnson – “You Better Run to the City of Refuge”


Gary U.S. Bonds – “New Orleans”




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