Sound of New Orleans
Louisiana music to the world.
In 1972, Gary Edwards began
Sound Of New Orleans Record Company by recording the
Storyville Jazz Band - drummer Bob French, George French on bass
and vocals, Ellis Marsalis (piano), Frog Joseph (trombone),
Teddy Riley (trumpet), and Otis Bassoon (clarinet). Many critics
consider this one of the finest New Orleans Jazz albums ever
Since his debut production,
Gary's desire to produce good recordings has led to a catalogue
of albums by artists representing the best of New Orleans
musical traditions, ranging from Brass Bands, Blues, Jazz,
Gospel, R&B, and Mardi Gras, to the cream of other Louisiana
stylists in Zydeco, Cajun music, and Louisiana swamp blues.
The company's guideline has
always been to allow the artists to express themselves freely.
This freedom sometimes requires more work, but it has also
created some very interesting music from
an enviable roster of talent including:
The Treme Brass Band, Tommy
Ridgley, Eddie Bo, The Bayou Jazz Band, Tara Darnell, Rockin'
Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters, The Heavenly Stars, Mike Vax,
The Algiers Brass Band, The Cor-Hendricks Singers, The Mighty
Chariots, Creole Zydeco Farmers, The Bemiss Brothers, The New
Orleans Spiritualettes, The High Steppers Brass Band, The
Coolbone Brass Band, Harmonica Red, Warren Ceasar & The Creole
Zydeco Snap Band, The Adams/Griffin Project, Beau Bassin Cajun
Band, Tony Mitchel, The Mahogany Brass Band, David & Roselyn,
The Bayou Renegades (Mardi Gras Indians), Steve Giarantano,
Frisson Cajun Band, Kipori Woods, The Melody Clouds, L. J.
Hamilton, Casa Samba,
Steve Franco, Selwin Cooper, G.G. Shinn, Voices of
Distinction, J.B. Davis, Veda Love, Rooster, Wayne Boyd,
Phat2sday, Charles Jacobs & Bourbon Street Blues Band, Chucky C & Clearly Blue, Carol Fran,
Lips & The Trips, Placide Adams, Chewy Thunderfoot Black, Les
Getrex, Bill E. Shaw, Eddie Boh Paris & The Funky 7 Brass Band,
Charlie Cuccia, The Regal Brass Band, Dwayne Dopsie & The
Zydeco Hellraisers, Zion Harmonizers, and The Gospel
and Sound of New Orleans look forward to even more musical fun
in the future, and have adopted the Louisiana motto:
Let The Good Times Roll!