Playlist Sept/Oct 2000

New sounds not to be missed

| September/October 2000


Live at Antone's: Joe Ely (Rounder). Honky-tonk hero Joe Ely captures the rough-riding spirit of Texas in his rollicking rock/country/folk/Norteño sound and sings its stories with a whiskey-voiced authenticity.

--Jay Walljasper

Rhythm Is Our Business: Duke Heitger and his Swing Band (Fantasy). Though it's dismissed by mainstream critics because it isn't "new," the swing revival continues to move millions of Americans--literally, right onto the dance floor. New Orleans trumpeter Duke Heitger is one of new swing's rising stars, and he shows why here with resonant shrieks on the horn and a band that's hotter than its hometown on an August afternoon.