Bob Walker is the “Oldies King” of New Orleans. He began his career as a radio deejay back in the golden days of R&B, when Fats Domino, Huey Smith, and Ernie K-Doe ruled the local airwaves and the “oldies” were brand new. Over the last four decades, he’s kept this uniquely upbeat and fun-loving music alive — on the air in New Orleans, in the local clubs, and for several years now on the internet. His 45- to 60-minute online “programs” showcase the incredible singing and songwriting talent that flourished in New Orleans before the British invasion. Don’t miss “Ice Man” and “How Come My Dog Don’t Bark When You Come ‘Round?” two of the funniest songs ever written and recorded.
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Soon after we moved to Boston in 1986, people started asking my wife and me if we missed New Orleans. We had a ready response: “Not really. We brought our cookbooks and our records with us.” (And, of course, we brought ourselves, the coolest couple in the whole dang town — though you’d never know it, to look at us now.)
Food and music are the essence of New Orleans. With copies of Talk About Good, River Road Recipes, and the Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine, we expatriates have all the resources we need to enjoy la belle cuisine (though finding the required ingredients at an affordable price, or reasonable substitutes, is often a challenge). With albums featuring the best music of Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, the Neville Brothers, Chuck Carbo and the Spiders, Beausoleil, et al., we have la musique necessaire to set the proper mood. We can laisser les bons temps rouler wherever and whenever we want to.