Bony Moronie – John Lennon

This song was written by Larry Williams, a New Orleans pianist and rhythm and blues man. It is popular across Louisiana. John Lennon’s presentation is slightly slower than the original which is also included below, as are a number of alternative versions. Rebel Voice favours the French offering at the end (don’t know why, but […]

Last Car To Elysian Fields

Last Car To Elysian Fields   by James Lee Burke This is number 13 in the Dave Robicheaux series, set in southern Louisiana. In this installment, the New Iberia detective is drawn into a decades-old case of a popular blues singer who vanished whilst serving time in Angola prison. As is to be expected, such investigations […]

Crusader’s Cross – Jame Lee Burke Thriller

Crusader’s Cross   by James Lee Burke The romance is on again. Rebel Voice and James Lee have renewed their tempestuous relationship but on a day by day basis. If Jamesy starts to act the bollox, then he’s getting the chop. Dave Robicheaux is again to the fore in this installment, book 14 in the popular […]

Cadillac Jukebox

Cadillac Jukebox   by James Lee Burke This is number 9 in the Detective Dave Robicheaux series and was first published way back in 1996 (some of you may not have been born then). It’s one more in Rebel Voice‘s ongoing Burke binge. In this installment, Robicheaux finds himself in a mess as Louisiana’s racist past […]

La Jolie Blon – Various Artists Including Bruce Springsteen

La Jolie Blon (The Lovely Blonde) is a traditional Cajun waltz that is extremely popular across both Texas and Louisiana. It is known as the Cajun National Anthem and has been covered by a number of performers over the year. As it is a Cajun tune, it would have been originally written in Louisiana French but […]

Burning Angel

Burning Angel   by James Lee Burke This is yet another episode in my Burke binge, and yet another that I thoroughly enjoyed. Louisiana Detective, Dave Robicheaux, is thrust onto a smorgasbord of mystery and terror as he meets up with Sonny Boy Marsallas, a New Orleans street hustler who has returned from exile in Latin […]

In The Electric Mist With The Confederate Dead

In The Electric Mist With The Confederate Dead   by James Lee Burke This author should get a Nobel prize for literature on the basis of his book titles alone. Added to this one we have such notable names as Black Cherry Blues, A Stained White Radiance and Jolie Blon’s Bounce which has been reviewed by […]

The Tin Roof Blowdown

The Tin Roof Blowdown   by James Lee Burke Dave Robicheaux is back with a bang. This time he is tasked with helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina which has ravaged his native New Orleans. Although Dave is now a member of law enforcement in New Iberia, the authorities in The Big Easy are […]

The Lakes Of Pontchartrain – Various Artists

This beautifully haunting song is set in Louisiana. It is a creole song but has become a firm favourite across Ireland. Here it is performed by a number of talented Irish musicians. Which do you prefer? – If you care, give it a share –

Jolie Blon’s Bounce

Jolie Blon’s Bounce   by James Lee Burke This novel, set in Louisiana, is yet another gem in the Dave Robicheaux series. In this story, we find Dave on the trail of the rapist/murderers of a young woman in New Iberia. The main suspect is defended by a sex-mad lawyer from a major plantation family […]