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Henry Butler: Homeland

Read "Homeland" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Henry Butler's last recording was a bit of an eclectic affair. The Game has Just Begun, Butler's debut on New Orleans? Basin Street Records, contained a gumbo of Southern music with a cover of “Riders on the Storm" to boot. Butler's new offering, Homeland, is a throwback almost to the Swing Era, judging by the disc?s ...

Henry Butler: Homeland

Read "Homeland" reviewed by Jim Santella

In a New Orleans revival, Henry Butler boogies and shuffles down the street with happy times in tow. His traditional quartet interprets blues, ballads, and boogie-woogie on Homeland the way they’re supposed to be.

His searing title track takes a detour from the kind of theme that the singer/pianist employs elsewhere. For this poignant ...