I only wrote a few entries in “300 Songs 300 Years,” but I’m as proud of these as of many other things I’ve written over the years. Edited by my buddy Brett Milano, who also wrote the lion’s share of the entries, this really fun new book chronicles the history of New Orleans in 300 songs (plus a couple of dozen bonus songs), from those first African and European influences up through Mardi Gras standards and into cutting-edge bounce.

Yes, it’s pricey – think of it as a gift that keeps on giving, every time you hear a new/old favorite tune. (And, yes, it is now available on Amazon too.)