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Carlo Ditta, What I’m Talking About. There are enough characters calling New Orleans home that sometimes the whole city seems like a big costume party. Carlo Ditta has worn several hats in the City That Care Forgot, including record label chief, but at heart he is a singer-songwriter who loves excavating the deep well of all things Orleans. Ditta has an easeful swing in what he does, but also pours on enough hot sauce to keep everything spicy. So between his originals and covers of classics by Ernie K-Doe, Dave Bartholomew, Aaron Neville and others, this is one high-rolling guide to the Crescent City. Unlike any other guided tours a listener might find choogling up Tchoupitoulas or cruising out St. Charles, Carlo Ditta has his own trick bag full of treats, and is ready to share. Whoa!

— Burma Jones approved.

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