The best place to buy Louisiana music is the Louisiana Music Factory, in the French Quarter on Decatur Street, just across from the House Of Blues. It's close to Canal Street, so make it either one of your first stops into the Quarter or last stops out if you are traveling by street car.
Their web site for email orders is:
Louisiana Music Factory
210 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 586-1094:
Selected as the 'Best Record Store' in the offBEAT Magazine's Best of the Beat Awards.
Fondest memory: The birthplace of Jazz is where the modern Holiday Inn now stands. the huge clarinet painted on the wall is a reminder of that.
Favorite thing: It may be difficult to see in the poor resolution of this photo, but this shop caters to funerals and jazz, a not too out of the ordinary combination for New Orleans.