Alski is generously donating his time and effort and a tiny portion of his gi-normous music library to help me present a special show in honor of Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence. Join us on Saturday for a celebratory Jamaican Journey!
"Ma Tit' Fille" was recorded for Buckwheat Zydeco's Island Records début on the day before the second weekend of Jazz Fest, 1987. The version in the video below was filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1989, with Lee Allen Zeno on bass; Dennis Taylor, sax; Melvin Veazie, guitar; Patrick Landry, rubboard; Herman "Rat" Brown, drums.
The 16th annual Wednesday at the Square in Lafayette Square lineup is out! This annual springtime concert series features local artists and food and drink vendors and, for the eager, marks the start of festival season.
A Friday treat for blues lovers: the late great Koko Taylor doing 6+ minutes of "Can't Let Go" live at the Woodlands in 1993. Per Lyle Lovett, who introduces the video, she's backed by the Alligator All-Stars.