In backyards across New Orleans, the 100 members of BYO gather to tell stories that are live, unscripted, and true to the teller. Last Saturday night, we featured a recording of Elizabeth Steeby's story of guns, guts and a woman's rite of passage.
This year's Record Store Day is happening on Saturday, April 18. Record Store Day is an annual celebration of the people who make up the world of the record store, including staff, customers, and artists, as they come together to recognize the unique culture of a record store and the special role that independent record stores play in the community.
In the video below, made in 1941, Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller (1904-1943) performs "Honeysuckle Rose," one of his best known compositions. It's an example of a "soundie," which are "three-minute American musical 16mm films, produced ... between 1940 and 1946, each containing a song, dance and/or band or orchestral number....
New Orleans singer-songwriter Andrew Duhon does "Feelin' Low Down" from his album The Mooringsin a Bloody Sunday Sessions video, so named because bloody marys helped generate the idea for "a web-based video series of stripped down musical performances occurring in the back of the iconic New Orleans’ mule-drawn carriages." This one was filmed on May 28, 2013.