He played yesterday afternoon at French Quarter Fest, so here's a little Dr. John to mark the occasion. It's the official video for "Revolution" from Locked Down", filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music by Reid Long.
The satisfying blues/roots/soul sound of Colin Lake shines through on his new album, One Thing That's For Sure. Released July 10 on Louisiana Red Hot Records, the album includes many guest appearances, including Luther Dickenson of the North Mississippi All-Stars, Maggie Koerner of Galactic, Sasha Masakowski, Topsy Chapman, and more.
Nina Simone does one of her most famous protest songs, "Mississippi Goddam," in Holland in 1965. The civil rights era anthem, first performed in March 1964, is a response to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing and the murder of Medgar Evers. There's real tension in the jaunty music and troubled lyrics.
The Renaissance Project is a New Orleans area non-profit that works to improve the quality of life in low-income communities of color by increasing access to fresh, healthy food; improving education opportunities; catalyzing economic development and celebrating arts and culture.
Alto saxophonist Joe Braun soaked up New Orleans jazz for years while busking on Jackson Square with the likes of Tuba Fats, Benny Jones, Uncle Lionel Batiste, and even a young Trumpet Black before forming his own acoustic swing band, The Jazz Vipers, and becoming a fixture on the Frenchmen Street scene. On “Going! Going!
Two songs by Fats Domino from a 1962 performance on French TV: "When I Get To New Orleans" and "Ain't That Just Like A Woman". "RTF" on the curtain stands for Radiodiffusion Télévision Française, an early version of French public TV. The band includes Dave Bartholomew, Herbert Hardesty, Lee Allen, and Earl Palmer.