On Mardi Gras it's Olivia Greene's great pleasure and privilege to sub for Tom Morgan, and to play a program of party music designed to be your soundtrack for a special day of delights and adventures. Go Mardi Gras Music!
Here's Little Freddie King with "Pauger Street Boogie", a song rooted in his memories of the Last Chance Lounge. A cousin of Lightin' Hopkins, King was born in McComb, MS but has been a New Orleanian since the age of 14. This performance was recorded by the WWOZ video unit at Basin St Station in January 2015.
In this piece from NPR Music, rapper Kendrick Lamar, whose latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's albums chart earlier this year, visits Brian Mooney's class at High Tech High School in North Bergen, N.J.
Satchmo Summer Fest, the annual summer festival honoring the late, great Louis Armstrong, is happening from Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, August 2. Satchmo SummerFest features local music with a focus on contemporary and traditional jazz and brass bands.