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!
In this half-hour-long clip produced by the Voice of America, Delfeayo Marsalis and his father Ellis perform with their quartet at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz club in Bethesda, Maryland. They also sit down with Beyond Category host Eric Felten to talk about New Orleans and the music on their new recording, The Last Southern Gentleman.
Ivan Neville and the New Orleans Social Club offer up a funky version of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic "Fortunate Son", from their Austin City Limits appearance in October 2006. The song originally appeared on CCR's 1969 album Willy and the Poor Boys.
Paramount records was integral to the development of jazz and blues music in the United States. Founded in 1917 as a furniture store that included phonograph players in their furniture sales, Paramount quickly morphed into one of the most important record labels in American history.