It started with that HUH! that was worked your core better than Pilates. It was the key ingredient in mambo music and the mambo was so popular that it worked itself into every musical style imaginable. R&B, blues, jazz and yep plenty of New Orleans music including the classic Mardi Gras Mambo.
Les Getrex, along with a galaxy of other New Orleans musicians, will play at Tipitina's on Saturday, August 22, as part of a 'Benefit Jam' for New Orleans' own Queen of the Blues, Ms. Marva Wright. Marva is recovering from two strokes that she suffered during the last few months, and the benefit show, which starts at 9 p.m., will raise money to help cover the star’s medical expenses.
I've been away from the Petri Dish of all music, New Orleans for the last three weeks. I'm on a Hajj to the source of the flushes that come out of my New Orleans tap. Yep, I'm above the headwaters, all the way to the continental divide - Yellowstone, Tetons, Boulder, Colorado, and Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
Join us on the Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 Show on TUESDAY August 18th at 10:00 p.m. with our very special guest Mr. Bob Andrews.
As you may know we are normally on Wednesday nights, however as you well know if you listen to the Live Wire music calendar our guest Bob Andrews has a weekly gig at Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar on Wednesday nights.
We're going to try on the second half of the Tuesday Kitchen Sink to do some of the late Hart McNee's music and some of the music that he liked, and include parts of a profound interview that filmmaker and grand Marshall Henry Griffin did with Hart in 2006.
Sometime after 10:30 or so - Tuesday July 21, 2009 - Kitchen Sink.
Whether it's the Buddy Bolden Blues by Jelly Roll Morton or Marie Laveau by any number of songwriters, New Orleanians have been immortalized through lyrics. On the New Orleans Music Show, Wednesday - July 8th (11am to 2pm) - I will be playing songs about the Care-Actors, to quote Dr. John, of New Orleans.