A late but important pointer to my Jazz Roots show this morning. Last night as I was putting up today's entry into my This Day in Louisiana Music History web site. I realized that today would have been Harold Dejan's 100th birthday so we'll celebrate Harold's birthday today at 10:30. Also the vocals of Josephine Baker at 10.
To get in the mood for St. Valentine's Day, listen to selections from Leroy Jones' wonderful new album that will be officially released at Donna's on Saturday night, February 14th.
Leroy will be in the studio to talk about his new CD "Sweeter Than A Summer's Breeze" and his three compositions on it, and his recent trip to France!
Carnival time is a chance for many to exercise unbridled drinking and partaking. People from the "land of last call for alcohol" and locals alike find themselves in cloudy states of mental depravity/bliss.
On Feb 3rd, the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show (11 am - 2 pm) will kick off Carnival with the appearance of Frankie Ford, this year's King of the Krewe Du Vieux. Frankie will be making a two-fold trip as he will also be celebrating the release of a new CD "On the Street Where you Live." A long lost tape of a 1962 recording made at Cosimo's studio, that has been reissued.
It's been a while since Mark, owner of Piety Street recording studios has been by the studio, so we've got some catching up to do. Tune in on Wednesday, January 28th (11am to 2pm CST) to see Mr. Bingham is up to these days.
I was in the bank today and a middle-aged, hip-looking Tip's-in-the-'80s sort of couple was waiting by the teller for a long time. The bank radio was playing an '80s station quite loud. I couldn't help but overhear them:
Man: Is that Pat Benatar?
Man: How long is this going to take?
Woman: Ugh, I don't know.
Man: Well, nobody's looking. Go over there and switch it to OZ.
As anybody who has ever listened to my show, I loves me some mardi gras & it's music.Unlike christmas music, I think mardi gras music should be heard all year long ! I will be peppering all of my february shows with anything & everything mardi gras ! And it won't stop 'til Super Sunday ! I will find any excuse to play Mardi Gras Music.
The Krewe du Vieux Mardi Gras parade rolls past the WWOZ studio on the evening of Saturday, February 7th. Tonight, WWOZ presents an audio preview of the parade with music representing each subkrewe of the parade. Co-hosted by Keith Twitchell, the Krewe du Vieux's parade program guide editor, (Le Mond du ...
Yes indeed, I am doing another birthday show. This for Snooks Eaglin born January 21st, 1936 - I will be playing music from as far back as the 1950s (solo, with Sugar Boy Crawford et al) up until his Black Top recordings. Somewhere along the way, I might even dig up a live in-studio performance by Snooks joined by the EOTU - Tain't it the Truth.