Wandering minstrel Shine Delphi and and multi-instrumentalist blues musician Blind Boy Paxton team up on "You're A Mean One Mr Grinch," the theme song from the Dr. Seuss holiday TV classic. The footage here is from the recording sessions for Best of Street New Orleans, Xmas.
Let's take another look at this video, which we posted last year at Chistmas: Dr. John joins Leon Redbone for a duet of "Frosty the Snowman." The track originally appeared on Redbone's 1987 Christmas Island album.
The late Pete Seeger, who passed last January, and the Rivertown Kids do "Forever Young," from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International, a monumental 4-disc set of Dylan covers released in 2
The day after his Essence Fest set at the Superdome last July, R&B singer Jesse Boykins III wandered into Mardi Gras World and, amongst the disembodied heads and other pieces of floats, delivered an a cappella version of "4 U 2 B Free" from his most recent album Love Apparatus.
Led by clarinetist Ben Schenck, the Panorama Jazz Band have been on the New Orleans music scene since 1995. Their repetoire includes traditional jazz as well as numbers inflected by folk traditions for around the world. This video for "Dansez La Mazouk" was published just last month but was recorded in 2011 at the Lusher Summer Arts Intensive concert series.
Henry Butler and Steven Bernstein perform "Gimmie A Pigfoot," the 1933 Wesley Wilson/Coot Grant song first made famous by Bessie Smith and covered by, among others, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Count Basie, and Meschiya Lake.