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Mable John, "No Matter How She Done It"

Tue, 06/23/15
Authored by David Stafford
Born in Bastrop, LA in 1930, Mable John's family relocated to Detroit, where she became the first woman signed to Motown's Tamla label. The performance and interview videos below come from 2008 appearance on the BBC's Later...with Jools Holland.You can see Mable John at the... Read more

New music spotlight: Aurora Nealand & Tom McDermott

Mon, 06/22/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Aurora Nealand and Tom McDermott have performed together at Buffa's on Esplanade each Thursday for years, but had never recorded with each other until now. The multi-instrumentalist and pianist's new album, City of Timbres, came out in April, and covers everything from trad... Read more

The Soul Ride playlist, May 29th, 2015

Mon, 06/22/15
Authored by Raymond Kent
The Soul Ride, May 29th, 2015     Playlist for Rachel Artist                  Title                               Album                           Play Time Ray Charles         Blues Before Sunrise     Mess Around (CD01)     2015-05-29 6:05am Harold Mabern     Fools Rush... Read more

Charlie Musselwhite, "Mississippi Beat Part I"

Mon, 06/22/15
Authored by David Stafford
Kosciusko, MS native and Blues Hall of Famer Charlie Musselwhite, accompanied by German guitarist Richard Bargel, performs "Mississippi Beat Part I." This performance took place at Altes Pfandhaus, a concert hall and cultural center in Cologne, Germany in March 2007.  Read more

Snake Oil Festival 6/19-6/21

Sun, 06/21/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
There's a remarkable concentration of circus performers, burlesque dancers, freaks, and other living oddities in New Orleans. A new festival aims to bring them all together, plus national acts from places as farflung as San Francisco and Baltimore, for a weekend of shows, w... Read more

For Father's Day: Ellis Marsalis & Sons

Sun, 06/21/15
Authored by David Stafford
New Orleans first family of jazz visited Mister Rogers and played his composition "Something Isn't Always" for him. Featuring father Ellis Marsalis on piano and three of his six sons: Branford on saxophone, Delfeayo on trombone and Jason on drums. CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 05/19/15

Sat, 06/20/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Ju Ju Infernal Blues Machine 03:38 Adios Amigo 2015/6/19 22:04:19 2 Love Is All Buck D.D. Black 03:09 Mississippi Bluze Mass 2015/6/19 22:08:10 3 The Warning ... Read more

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, "I've Got My Mojo Working"

Fri, 06/19/15
Authored by David Stafford
"Got My Mojo Working," the blues classic written by Preston Foster, was first recorded by Ann Cole in 1956 and popularized by Muddy Waters. Vinton, Louisiana native Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown covered the song at Blues at Montreux 2004, an event at which Bobby Parker and Bud... Read more

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, "Zydeco Boogaloo"

Wed, 06/17/15
Authored by David Stafford
Lafayette, Lousiana's Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble perform "Zydeco Boogaloo," recorded live in concert at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on December 6, 2014. The concert was part of WXPN's Zydeco Crossroads project. The music is great; the crowd... Read more

Morning Set Playlist 05/16/15

Tue, 06/16/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Pass Me Not Bernard Purdie 04:34 Lialeh 2015/6/16 06:04:07 2 I'm Going Home Regina Carter 07:12 Southern Comfort 2015/6/16 06:08:59 3 Keep On Trippin' Phil... Read more

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