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Royal Southern Brotherhood "World Blues"

Mon, 08/17/15
Authored by David Stafford
Cyril Neville, Charlie Wooten, and the rest of Royal Southern Brotherhood do "World Blues," a cut from their 2014 album heartsoulblood.  Read more

Free Music Courses & Documentaries Online

Mon, 08/17/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
With the weather still boiling and New Orleans hitting its downtime between summer festivals and tourist season, many of us are spending more time indoors in the air conditioning. Make your time productive by taking one of these free online courses: Basic Concepts of Mus... Read more

Museum Month

Sat, 08/15/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
August is museum month in New Orleans, which means if you're a member of one participating museum or cultural center, you and a guest can both receive free admission to any of the participating locations in August. Many are also offering membership discounts and special eve... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 08/14/15

Sat, 08/15/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Papa's got a brand new bag Sugar Loaf 02:17 Soul Strutting 2015/8/14 22:01:25 2 People Get Ready Chambers Brothers 03:53 The Time Has Come 2015/8/14 22:04:00 3 ... Read more

The Charmaine Neville Band, "Summertime"

Fri, 08/14/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Charmaine Neville Band with a non-standard take on "Summertime" at Snug Harbor in 2009. With lots of awesome New Orleans-in-the-summer embellishments. Video © Beate Sandor.It didn't sound like this in Porgy & Bess!  Read more

Anders Osborne with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, "They Don't Know" live

Tue, 08/11/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Anders Osborne Band with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (and Johnny Sansone) rock the WWOZ stage at the 2012 Voodoo Music Experience. This track, "They Don't Know," comes from their 2002 collaboration Bury The Hatchet.  Read more

New music spotlight: Jon Cleary

Tue, 08/11/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jon Cleary's new album, Go Go Juice, is out this Friday, August 14. Recorded at Dockside Studios in rural Maurice, Louisiana, and finished at Cleary's own spot in the Bywater, the record is a great snapshot of the funky and soulful side of the Crescent City today. Cleary h... Read more

Morning Set 08/10/15

Mon, 08/10/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Lift Every Voice And Sing Underground Horns 04:02 Big Beat 2015/8/10 06:01:10 2 I Remember Clifford Lee Morgan 07:09 The Best Of Lee Morgan [Bonus Tracks] 2015/8/10 06:05... Read more

Terence Blanchard: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 08/10/15
Authored by David Stafford
On Breathless (2015), Terence Blanchard serves up "a sound different from the left-center jazz quintet he leads: something overtly funky, with electric bass and guitar and processing and human voices and dance grooves." The recording, three songs from which you can hear in ... Read more

Mardi Gras Indian Fair Use Campaign Launches

Sat, 08/08/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
This week is Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Celebration Week, a time dedicated to honoring the Mardi Gras Indian tradition and taking a closer look at the community's achievements over the past year. This year, the Hall of Fame is taking special effort to address an issue t... Read more

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