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New Orleans Film Festival: October 16-23

Thu, 10/09/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Film Festival is coming! This is a big year for the festival-- its 25th anniversary. The event will be taking place in theaters and spots converted to theaters across New Orleans from October 16-23. This year's lineup features a number of excellent films that r... Read more

Big George Brock, "Glory, Glory Hallelujah (Since I Laid My Burden Down)"

Thu, 10/09/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's another blues video to get you in the mood for the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, which happens October 17-19: Big George Brock doing the spiritual "Glory, Glory Hallelujah (Since I Laid My Burden Down)" at the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival, recorded Sept... Read more

Rhythm Room 10/10/14

Thu, 10/09/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Good Lovin' The Gilberto Sextet 03:49 Rough Guide - Boogaloo 2014/10/10 22:02:26 2 A Prayer Curtis Mayfield 04:05 Gospel 2014/10/10 22:06:25 3 Pastime Paradis... Read more

Music Films at the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival, October 16-23

Wed, 10/08/14
Authored by Soul Sister
B.B. King, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, and Nat King Cole are just some of the artists you'll "see" at this year's New Orleans Film Fest. For the fourth year, the New Orleans Film Society presents “keeping {SCORE},” a series of music documentaries bei... Read more

Shawn Colvin, Alison Krauss, and Jerry Douglas, "The Boxer"

Tue, 10/07/14
Authored by David Stafford
Shawn Colvin (guitar), Alison Krauss (violin) and Jerry Douglas (steel guitar) perform Simon and Garfunkel's "The Boxer." This comes from a 2007 tribute show in Washington, DC, honoring Paul Simon as the winner of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, awarded by the Library ... Read more

Ruthie Foster, "Don't You Mind People Grinnin' In Your Face"

Mon, 10/06/14
Authored by David Stafford
The Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival is coming up October 17-19, and to help get you in the mood, we'll have a selection of blues videos over the next couple of weeks. First up, here's the pride of Gause, Texas, Ruthie Foster, with a gospel-inflected take on Son House's... Read more

170,000 Great Depression Era Photographs Now Available Online

Mon, 10/06/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
Last month, Yale University and the Library of Congress made over 170,000 photographs from across the United States available for browsing through a new program called Photogrammar. The photos were taken from 1935 to 1945 by photographers commissioned by the U.S. Farm Secur... Read more

Ebola Panic!!!

Sat, 10/04/14
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
  Ah.  Here in New Orleans, we've seen it already:   Elia Kazan's Panic in the City: One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. Next morning, Dr. Clint Reed (a.k.a. Billy Robinson) of... Read more

Benny Goodman, Live in Copenhagen, 1981

Sat, 10/04/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, 52 minutes of Benny Goodman, live in Copenhagen in 1981. Erroneously billed as Goodman's last performance (which actually happened in 1986, during the year of his death), there are guest appearances from Svend Asmussen and Jimmy Maxwell; t... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/03/14

Sat, 10/04/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Soul Serenade Beau Dollar & The Coins 02:37 Kent's Cellar Of Soul 2014/10/3 22:01:48 2 Higher And Higher Queen Esther Marrow 03:47 feat. The Harlem Gospel Singers 2014/10... Read more

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