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rhythm Room Playlist 12/12/14

Sat, 12/13/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Label Start Time 1 Drums A-Go-Go Hollywood Persuaders, The 02:29 Swing For A Crime - 1958-1961   2014/12/12 21:58:53 2 Be Thankful For What You Got William DeVaughn 07:13 Be Thankf... Read more

Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles, "Spirit In The Dark" live, 1971

Fri, 12/12/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, here's 25 minutes of "Spirit In The Dark" by Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles, recorded in San Francisco at the Fillmore West on Mar 6, 1971. It's from a recording called Live at the Fillmore West by King Curtis, whose band, complete with t... Read more

Upcoming film events: Int'l Film Fest, Big Charity, Puppet Movie Christmas Spectacular

Thu, 12/11/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Big Easy International Film Festival is happening this weekend (Dec. 13-14) at Indywood, a small, one-screen theater just one block away from the hopping nightlife of Frenchmen Street. Saturday features a documentary shorts program, thriller/sci-fi/horror/adventure shor... Read more

Kelcy Mae, "The Fire"

Thu, 12/11/14
Authored by David Stafford
Check out New Orleans-based alt-rock/Americana singer/songwriter Kelcy Mae's official music video for "The Fire," from her 2013 EP The Fire and 2014 Double EP Half-Light.   Read more

Pete Seeger, "Forever Young"

Tue, 12/09/14
Authored by David Stafford
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 2012.     Read more

Play NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series

Mon, 12/08/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
One of the most popular features on the national NPR network over the last few years has been the Tiny Desk Concerts, a series created by "All Songs Considered" host Bob Boilen. Each concert consists of video and audio performed at Boilen's desk at NPR's Washington DC studi... Read more

Jesse Boykins III, "4 U 2 B Free" at Mardi Gras World

Mon, 12/08/14
Authored by David Stafford
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 Appara... Read more

Roll with the Krewe of King James: Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers for Year #2 this Mardi Gras Season

Fri, 12/05/14
Authored by Soul Sister
It's back! I'm inviting all fun people in New Orleans to join us again for year #2 of the fun new marching krewe, rolling again as part of the KreweDelusion parade on Saturday, January 31, 2015, following Krewe du Vieux. The mission of my Krewe of King James: the Super Bad ... Read more

Panorama Jazz Band, "Dansez La Mazouk"

Thu, 12/04/14
Authored by David Stafford
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 l... Read more

St. Louis Cathedral Concert Series

Tue, 12/02/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
New Orleans may not have white Christmases, but we're not lacking in the holiday (or any type of) spirit. One beautiful and classic (and free) December tradition marries some of the best local musicians with one of our most famous landmarks-- the St. Louis Cathedral at Jack... Read more

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