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The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records

Mon, 10/27/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
Paramount records was integral to the development of jazz and blues music in the United States. Founded in 1917 as a furniture store that included phonograph players in their furniture sales, Paramount quickly morphed into one of the most important record labels in American... Read more

Flow Tribe, "Back And Forth"

Mon, 10/27/14
Authored by David Stafford
Brand new video, just published this week: New Orleans-based funk-rock band Flow Tribe performs "Back And Forth," a track from their new Alligator White EP, live at Tipitina's. Flow Tribe will be playing at Voodoo Fest on November 1.   Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist

Mon, 10/27/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Monkey in a sack Lil' Buck & the Top Cats 03:31 V./A. - Movements Vol.5 2014/10/31 22:02:32 2 04. Believe copy Black Merda 04:31 Believe 2014/10/31 22:06:34 3 ... Read more

The Grateful Dead, Live 1978

Sat, 10/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, fifty-four minutes of selected tracks from a Grateful Dead show recorded on November 24, 1978 at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ. Among the songs included here are: "Estimated Prophet," "Shakedown Street," "Ollin Arageed," "Fire On The ... Read more

A Tale of Two Musical Cities.

Thu, 10/23/14
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
“There are two great cities in America,” said Larry Kirwan, founder and front-man of legendary progressive Celtic rock band, Black 47. “One is New York City; the other is New Orleans.” On Nov. 8, 2014,  Black 47 will headline the Irish Network- New Orleans (IN-NOLA) Famine ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/25/14

Thu, 10/23/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 The Wild Bunch Sound Dimension 02:07 A Scorcha From Studio One 2014/10/24 22:31:38 2 Standing On The Pier Baby Washington 02:55 The Sue Singles 2014/10/24 22:34:07 ... Read more

New Orleans artists at Voodoo Fest 2014

Wed, 10/22/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Voodoo Music & Arts Experience is celebrating its 15th birthday this year, October 31-November 2. The lineup not only features national artists like the Foo Fighters and Skrillex, but also includes and some of the best acts New Orleans has to offer, such as Trombone Shorty... Read more

Wynton Marsalis, Eric Clapton, & Taj Mahal, "Corrine, Corrina"

Wed, 10/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton held a series of concerts in New York at Lincoln Center in April of 2011, a show dominated by blues stardards given New Orleans jazz arrangements. Here's the encore, "Corrine, Corrina" featuring Taj Mahal. See below for the concert's full li... Read more

Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Zydeco Band, "Grand Mamou", 1978

Tue, 10/21/14
Authored by David Stafford
Check out Ida Lewis "Queen Ida" Guillory of Lake Charles, Louisiana, AKA, the Queen of Zydeco, doing "Grand Mamou" on an unidentified televsion show in 1978.     Read more

Big Charity: The Death of America's Oldest Hospital

Mon, 10/20/14
Authored by David Stafford
One of the most anticipated films at this year's The New Orleans Film Festival, which wraps up this week: the documentary Big Charity: The Death of America's Oldest Hospital, which recounts the history of the 300-year-old public hospital and its tragic demise.  Here's a syn... Read more

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