Roots music icon Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (1924-2005) dedicates this 1984
rendition of "Pressure Cooker" thusly: "This is for all guitar players, where
ever you are. This is a very easy tune to play." It may be a simple tune, but
I doubt it's easy to rip it up like he doe...
Check out jazz-funk pioneer Roy Ayers playing "Everybody Loves the Sunshine"
live in 1992 from the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton, a town in Somerset,
England. Ayers introduces the song as a special tribute to Miles Davis, who
had recently passed away.
Lionel Ferbos was a living link to New Orleans history. Born in 1911, he
lived through the last century of development and change that most of us read
about in books. His memory was sharp and he could remember things like they
happened yesterday. I loved talking to him abou...
Just released: the first music video by Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue
for "To Make Amends" a song from their most recent album Last To Leave. It
was filmed live, in a single, long tracking shot, at Side Show
Props/Moviesets in Slidell, LA.
Here's three songs by Kermit Ruffins, Guardian of the Groove, recorded during
last Jazz Fest while parked just outside his Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge in
the Jam in the Van vehicle: "Treme", "Marie", and "Ooh Child". Plus as
lagniappe, a short interview during which Kermit p...
Last Piano Night (April 28), the Jam in the Van vehicle parked outside the
House of Blues and recorded a few acts before they played inside. Here's Jon
Cleary doing "When You Get Back" and "Burgundy Street Boogie".
"When You Get Back"
"Burgundy Street Boogie"
Check out this moody "behind the scenes music video" from New Orleans
singer-song writer Krisin Diable. "I Know a Man" from the album Kristin
Diable & The City was filmed inside the historic Upper Pontalba building on
Satchmo SummerFest happens July 31 - August 3 and brings three days of great music, including the Original Pinettes Brass Band (left), to the Old US Mint. During the days leading up to the fest, WWOZ will have a special set of preview interviews and in-studio performances; che...
For your weekend viewing pleasure, it's the Neville Brothers, nearly 80
minutes worth, recorded live at Tipitina's on June 19, 1991.
00:00: Hey Pocky Way/I Walk On Gilded Splinters
14:10: Mojo Hannah
19:30: Angola Bound
24:22: Yellow Moon
Each year at the summer soltice, the Make Music New York Festival happens,
with some 1300 performances over all five boroughs. This year for one of
those performances, NPR Music commissioned a new piece by Sunny Jain of Red
Baraat called "100+ BPM". Then they invited any mu...