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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

George Clinton Talks About His New Book, Jazz, Doo-Wop, and His Fight to Help Artists Win Copyright Battles

Thu, 10/16/14
Authored by Soul Sister
Legendary producer, songwriter, vocalist, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee George Clinton is known by many names: "Dr. Funkenstein," the "Atomic Dog," creator of P-Funk, leader of Parliament and Funkadelic, etc. Now add "author" and "artist advocate" to his list of tit... Read more

Joe Louis Walker, "Hornet's Nest"

Thu, 10/16/14
Authored by David Stafford
Check out Joe Louis Walker, who plays tomorrow, Saturday, October 18, at the 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. This performance of "Hornet's Nest," the title track from his most recent album, was recorded by KINK-FM in Portland, OR.   Read more

"The Cosimo Code:" Matassa's Awesome Work, All on One Site

Wed, 10/15/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
As most of you now know, legendary studio owner and recording engineer Cosimo Matassa passed away on September 11, 2014. WWOZ has dedicated some significant airtime to the fantastic contributions Matassa made to the New Orleans sound, as well as the development of rock'n'ro... Read more

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