Born in the Mississippi Delta near Clarksdale, blues legend Eddie James "Son"
House (1902-1988) spent a good deal of his childhood in Louisiana, eventually
in Algiers/New Orleans, but first near Tallulah in Madison Parish. His brief
introduction to "Preaching the Blues" in ...
If you didn't get enough Zydeco at the last weekend's Lousiana Cajun & Zyedo
festival in Armstrong Park, check out this video. Published last week by
Storyville Records, it's a 1984 live recording at the Maple Leaf:"The
Louisiana Two Step" by Rockin' Dopsie (1932 - 1993) an...
A few months after Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans, Ruby Dee came to
Congo Square to tell us motley returnees that she understood Congo Square was
some of the most sacred ground in America. She was also gracious enough to
extend Congo Square to all of New Orleans. ...
Blood splattered playgrounds,
Selfies overflowing with false.
Sipping on petroleum cocktails,
caus it's fun destroying futures.
Can I buy your innocence
with some poor man's digital gold,
his interest rate will kill him,
All in good time my pretty!
Sharks eating sharks
If you can't catch him this Saturday (6/14) at the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco
Festival in Armstrong Park, here's nearly 90 minutes of Buckwheat Zydeco
filmed live at Turner Hall in Milwaukee on March 11,2012.
The video was created in beautiful, full-screen-ready HD by MPTV (Milw...
There's something just right about pairing the Kinks "Complicated Life", a
cut from their 1971 Muswell Hillbillies album, with Preservation Hall Jazz
Band singer Clint Maedgen's one-shot bicycle tour of the pre-Katrina Vieux
Carré (including a cameo by the New Orleans Bingo...
This Sunday, June 15 One World Family will host a benefit concert to fund
scholarship programs which send dozens of Burmese refugee children to school
in Thailand. The lineup includes: Mike Dillon Band, Sarah Quintana, Andrew
Duhon, Micah McKee & Little Maker, Blind Texas ...
As the humorous intro- and outro- to this video make clear, Shamarr Allen is
anything but a typical rock star.
The "official video" for the first track on the 2011 Shamarr Allen and the
Underdawgs CD entitled 504-799-8147, this is colorful, high-energy take on an
Voice of the Wetlands founder Tab Benoit rips through an 8-minute-plus
version of the title track from his 2011 album Medicine. It was filmed in
Rockland, Maine at the North Atlantic Blues Festival in July 2012.
For your weekend viewing pleasure: 56 minutes of the funkiest soul ever
dished up, courtesy of James Brown (1933-2006), in Bologna for Italian
television in 1971. This is the entire broadcast, including a long-ish intro
and several subsequent short interruptions by the show...