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Van Morrison and Bob Dylan on the Hill of Muses, 1989

Fri, 06/20/14
Authored by David Stafford
In the summer of 1989, Van Morrison was travelling in Greece with a film crew, making the documentary One Irish Rover. One sunny day, he was joined in Athens by Bob Dylan, who'd just ended a European tour. They brought their acoustic guitars to the place in Athens where the... Read more

The Original Pinettes Brass Band, "Ain't No City"

Wed, 06/18/14
Authored by David Stafford
The Original Pinettes Brass Band won the 2013 Red Bull Street Kings competition. Part of the prize: studio time and tutoring from people like Mannie Fresh and Trombone Shorty, both of whom appear in this version of "Ain't No City" cut in the Red Bull Studio.     Read more

Soul Sister to Celebrate 20 Years with WWOZ at this Sunday's "Private Collections" Happy Hour

Tue, 06/17/14
Authored by Soul Sister
WWOZ Private Collections at Siberia featuring Soul Sister Sunday, June 22, 2014 Siberia - 2227 St. Claude Ave., NOLA 6-9pm * FREE Facebook event link Each month, WWOZ and Euclid Records present "Private Collections," a Sunday evening happy hour where different WWOZ Djs ... Read more

Son House, "Preaching the Blues", 1967

Tue, 06/17/14
Authored by David Stafford
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 ... Read more

Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters, "The Louisiana Two-Step", 1984

Mon, 06/16/14
Authored by David Stafford
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... Read more

Ruby Dee's Passing and New Orleans

Mon, 06/16/14
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
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. ... Read more

Something on my mind

Fri, 06/13/14
Authored by Murf Reeves
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 and Mi... Read more

Buckwheat Zydeco Live, 2012

Fri, 06/13/14
Authored by David Stafford
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... Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, "Complicated Life"

Fri, 06/13/14
Authored by David Stafford
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... Read more

Amazing Benefit Show This Sunday at Circle Bar

Thu, 06/12/14
Authored by Mark LaMaire
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 ... Read more

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