Last month, Yale University and the Library of Congress made over 170,000
photographs from across the United States available for browsing through a
new program called Photogrammar. The photos were taken from 1935 to 1945 by
photographers commissioned by the U.S. Farm Secur...
Ah. Here in New Orleans, we've seen it already:
Elia Kazan's Panic in the City:
One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends
kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. Next morning, Dr.
Clint Reed (a.k.a. Billy Robinson) of...
For your weekend viewing pleasure, 52 minutes of Benny Goodman, live in
Copenhagen in 1981. Erroneously billed as Goodman's last performance (which
actually happened in 1986, during the year of his death), there are guest
appearances from Svend Asmussen and Jimmy Maxwell; t...
Beau Dollar & The Coins
Kent's Cellar Of Soul
Higher And Higher
Queen Esther Marrow
feat. The Harlem Gospel Singers
Jamaican music legend Jimmy Cliff, who'll be performing Monday at the HOB New
Orleans, does two songs ("You Can Get It If You Really Want" and Johnny
Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now") live in 2011 at the Glastonbury Festival of
Contemporary Performing Arts, a five-day music f...
Dr. John and the Lower 911, joined by Donald Harrison on sax, do a
ten-and-a-half minute version of "Goin' Back To New Orleans", recorded August
13, 2006 at the Newport Jazz Festival. The title track from a 1992 release by
Dr John, "Goin' Back To New Orleans" was originally...
If old or obscure recordings are your thing, I've got a treat for you. The
University of California at Santa Barbara partnered with the Institute of
Museum and Library Services to digitize over 10,000 cylinder recordings from
1890-1928. The recordings are available to the p...
Aaron Neville and folk-blues-country vocalist Maria Muldaur perform "Amazing
Grace" at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, on November 26, 1989. Muldaur's
career began as part of the American folk music revival and the Greenwich
Village scene of the early 1960s. Her subsequent...
For your weekend viewing pleasure, here's Elvis Costello accompanied by Allen
Toussaint, the Crescent City Horns (including Big Sam Williams) and the
Imposters, live from the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 3, 2006. This video
is 56 minutes long, selected from a 3 hour show-...
Ella Fitzgerald's first appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1969,
then held at the Montreux Casino, included this scat version of "One Note
Samba". She's backed by the Tommy Flanagan Trio. The YouTube video mistakenly
identifies this as "a packed New Orleans" perfor...