Allen Toussaint performs "It's A New Orleans Thing", a cut from his 2013
album Songbook, on Sound Opinions, a public radio show from WBEZ in Chicago.
At the end of an older video version of this song, he notes that it was
"inspired by Professor Longhair", an influence that ...
Here's a video version of Sarah Quintana's humorous paean to riz au lait (AKA
rice pudding, a classic French comfort food) from her 2012 album World Has
Changed. In this version she's accompanied by "found" precussion instruments:
pots and pans in the kitchen of Huh! Restau...
From the intimate confines of the Jam in the Van vehicle, Glen David Andrews
rips and rocks through three tracks: "I Can Do Bad All By Myself", "Guilded
Splinters", and the Satchmo standard "What a Wonderful World".
"I Can Do Bad All By Myself"
For your weekend viewing pleasure, check out this four-song set by John Lee
Hooker (1917-2001) and Ry Cooder at the "All Our Colors" benefit, Shoreline
Ampitheater, Mountain View CA, 10/10/1992
The set list:
Intro - Lonely Man
05:35 - It Serves Me Right To Suffer
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...
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.
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 ...
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. ...