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...
Two Guardians of the Groove, Bonnie Raitt and Allen Toussaint, team up on
"What Is Success" at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans in 2006. The song
dates from around 1970, having appeared on Toussaint's eponymous second solo
album, also issued as From a Whisper to a Scream.
Fall arrives tonight and with the end of summer I thought it be a great
time to review the experience of Bonnaroo this summer. The Boudin Man and
Old Man River attended 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival held on June 12
through 15. This was Old Man River's first time ...
The 2014 Americana Music Awards were held on September 17 at Nashville's
historic Ryman Auditorium (home of the Grand Ole Opry). New Orleans' Hurray
for the Riff Raff was nominated for Best Emerging Artist but lost out to
Sturgill Simpson. However, HFRR did play their song ...
If you haven't caught Galactic with singer Maggie Koerner (or even if you
have!), check out this video recorded earlier his year at Freebird Live, a
Jacksonville, Florida music venue. The song, "Dolla Diva" was written by
Koerner and David Shaw of the Revivalists.