An hour-long set of blues, featuring players like slide virtuoso Sonny Landreth, rabble rousers King James and the Special Men, roots rockers The Iguanas and many others. We also meet up with Scott Aiges, director of programs, marketing and communications at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation to talk about this years Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, taking place October 18th through the 20th.
This is actually "the Ernie K-Doe Official Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame Induction video", but the bulk of it consists of K-Doe performing a couple of songs (including "Mother-in-Law") at Jazz Fest, sometime during the 1980s.
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Walking up to Lafayette Square there's blues guitar playing, beer drinking and as a cool fall breeze polishes your face it's inherently evident where the barbeque is coming from. It's that time of the year... the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival!
Good afternoon OZillians. This summer I had the oppurtunity to embark on a road trip to the far off land of the West Coast. Upon my journey I met countless of wonderful folks, some of whom knew and loved WWOZ. This was an unsuprising suprise, since we are the greatest station in the nation... But I digress.
Simply stated, they do not make them like Ready Teddy McQuiston any more. Do you hear me? They DO NOT. This was a man with more energy and more aliveness (if that's not a word, it is now) than entire counties and parishes. It's hard to believe that he's gone.
1983 Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Famer, the King of Zydeco, from Opelousas, Louisiana, here's the late great Clifton Chenier doing "Tu Peux Cogner (Mais Tu Peux Pas Rentrer)" (Keep-A-Knockin' But You Can't Come In) on Dutch television. I don't have an exact date, but somewhere around 1980, since the song is from his 1979 album Frenchin' the Boogie.
Whether you’re doing the Mississippi Slow Drag or the New Orleans Shuffle, you’re in the right place. During the program, we’ll be exploring music from the 1920's, when Blues and Jazz were musically closer with Luke Winslow-King, and then continue on into the 30's and 40's where they grew into more distinctive forms with Steve Pistorius and His Southern Syncopators. There’s also a stop at two recently opened restaurants, Maurepas Foods in the Bywater and Wayfare on Freret Street.