Rockie Charles, known as "The President of Soul" thanks to his early 1970's hit of the same name, passed away on March 12 at the age of 67. The Louisiana native backed up Percy Sledge, Otis Redding, and others, and recorded gems like "Show My People Around The Curve". After decades away from music as a boat captain, he picked up his music career in 1996.
The YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series returns to downtown New Orleans for 12 weeks beginning on March 24 with Trombone Shorty. The ‘OZ Outreach Krewe will be there to sign up volunteers, accepting pledges and selling ‘OZ gear. WWOZ will broadcast three of the concerts live — stay tuned for details.
Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 11:54pm - Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 3:00am
Welcome to the Jungle
Why are there so many songs about the "jungle?" Hundreds of songs from country and western to disco and every style in between. Jungle songs? Imagine oooga boogas, oongowas, monkey and elephant noises and way too many Tarzan yells all put to music.
What a wonderful show today. It was fortunate that I had the studio set when Tab Benoit came in late on George's show so we could bring him to you in best form. I really enjoyed engineering that set and can't wait to listen to the recording. Crossroad got about a 15 minute late start but you all came thrrough like the heros that you are 50 new /renewing members on today show, double the goal.
In Part 2 of NOATWL's birthday celebration, we listen to some living-room recordings captured during the show's first season. There's nothing electric on this show: just fiddles, accordions, acoustic guitars, cellos and beautiful voices. We also travel to the low country for some authentic Louisiana shrimp and grits.
For tomorrow's "Sittin' At The Crossroad" my friend Big Daddy O' will join me for the whole show and play some music for us LIVE. My other guest had to cancel due to 'work', she's a movie star too. Olga will join me in two weeks for a live set.