During Jam in the Van's Jazz Fest visit to New Orleans, they met up with Luke Winslow King outside the Botanical Gardens in City Park. Here's his take on the spiritual "Down by the Riverside", adding his name to a long list of New Orleans musicians who've covered the song, including Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Snooks Eaglin, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
For your weekend viewing pleasure, an amazing hour with rock-and-roll and rockabilly pioneers Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, compiled from performances on a 1950s California TV show called Town Hall Party.
Get your Friday Funk Fix right here: the Dirty Dozen Brass Band performing "Unclean Waters" live at a fundraiser for the Roots of Music called the Family Funktion and Crawfish Berl. It was shot at the historic Hotel Storyville in New Orleans during Jazz Fest 2012.
Trombone Shorty performs "Buckjump" with Orleans Avenue, for a taping of Sound Opinions at WBEZ in Chicago. The album version of this track, from 2011's For True, featured as guests the Rebirth Brass Band.
The Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame will celebrate its 16th anniversary next week, August 11-16, with a series of special events. 2014 is the year of the Flag Boy and Gang Flag. Honorees include Donald Harrison, Sr., Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, among others.
Welcome to the sixth episode of WWOZ's new nationally syndicated program, NEW ORLEANS CALLING! This week we find the connections between the legendary musician Danny Barker, a Baptist Church marching band from New Orleans, and brass bands like the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth. Late in life, Danny Barker gathered young musicians for a marching band -- and what he did wound up keeping New Orleans jazz alive for a new generation.