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Satchmo SummerFest to return, in-person, July 31

Thu, 05/20/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Satchmo SummerFest is returning as a live, in-person event July 31-August 1 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum! “We are thrilled to announce our comeback,” said Emily Madero, CEO of FQFI. "Satchmo SummerFest is the only local festival dedicated to Louis Armstrong. In addition ... Read more

Interview: Big Chief James of Young Brave Hunters

Tue, 05/18/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Big Chief James of the Young Brave Hunters talks to Action Jackson about how the tribe was created, how he tried to lead by example during the pandemic, why his suits are made with flat patches, and more. Hear it all in the player below: Read more

Morning Set 05/17/21

Mon, 05/17/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Midnight Blue Bill Harris 03:05 The Blues-Soul Of Bill Harris: Complete Mercury Recordings 1956-1959 CD 1 2 Times They Are-A-Changing Nina Simone 05:57 To Love Somebody 3 easter francis bebey 06:14 mbira dance: how god created the world by playing sanza 4 Georgia on my min... Read more

Rhythm Room 05/14/21

Sat, 05/15/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Three Ears The Brothers Nylon 02:52 2 Sermon Bobbie Gentry 02:37 The Delta Sweete - Local Gentry 3 King Of All Al Green 02:24 The Immortal Soul of Al Green - (Disc 4)=P&K 4 Soon You'll Be Gone The Blues Busters - 02:42 The Ska's The Limit Vol. 2 5 plenty of room Barbara & Th... Read more

Interview: Single Men 2021

Wed, 05/12/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, the secretary of Single Men talks to Action Jackson about how the club is coping with the pandemic, the debut of Team Woody, why it's important for them to give guidance to younger members of the community, and more. Hear it all in the... Read more

Video: Riley Downing 'Start It Over'

Tue, 05/11/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Riley Downing of The Deslondes is back with a new solo album out on New West Records on May 14. Check out his video for 'Start It Over' below.  Read more

Jazz & Heritage Foundation free concert series, "Chanteuse," returns this summer

Tue, 05/11/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
In March 2020, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's "Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music" concert series was cut short as New Orleans locked down. Now, the series continues with their first in-person events since that time! Starting May 29, Chanteuse:... Read more

In Memoriam: Lloyd Price

Tue, 05/11/21
R&B vocalist Lloyd Price died May 3, 2021 at the age of 88 due to complications of diabetes. Price was a part of the New Orleans R&B/rock'n'roll revolution in the early 1950s. His first recording, 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy,' was a hit for Specialty Records in 1952. It topped the ... Read more

Video: Curtis Salgado f/Wayne Toups 'Truth Be Told'

Mon, 05/10/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Check out the world premiere of the new video for 'Truth Be Told' from Curtis Salgado and Wayne Toups! This is from Salgado's new album "Damage Control," out now on Alligator Records. Read more

Rhythm Room 05/07/21

Sat, 05/08/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Hold Him Joe Rico Rodriguez 03:47 Rico / Order of Distinction (JA-13 Cooperative Presents) 2 People Get Ready Chambers Brothers 03:53 The Time Has Come 3 Shout It Out Roy Tyler & New Directions 04:41 Three Way Calling 4 A Shell Of A Woman Doris Allen 03:00 A Shell Of A Woma... Read more

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