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Wynton Marsalis, Eric Clapton, & Taj Mahal, "Corrine, Corrina"

Wed, 10/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton held a series of concerts in New York at Lincoln Center in April of 2011, a show dominated by blues stardards given New Orleans jazz arrangements. Here's the encore, "Corrine, Corrina" featuring Taj Mahal. See below for the concert's full li... Read more

Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Zydeco Band, "Grand Mamou", 1978

Tue, 10/21/14
Authored by David Stafford
Check out Ida Lewis "Queen Ida" Guillory of Lake Charles, Louisiana, AKA, the Queen of Zydeco, doing "Grand Mamou" on an unidentified televsion show in 1978.     Read more

Big Charity: The Death of America's Oldest Hospital

Mon, 10/20/14
Authored by David Stafford
One of the most anticipated films at this year's The New Orleans Film Festival, which wraps up this week: the documentary Big Charity: The Death of America's Oldest Hospital, which recounts the history of the 300-year-old public hospital and its tragic demise.  Here's a syn... Read more

George Clinton Talks About His New Book, Jazz, Doo-Wop, and His Fight to Help Artists Win Copyright Battles

Thu, 10/16/14
Authored by Soul Sister
Legendary producer, songwriter, vocalist, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee George Clinton is known by many names: "Dr. Funkenstein," the "Atomic Dog," creator of P-Funk, leader of Parliament and Funkadelic, etc. Now add "author" and "artist advocate" to his list of tit... Read more

Joe Louis Walker, "Hornet's Nest"

Thu, 10/16/14
Authored by David Stafford
Check out Joe Louis Walker, who plays tomorrow, Saturday, October 18, at the 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. This performance of "Hornet's Nest," the title track from his most recent album, was recorded by KINK-FM in Portland, OR.   Read more

"The Cosimo Code:" Matassa's Awesome Work, All on One Site

Wed, 10/15/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
As most of you now know, legendary studio owner and recording engineer Cosimo Matassa passed away on September 11, 2014. WWOZ has dedicated some significant airtime to the fantastic contributions Matassa made to the New Orleans sound, as well as the development of rock'n'ro... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10 /18/14

Wed, 10/15/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time             2 You' re All I Need To Get By Booker T. & The MG's 03:50   2014/10/17 22:01:24 3 Who Is He Andrea Vereen & The St. Marks Choir 04:26 Oh, S... Read more

Bobby Rush - I Ain't Studdin You (Live)

Tue, 10/14/14
Authored by David Stafford
Bobby Rush appears this Sunday, October 19, at the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. Rush, a 50-year veteran of the stage, continues to be one of the most exciting and creative artists in the R&B/blues arena. He's also appears in the documentary The Road To Memphis, Ric... Read more

New Orleans' Hosts A Musical Feast for the Irish Famine

Mon, 10/13/14
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
  In New Orleans this November, “feast or famine” will take on new meaning thanks to a feast of Irish music events taking place as part of the 2014 annual International Irish Famine Commemoration.   The Irish Famine Commemoration runs from Nov. 6, 2014 through Nov. 9, 2014. ... Read more

Los Lobos, "Don't Worry Baby"

Mon, 10/13/14
Authored by David Stafford
Los Lobos, the Grammy–winning American Chicano rock band from East LA, will be headlining this year's Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, which happens October 17-19. This song, "Don't Worry Baby," comes from their 1984 release How Will the Wolf Survive?   Read more

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