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The Honorable South, "Overdue"

Mon, 01/12/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Honorable South and vocalist/songwriter Ms. Charm Taylor give us this video for "Overdue", which they describe as "Our new Lover's rock inspired by the ancient divine feminine goddess Osun, PRINCE, and birds of paradise." It's from their 2014 release Faithful Brave & Ho... Read more

New Orleans Preservation Timeline Project

Sat, 01/10/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Preservation Timeline project at the Tulane School of Architecture is a fascinating new resource for those interested in the work that's been done in the region by architectural preservationists since the mid-1800s. Launched in April, the timeline site allow... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/9/15

Sat, 01/10/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 In the Midnight Hour Little Mac & the Boss Sounds 02:37 atlantic 45-2309 2015/1/9 22:01:44 2 Far Celestial Shores Mavis Staples 02:55 One True Vine 2015/1/9 22:04:36 ... Read more

Sonny Landreth, "Zydeco Shuffle"

Fri, 01/09/15
Authored by David Stafford
From KRVS, Radio Acadie in Lafayette, it's Local Produce Live at Cypress Lake Studios featuring the king of "Slydeco," Sonny Landreth, doing "Zydeco Shuffle." Read more

Luke Winslow-King, "Swing That Thing"

Tue, 01/06/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's the official video for "Swing That Thing," from Luke Winslow-King's new album Everlasting Arms, a record that serves up "soul-seasoned country blues with a punch".   Read more

Rebirth Brass Band, "Do Whatcha Wanna"

Mon, 01/05/15
Authored by David Stafford
Last Jazz Fest, Jam in the Van, the outfit that goes "anywhere accessible by road to find and record intimate musical experiences" for their fans, stopped on Frenchmen Street to record a Rebirth Brass Band rendition of their classic "Do Whatcha Wanna". Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/2/14

Sat, 01/03/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Fat Jam Ben Sidran 3:20  1/2/15 22:01 2 Spirit In The Sky Dorothy Morrison 3:36 Brand New Day (Buddah LP) 1/2/15 22:05 3 why am i treated so bad Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger 3:36 open1/2/15 22:09 4 Swing & Dine The Melodians 3:13 Musical Feast (Mrs. Pottinger's High Note... Read more

Conversations with George Clinton

Thu, 01/01/15
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, two conversations with funk legend George Clinton. Last November, Clinton sat down with NPR Music for two interviews about his work. First, he spoke with Jason King of NPR Music's R&B channel about soul music, swag and Kendrick Lamar. Late... Read more

Morning Set Playlist 1/1/15

Thu, 01/01/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 A Change is Gonna Come Jack McDuff 3:06 A Change Is Gonna Come 1/1/15 6:03 2 I'm Going Home Regina Carter 7:12 Southern Comfort 1/1/15 6:07 3 09 Mood Indigo NYJSE 2:41 1/1/15 6:14 4 Cristo Redentor Johnny Lytle 4:44 The Loop 1/1/15 6:16 5 Suzanne Nina Simone 4:22 To Love... Read more

Lucinda Williams: Tiny Desk Concert

Wed, 12/31/14
Authored by David Stafford
Lucinda Williams, born in Lake Charles and the daughter of former Lousiana poet laureate Miller Williams, brings her unique mixture of rock, blues, country, and Americana to this NPR Music Tiny Desk concert. She plays four songs from her beautiful new double album, Down Whe... Read more

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