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After Essence Fest

Thu, 07/02/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Essence Fest is returning to New Orleans this weekend, Friday, July 3 to Sunday, July 5, with some of the top names in regional, national and international black entertainment today. This year, locals Mystikal, Dumpstaphunk, Tank & the Bangas, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans ... Read more

Anders Osborne & Luther Dickinson, "Black Muddy River"

Wed, 07/01/15
Authored by David Stafford
Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson cover "Black Muddy River" from the Grateful Dead's In The Dark album. This video is part of a series of Grateful Dead covers called "Songs Of Their Own" produced by JamBase to pay tribute to the the Grateful Dead’s influential original so... Read more

New music spotlight: Long Sidewalks

Tue, 06/30/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
This one's for fans of improvisational jazz: Long Sidewalks' album Staffa is one of the first projects of the New Orleans International Sound Exchange, a non-profit dedicated to fostering interactions between New Orleans-based improvisers and world-class musicians from othe... Read more

Morning Set 06/30/15

Tue, 06/30/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 A Change is Gonna Come Jack McDuff 03:06 A Change Is Gonna Come 2015/6/30 06:03:13 2 Ceora Lee Morgan 06:25 The Best Of Lee Morgan [Bonus Tracks] 2015/6/30 06:07:07 ... Read more

Oya! Market opens on St. Claude

Sat, 06/27/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Oya! Market has a new space at 2606 St. Claude. Located next to the Healing Center in the same building that used to house a Super 10, the market has transformed the real estate, revealing its architectural roots with exposed brick walls and a tin tile ceiling. The mark... Read more

Friday Morning Set playlist, June 19th

Sat, 06/27/15
Authored by Raymond Kent
The Soul Ride playlist for Friday, June 19th, 2015 Artist                          Title                                 Album Bonnie Raitt            Since I Fell for You            Bonnie Raitt      Christine Spero       Blackpatch                        Spero Plays Ny... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/26/15

Sat, 06/27/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Soul Serenade Beau Dollar & The Coins 02:37 Kent's Cellar Of Soul 2015/6/26 22:03:14 2 Warriors Moana and the Moahunters 01:07 Rua 2015/6/26 22:06:01 3 Piece ... Read more

Friday morning set, June 26th playlst

Fri, 06/26/15
Authored by Raymond Kent
The Soul Ride, June 26th, 2015 playlist Artist                             Title                                       Album                                       Play Time Laura Nyro                 Creepin'                             Time and Love:                    ... Read more

Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics, "Aseni" live

Fri, 06/26/15
Authored by David Stafford
Since the 1960s, Nigerian Afro-pop pioneer Orlando Julius has merged western pop, soul, and R&B with traditional African sounds and rhythms. In this video, he does a steamy, funky version of "Aseni" with the Heliocentrics (a London-based musical collective combining funk, j... Read more

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, "Up Above My Head"

Thu, 06/25/15
Authored by David Stafford
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was one of the great innovators in twentieth-century American music, gospel's first cross-over artist and a huge influence on early rock-n-roll. Here she does "Up Above My Head" on the show TV Gospel Time (which ran from 1962-66) accompanied by the Oli... Read more

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