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The Heptones, "I Shall Be Released"

Mon, 05/18/15
Authored by David Stafford
Jamaican vocal group the Heptones, backed by the Dutch musicans the High Notes, with their reggae cover of Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released". The Heptones recorded this song twice, first in 1969 for Studio One and then in 1976 at Lee "Scratch" Perry's Black Ark studio for t... Read more

Bayou Boogaloo 2015: May 15-17

Sun, 05/17/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo is coming up this weekend, marking the unofficial start to summer for many Mid-City dwellers. This free 3-day family-friendly music and arts festival was started in 2005 and is held on the banks of Bayou St. John. It features live music, a huge v... Read more

The Soul Ride Playlist, 5/15/15, complete

Sat, 05/16/15
Authored by Raymond Kent
Playlist for The SoulRide, May 15th, 2015, including what was skipped.. _________________________________________________________________________________ Artist                           Title                                           Album                           Play... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 05 15 15

Sat, 05/16/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Check out the Rhythm Room Playlist for 05/15/15. Read more

Your opinion is needed!

Wed, 05/13/15
Authored by Raymond Kent
Who is your favorite singer?  New Orleans based, male and female.  I use the word “favorite” purposely first of all because choosing the “best” of anything is such a subjective thing, and then also to spotlight lesser-known or hardly-mentioned singers who might be just as g... Read more

Boozoo Chavis, "Johnny Billy Goat"

Wed, 05/13/15
Authored by David Stafford
Wilson Anthony "Boozoo" Chavis (1930-2001) of Lake Charles, LA with a live version of "Johnny Billy Goat" (or "Johnny Ma Cabrille"). Chavis, nicknamed the "Creole Cowboy" for his signature C&W attire, was a force in zydeco from the mid-1950s until his death in 2001.  Read more

Trumpet Black Fest by the Hill and Andrews Families

Mon, 05/11/15
Authored by David Stafford
Where: Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar, 1931 Orleans Ave When: Today, Monday May 11 starting at 5pAt Trumpet Black Fest by the Hill and Andrews Families, more than 20 bands will be on hand to celebrate the life and talent of Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill. They include New Breed Brass Ban... Read more

Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Roadshow, "Foot Of Canal Street"

Mon, 05/11/15
Authored by David Stafford
Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Roadshow do "Foot Of Canal Street" during a Threadheads benefit concert at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington DC, June 3, 2010. With Big Sam, Alex McMurray, Debbie Davis, and a number of other familiar faces.  Read more

The Soul Ride playlist, May 8th, 2015

Mon, 05/11/15
Authored by Raymond Kent
The Soul Ride, May 8th, 2015, in the Friday Morning Set, 6 to 9 a.m. _______________________________________________________________________ Artist                         Title                                Album                       PlayTime __________________________... Read more

Mother's Day with Irma Thomas

Sat, 05/09/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Audubon Zoo is hosting a special fete for mothers, and Irma Thomas is headlining! Mother to four children herself, Thomas will take the stage at the Zoo at 2:30pm on Sunday for a special 90-minute set that's geared towards mothers and full of personal anecdotes. Entry is fr... Read more

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