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John Delafose and the Eunice Playboys: Joe Pitre a Deux Femmes (1983)

Mon, 12/21/15
Authored by David Stafford
John Delafose and the Eunice Playboys do "Joe Pitre a Deux Femmes (Joe Pete Has Two Women)." This video was shot by the late Alan Lomax, the great field collector of twentieth-century American folk music, and his crew in August 1983 at the Crashpad in Eunice, Louisiana. Not... Read more

Holiday Music, New Orleans Style

Sun, 12/20/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Put a New Orleans spin on your holiday season this year with these festive songs from New Orleans musicians! A brief mix of old favorites and tunes/versions new in 2015. Irvin Mayfield "A New Orleans Christmas" free download from Basin Street Records Kermit Ruffins "Have ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 12/18/15

Sat, 12/19/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Ain't No Sunshine Eddy Senay 03:15 Soul Preachin' : Hot Guitar Funk From Detroit 2015/12/18 22:02:16 2 This Little Light Martel Robinson 03:44 Sunny Soil 2015/12/18 22:05... Read more

Shakey Graves, Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 12/18/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Texas Americana artist Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, mixes country, blues and rock 'n' roll, not to mention a stage dive, in this Tiny Desk Concert from NPR Music offices. The set includes "To Cure What Ails," "The Perfect Parts," and "Only Son."  Read more

Hot 8 Brass Band, "Sexual Healing"

Tue, 12/15/15
Authored by David Stafford
Filmed on the streets of Brighton, England, here's the first official music video for the Hot 8 Brass Band's legendary cover of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing." Cool.  Read more

New music spotlight: Charlie Halloran & the Quality 6

Tue, 12/15/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Traditional jazz is alive and well in today's New Orleans, and Charlie Halloran & the Quality 6 are some of the top purveyors. Released in November, their self-titled album is deeply steeped in tradition and that special New Orleans sound. The group is led by trombonist Cha... Read more

The American Slave Coast

Mon, 12/14/15
Authored by Nita Ketner
Ned Sublette and Constance Sublette’s new book, The American Slave Coast, is a history of America’s repugnant slave breeding industry. From the era of early colonization through Emancipation, the book analyzes how the thirteen colonies’ desire for independence, the subseque... Read more

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, "Far, Far Away (Star Wars Jazz)"

Mon, 12/14/15
Authored by David Stafford
Is that Luke, Han Solo, a Stormtrooper, Chewie, and Yoda playing some sweaty hot New Orleans trad jazz? Or is it the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys performing music from "Star Wars" at Bamboula's and locales around New Orleans last month? Appearing: Haruka Kikuchi - trombone, Mi... Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band "El Manicero" Feat. Ernan Lopez Nussa

Fri, 12/11/15
Authored by David Stafford
Check out this 9-minute version "El Manicero" featuring Cuban pianist Ernan Lopez Nussa recorded at Preservation Hall during Midnight Preserves earlier this year. The PHJB will be reuniting with Ernan Nussa next week as they make their first trip to Cuba to play at the 37th... Read more

PhotoNOLA: 12/10-12/13

Thu, 12/10/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The tenth annual PhotoNOLA festival will take place from December 10–13, 2015 with broad ranging photography exhibitions on display throughout the month. PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partner... Read more

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