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Dizzy Gillespie, "Improvisation & Blues" at Monterey, 1975

Wed, 12/30/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, featuring Cal Tjader on vibes, does "Improvisation & Blues" at the 18th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival in 1975.  Read more

New music spotlight: Stoop Kids

Tue, 12/29/15
Many artists claim to be genre-defying but end up actually fitting pretty neatly into one or two well-defined and easily identifiable categories. Stoop Kids and their release Already Out of Time, is not one of those. This five-piece band added the tags hiphop, pop, psychede... Read more

Audition for Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Free Music School

Mon, 12/28/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Auditions for the spring semester of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free music program will be held Saturday, January 9 from 10a-12p. Auditions for the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music will be taking place at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center loca... Read more

Taj Mahal, "Good Morning Ms. Brown"

Mon, 12/28/15
Authored by David Stafford
Bluesman Taj Mahal does "Good Morning Ms. Brown" rolling down Burgundy Street and around the French Quarter in recently released edition of Bloody Sunday Sessions. The performance was filmed in March 2014.  So named because bloody marys helped generate the idea, Bloody Sund... Read more

New music spotlight: Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns

Mon, 12/28/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns have done it again on their latest, Bad Kids Club, led by Lake's powerful, passionate voice. Lake and her band got their start playing on Royal Street, then moved into the clubs, and now frequently tour Europe, performing in front of sol... Read more

Spirits of Congo Square Playlist 12/27/15

Sun, 12/27/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Reggae Recipe Desmond Dekker 03:06 Rockin' Steady 2015/12/27 20:02:30 2 Tom Hark Millie Small 01:37 My Boy Lollipop 2015/12/27 20:05:49 3 Oil in my lamp Er... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 12/25/15

Sat, 12/26/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Winter Wonderland The Funk Brothers 02:10   2015/12/25 21:59:05 2 Fellowship LIZZ WRIGHT 03:33 Fellowship 2015/12/25 22:01:35 3 I'll Keep My Light In My Windo... Read more

Shamarr Allen, "This Christmas"

Thu, 12/24/15
Authored by David Stafford
 "This Christmas" is fun and seasonally appropriate selection from Shamarr Allen's "Bandhead" mixtape.Happy Holidays!  Read more

Holiday Music, New Orleans Style

Wed, 12/23/15
Authored by David Stafford
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

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

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