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Tulane's Carnival Collection

Mon, 02/02/15
Authored by Carrie Hadler
With nine parades set to roll this weekend, Carnival is kicking off in earnest now but the long and visually enriched history of the season is accessible online all year long through Tulane's Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC). The LaRC preserves one of the largest collec... Read more

Spirits of Congo Square Playlist 02/01/15

Sun, 02/01/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 easy snappin rico rodriguez 03:57 rico rodriguez - that man is forward (1980) 2015/2/1 20:03:54 2 Blessings Lloyd Brown 01:05   2015/2/1 20:08:06 3 ... Read more

Nancy Wilson, Jazz Scene USA 1962

Fri, 01/30/15
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, here's 26 minutes of legendary song stylist Nancy Wilson: a complete 1962 episode of Jazz Scene USA. She's joined by Lou Levy on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, and Kenny Dennis on drums. Jazz Scene USA was hosted by Oscar Brown, Jr. and produ... Read more

Soul Sister's Krewe of King James to March Sat., Jan. 31 in Krewe Delusion Parade with King Nigel Hall

Thu, 01/29/15
Authored by Soul Sister
The Krewe of King James: Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers Krewe Announces its King, Musician Nigel Hall, and March in Krewe Delusion Parade, January 31   The Krewe of King James: Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers, founded by krewe captain DJ Soul Sister and led by Soul Sister... Read more

Stanton Moore Trio, "Carnival," "Driftin'," and "Magnolia Triangle"

Thu, 01/29/15
Authored by David Stafford
KPLU in Seattle describes the Stanton Moore Trio (pianist David Torkanowsky and bassist James Singleton join drummer Stanton Moore) as three guys who "are among the most sought-after musicians in a city brimming with great players." Sounds about right. Here are three songs ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 01/31/15

Thu, 01/29/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Ode To Billy Joe Pt1 Mighty Flea 02:48 45rpm 2015/1/30 22:00:30 2 Presence Of The Lord Lizz Wright 04:51 Fellowship 2015/1/30 22:03:39 3 Get Some Business Abo... Read more

Tom McDermott & Meschiya Lake, "Summertime"

Wed, 01/28/15
Authored by David Stafford
Tom McDermott & Meschiya Lake, at Lusher Charter School, part of the Positive Vibrations Foundation's Summer Concert Series for 2014, doing Gershwin's "Summertime". For all our friends up in the frozen north this January day.   Read more

k.d. lang, "Down To My Last Cigarette" and "Tears Don't Care Who Cries Them"

Mon, 01/26/15
With her band the Reclines, here's k.d. lang in a vinatage 1980s appearance on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, doing two songs: "Down To My Last Cigarette" and "Tears Don't Care Who Cries Them." These are cuts from the 1988 album Shadowland; produced by Owen Bradley, i... Read more

Smoking Time Jazz Club CD Release Party - Feb. 1

Fri, 01/23/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
New Orleans jazz traditionalists The Smoking Time Jazz Club will be celebrating the release of their new studio album, "Everything Is Righteous," on Sunday, February 1 from 9pm-11:30pm at the Allways Lounge. This is a fun and rare opportunity to catch this band outside of t... Read more

Louis Prima, Four Songs Live

Fri, 01/23/15
Authored by David Stafford
In this television appearance, Louis Prima, a former student at Warren Easton and Jesuit Highs, rips through a medley of four songs in just three-and-a-half minutes: "When You're Smiling," "C'è La Luna," "Zooma Zooma," and "Oh Marie Awesome." He's performing with Keely Smit... Read more

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