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For Father's Day: Ellis Marsalis & Sons

Sun, 06/21/15
Authored by David Stafford
New Orleans first family of jazz visited Mister Rogers and played his composition "Something Isn't Always" for him. Featuring father Ellis Marsalis on piano and three of his six sons: Branford on saxophone, Delfeayo on trombone and Jason on drums. CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 05/19/15

Sat, 06/20/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Ju Ju Infernal Blues Machine 03:38 Adios Amigo 2015/6/19 22:04:19 2 Love Is All Buck D.D. Black 03:09 Mississippi Bluze Mass 2015/6/19 22:08:10 3 The Warning ... Read more

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, "I've Got My Mojo Working"

Fri, 06/19/15
Authored by David Stafford
"Got My Mojo Working," the blues classic written by Preston Foster, was first recorded by Ann Cole in 1956 and popularized by Muddy Waters. Vinton, Louisiana native Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown covered the song at Blues at Montreux 2004, an event at which Bobby Parker and Bud... Read more

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, "Zydeco Boogaloo"

Wed, 06/17/15
Authored by David Stafford
Lafayette, Lousiana's Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble perform "Zydeco Boogaloo," recorded live in concert at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on December 6, 2014. The concert was part of WXPN's Zydeco Crossroads project. The music is great; the crowd... Read more

Morning Set Playlist 05/16/15

Tue, 06/16/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Pass Me Not Bernard Purdie 04:34 Lialeh 2015/6/16 06:04:07 2 I'm Going Home Regina Carter 07:12 Southern Comfort 2015/6/16 06:08:59 3 Keep On Trippin' Phil... Read more

Barbara Lynn, "It's Better To Have It"

Mon, 06/15/15
Authored by David Stafford
As an African American woman who sang, wrote most of her own songs, and played a lead instrument (in her case, left handed guitar), Barbara Lynn was something of a rarity early in her career. In this 1966 TV appearance on the short-lived TV show The !!! Beat, whose house ba... Read more

NOLA Hip Hop and Bounce Archive

Fri, 06/12/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
When referring to the early days of hiphop, nationally, most people talk about New York City and southern California. However, New Orleans hiphop goes back decades, too, and the NOLA Hip Hop and Bounce Archive at Tulane's Amistad Research Center aims to preserve and share s... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 05/13/15

Fri, 06/12/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Comin' home baby Fred Ramirez 02:59 Warner 7044 2015/6/12 22:03:58 2 04 Have A Talk With God (with Stevie Wonder) The Blind Boys 04:10   2015/6/12 22:07:17 3 ... Read more

Smoking Time Jazz Club, "New Orleans Bump" in City Park

Thu, 06/11/15
Authored by David Stafford
Smoking Time Jazz Club performs Jelly Roll Morton's 1926 composition "New Orleans Bump" at The Music Box last April in City Park. The Music Box was a musical installation presented by the Helis Foundation which hosted orchestral performances, artist talks, educational works... Read more

Beat the Heat at summer festivals

Wed, 06/10/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
There's no shortage of summer fun in New Orleans. With so many great outdoor events in June, July, August, and September, and an average high temperature hovering just above 90 degrees during those months, it's imperative to keep your cool in the sun and crowds. Here are yo... Read more

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