Proud to share some good news from the continually up-and-coming New Orleans
country-folk scene that’s blossomed from the 9th Ward. Local country
soulsters, The Deslondes, hit the stage at the historic and renowned Newport
Folk Festival a couple weeks ago following their a...
As the emcee puts it in his introduction, here's "the world's greatest gospel
singer, Miss Mahalia Jackson" with and epic two-part rendition of "Come On
Children Let's Sing" recorded in Berlin in 1967 for West German television.
There's a cut at the 3:15 mark to the encore ...
Here's a sweet treat for a hot August Wednesday: a live version of the Honey
Island Swamp Band's "Cane Sugar", recorded live during a "Sitting In" session
at Tipitina's on Dec 1, 2012. The song is the title track on the band's
fourth album, released by Louisiana Red Hot Rec...
During Jam in the Van's Jazz Fest visit to New Orleans, they met up with Luke
Winslow King outside the Botanical Gardens in City Park. Here's his take on
the spiritual "Down by the Riverside", adding his name to a long list of New
Orleans musicians who've covered the song, ...
For your weekend viewing pleasure, an amazing hour with rock-and-roll and
rockabilly pioneers Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, compiled from
performances on a 1950s California TV show called Town Hall Party. The Gene
Vincent songs come from appearances on October 25, 1958, a...
Get your Friday Funk Fix right here: the Dirty Dozen Brass Band performing
"Unclean Waters" live at a fundraiser for the Roots of Music called the
Family Funktion and Crawfish Berl. It was shot at the historic Hotel
Storyville in New Orleans during Jazz Fest 2012.
Trombone Shorty performs "Buckjump" with Orleans Avenue, for a taping of
Sound Opinions at WBEZ in Chicago. The album version of this track, from
2011's For True, featured as guests the Rebirth Brass Band.
Last Piano Night (April 28), the Jam in the Van vehicle parked outside the
House of Blues and recorded a few acts before they played inside. Here's
Davell Crawford doing "Let Them Talk" and "Please Send Me Someone To Love" .
"Let Them Talk"
"Please Send Me Someone To Love"
It's a shame that this song remains so timely, but given recent events in St.
Roch, sadly, it is. Written by Alynda Lee Segarra and Sam Doores, and
featuring members of the Deslondes, here's Hurray for the Riff Raff with "St.
Roch Blues". A different version of this track a...
In addition to tons of great live music, Satchmo SummerFest includes a series
of seminars on all aspects of Louis Armstrong's life and career. These
seminars happen in the Old US Mint on the 3rd floor.
If you can't make it to the Fest, you can still experience the seminars, ...