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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

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/24/14

Fri, 01/23/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Rating Start Time 1 Bristol's Way Jr. Walker & the All Stars 03:56 Moody Jr.   2015/1/23 22:00:55 2 It’ll All Be Over The Supreme Jubilees 03:05 It'll All Be Over   2015/1/23... Read more

Chewbacchus 2015

Wed, 01/21/15
Authored by Ol' Man River
I would like to send a personal invite to all to take part in the Integalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Parade this year. It is one of the easiest of all Mardi Gras Krewes. The krewe is open to anyone. I rolled last year for the first time with the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewb... Read more

Tin Men - No Man is an Island (on the Other Hand, I'm an Island)

Wed, 01/21/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Tin Men (Alex McMurray, Matt Perrine, and Washboard Chaz) recorded live in March 2013 at the Festival A Vaulx Jazz, in the Charlie Chaplin Cultural Center of Vaulx-en-Velin near Lyons, France.   Read more

Aurora Nealand with Valéria Oliveira e Candeeiro Jazz

Mon, 01/19/15
Authored by David Stafford
During a show from MPB (música popular brasileira) last November, Aurora Nealand joins Valéria Oliveira e Candeeiro Jazz, at the Teatro Riachelo in Natal, a city in northeastern Brazil. Read more

New route for Krewe du Vieux; krewedelusion

Sun, 01/18/15
Authored by Carrie Hadler
One of the first big parades of the Carnival season, Krewe du Vieux, is taking a new route this year. KdV, active since 1987, will cross Canal and parade through the CBD after heading through their more familiar stomping grounds in the Marigny and French Quarter starting at... Read more

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