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Video: The Grateful Dead, "Iko Iko", 1989

Tue, 03/04/14
Authored by David Stafford
One of the things that's great about Mardi Gras is how it travels across space and time. So let's set the WABAC Machine for July 7, 1989 at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. During their last show ever at that venue, the Grateful Dead jam on "Iko Iko". Feel that Mardi Gras!     Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Ooh Lawdy My Baby "

Tue, 03/04/14
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s program brings you the blues, inflections of West Africa, as well as a moment of Gospel, accompanied with music from Marcia Ball, Toubab Krewe, the Johnny Vidacovich Trio, the late Tommy Ridgely and many more. We hear from a diplomat for the well-known spirit, B... Read more

Where to See Mardi Gras Indians on Fat Tuesday

Mon, 03/03/14
Authored by Mark LaMaire
Two of the best places to see Mardi Gras Indians on Fat Tuesday are at the corner of 2nd and Dryades Streets uptown and at the Backstreet Cultural Museum at 1116 Henriette Delille St. in Treme.  Lots of tribes gather at both of these spots throughout the day.     Here's a l... Read more

Video: Luke Winslow-King, Live Set on KEXP

Sat, 03/01/14
Authored by David Stafford
Luke Winslow-King will perform tomorrow (March 2) during a jazz worship service at the Norwegian Seamen's Church at 1772 Prytania Street in the Lower Garden District. If you can't make it, here's a video substitute, courtesy of the Pacific Northwest's most awesome radio sta... Read more

Morning 40 Federation, "Gin Instead Of Whiskey"

Fri, 02/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
It's the musical answer to the question, What should you drink on a sultry-warm Fat Tuesday? "Gin Instead of Whiskey". Your mixologists are New Orleans drunk-n-funk rocksters Morning 40 Federation, from their set during Fender & Filter Magazine's All Night Mojo at One-Eyed ... Read more

Guardians of the Groove 5: Queen Reesie and Maryse DeJean

Thu, 02/27/14
Authored by David Stafford
The newest installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on the series) aired on WWL-TV last night (February 27). Cherice Harrison-Nelson, known to many in the Crescent City as Queen Reesie, sat down with WWOZ show host Maryse DéJean. Her father is Big Chief ... Read more

Lena Prima, "Muses Shoeses"

Wed, 02/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
Yeah, talk to me about perfect timing! The Muses parade rolls tomorrow, and just published yesterday: the music video for Lena Prima "Muses Shoeses" from her CD entitled Starting Something, on writer/photographer/film maker Kristin Fouquet's YouTube Channel.   Read more

The Neville Brothers, "Brother John/Iko Iko"

Tue, 02/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
It's one week until Fat Tuesday; let's mark the occasion with this funky, jam-band-style rendition of "Brother John/Iko Iko" by the Neville Brothers. It was recorded at Jazz Open in Stuttgart, Germany in July 1995.     Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: New Orleans Sacred Music Festival "

Mon, 02/24/14
Authored by George Ingmire
This week New Orleans All the Way Live presents an hour of cross-cultural meet ups. We interview Rising Appalachia live in studio, as the band performs everything from Southern spirituals to Bulgarian music. In the second half of the program, Ensemble Fatien performs a set ... Read more

Tom Waits, "I Wish I Was In New Orleans", live in Paris, 1979

Sun, 02/23/14
Authored by David Stafford
"Listen to the tenor saxophone callin' me home": it might be the best 3 minutes of your day. Check out Tom Waits in this performance of "I Wish I Was In New Orleans". It's a song from his 1976 album Small Change, recorded in 1979, live at Le Palace Theatre in Paris; the gra... Read more

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