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July: Pauline 'Ree' Johnson

Tue, 07/07/15
  Pauline "Queen Ree" Johnson has masked for 36 years. In 1977, her brother, David "Lightning" Johnson, who was flag boy for the Wild Magnolias, introduced her to "Lil Walter" Cook, Big Chief of the Creole Wild West gang. Queen Ree sewed her first suit and made her Mardi Gr... Read more

Little Freddie King, "Pauger Street Boogie"

Mon, 07/06/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's Little Freddie King with "Pauger Street Boogie", a song rooted in his memories of the Last Chance Lounge. A cousin of Lightin' Hopkins, King was born in McComb, MS but has been a New Orleanian since the age of 14. This performance was recorded by the WWOZ video unit ... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Visits Mr. Mooney's Class

Sun, 07/05/15
Authored by David Stafford
In this piece from NPR Music, rapper Kendrick Lamar, whose latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's albums chart earlier this year, visits Brian Mooney's class at High Tech High School in North Bergen, N.J. Lamar's work engages themes of blackness ... Read more

Mo Cream From The Crop!

Sat, 07/04/15
Authored by George Ingmire
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Rhythm Room Playlist 07/03/15

Sat, 07/04/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Rhythm Room Playlist for July 3, 2015 Read more

Jimi Hendrix, "The Star Spangled Banner"

Fri, 07/03/15
Authored by David Stafford
Happy Independence Day! Here's Jimi Hendrix's famous rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" live at Woodstock, August, 1969.  Read more

After Essence Fest

Thu, 07/02/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Essence Fest is returning to New Orleans this weekend, Friday, July 3 to Sunday, July 5, with some of the top names in regional, national and international black entertainment today. This year, locals Mystikal, Dumpstaphunk, Tank & the Bangas, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans ... Read more

Anders Osborne & Luther Dickinson, "Black Muddy River"

Wed, 07/01/15
Authored by David Stafford
Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson cover "Black Muddy River" from the Grateful Dead's In The Dark album. This video is part of a series of Grateful Dead covers called "Songs Of Their Own" produced by JamBase to pay tribute to the the Grateful Dead’s influential original so... Read more

New music spotlight: Long Sidewalks

Tue, 06/30/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
This one's for fans of improvisational jazz: Long Sidewalks' album Staffa is one of the first projects of the New Orleans International Sound Exchange, a non-profit dedicated to fostering interactions between New Orleans-based improvisers and world-class musicians from othe... Read more

Morning Set 06/30/15

Tue, 06/30/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 A Change is Gonna Come Jack McDuff 03:06 A Change Is Gonna Come 2015/6/30 06:03:13 2 Ceora Lee Morgan 06:25 The Best Of Lee Morgan [Bonus Tracks] 2015/6/30 06:07:07 ... Read more

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