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In Memoriam: Second Chief Brian Baptiste

Fri, 05/30/14
Second Chief Brian Baptiste of the Golden Star Hunters has passed away. Read more

In Memoriam: Big Chief Curtis "Suga" Williams, Sr.

Fri, 05/30/14
Big Chief Curtis "Suga" Williams, Sr. of the Cheyenne Hunters has passed away. Read more

In Memoriam: Big Chief Jackie J. Green, Sr.

Fri, 05/30/14
Jackie J. Green Sr., Big Chief of the Red, White and Blue Mardi Gras Indian tribe, passed away on May 21, 2014, at his home in New Orleans, LA. Read more

Junior Murvin, "Police and Thieves"

Fri, 05/30/14
Authored by David Stafford
The late Junior Murvin (d. 2013) performs his 1976 international smash "Police and Thieves" live on the UK TV show Later With Jools Holland in 2004. Famously covered by the Clash, "Police and Thieves" is the title track from one of the greatest roots reggae albums recorded,... Read more

Mighty Sam McClain, "Higher Ground"

Wed, 05/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
2013 Blues & BBQ Festival headliner and Monroe, Lousiana native Mighty Sam McClain rips up Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" in this 6:47 clip from an Extended Play Sessions episode. The full show will air in Boston and New England on May 31 on WBIN-TV Boston; hopefully it wi... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Wayfaring Through The Blues"

Tue, 05/27/14
Authored by George Ingmire
Whether you’re doing the Mississippi Slow Drag or the New Orleans Shuffle, you’re in the right place. During the program, we’ll be exploring music from the 1920s, when Blues and Jazz were musically closer with Luke Winslow-King, and then continue on into the 30s and 40s whe... Read more

Luther Allison, Live in East Berlin, 1987

Mon, 05/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
The late, great Luther Allison thaws out Cold War Europe with a smoldering 74-minute set of classic guitar-based Chicago blues. Makes for great holiday weekend viewing. Read more

1967 Stax Volt Revue with Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T & the MGs, &c.

Fri, 05/23/14
Authored by David Stafford
Brush up on your Norwegian if you want to follow with the stage announcements... Otherwise, 58:03 of pure Soul satisfaction. Filmed in Norway on April 7, 1967 during the allstar Stax/Volt Revue. The performances happen at the following times: 1:05 Booker T & The MGs 5:30 ... Read more

Eddie Bo, "Mustang Sally"

Wed, 05/21/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your hump day viewing pleasure, here's the late New Orleans R&B legend Eddie Bo at Le Divan du Monde ('The Divan of the World') in Paris, October 2007, doing "Mustang Sally", a song made famous by Wilson Pickett in the mid-1960s. The clip inlcudes a long sax solo by Red... Read more

Eat, dance, and support the Lower 9th Ward Village This Friday

Tue, 05/20/14
Authored by Mark LaMaire
The Lower 9th Ward Village has been a hub of volunteer activity and neighborhood building since federal levee failures in the wake of Hurricane Katrina devastated its home neighborhood in 2005.  Now a series of unfortunate circumstances has put the future of this vital neig... Read more

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