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Davell Crawford with Jam in the Van on Piano Night

Tue, 08/05/14
Authored by David Stafford
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" Read more

Hurray for the Riff Raff, "St. Roch Blues"

Mon, 08/04/14
Authored by David Stafford
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... Read more

Recipe: Grilled Whole Bronzini

Sat, 08/02/14
Authored by Danielle Dietze
This month, we bring you another great local recipe: Grilled Whole Bronzini from Chef Dustin Brien of Magazine Street's Salu. This light yet decadent entree will take your summer grilling to the next level. Read more

Idris Muhammad, July 1, 2013

Sat, 08/02/14
 The late Idris Muhammad, who passed away July 29, 2014, talks with Maryse Déjean on July 1, 2013. This long interview demonstrates the comprehensive range of his musical contributions and reveals him to be a great humanitarian and a man with a terrific sense of humor. Read more

Lipstick Traces

Sat, 08/02/14
This episode, titled "Lipstick Traces" explores some classic New Orleans R&B. Read more

In Memoriam: Idris Muhammad

Fri, 08/01/14
Authored by Maryse Dejean
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Idris Muhammad, born Leo Morris in New Orleans' 13th Ward, on Tuesday morning, July 29, in Ft Lauderdale, FL. He was buried the same day, following Muslim customs and traditions. He was 74. We will remember him as a gigan... Read more

Watch Satchmo Seminars Live Online

Fri, 08/01/14
Authored by David Stafford
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, ... Read more

Rebirth Brass Band, "Rebirth Groove"

Fri, 08/01/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a way to celebrate Friday: get your body moving with the Rebirth Brass Band as they perform the track "Rebirth Groove" from their new album, Move Your Body. Recorded live at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans and hot of the presses, just published yesterday (7/31) by Ba... Read more

John Boutte, "Why"

Tue, 07/29/14
Authored by David Stafford
John Boutte sings Annie Lennox's "Why" with the New Orleans Social Club on an October 2006 episode of Austin City Limits. The song appeared on the NO Social Club's Sing Me Back Home collection, recorded several weeks after Hurricane Katrina, a circumstance which gives this ... Read more

New Collection of Louis Armstrong Recordings Released on Mosaic Label

Mon, 07/28/14
Authored by Sally Young
    Ever since he listened to “St. Louis Blues” on Louis Armstrong’s “16 Most Requested Songs” CD, Ricky Riccardi has been obsessed with Pops. Less than a decade after he graduated from Rutgers Newark University with a master’s degree in Jazz History and Research in 2005, h... Read more

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