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Play It By Ear

Sat, 08/09/14
In this episode, we find the connections between the legendary musician Danny Barker, a Baptist Church marching band from New Orleans, and brass bands like the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth. Read more

Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, circa 1958-59

Sat, 08/09/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, an amazing hour with rock-and-roll and rockabilly pioneers Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, compiled from performances on a 1950s California TV show called Town Hall Party. The Gene Vincent songs come from appearances on October 25, 1958, a... Read more

Dirty Dozen Brass Band, "Unclean Waters"

Fri, 08/08/14
Authored by David Stafford
Get your Friday Funk Fix right here: the Dirty Dozen Brass Band performing "Unclean Waters" live at a fundraiser for the Roots of Music called the Family Funktion and Crawfish Berl. It was shot at the historic Hotel Storyville in New Orleans during Jazz Fest 2012.   Read more

Trombone Shorty, "Buckjump"

Thu, 08/07/14
Authored by David Stafford
Trombone Shorty performs "Buckjump" with Orleans Avenue, for a taping of Sound Opinions at WBEZ in Chicago. The album version of this track, from 2011's For True, featured as guests the Rebirth Brass Band.   Read more

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

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