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Rhythm Room01/08/21

Sat, 01/09/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Jam Rock Rico Rodriguez 03:27 Jama Rico 2 All That You Have Is Your Soul Tracy Chapman 05:16 Crossroads 3 Who God Bless Blaxx 03:36 4 Stop Knocking Arthur Conley 02:45 One More Sweet Soul Music '73 5 Hold Me Baby Basil Daily 02:48 Studio One 45 6 Cheater Man Esther Phillips ... Read more

George Porter, Jr. & the Runnin' Pardners: 'Crying For Hope'

Tue, 01/05/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Check out the new single from George Porter, Jr. & His Runnin' Pardners for their song 'Crying For Hope.' This is band's first new studio recording in over five years. 'Crying For Hope' is the title track of the band's forthcoming full-length studio album, which is due out ... Read more

Interview: Men Buckjumpers president

Tue, 01/05/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, the Original Men Buckjumpers president talks to Action Jackson about why the club has survived so long, why the parade attracts a large crowd, how club members choose their fancy footwear, and more! Hear it all in the player below: Read more

Rhythm Room01/01/21 Favorite Music 2020

Sat, 01/02/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Darkest Hour Rev. John Wilkins 02:48 Trouble 2 Give God the Blues Shemekia Copeland 03:48 Uncivil War 3 The Ghetto (Live) Ruthie Foster 05:10 Live at the Paramount 4 Morning in America Durand Jones & The Indications 03:52 American Love Call 5 Wolves in Disguise Izo FitzRoy 0... Read more

2020 In Memoriams

Fri, 01/01/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
New Orleans lost many great artists and culture bearers in 2020. With smaller funerals, no second-lining, and no traditional sendoffs, it has been very difficult for the community. Today, during Festing in Place: Happy New Year from New Orleans, we'll be airing a memorial s... Read more

Interview: Big Chief Victor Harris of Fi Yi Yi

Sun, 12/27/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Big Chief Victor Harris talks to Action Jackson about the contributions of Big Queen Kim "Cutie" Boutte and Backstreet Cultural Museum founder Sylvester Francis, what the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi is all about, and much more. Hear it all in t... Read more

Festing in Place: Happy New Year from New Orleans

Sat, 12/26/20

Festing in Place: Happy New Year from New Orleans cubes

Mon, 12/21/20
Join us in ringing in the New Year New Orleans style! We'll help you celebrate safely by featuring some of the best live performances from years past. On New Year's Eve, transport to intimate venue performances with some of the biggest names from New Orleans music includin... Read more

Harvey Averne on the Morning Set

Sun, 12/20/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
On Friday, Morning Set host Dave Dauterive interviewed produced Harvey Averne about working with percussionist Ray Barretto. Averne worked on Barretto's album, Acid, as well as working with many artists in the Latin jazz community. If you missed it, hear it now on the 2-wee... Read more

Interview: Chris Terro of Big 6 Brass Band

Sun, 12/20/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, cowbell percussionist Chris Terro of the Big 6 Brass Band talks to Action Jackson about second lines, how he started playing the instrument, what the band is doing to raise money amid the pandemic, and more. Hear it all in the player ... Read more

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