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For Father's Day: Ellis Marsalis & Sons

Sun, 06/21/15
Authored by David Stafford
New Orleans first family of jazz visited Mister Rogers and played his composition "Something Isn't Always" for him. Featuring father Ellis Marsalis on piano and three of his six sons: Branford on saxophone, Delfeayo on trombone and Jason on drums. CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO Read more

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, "I've Got My Mojo Working"

Fri, 06/19/15
Authored by David Stafford
"Got My Mojo Working," the blues classic written by Preston Foster, was first recorded by Ann Cole in 1956 and popularized by Muddy Waters. Vinton, Louisiana native Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown covered the song at Blues at Montreux 2004, an event at which Bobby Parker and Bud... Read more

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, "Zydeco Boogaloo"

Wed, 06/17/15
Authored by David Stafford
Lafayette, Lousiana's Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble perform "Zydeco Boogaloo," recorded live in concert at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on December 6, 2014. The concert was part of WXPN's Zydeco Crossroads project. The music is great; the crowd... Read more

Barbara Lynn, "It's Better To Have It"

Mon, 06/15/15
Authored by David Stafford
As an African American woman who sang, wrote most of her own songs, and played a lead instrument (in her case, left handed guitar), Barbara Lynn was something of a rarity early in her career. In this 1966 TV appearance on the short-lived TV show The !!! Beat, whose house ba... Read more

Smoking Time Jazz Club, "New Orleans Bump" in City Park

Thu, 06/11/15
Authored by David Stafford
Smoking Time Jazz Club performs Jelly Roll Morton's 1926 composition "New Orleans Bump" at The Music Box last April in City Park. The Music Box was a musical installation presented by the Helis Foundation which hosted orchestral performances, artist talks, educational works... Read more

Andrew Duhon Trio, "Sidestep Your Grave"

Tue, 06/09/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Andrew Duhon Trio performs "Sidestep Your Grave" from the 2013 album The Moorings. This is fresh stuff: it was recorded last week (June 3, 2015) at Music City Roots live from The Factory in Nashville.  Read more

Trombone Shorty, "St. James Infirmary" at the White House

Mon, 06/08/15
Authored by David Stafford
Trombone Shorty performs "St. James Infirmary" at In Performance at the White House: Red, White, and Blues accompanied by the White House band featuring Booker T. The performance was recorded in February 2012; other performers included Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Keb' Mo', Mick J... Read more

Bonsoir, Catin Live in France

Fri, 06/05/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's the mostly female Cajun group Bonsoir, Catin live at the Cajun & Zydeco Nights Festival at Saulieu, in Burgundy region of France. Bonsoir, Catin will play on Sunday at this weekend's Cajun & Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival in Armstrong Park. If you can't be there, li... Read more

Violent Femmes, "Kiss Off" live

Thu, 06/04/15
Authored by David Stafford
Milwaukee's the alt-rock pioneers the Violent Femmes perform "Kiss Off," a track from their eponymous 1983 debut album. Singer Gordon Gano is in fine voice and sounds like the 1980s never ended... Recorded live in Studio A at WFMU at Fordham University on May 20, 2015.  Read more

Mario Abney, "Ora Sweet Ora"

Wed, 06/03/15
Authored by David Stafford
Mario Abney performs "Ora Sweet Ora," a song he wrote in memory of his mother, Ora Abney. The piece was recorded live at Basin St. Station last March. MARIO ABNEY - ORA SWEET ORA from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo. Read more

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