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Sun Ra and the Arkestra, "Take the A Train"

Mon, 02/15/16
Authored by David Stafford
The late, great Sun Ra (who passed in 1993) and the Arkestra deconstruct and reinvent Billy Strayhorn's jazz standard "Take the A Train." This performance happened in Switzerland at the 1976 Montreux Jazz Festival.  Read more

Bobby Rush, "Night Fishin'"

Wed, 02/10/16
Authored by David Stafford
Homer, Lousiana's Bobby Rush, a 2014 Blues and BBQ Fest headliner, performs the title track from his 2005 album Night Fishin' at Music City Roots Live from the Factory in Nashville on February 3, 2016. Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, "Go To The Mardi Gras"

Thu, 02/04/16
Authored by David Stafford
How can you get more New Orleans? It's the Preservation Hall Jazz Band doing Professor Longhair's "Go To The Mardi Gras." And before you try to see the Zulu king "down on St. Claude and Dumaine," be advised: that intersection went away in the 1960s in the name of "urban ren... Read more

Sonny Landreth & Zachary Richard, "Ay Ai Ai"

Mon, 02/01/16
Authored by David Stafford
From KRVS in Lafayette, it's Sonny Landreth with Cajun singer-songwriter-poet Zachary Richard on harmonica. They cover Clifton Chenier's "Ay Ai Ai," a track Landreth recorded for his 1993 album Down in Louisiana.  Read more

Mahalia Jackson & Louis Armstrong, "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" 1970

Mon, 01/25/16
Authored by David Stafford
Mahalia Jackson is joined by Louis Armstrong for this version of traditional gospel, "Just A Closer Walk With Thee." It was recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival 1970. They are accompanied by Mildred Falls on piano, the Eureka Brass Band, and a cast of dozens.  Read more

Snarky Puppy featuring Becca Stevens & Väsen, "I Asked"

Thu, 01/21/16
Authored by David Stafford
The Brooklyn-based instrumental fusion collective Snarky Puppy--who will be returning to Jazz Fest this year--does "I Asked," featuring Becca Stevens & Väsen. From their live DVD/CD Family Dinner - Volume Two.  Read more

Jazz Fest 2016 Announcement

Tue, 01/19/16
Authored by David Stafford
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has announced the music lineup for  Jazz Fest 2016, scheduled for April 22 - 24 and April 28 - May 1. The artists scheduled to appear include:Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Snoop Do... Read more

The Neville Brothers, "Yellow Moon" live, 1990

Thu, 01/14/16
Authored by David Stafford
The Neville Brothers do the title track from their 1989 album Yellow Moon, recorded live in New Orleans on May 6, 1990, at this little festival you may recognize ... the 2016 lineup for which will be out next week!  Read more

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, "Young Creole Man"

Mon, 01/11/16
Authored by David Stafford
Last month at KRVS in Lafayette: Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band do "Young Creole Man" from their 1991 release Boogie Woogie Zydeco. The players are Chubby Carrier (accordion/vocals), Gabriel Perrodin, Jr. (guitar/vocals), Ronald Carrier (bass), Randy Ellis (guitar/... Read more

Chet Atkins & Friends, PBS special from 1987

Fri, 01/08/16
Authored by David Stafford
If you have an hour this weekend, check out this vintage PBS special featuring the late, great Chet Atkins and guests including Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, the Everly Brothers, Mark Knopfler and more. See below for the set list.  Set list: 1) "Deep Thumb Blues" -- Chet ... Read more

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