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Seva Venet and the Storyville String Band, "Royal St Blues"

Wed, 08/05/15
Authored by David Stafford
Seva Venet and the Storyville String Band, play "Royal St Blues" live at Basin Street Station in January 2015. Recorded by the WWOZ Video Crew.  Read more

Howlin' Wolf, "Smokestack Lightning", 1964

Mon, 08/03/15
Authored by David Stafford
The late great Howlin' Wolf (born 1910 as Chester Arthur Burnett in West Point, Mississippi) doing "Smokestack Lightning" at the 1964 American Folk Blues Festival, a show that toured Europe as an annually during the 1960s. Other performers included blues greats Muddy Waters... Read more

Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, "'Lectric Chair Blues"

Wed, 07/29/15
Authored by David Stafford
Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns performing "'Lectric Chair Blues" (which she describes as "My favorite love song") live in the KEXP studio in Seattle on May 29, 2014. You can catch them this Sunday, August 2, at Satchmo SummerFest.  Read more

Nina Simone, "Mississippi Goddam"

Mon, 07/27/15
Authored by David Stafford
Nina Simone does one of her most famous protest songs, "Mississippi Goddam," in Holland in 1965. The civil rights era anthem, first performed in March 1964, is a response to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing and the murder of Medgar Evers. There's real tension in the j... Read more

Fats Domino on French TV, 1962

Wed, 07/22/15
Authored by David Stafford
Two songs by Fats Domino from a 1962 performance on French TV: "When I Get To New Orleans" and "Ain't That Just Like A Woman". "RTF" on the curtain stands for Radiodiffusion Télévision Française, an early version of French public TV. The band includes Dave Bartholomew, Herb... Read more

Songhoy Blues: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 07/20/15
Authored by David Stafford
Songhoy Blues are a "desert blues" band from Timbuktu, Mali. The songs presented here are from a record call Music in Exile, which is literally true: the members of the band were driven from their homes by Islamists bent on a strict interpretation of sharia law, which inclu... Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio Live in Hungary

Fri, 07/17/15
Authored by David Stafford
Some jazz for your weekend: an hour+ of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival regular Dr. Lonnie Smith playing live with his trio (including guitarist Jonathan Kreiberg and drummer Jamire Williams) at the Lamantin Jazz Festival in Szombathely, Hungary in June 2011. Read more

Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson & Mark Rapp present the music of "Sweet Pappa" Lou Donaldson

Wed, 07/15/15
Authored by David Stafford
Over two nights last month, trumpeter Mark Rapp and alto-saxophone great Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson presented Mark Rapp's Good Eats at two of New Orleans' premier jazz clubs: the Prime Example and Snug Harbor. Recognizing Sweet Papa Lou Donaldson as one of the pivotal compos... Read more

Mia Borders, "Superstition"

Mon, 07/13/15
Authored by David Stafford
Mia Borders performing the Stevie Wonder classic "Superstition" live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on August 15, 2011.  Read more

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, "Zydeco People"

Sat, 07/11/15
Authored by David Stafford
2010 Grammy winner (and WWOZ cookbook contributor) Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band do "Zydeco People" on KRVS's "Local Produce Live" at Cypress Lake Studios in Lafayette. Members of the Bayou Swamp Band include: Gabriel Perrodin, Jr. (guitar/vocals), Ronald Carrier (b... Read more

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