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Muddy Waters Live, 1976

Sun, 02/02/14
Authored by David Stafford
Chicago Blues legend (and inspiration to many a 1960s British rocker) McKinley Morganfield (1913–1983), better known as Muddy Waters, sounds great at 64-years-old in this live performance, recorded in Dortmund, West Germany in 1976. It's a little over an hour long, and cont... Read more

Roll with the Krewe of King James: Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers

Sat, 02/01/14
Authored by Soul Sister
Inviting all fun people in New Orleans to join a new marching krewe, which will debut as part of the KreweDelusion parade on Saturday, February 15, 2014 rolling right after Krewe du Vieux. It's the Krewe of King James: the Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers, and if you love So... Read more

Esperanza Spalding, "I Know You know" Live

Fri, 01/31/14
Authored by David Stafford
Esperanza Spalding (appearing in New Orleans on February 6 with the Spring Quartet in a sold-out Jazz Journey concert to be live broadcast on WWOZ) sounds terrific in this undated live performance on NRK1, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's main television channel.   Read more

Check this out

Thu, 01/30/14
Authored by Murf Reeves
Being a dj is similar to an explorer with some folks even calling dj’s “diggers.”  Explorers dig through clues, maps and dirt and dj’s dig through record racks, crates, bootleg cassettes and old wine boxes filled with cds.  I have the rare opportunity to be able to share my... Read more

Music Video: Rebirth, "Big Chief" Live at the Maple Leaf

Thu, 01/30/14
Authored by David Stafford
Rebirth Brass Band kills it with this Carnival staple, "Big Chief", filmed in 2011 at the Maple Leaf using 5 cameras by Come See About Me Productions, who've worked on a Brass Roots documentary.   Read more

Pete Seeger Remembered

Wed, 01/29/14
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
I was thinking about Pete Seeger and what he and his music meant to many.   It was not just the folk songs, it was the role and responsibility of the musician that Seeger exemplified.     To Seeger, Politics and Music were never separate... Read more

The Meters Live 1974

Wed, 01/29/14
Authored by David Stafford
The Meters do "Look Ka Py Py" and "Jungle Man" in this 1974 edition of Soundstage, a PBS live concert series produced in Chicago from 1974-1985 and revived in 2003. The band is completely funk-tastic, and the introduction by Dr. John (who, along with Professor Longhair, app... Read more

Snow is Not Equivalent to Godzilla

Wed, 01/29/14
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Saying "snow" (the "s-word) in New Orleans causes unadulterated panic.  The main routes out of town are closed, there was a run on grocery stores and businesses, government and airlines shut down.  No, it's worse than what you think.  Get this - there was a run on buying ic... Read more

Marcia Ball, Extended Play Session

Tue, 01/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's Marcia Ball, the queen of boogie-woogie piano (and a Piano Night regular), in a beautifully produced video, about a half hour long, and including performance and interview segments; in the latter, she talks about her music, Irma Thomas, New Orleans, and the wetlands,... Read more

Grammy Winners: Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

Mon, 01/27/14
Authored by David Stafford
Congratulations to Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, whose Dockside Sessions won the 2014 Grammy award for Best Regional Roots Album last night. In the clip below, Simien and the band stop by CBS's backstage "Thank You Cam" shorty after receiving their award.   Aliso... Read more

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