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Preservation Hall Jazz Band “Georgia On My Mind” (2007)

Even without Jazzfest, again, there's still the unmistakable New Orleans vibe. Sit back and drink it in.... Read More

Dumpstaphunk “United Nations Stomp” (2021)

Dumpstaphunk is the next-generation funk band we need right now. And when it comes to what makes a funk band funky, they've got twice as much as anyone else... Read More

Kamasi Washington “Change of the Guard” (2015)

Only a truly epic show could've rescued what had turned into a disastrous last day at Jazzfest. Kamasi Washington delivered just that, with a prodigious performance of his momentous work, The Epic.... Read More

New Orleans Playlist

Today is Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras Day, 2020. A day of parades, of history, of culture, of camaraderie, and, well yeah, of some of the most outright debauchery known to mankind (but in a good way)..... Read More

Supagroup “What’s Your Problem” (2003)

As America’s most historic and important music city, New Orleans instantly conjures a lot of musical identifiers: the birthplace of jazz, brass band culture, originators of funk and R&B, boogie-woogie pianists, zydeco stompers, Indian tribe chanters, and second line parades. What it does not... Read More

Gatemouth Brown “Born In Louisiana” (1989)

Sunday, May 5th at 7:00PM CST another New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival came to an end at the Fair Grounds racetrack. Over 8 days and across 2 weekends, for attendees numbering around 475,000, a lineup of 688 acts performed – and notwithstanding the presence of some of the biggest names in music, roughly 600 of...... Read More

Li’l Queenie & The Percolators “My Darlin’ New Orleans” (1981)

Their recording output was exactly one record. Not one album, mind you, but one song – a 45 single. And yet, last week Leigh Harris, aka Little Queenie, was inducted into the... Read More

The Wild Magnolias “All On A Mardi Gras Day” (1999)

It’s Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras day. So accordingly, here’s my favorite Mardi Gras day song,... Read More

Trombone Shorty “Here Come The Girls” (2017)

He’s James Brown with a horn. Really, with two horns – because despite his name, Trombone Shorty is equally adept at blowing both the trombone and the trumpet, and ever since the first time I saw him perform live I was completely blown away. In a city where... Read More

The Hawketts “Mardi Gras Mambo” (1954)

If I had to pick just one song heard throughout the city of New Orleans in the days and weeks leading up to Mardi Gras, that was both the most ubiquitous and the most universally adored, I think it would have to be ‘Mardi Gras Mambo’ by The Hawketts. Everybody... Read More
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