New Orleans

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  • New Orleans

    Ickmusic in the Big Easy

    Happy New Year all. I’m back from a long weekend getaway in New Orleans for my brother in law’s wedding. That’s my big head up there covering up Andrew Jackson and most of St. Louis Cathedral. It was also four…

  • New Orleans

    Iko Iko

    I’ve been hearing “Iko Iko” for years and years, primarily the Dixie Cups version from The Big Easy soundtrack and live versions from the Grateful Dead. But I never really took the time to understand what the lyrics were all…

  • New Orleans

    A Year Since Katrina

    Here comes the one year anniversary of Katrina. Tuesday, August 29th marks one year since the storm hit the Gulf Coast, and set off a chain of events – natural and unnatural – that caused devastation to the region. I…

  • New Orleans

    3 for New Orleans

    After checking out Home of the Groove’s latest Mardi Gras posts, and listening to Nick Spitzer’s New Orleans-based American Routes on NPR tonight, I am in the Mardi Gras mood baby! New Orleans may be a very different place after…

  • Funk,  New Orleans,  Old School

    Funky Friday

    Thanks to great mp3 sites like Home of the Groove, and in this case, Can I Bring My Gat, I’ve been introduced to some great tunes out of the New Orleans area. Thankfully after all these years, I’m finally discovering…

  • New Orleans,  Soul

    Required Listening 101

    Is there a better singing voice than Aaron Neville’s? I really don’t think there is. I was listening to the Big Easy Soundtrack – again – this afternoon, and was inspired to put this out there for the masses; lest…

  • New Orleans

    14 minutes with the Dirty Dozen

    Listening to American Routes the other night, the PBS radio show whose studios lie smack dab in the middle of the French Quarter, I heard this gem of a song (Nick Spitzer, the host, is temporarily running the show from…

  • New Orleans,  Soul

    St. Jude Hymn

    Tonight, a great guest post and a very moving hymn : On the edge of what used to be the notorious Storyville section of New Orleans, a short walk from the famous St. Louis #1 Cemetery, rests a small and…

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    Louisiana 1927

    After watching a very small part of the NBC Hurricane fund-raiser on TV earlier tonight, I feel compelled to post yet another tune sung by Aaron Neville. The man’s voice is an instrument, and stops me in my tracks when…