Saturday, February 6, 2016


Yeah, baby. Fat Tuesday is early this year. You do know what that means, right? A New Orleans music binge. Man, if there was ever a city that revolves around it's own sound, it's New Orleans. I've never been to a city so proud of their own musical heritage. And they have every right to be. They got it all; rhythm and blues, zydeco, cajun, blues, jazz, dixieland, funk, brass bands. I don't know if it's still the same, but when I was there years ago you could walk around a neighborhood and hear all sorts of regional music coming out of living rooms and kitchen windows, not to mention bars and record stores. It was bitchen. It wouldn't make a bit of difference it the music wasn't good. But it is. New Orleans practically invented most of the genres they're known for.

Al Tousan (Allen Toussaint) - Cow Cow Blues mp3 at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Eddie Bo - Check Mr. Popeye mp3
at Probe Is Turning-On the People
Bobby Marchan - Get Down With It mp3
at Beware of the Blog
Lee Dorsey - Yes We Can, Pt 2 mp3
at Videogotz
Clifton Chenier - Zydeco Sont Pas Sale mp3
at Let's Polka
Huey "Piano" Smith - Would You Believe It mp3
at Modern Kicks
Jessie Hill - Oogsey Moo mp3
at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
A mix:
Funky 16 Corners presents Mardi Gras Boogaloo 22 song mix at Funky 16 Corners. Go there to get it, download link is posted after the song listing.


Peter Tibbles said...

I remember (quite some time ago) hearing some of the best blues I've ever encountered. This was in New Orleans, of course. A couple of guys had obviously just got off work and parked their van at the side of the road, put an amp on the top of the van and plugged in guitar and mike – one played, the other sang. We stood there for half / three quarters of an hour listening, they were so good.

Tom G. said...

Having mistaken you for a N'Orleans native, I know you dig the music. The Fat Tuesday eve post was decided weeks ago, tonight it's the Tibbles Show!