Good Morning, Music Lovers. We’ve got a veritable New Orleans extravaganza going on today with our New Orleans EP and some ‘live’ music from the Nitetripper later on.
Here’s your musical line-up:
9:00 a.m. Down in New Orleans: Various Artists
We haven’t heard this one for a bit. Not only do we have authentic New Orleans music featured here, but music featured by those born and raised in Louisiana. You’ll hear music from Beau Soleil, Clifton Chenier, Lucinda Williams, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, Allen Fontenot, Aaron Neville, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Chance Bushman, The Daywalkers, The Boogaloo Swamis, Kermit Ruffins, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Magnolia Sisters, The Meters, Queen Ida & The BonTemps, Boozoo Chavis and more!
3:00 p.m. Album of The Week: Steady On by Shawn Colvin
This will be our next-to-last airing of this fine album before we move on. Don’t miss it. Your last chance to hear it will be sometime Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll have something brand new for you!
7:00 p.m. Dr. John Live at Ultrasonic Studios, Hempstead, New York, November 6, 1973
Some great ‘live’ music here from the Nitetripper, otherwise known as Dr. John, otherwise known as Malcom John Rebbenack, Jr. No matter what you call him, Dr. John is a Mermaid Lounge favorite here as he delivers his New Orleans brand of R & B, funk, blues and jazz.
Great day to tune us in as we focus on one of our favorite musical venues today. Some of the folks you hear today, like Chance Bushman and The Daywalkers, I learned about on a trip to New Orleans where there’s practically street music on every corner. Don’t miss it!