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YouTube du Jour: Baby Boy da Prince

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2152tIxWh8Q[/youtube]The Saints may be healing on a much-needed bye week, but the onslaught of Saints songs continues. Here’s a remake by rapper Baby Boy da Prince.

Is Boudreaux Chanel Next?

It’s time to break out your nutria furs: it’s getting down right cold in New Orleans.  Maybe slip into your nutria ball gown if you’re feeling fancy or don your […]

YouTube du Jour: Red Rockers

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmevO2V2JxA[/youtube] Revisit New Orleans’ new wave past with a young John Thomas Griffiths on “China.”

YouTube du Jour: Deacon John

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aW1Etthv04[/youtube]Our Best of the Beat Lifetime Achievement in Music honoree tells the story of New Orleans’ music in this feature-length documentary, Going Back to New Orleans. The documentary also includes […]

Slideshow: Bonus Photos from The Warehouse Music Club

The current, January 2010, issue of OffBeat features a story on The Warehouse, one of the top music clubs in New Orleans during the 1970s. Its stage was graced by […]

Willie Mitchell Legendary Producer at Hi Records & Royal Studio, Memphis Passes Away

Willie Mitchell, a towering figure in soul and R&B music passed away this morning at the age of 81. USA Today reports that Mitchell passed at 7:25am Tuesday, January 5, […]

YouTube du Jour: Hurray for the Riff Raff

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEMGe9JkRqU[/youtube]The Bywater band plays in the kitchen and sounds great doing so.

New Orleans in the News

A New Orleans architect is donating $150,000 to rebuild Carver High School and the surrounding area in the Ninth Ward. CNN has the story. Reggie Bush lost his bid to […]

YouTube du Jour: “Junker Blues”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK1PDqc9slw[/youtube]Tuts Washington and Professor Longhair demonstrate how the former’s “Junker Blues” became “Tipitina.” Allen Toussaint helps in a killer suit.

Mikel Rouse

Part of a generation of composers that find equal influence in pop and classical music, Mikel Rouse is a master at commingling the two. “I figure my small contribution has […]