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YouTube du Jour: “Pine Grove Blues”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGoviW-1vQ8[/youtube]A flashback to 1976 in Fred’s Lounge in Mamou that catches the end of one song by Cajun accordion player Nathan Abshire before he starts “Pine Grove Blues (Ma Negresse).”

It’s Who Dat Time

Al “Carnival Time” Johnson is nothing if not seasonal. This year, he’s branching out and adding playoff season to his repertoire with a new song, “Who Dat Say.” It might […]

Podcast: John Boutte, Pt. 1

Part one of OffBeat‘s interview with one of New Orleans’ finest vocalists from this past summer.

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.