Tag Archives: Eddie Bo

Mayfield Salutes New Orleans Jazz Masters

Jazzman and entrepreneur Irvin Mayfield will perform at the Joy Theater this Friday night, in a show dedicated to “the music of New Orleans Jazz Masters.” Mayfield’s New Orleans Jazz Orchestra will unveil newly-written arrangements of classic material by Ellis Marsalis, Harold Battiste and James Black. Marsalis will be present as special guest, as will [...]

LeMieux Galleries Turns 30 during Art Walk

Every art lover in New Orleans knows that the first Saturday of every month are the “gallery openings,” or what the downtown galleries in the  New Orleans Arts District call the “Art Walk.” It’s a seen-and-be-seen atmosphere as art lovers, socialites, and hipsters head out en masse to visit local art galleries, drink a little [...]

Louisiana Music Timeline: March 18

Here’s OffBeat’s video tribute to the people and events that shaped New Orleans and Louisiana music history through the years on March 18, enjoy… Have a special Louisiana music moment that you’d like to add to our timeline? Email us at info@offbeat.com. 1934: Birth of singer Neal Kimble in New Orleans. 1935: Birth of singer [...]

YouTube du Jour: Orgone

Tonight, Los Angeles-based funk band Orgone plays at One Eyed Jacks. The group is a frequent presence on the Jazz Fest night show landscape, and played with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux on several tracks on last year’s Won’t Bow Down. In this video, Orgone covers the Mary Jane Hooper’s classic New Orleans deep funk song [...]

Sissy Before Sissy: A History of the Dance Called “The Sissy”

Over a generation before hip-hop dancers at DJ Jubilee’s New Orleans gigs were doing the Sissy Boom to bounce songs, or outré gay rappers Katey Red, Big Freedia, and Sissy Nobby turned the bounce scene on its…um…ear with the hyper-driven spin-off that has come to be known as Sissy Bounce, gay and straight denizens of [...]

YouTube du Jour: Earl King

Our own John Swenson has argued that something essentially New Orleans about Jazz Fest was lost with the deaths of Snooks Eaglin, Eddie Bo and before them, Earl King. These two clips of King playing Jazz Fest (or, in the case of the second one, a night show) make a good case for him, as [...]

Los Po-Boy-Citos, Brand New Dance (Independent)

In a city that has synthesized musical styles throughout its history, a boogaloo band makes perfect sense. Los Po-Boy-Citos embraced that mingling ethic from the start, merging New Orleans R&B hits with boogaloo tunes on 2008’s New Orleans Latin Soul. On Brand New Dance, the band resists the temptation to become a gimmick and only [...]

Brand-New: DJ Quickie Mart’s New Orleans Funk and Soul Mix

Martin Arceneaux, aka DJ Quickie Mart, collected vinyl 45s for years. He played with nearly every bonafide funk band in New Orleans. He suffered through Katrina’s aftermath and continued playing gigs with Kevin O’Day, Galactic, and Dr. John. But Quickie Mart knew New Orleans music traditionalists don’t consider DJ mixes to be legitimate, and that belief [...]

Hand-made Music

This year, OffBeat has not one but two covers for the Jazz Fest Bible. Artist/musician Jon Langford of the Mekons and the Waco Brothers will open a show at LeMieux Galleries May 2 at 6 p.m., and he has generously loaned us two images, one of Snooks Eaglin and one of Eddie Bo. Langford was [...]

Obituary: Eddie Bo (1930-2009)

Still mourning the unexpected deaths of Snooks Eaglin and Antoinette K-Doe, the New Orleans music community suffered yet another bitter blow on March 17 with the sudden passing of Eddie Bo. A dynamic singer, producer and songwriter, Bo was one of the last living links to the New Orleans “Junkers” piano style, a tradition that [...]