NOLA Legend Allen Toussaint Passes

Toussaint at Bluesfest

New Orleans legend, Allen Toussaint, composer, pianist, producer and performer, passed away after suffering a heart attack while on tour in Spain earlier today, Tuesday November 10th. Composing hits, such as Al Hirt’s “Java” and Benny Spellman’s “Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette),” which was later covered by the O’Jays and … → read more

VARIOUS ARTISTS: Through the Streets of the City: New Orleans Brass Bands

New Orleans Brass Bands

          VARIOUS ARTISTS Through The Streets of the City: New Orleans Brass Bands Smithsonian/Folkways 40212 www.folkways.si.edu   As well known as the brass band is as a musical symbol of New Orleans, there’s no question that its history is under-documented. Released February 10th as an installment … → read more