Wednesday, September 15, 2010

(Work in progress)...Insert the positive - Edge's podcast highlighting Gulf coast music

(Work in progress. I'll complete this post with videos of Edge's Gulf Coast music pics one day)

Tonight I've been flashing back to some of my great concert/music experiences in New Orleans, and I found myself listening again to the Edge's podcast of favorite musicians and music from the region. He put out a "celebrity podcast" in July 2010 in the midst of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf. It was a great reminder of the riches of region, and a wave of positive energy despite the devastation in the region.

Enjoy his list, and if you're interested in learning more about preserving the music culture of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, please visit Music Rising at

Fats Domino, The Fat Man

Little Richard, Tutti Frutti

The Meters, Cissy Strut

..couldn't resist getting some live Meters from Jazz Fest

Professor Longhair, Big Chief
This video is incredible!!! Dr.John , Professor Longhair , Earl King , The Meters...

The Wild Tchoupitoulas, Hey Pocky A-Way

Snooks Eaglin, Helping Hands(A Thousand Miles Away From Home)

I didn't find a "Helping Hand" video, so here's Mr. Snooks at the awesome Mid City Lanes/Rock N'Bowl in New Orleans.

Now I understand this t-shirt that I took a picture of when I was there this past May. Mr. Snooks must have been someone extra special to see live.
From Jazz Fest After Hours - Rock 'N Bowl w/ Anders Osborne and Eric Lindell

Trombone Shorty, Backatown

Lee Dorsey, Working in a Coal Mine

Dr. John, Walk on Guilded Splinters

Edge mentions the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Rebirth Brass Band, and the New Birth Brass Band.

New Birth Brass Band, Project Love
No Project Love video available, but here's a listen.

Check out some live footage of the band at Sammy's in Houston ten days after the flooding in New Orleans.

Allen Toussaint, Yes We Can Can
I like this version of the song because Allen Toussaint is the main vocal. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the video of him singing it.

The Neville Brothers, Yellow Moon

Galactic, Speaks His Mind

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