July 13th, 2012
From the Cradle to the Blues – one of Margaret Lewis’ slow burning classics from her RAM sides.
Come see this queen of rockabilly and country soul perform and reflect on her storied career with music writer Michael Hurtt this Tuesday July 17th, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Old Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116.
Margaret Lewis, From the Cradle to the Blues
Categories: Audio, Shreveport, Song of the Day |
Tags: gulf coast soul, Louisiana swamp pop, Margaret Lewis, Michael Hurtt, Ram Records, Rockabilly | No Comments
June 11th, 2010
Join us today at 5:30pm at the Cabildo on Jackson Square for cocktails, DJs spinning vintage 45s, and a live interview with the legendary Irma Thomas. Admission is free.
The “Soul Queen of New Orleans” began her musical career as a teenager, when Tommy Ridgely discovered her waiting tables at the club where his band was in residency. Thomas auditioned for Joe Banashak’s then-fledgling Minit label in 1960, but was turned down and signed with the Ron label instead, releasing “You Can Have My Husband (But Please Don’t Mess With My Man)” which made it onto the Billboard R&B charts in spring of that year. Thomas left Ron to sign to Minit, for whom she recorded some of her (and New Orleans R&B in general) most beloved signature songs, including “It’s Raining” and “Wish Someone Would Care” with Allen Toussaint as producer.
Thomas’ rich, soulful, often melancholy voice is one of New Orleans music’s finest treasures. Her records garnered her a dedicated cult following among collectors and connoisseurs over the years, but it was not until 2006′s “After The Rain” album on Rounder Records that she earned a much-belated Grammy award.
Irma Thomas- Wish Somebody Would Care
Categories: Audio, New Orleans, R&B, Soul |
Tags: gulf coast soul, New Orleans, Soul | 3 Comments
June 5th, 2010
Barbara Lynn, Nice and Easy from the Crazy Cajun collection.
Categories: Audio, Song of the Day |
Tags: gulf coast soul, Swamp Pop | No Comments
June 3rd, 2010
Barbara Lynn, the Empress of Gulf Coast Soul, will be performing a show and dance with Lil Buck and the Top Cats on June 5th, 2010 at the Rock N Bowl.
Presented by the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation and the Rock N Bowl.
Barbara Lynn, Oh Baby, We Got A Good Thing Going
Barbara Lynn, The Empress of Gulf Coast Soul
Lil' Buck Sinegal and the Top Cats
Categories: Audio, gulf coast soul, Ponderosa Stomp 2010, Soul, Swamp Pop |
Tags: gulf coast soul, Swamp Pop | 5 Comments