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Irma Thomas

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“The Soul Queen of New Orleans” Irma Thomas first hit the charts in the 1950s as a teenager, today, she is hailed as the "Soul Queen of New Orleans." She continues to record well-produced albums of new material, and fills clubs and concert halls around the world. This is due both to her vaulting, churchy voice, and to her stage presence. Thomas radiates southern warmth, drawing audiences into her world and making them glad they came. She is completely at home onstage, and her manner has a casual ease and humor that is instantly engaging. Her sense of pacing and rhythmic inventive is the essence of soul

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The New Orleans Collection: Love Is The Foundation

Label: Newvelle Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Side A: My Love Is; I Don't Know; It's Too Late; Picture On The Wall; Perfidia Side B: So Long; Don't Go To Strangers; Love Is The Foundation; Crying Eyes; Second Chance; Our Day Will Come

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts To Nancy Wilson and Nina Simone

Read "New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts To Nancy Wilson and Nina Simone" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from vocalists Jacqui Naylor and Mark Winkler with pianist David Benoit plus birthday shout outs to Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Nicole Mitchell, Sara Caswell, Elsa Nilsson, Carmen Sandim and Dena DeRose, among others. Thanks for listening and please support all of these fine musicians and buy their recordings through this time ...

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Article: Album Review

Irma Thomas: The New Orleans Collection: Love Is The Foundation

Read "The New Orleans Collection: Love Is The Foundation" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Newvelle Records, which was established in 2015, believes that in this digital age there is an opportunity to build a new model for creating and distributing music. Each year, Newvelle releases a series of six albums, exclusively on vinyl, that pairs musicians wth celebrated artists, writers and poets. The New Orleans Collection contains four single sleeve ...

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Article: Album Review

Various Artists: Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Read "Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


On the surface, some jazz festivals look a lot like each other, with the same established names travelling around the globe. This is globalization at its worst, meaning we can travel endless miles to hear the same musicians we could have heard in our own backyard. However, a good jazz festival is also a celebration of ...

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News: Recording

Maria Muldaur Readies 41st Album: "Don't You Feel My Leg - The Naughty Bawdy Blues Of Blue Lu Barker" Out September 28th

Maria Muldaur Readies 41st Album: "Don't You Feel My Leg - The Naughty Bawdy Blues Of Blue Lu Barker" Out September 28th

When a 24-year-old Blue Lu Barker stepped up to the microphone at Decca Records studio in Manhattan in 1938 to record Don’t You Feel My Leg, she had no way of knowing that that initial recording would turn out to be such an enduring piece of blues artistry. An immediate hit, the song instantly established Barker ...

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Article: Album Review

Ken Vandermark / Marker: Roadwork 1/Roadwork2/Homework1 (Box Set)

Read "Roadwork 1/Roadwork2/Homework1 (Box Set)" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Reed player, composer and improviser Ken Vandermark has led, or been a part of, more than fifty different groups in his prolific twenty-year recording career. Along the way he has played with many of the top talents in experimental, free, and avant-garde jazz, including Joe McPhee, Joe Morris, Paul Lytton, Marcin Oles, Adam Lane, Ab Baars, ...

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News: Event

Ray Charles And Ella Fitzgerald To Headline "The Jazz Fest Show" Photo Exhibit By Steven Forster In New Orleans

Ray Charles And Ella Fitzgerald To Headline "The Jazz Fest Show" Photo Exhibit By Steven Forster In New Orleans

Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald to Headline “The Jazz Fest Show" Photo Exhibit by Steven Forster Steven Forster, award-winning jny: New Orleans photographer The Jazz Fest Show photo exhibit: 15 archival black and white photos of iconic jazz musicians Angela King Gallery 241 Royal St. New Orleans Opens April 24, 2014, 5-7 ...

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Article: Live Review

Paul Sanchez at the Little Gem Saloon

Read "Paul Sanchez at the Little Gem Saloon" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante


Paul Sanchez The Little Gem Saloon New Orleans, LA October 31, 2013 The Little Gem Saloon is considered by many music historians as one of the birthplaces of jazz. The historic New Orleans watering hole, restaurant and live music venue that dates back to 1904. Located in the historic “Back O' ...

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Article: Film Review

Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker

Read "Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker" reviewed by Wade Luquet


James Booker Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker Lily Keber 2013 Ask jazz fans outside of New Orleans if they have heard of James Booker and most will lean back, rub their chin and say they know they have heard the name. Unless you lived in Europe in the ...


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