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MySpace Layouts MySpace Codes MySpace Backgrounds It doesn’t often happen, and that’s putting it mildly. When was the last time a bundle of youthful energy, polished musicianship and originality like Tipitina landed on the mat unannounced? It’s quite disconcerting. ‘Where did this suddenly come from?’ you ask. The prosaic reply is Preston, Lancs, but the real answer is New Orleans and a few other hot spots along the way; from juke joints and dance halls, warm nights and windy streets, good times remembered and a few bad moments best forgotten. In short, to borrow Hoagy Carmichael’s handy list of life-enhancing ingredients, it comes from ‘swing, boogie-woogie and jive’ - not forgetting the blues and even gospel music

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The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000: A Personal Retrospective

Read "The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000: A Personal Retrospective" reviewed by Charles Suhor

The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000: A Personal Retrospective Thomas W. Jacobsen 208 Pages ISBN: 0807156981 LSU Press 2014 This article first appeared in the American Book Review (January-February 2015 issue). Full disclosure: I've long been an admirer of Thomas Jacobsen's writing, the catholicity of his musical ...

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Tipitina

Featuring the music of Professor Longhair
Duration: 3:45

The late, great Henry Roeland Byrd, aka Professor Longhair, is joined by the New Orleans group The Meters in this video clip.

Straight from the 6th Ward

Label: Tipitina
Released: 2003
Track listing: 1. H.I.T. (Lil Rascals Brass Band)

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Various Artists: Straight from the 6th Ward

Read "Straight from the 6th Ward" reviewed by Charlie B. Dahan

You don’t have to wait until Mardi Gras to have a party. Nope, don’t need to cook up some gumbo or boil some crawfish to let it rip. Don’t sweat getting some hurricane drink mix to have a party. You don’t need any of these things to throw a party New Orleans style. Just pop Straight ...


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