Posts tagged "New Orleans"

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Cissy Strut" by The Meters

Song Of The Day – “Cissy Strut” by The Meters This 1969 instrumental is practically ground zero for all of Rap and Hip Hop tracks. It’s the essence of songs like this Allen Toussaint-produced classic that informs the genre with its groove and beats. The Meters were formed by Aaron Neville as a backing band... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "The Pearls" by Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “The Pearls” by Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers Watching HBO’s post-Katrina New Orleans set show, “Treme,” led me to dig out some 1927 Jelly Roll Morton for today’s SOTD. Last night’s episode had one of the characters trying to figure out what made Morton’s... Read more »

Video of the Day - Dylan Dog

I saw this trailer in the theaters a while back.  Only now are the ads starting to play a lot.  It seemed like a pretty cool premise. The guy in the movie looks a lot like Tom Cruise, but is Brandon Routh. The official storyline (from IMBD:) The adventures of supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog,... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Don't You Just Know It" by Huey 'Piano' Smith & the Clowns

by Eric Berman In a city known for great composer-pianists like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino and Dr. John, Huey Piano Smith carved out his niche with a handful of jovial self-penned hits including “Rockin’ Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu,” “High Blood Pressure,” “Little Liza Jane,” “Sea Cruise” and this infectious call-and-response gem from 1958.... Read more »
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