"DOWN HOME" #364
Thursday, April 21, 2005
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"DOWN HOME" April 21, 2005 JAZZFEST SPECIAL, PART 1 All artists on the show tonight are performing this coming weekend at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. For more information on Jazzfest go to www.nojazzfest.com Legend: ARTIST - Song [ALBUM/Label information] (Composer) @ fill in the time the song was played Various interesting things to say about the artist/song! Set 1 DAVE BARTHOLOMEW - Jazz Fest in New Orleans [NEW ORLEANS BIG BEAT/Landslide Records 1022] (Dave Bartholomew) @ Dave was one of the greatest composers, arrangers and bandleaders in New Orleans music history, most famous for his work with Fats Domino. Dave's semi-retired now, but recorded this album in 1998 at the tender age of 78 and will be leading his big band this weekend at Jazzfest, going strong at 85! "Jazz Fest in New Orleans" became the unofficial anthem of 'fest almost immediate upon its release. -- Set 2 BRIAN STOLTZ - Hoodoo Thing [EAST OF RAMPART STREET/Long Overdue 0001] (Brian Stoltz) @ Longtime guitarist with the Neville Brothers and Funky Meters, this is Stoltz' first solo album. Fonky! IRMA THOMAS - Wish Someone Would Care [LIVE! SIMPLY THE BEST/Rounder 2110] (Irma Thomas) @ The Soul Queen of New Orleans. DR. JOHN - Swanee River Boogie [ALL BY HISSELF: LIVE AT THE LONESTAR/Skinji Brim 9317] (Stephen Foster, arr. Mac Rebennack) @ One of the finest living New Orleans piano professors. JOHN BOUTTÉ - At the Foot of Canal Street [JAMBALAYA/BOSE Records] (Paul Sanchez, John Boutté) @ Perhaps the greatest male voice in New Orleans music. -- Set 3 BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO - Hot Tamale Baby [ALLIGATOR STOMP, VOL. 3: CAJUN AND ZYDECO CLASSICS/Rhino R2-70312] (Clifton Chenier) @ BRUCE DAIGREPONT - La Musique d'Accordéon (Accordion Music) [PARADIS/Rounder 6090] (Bruce Daigrepont) @ Pronounced DAY-gra-pont. Bruce is the most well-known and highly regarded Cajun musician in the N.O. music scene, and when he's not touring can be heard playing the Sunday evening fais-do-do (FAY-dough-dough) at Tipitina's in uptown New Orleans, with free red beans 'n rice! ZAP MAMA - De la Vie à la Mort (From Life to Death) [SABSYLMA (WHAT'S YOUR NAME?)/Luaka Bop 45537] (Marie Daulne) @ This five-member all-female a cappella group is of Zairean origin, but is based in Paris. They've been the biggest selling group on David Byrne's Luaka Bop world music label since their debut release in 1993. Part of the Francophone contingent at this year's Fest. STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS - Two-Step de la Crè de Faim (Starvation Two-Step) [HAPPYTOWN/Rounder 616098] (Steve Riley, David Greely) @ Pronounced CREV-de-FAM. -- Set 4 REBIRTH BRASS BAND - Fire [WE COME TO PARTY/Shanachie 6018] (Tyrus Chapman, Philip Frazier, Kennety Terry) @ DEACON JOHN - Going Back to New Orleans [DEACON JOHN'S JUMP BLUES/Vetter 0557] (Joe Liggins) @ WILLIE TEE - On the Q-Tee [KEYS TO THE CRESCENT CITY/Rounder 2087) (Wilson Turbinton) @ KERMIT RUFFINS - Smokin' With Some Barbecue [THE BARBECUE SWINGERS LIVE/Basin Street 0101 (Kermit Ruffins) @ -- Set 5 (Mini-set across the top of the hour) The Gospel Tent! We'd like to give you a bit of an idea what it's like inside one of the most popular Jazzfest stages, the Gospel Tent. THE COOLIE FAMILY - Jesus We're Depending On You [NEW ORLEANS GOSPEL TENT/Louisiana Red Hot 9151] (Janice Coolie) @ MIGHTY CHARIOTS OF FIRE - Got Good Religion [NEW ORLEANS GOSPEL TENT/Louisiana Red Hot 9151] (Trad.) @ -- Set 6 THE IGUANAS - La Llanta Se Me Ponchó [SUGAR TOWN/Koch 7996] (Rod Hodges) @ OZOMATLI - Pensando en Mi Vida [COMING UP/Concord Records 2210] (Ozomatli) @ BUDDY GUY - This Is the End [SOUTHERN BLUES 1957-1963/Paula 346] (Buddy Guy, Ike Turner) @ JOHN MOONEY - Tell Me Who [2004-04-24: NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL/DiscLogic www.jazzfestlive.com] (Mooney) @ -- Set 7 THE METERS - Cissy Strut [THE METERS/Sundazed 6146] (Modeliste, Neville, Nocentelli, Porter) @ The original lineup of the Meters will be reuniting for the first time in years, this Saturday on one of the big stages at Jazzfest! C.C. ADCOCK - Y'all'd Think She'd Be Good 2 Me [LAFAYETTE MARQUIS/Yep Roc 2040] (Adcock) @ SONNY LANDRETH - Blues Attack [MEDICINE SHOW, VOL. 3: GATHERINGS OF THE TRIBE/ Acadiana Arts Council] (Landreth) @ Just about the most amazing slide guitar player around, Sonny's set is always a must-see at Jazzfest. SNOOKS EAGLIN - Baby, Please Come Home [TEASIN' YOU/Black Top 1072] (Lloyd Price) @ "The Human Jukebox", with over 2500 songs committed to memory. Snooks, who is blind, accompanied Prof. Longhair for many years; he tells of being on his first tour to New York with Fess and being kept awake by the sound of individual snowflakes landing on the hotel window sill. -- Set 8 COWBOY MOUTH - How Do You Tell Someone? [EASY/Atlantic 83349] (Fred LeBlanc) @ New Orleans' most well-known and energetic alternative/college rock band celebrates 15 years in action this year. WILCO - Hesitating Beauty [MERMAID AVENUE/Elektra 62204] (Woody Guthrie, Jeff Tweedy) @ Recorded with Billy Bragg, from old lyrics by Woody and new music by Jeff Tweedy. Wilco closes out one of the main stages at Jazzfest this Sunday. -- Set 9 JON CLEARY AND THE ABSOLUTE MONSTER GENTLEMEN - Pin Your Spin [PIN YOUR SPIN/Basin Street 902] (Cleary) @ Hailing originally from England, Cleary is one of New Orleans' finest piano players, and the Gentlemen are monsters of funk. TIM LAUGHLIN - Monkey Hill [THE ISLE OF ORLEANS/Gentilly Records 172] (Laughlin) @ Pronounced LOCK-lin. One of New Orleans' top younger jazz clarinetists (and high school classmate of Chuck's), Tim composed all the tunes on this album, one of the first all-original albums of New Orleans-style jazz in decades.
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