Some Travelin’ Music along the bright Mississippi

I heard this the other night on the radio and reached immediately for a pencil and a scrap of paper so I could scribble down the title. It’s just so damn … New Orleans. Of course, with the great Allen Toussaint at the helm, you’d expect that, but still. The tempo, the horns, the clarinet … It’s a perfect distillation of a distinctive sound, bright and happy with an melancholy undertone (I sound like a damn oenephile).

Anyway, take a moment to just listen. It’ll get you in a good mood for the weekend.

595 comments Add your comment

Bosch

March 25th, 2011
4:00 pm

Well you know Jay, according to some, those New Orleans folks are trashy.

Bosch

March 25th, 2011
4:00 pm

Oooooooo. Firsties for the whole weekend!!!

Mick

March 25th, 2011
4:04 pm

Heading to key largo, here’s one for the road-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyLjbMBpGDA

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
4:07 pm

oenephile? I thought Friday was non political and here you go, bringing up the Republicans…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3FnpaWQJO0

Nice pick, Jay, and good for a needed attitude adjustmente today for me!

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
4:10 pm

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
4:20 pm

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
4:22 pm

Bosch

Are not! :-)

Kamchak

March 25th, 2011
4:24 pm

Bosch

March 25th, 2011
4:30 pm

josef,

You just made me snort. Okay, I’ll condede, but this is kind of fun…..so in that case….ARE TOO!!!

Bosch

March 25th, 2011
4:35 pm

Hehehehehehe, josef, you think I’d give up that easy, huh? :-)

Bosch

March 25th, 2011
4:43 pm

This just caught my eye as funny, so I thought I’d share since its Friday — in the article about the whale calves:

20 new calves among right whales in Georgia – Only 350 of the endangered animals are thought to exist

http://www.ajc.com/news/20-new-calves-among-885751.html?cxtype=rss_news

The number of calves born each year has varied widely in the last 20 years. Only one calf was documented in 2000, but the next year researchers spotted 31, said Tricia Naessig, right whale survey coordinator for the EcoHealth Alliance.

So, my observation is this:

Between 2000-2001, those right whales were BUSY!!

1811/1801 - 0311/0317

March 25th, 2011
4:46 pm

Normal

March 25th, 2011
4:51 pm

Bosch,
Just dropped in to say I saw the video…OMG! I’m still laughing…

SOUTHERN ATL

March 25th, 2011
4:54 pm

getalife

March 25th, 2011
4:55 pm

Normal

March 25th, 2011
4:57 pm

Don’t know much about Mississippi music either, but I like this guy(don’t know where he’s from)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ny5ajCn0xw

WOW

March 25th, 2011
4:59 pm

josef

Hey yo, how it be? Have some Wilco!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3tWXQbTpbM

SOUTHERN ATL

March 25th, 2011
4:59 pm

Normal, that is a nice choice!

Bosch

March 25th, 2011
5:00 pm

NORMAL!!! I told you so!!! You need to share with the grandkids this weekend.

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
5:00 pm

So oenephile is a high-falutin’ name for a wino?

Can’t go wrong with Mr. Toussaint.

Rest in peace, Pinetop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHlM2Qr9TZQ

WOW

March 25th, 2011
5:03 pm

Speaking of famous people from Mississippi. Here’s the greatest guy to ever come out of that state.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBmAPYkPeYU

SOUTHERN ATL

March 25th, 2011
5:07 pm

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
5:10 pm

I’m liable to give WOW a run for his money tonight…that Nwalins bunch are coming in tomorrow for a get together and we’ll be having the real deal live and uncensored! What will the neighbors think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0yMYfxTqX4&feature=related

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
5:10 pm

WOW

Ever heard this one? Raw emotion in song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiwdhmf7JSw

godless heathen

March 25th, 2011
5:21 pm

Substitute Muammar Qaddafi for Saddam Hussein

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvIv4pCDVnk

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
5:21 pm

I wouldn’t even try to go for the best of Mississippi…pick your genre…may not have a good rep in many an area, but hey, when it comes to music? And that ain’t just a native son talking…

Southern…

Great pick!

Soothsayer

March 25th, 2011
5:21 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
5:23 pm

SOUTHERN ATL

March 25th, 2011
5:27 pm

josef not sure if he is from Mississippi but I like the song…It is a feel good song that makes you want to go out and have a good time!!

Jefferson

March 25th, 2011
5:27 pm

Normal

March 25th, 2011
5:29 pm

Soothsayer,
I loved the way he bounced when he sang…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNZvI3KSKEg&feature=related

WOW

March 25th, 2011
5:32 pm

“Ever heard this one? Raw emotion in song.”

Of course!

“I’m liable to give WOW a run for his money tonight”

Probably, Bookman has limited me to 15 posts per column. Maybe he’ll show some mercy on for Friday music.

Normal

March 25th, 2011
5:33 pm

but, but, it says New Orlans, ain’t it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxoM6trtZE

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
5:36 pm

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
5:41 pm

jefferson…

Cajon? Ici un Cajun AVEC cajones… :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8ms3JlCt0w

SOUTHERN ATL

March 25th, 2011
5:43 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
5:43 pm

He’s not from New Orleans but this is from his New Orleans period, before he became a brand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL9wwqlYexQ

Kamchak

March 25th, 2011
5:46 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
5:49 pm

1811/1801 - 0311/0317

March 25th, 2011
5:52 pm

Doggone/GA

March 25th, 2011
5:53 pm

Josef – I thought you’d get a kick out of this. Heard a report today about the Libyan “situation” and some American official said we didn’t know yet who the KOSHER rebels were there!

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
5:53 pm

well, since Unmentionable’s Louisiana lot’ll be there tomorrow…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHEuSGGmX-c

AmVet

March 25th, 2011
6:00 pm

Reminiscent of Alvin Lee or maybe the Great Fatsby…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCvCxb-6I6Y

Normal

March 25th, 2011
6:04 pm

1811/1801 - 0311/0317

March 25th, 2011
6:06 pm

Normal

March 25th, 2011
6:08 pm

“When the power of love overcomes the love of ower we will have peace…”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa-q-ztyZZw

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
6:08 pm

K’Chak

Was looking for a good Iko and the one you found is really great! Thanks!

Hillbilly

Was scouting around for a Connick…great choice!

Doggone

:-)

Normal

March 25th, 2011
6:10 pm

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
6:12 pm

Hillbilly

Buffet…he’s from the Coast and things French are still much a part of the world view…music, especially…

Normal

March 25th, 2011
6:14 pm

Well y’all,
All of me gang is here now, it’s time to start grillin’…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBsPZV14I-k

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
6:17 pm

normal
@ 6:10
One of my favs….

And this day’s coming…homesick…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R77HvjjaC3c&feature=related

Paul

March 25th, 2011
6:29 pm

Just stopped by to wish everyone a pleasant weekend, so

Pleasant weekend, all!

(Carl Hiassen’s latest book’s a winner)

Bruno

March 25th, 2011
6:42 pm

Howdy, gang. I’ll try to come up with some on-theme selections later, but have been meaning to play this one for a while for personal reasons:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoVneXqkqQI

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
6:47 pm

If the Bruin is around, here’s a boogie woogie for him…….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VZPjM2eWvk

Bruno

March 25th, 2011
6:49 pm

For josef:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zen4pcsFWHw&feature=related

P.S Give Stevie break on this one–”And you see your Romany” just doesn’t have the same ring.

WOW

March 25th, 2011
6:49 pm

Obama spoke for almost ten minutes with ESPN about his NCAA picks, but we’re not even going to get a five-minute speech from him about why we are sending our finest into harm’s way in Libya.”

-Rush

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
6:51 pm

WOW

March 25th, 2011
6:52 pm

COME TO GEORGIA!!!!!!!!

Caterpillar CEO’s letter talks of leaving Illinois

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/article_3c23590c-572a-11e0-afc0-001cc4c002e0.html

Bruno

March 25th, 2011
6:59 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
7:02 pm

A song by Mac McAnally, another of those Mississippi wordsmiths. Pretty heady lyrics for a 19 year old. (His age when he wrote it).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6-Z5E5a1dY

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
7:05 pm

WOW

Hint…say it with music….it’s Friday…

Brother Bruno…

She can. She is. Nicks is the Romanichal spelling of the surname… :-)

And there are even gitanes cajuns…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvXGJ8eP1B0&feature=related

WOW

March 25th, 2011
7:07 pm

“Hint…say it with music….it’s Friday…”

COME TO GEORGIA!!!!!!!!

Caterpillar CEO’s letter talks of leaving Illinois

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thls_tMuFkc

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
7:11 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
7:15 pm

I’ve played this one several times before but I never get tired of it……….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGAFOz5GA8I

@@

March 25th, 2011
7:18 pm

I’d put up some Paul Wine Jones and Jimmy Lee Williams, but they’re hard to come by.

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
7:19 pm

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
7:19 pm

WOW

That’s the ticket!

Bruno

And in keeping with the news of the day…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6jwvS0mHwo

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
7:22 pm

WOW

March 25th, 2011
7:23 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
7:26 pm

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
7:29 pm

Hillbilly
@ 7:15
Never can get enough of that one…Toussaint

Thanks for the Le Roux…

And like you, everytime we go to Louisiana of a Friday…this one is mine…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQvl6bG940I

…sassy style.that’ll drive you crazy…
…thin and brown, and downright lazy…
…a flair for life and love and laughter…

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
7:33 pm

josef

Never understood why LeRoux didn’t have a lot more success than they did. The chops were there.

Now for something completely different. Tasty guitar work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNSygqogpls

1811/1801 - 0311/0317

March 25th, 2011
7:34 pm

WOW:

I guess we should start calling him the “Coach in Chief”.

It’s more fitting as he knows a whole lot more about basketball than being president of this “non-extraordinary” country.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj9k5tpf_Pk

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
7:36 pm

WOW

:-) loved that movie!

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
7:40 pm

WOW

March 25th, 2011
7:40 pm

“I guess we should start calling him the “Coach in Chief”.”

Why, he sucks at playing sports.

“loved that movie!”

The book is better but yes, the movie was fantastic.

RB from Gwinnett

March 25th, 2011
7:42 pm

I’m headed to New Orleans next week for the first time. Looking forward to the food a bit more than the music, but am always impressed with a talented musician regardless of the genre.

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
7:43 pm

Bruno

March 25th, 2011
7:44 pm

josef–some smokin’ Django @ 7:19.

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
7:50 pm

A lot of performers are cruising at age 70 and who can blame them. Not this guy, he’s still doing quality work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKPntD86Lws

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
7:53 pm

WOW

Agreed on the book….

RB

Have a great time! And the food? Just follow your nose… :-)

RB from Gwinnett

March 25th, 2011
7:56 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
7:58 pm

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
8:03 pm

Hillbilly

That man is amazing! And the folks he’s recorded with…every name you can thing of just about…but that gospel album flat blew me away…

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
8:06 pm

josef

Yeah I think that last album may be the best thing he’s ever done and that’s saying a lot.

Here’s the writer’s version of a pretty well known song. It’s a little different than the hit version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKk3Q8CgNCE

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
8:10 pm

BRUNO

Even if I may have posted it before to you…whatcha think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DIIYxY1w4Y

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
8:12 pm

Bruno

March 25th, 2011
8:17 pm

Some great numbers tonight, HD. Loved “Undercover Blues”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFP4Hwrl244&feature=related

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
8:20 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
8:21 pm

Bruno

I’m feeling a tad eclectic tonight. ;-)

josef nix

March 25th, 2011
8:24 pm

BRUNO

Incidentally, that 8:10 is NOT Gogol Bordello, but an Argentine Romany group…

This is the one with Gogol Bordello…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbDbBal53ig

Bruno

March 25th, 2011
8:24 pm

josef–Overall I liked the Madonna number, it had a nice rhythm.

stands for decibels

March 25th, 2011
8:26 pm

Bruno

March 25th, 2011
8:34 pm

For a nice little treat, press #4 “Katrina”. These guys are out of North GA near Jasper.

http://www.myspace.com/stopdropandrollband/music

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
8:34 pm

sfd

That song has a similar intro progression to this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaTkHCSGn1k

Bruno

March 25th, 2011
8:41 pm

#1 is great also, “Blue Line Train”–Destination: Sorrow and Pain

http://www.myspace.com/stopdropandrollband/music

Normal

March 25th, 2011
8:43 pm

Bruno

March 25th, 2011
8:44 pm

sfd–As a strange coincidence, I was thinking about Husker Du just yesterday.

stands for decibels

March 25th, 2011
8:46 pm

HD, now you’re going to make me play “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” with Husker Du and Derek & the Dominoes…

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 25th, 2011
8:47 pm

For any serious music fans, there was a documentary movie about Tom Dowd, that’s very interesting to watch. He was a fascinating man. It’s worth watching, if you ever get the chance.

http://thelanguageofmusic.com/INDEX.HTM#