Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2012 WWOZ Brass Pass for New Orleans Jazz Fest

A WWOZ Brass Pass is a great way to enjoy Jazz Fest and help WWOZ bring you the best in New Orleans music!

2012 Brass Pass Features
  • Brass Passes are good for admission to Jazz Fest - any day, every day
  • Brass Passes allow you re-entry to Jazz Fest while regular Jazz Fest tickets do not
  • Brass Passes are fully transferable. A different person can use the pass each day of the Fest
  • Brass Passes grant you access to tables & chairs, shade, fruit, iced coffee, misters and separate bathrooms in the WWOZ VIP Tent. Plus you're likely to meet other 'OZ fans, show hosts and musicians in this cool oasis as well
  • Your Brass Pass purchase comes with a full year's WWOZ membership and a portion of the proceeds go directly to the station so we can keep bringing the music and culture of New Orleans to the Universe
Read the official WWOZ Brass Pass page

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2012 lineup of performing artists

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
2012 lineup of performing artists

Jazz Fest 2012 Music Lineup Announced. The Eagles, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, John Mayer, Herbie Hancock, My Morning Jacket, Ne-Yo, Al Green, Bon Iver, Paulina Rubio, Jill Scott, Bonnie Raitt, Bunny Wailer, Florence & The Machine and dozens more to join hundreds of Louisiana greats at the 2012 Jazz Fest from April 27 through May 6 at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans.

Trombone Shorty and Big Sam's Funky Nation to Headline the 14th Annual Jazz & Heritage Gala Thursday, April 26, 2012 – 7 p.m. at the Hilton Riverside Hotel.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The 2012 Sync Up Conference during Jazz Fest

April 27-28 and May 4-5, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA 70119
The fifth annual Sync Up conference is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's entertainment industry networking event during Jazz Fest. Planning is now under way for the 2012 Sync Up conference.

The 2011 confernce was fantastic. From Wild Wayne's interview with the irrepressible Mystikal to insights from the legendary Chris Blackwell, the fourth annual Sync Up was as entertaining as it was informative.
You can relive it all in streaming video at the 2011 archive site. There are excerpts and complete videos of the conference sessions, plus details on all the panel topics and bios of all the speakers. There are also links to lots of interesting articles about today's entertainment industry.

Feel free to register for the 2012 conference by clicking the link above (or this one) so you'll get all the latest news. It's free.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

TURDUCKEN, the ultimate meal: Turkey, duck and chicken

A Turducken is a partially de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken. The name is a portmanteau of those ingredients: turkey, duck, and chicken. The cavity of the chicken and the rest of the gaps are filled with, at the very least, a highly seasoned breadcrumb mixture or sausage meat, although some versions have a different stuffing for each bird. Some recipes call for the turkey to be stuffed with a chicken which is then stuffed with a duckling. It is also called a chuckey.

The result is a relatively solid, albeit layered, piece of poultry, suitable for cooking by braising, roasting, grilling, or barbecuing. The turducken is not suitable for deep frying Cajun style (to deep fry poultry, the body cavity must be hollow to cook evenly).

i A video on how to make a Turducken:

Foul Bird?
In the United Kingdom, a turducken is a type of ballotine called a "three-bird roast" or a "royal roast". The Pure Meat Company offered a five-bird roast (a goose, a turkey, a chicken, a pheasant, and a pigeon, stuffed with sausage), described as a modern revival of the traditional Yorkshire Christmas pie, in 1989; and a three-bird roast (a duck stuffed with chicken stuffed with a pigeon, with sage and apple stuffing) in 1990.

Gooducken is a goose stuffed with a duck, which is in turn stuffed with a chicken.

The YouTube channel Epic Meal Time made their variation of turducken with what they call "TurBaconEpic." It is a roasted pig wrapped in bacon, basted in a mixture of butter and Dr. Pepper which is stuffed with bacon stuffing and a bacon wrapped turkey stuffed with a duck, chicken, Cornish game hen, quail, the bacon stuffing, and more bacon, all held together with "meat glue" (a mixture of ground bacon, veal, and pork sausage), and was garnished with Wendy's Baconators. The finished product yielded 79,046 calories, and 6,892 grams of fat (equivalent to 14.35 pounds of fat)!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

live from New Orleans Jazz Fest | New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

a collection of MP3 downloads (on Amazon) from Jazz Fest

Monday, July 11, 2011

Top 10 Treme Downloads during Season 2

What was popular during Treme's second season? The results are in from our unscientific survey of clicks through to MP3s from the New Orleans Stuff blog during Season 2 of Treme. Here are the top ten downloads...

Accentuate The Positive (18%)
Treme Song (14%)
Ageny 00 Soul (9%)
Everything I Do Gon' Be Funky (9%)
Gin In My System (9%)
Para Donde Vas (9%)
Party On The Farm (9%)
Take It To The Street (9%)
When I Die - You Better Second Line (9%)
(Get Up I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine, Pt. 1 (5%)

… and there you have it. The people have clicked.

The Music from all seasons of Treme

Monday, July 04, 2011

Treme season finale "Do Watcha Wanna" Season 2 Episode 21 / 11

The music played on TREME
Do Watcha Wanna Season 2 Finale (s2, e21)

Teleplay by David Simon
Directed by Ernest Dickerson

hyperlinks connect to MP3s on Amazon. Most songs are 99¢ a download.

Johnny Adams - A Losing Battle
Rebirth Brass Band - I'm Walkin'
♪ Miles Davis - Blues By Fire
♪ Brassy Knoll- Li'l Liza Jane
The Buzzcocks - What Do I Get?
♪ Donald Harrison and others - Guardians Coming Through
♪ Harold Battiste & The American Jazz Quintet - Yesterdays
♪ Red Garland - Red Beans
The Ohio Players - Pain
Tom McDermott - March Of The Pony Girls
♪ Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses - Indian Summer
Pavement - Summer Babe
♪ Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses - Ferry Man
♪ Deacon John - Mama Talk To Your Daughters
Soul Rebels - Uptown Downtown
Donald Harrison - Hu-Ta-Nay
Lil Band O Gold - First You Cry
♪ Wanda Rouzan - Where Y'at!
♪ Brassy Knoll - Sex Machine
♪ Vietnamese Karaoke - Chiec Ao Baba
♪ Crowd - Give Up The Funk
♪ Brassy Knoll - The True
The Iguanas - Oye, Isabel
♪ Lucinda Williams - Crescent City
♪ Lil Queenie - Surrender
Glen David Andrews - Dumaine Street Blues
♪ School Band - Do Watcha Wanna
Rebirth Brass Band - We Come To Party
Rebirth Brass Band - Shotgun Joe
Kidd Jordan - Last Of The Chicken Wings
Louis Armstrong - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Rebirth Brass Band - Do Watcha Wanna

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

music from Treme "That's What Lovers Do" Season 2 Episode 20 on HBO

The music played on TREME
That's What Lovers Do (s2, e20)
Written by: Eric Overmyer
Directed by: Angineszka Holland

hyperlinks connect to MP3s on Amazon. Most songs are 99¢ a download.

♫ Mourners – Will The Circle Be Unbroken
♫ Brassy Knoll – Wolf’s Remedy
James Carr – These Ain’t Raindrops
♫ Jon Cleary – Frenchman Street Blues
♫ Dr John – I Thought I Heard New Orleans Say
♫ The Loose Marbles – Crumpled Papa
The Meters – They All Ask’d For You
♫ Annie – Love’s Gonna Blow My Way
♫ Rosie Ledet – Pick It Up
♫ Lil Calliope The True
Talking Heads - Drugs
♫ The Soul Apostles – Me and Mrs. Jones
♫ The Soul Apostles – Misty Blue
♫ Tab Benoit – Plareen Man
♫ Delmond Lambreaux, Dr John, Ron Cater and others – Hu-Ta-Nay
Iggy Pop – The Passenger
♫ The Soul Apostles – Love & Happiness
Uptown Top Ranking (2001 Digital Remaster)
♫ The Loose Marbles – Look Out Mama
John Mooney – That’s What Lovers Do

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Treme: "What Is New Orleans" Music Season 2 Episode 19 on HBO

The music played on TREME
What Is New Orleans (s2, e19)
Story by David Simon & George Pelecanos
Teleplay by George Pelecanos
Directed by Adam Davidson

hyperlinks connect to MP3s on Amazon. Most songs are 99¢ a download.

♫ Brassy Knoll - Road Home
♫ Harley & Slim Jim - Come Out Yet Black & Tans
♫ Theophile Jones Marching Band - Fever
Dr John, Donald harrison Jr - Hu Ta Nay
♫ Egg Yolk Jubilee - Requiem for an Asshole
♫ Linnzi Zaorski - Just One Of Those Things
♫ Lil Calliope - The True
David Bowie - Queen Bitch
Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers - What is New Orleans
♫ Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers - Lets Stay Together
♫ Soul Apostles - Mr. Big Stuff
Ingrid Lucia - Stars Fell On Alabama
Ingrid Lucia - A Place in The Sun
♫ Jewel King - Don't Marry Too Soon
♫ Miss T - Beat That Pu**y
♫ Mannie Fresh - Buck Jump Time
Gang of Four - Natural's Not In It
♫ Brassy Knoll - The True
♫ New Orleans Nightcrawlers - Imperial March
Allen Toussaint - Tipitina and Me

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Treme: Music "Can I Change My Mind" Season 2 Episode 18 on HBO

The music played on TREME
Can I Change My Mind (s2, e18)

hyperlinks connect to MP3s on Amazon. Most songs are 99¢ a download.

♫ Brassy Knoll – The Road Home
♫ Brassy Knoll – Not One Word
Mardi Gras Indians – Red White & Blue Got The Golden
Susan Cowsill – Just Believe It
Susan Cowsill – Crescent City Sneaux
Lafayette Gilchrist – Coded Sources
Dr John – You Might Be Surprised
Better Than Ezra – King of New Orleans
♫ Soul Apostles – Can I Change My Mind
The Clash – I'm So Bored With The U.S.A.
♫ Leroy Jones & Delmond Lambreaux – Carnival’s In Town
♫ Annie & Harley – This City
♫ Annie & Harley – After Mardi Gras
Louis Prima – The Music Goes ‘Round and Around

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