February 2006

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band – What’s Going On

New Orleans’ Dirty Dozen Brass band is nationally known for blending traditions of second line jazz with influences of bebop, funk, and R&B. The eight-man big band has been spreading dance-happy Big Easy vibes for more than two decades. But distress and displacement in post-Katrina life has caused the band to bear an obviously angry political side. Their latest album is a cover of Marvin Gaye’s famous protest statement, “What’s Going On?”...
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Don’t Forget New Orleans

Back in the late '90s my friends and I used to joke that New Orleans was "the city that God forgot about," mainly because of the crazy stuff we would see in the French Quarter, and every bar would serve us booze as desperate underage college freshmen....