Album of the Week - 10-15-22

Afternoon folks!

We've got some blues with a New Orleans flavor this week, compilation albums from Smiley Lewis and The Meters. There's also some Ten Years Afer and Stone The Crows in the blues-rock department. There's some stuff from two Carlene Carter albums, one mostly recorded with Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe. For a further change of pace, we've got Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen and Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks.


Here 'tis:

Smiley Lewis - The Bells Are Ringing

The Meters - Second Line Strut

Ten Years After - Alvin Lee & Co.

Stone The Crows - Ontinuous Performance

Carlene Carter

Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen

Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks - Last Train To Hicksville

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Has to do with ..

Second lining has been called "the quintessential New Orleans art form – a jazz funeral without a body.” Historically, the African-American community began second lines as neighborhood celebrations. The neighborhood organizations offered social aid to freed slaves, such as loans and insurance, and used the second-lines as a form of advertising. Second lines were also used to honor members who died in their community, which launched the idea of second lines at funerals. Often, Mardi Gras Indians were and still are included in the procession.


Thanks for the boojoo man. Justa whata be needin now!!

Something for everyone. I like the Meters bestus.

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@QMS @QMS on HBO written by David Simon was an immense treat as it focused on New Orleans music right after the devastating hurricane and Obama's election in 2008.

Second lines....the famous faces---Dr. John Zydeco street musicians and the clubs...

IDK if or where it is available, but I'd like to see the entire season again.

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albums shake the walls of the house with regularity! Fantastic stuff!
Just wanted to drop this sad news in about a location, a cultural, historical, ecological, and iconic place, that may disappear if the f'cking developer grabs the Luckenbach name. The dance hall and general store is gonna disappear forever. A judge and jury decide the ultimate fate of that place where Jerry Jeff Walker still "lives". Trial is this month, so in 2 weeks we will know.
Bye bye, Bluebonnets, and all those wildflowers Lady Bird's program inspired. And there will be no place where everybody is somebody.

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

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@on the cusp

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