Saturday, February 13, 2010

Another Blast From The Past

Mardi Gras celebrations are in full swing in this, the final weekend before Lundi and Mardi Gras. Put that with the win of their beloved Saints football team in the Super Bowl last weekend and you can be sure, there will be some partying going on tonight.

One of my favorite New Orleans artists is a man who grew up in the Gert Town neighborhood and is one of the smoothest piano players, I have ever heard. He's jazzy, he's R&B, he's just plain good. This weekend we celebrate the music of Mr. Allen Toussaint.

Sunday is also Valentines Day. So to kick this off, here is a tune about the "Sweet Touch Of Love":

This next one really showcases his talent as a musician. It is a cover of an old tune that Louis Armstrong made famous way back in 1928 and this version really captures the musical culture of the Big Easy:

Taking it on home is this one:


Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. And to all of the revelers in Mardi Gras, have fun but stay safe.

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