Monday 11.21.16

Night Train marks birthdays of Crescent City favorite Dr. John (including music from the new Musical Mojo album and from his salute to Johnny Mercer) and one of the giants of the jazz tenor sax, Coleman Hawkins (including a Hawkins special in hour two of the show). Plus November featured artist Lou Donaldson, Mose Allison, and the latest from pianist Dan Cray.

Tuesday 11.22.16

Monday, November 21

Global Village marks the birthday of Crescent City great Dr. John with music from his newest album and from his breakthrough album, In the Right Place. It’s also the birthday of percussionist Milton Cardona, and there’s music from the critically acclaimed Haitian roots band, Boukman Eksperyans for the November Haiti feature, and new releases from Brian Marsalla’s Imaginarium, the Meters, and the Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad.

Tuesday, November 22

November 25/27

Crossroads pays tribute to two special artists whose work was rooted in classic blues and soul – pianist, singer and songwriter Mose Allison, and soul singer Sharon Jones – who both recently passed away. The show highlights music from across their careers and, in hour two, presents a special live performance from Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings at the Sasquatch Music Festival.

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Foreigner is currently on a run of shows that will offer fans the chance to hear songs such as “I Want To Know What Love Is” in an acoustic setting.

Multi-instrumentalist Thom Gimbel, who joined the band in the 1990s, says that Foreigner is his true musical home. Gimbel graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston in the 1980s and soon found himself playing with acclaimed songwriter Jon Butcher.

“He was already a national act even though he was based in New England,” Gimbel says.

Sunday, November 20

Sunday on Soulsations hear Pharrell Williams with a new single from the movie soundtrack “Hidden Figures".  The movie scheduled to be released in January 2017, showcases a team of African-American women who provide NASA with mathematical information to launch the first successful space missions. 

Saturday, November 19

It’s Buddy Mondlock performing at the Old Settlers Inn. Buddy has written songs recorded by Garth Brooks; Art Garfunkel; Peter, Paul and Mary and many others but there’s nothing like hearing the songwriter perform his own works.

Buddy is probably best known for his upbeat songs, some covered by Peter, Paul and Mary, some by Art Garfunkel. But this more contemplative song is my favorite:

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When people talk about the band Chicago, it’s impossible not to mention the group’s horn section.

When the band came onto the music scene in the late 1960s, its sound set it apart from the psychedelic and folk music of the time. Chicago Transit Authority, as it was first known, took elements of classical, jazz and R&B music and emerged with a sound that is distinctly its own.

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Monday, November 21

Swedish band Goat performs in masks and remains wrapped in deep mystery. The group is back with a double LP that draws attentions to its world and heavy rock interests. It’s the band’s idea of an unplugged album but it’s anything but what you’d expect. We’ll hear from Goat’s Requiem on this episode as well as music from Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, the Latin-infused Black Sabbath tribute project.

Tuesday, November 22

November 18/20

Crossroads continues the November Texas Blues feature with a special salute to both legendary blues rocker Stevie Ray Vaughan (including a special in hour two of the show) and also to the “Godfather of Austin Blues,” W.C. Clark, who turned 77 earlier this week.

Plus Texas bluesmen Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland, and  new music from Tweed Funk, Katy Guillen & the Girls, Joanna Connor, Mighty Sam McClain and Bobby Rush.

Monday 11.14.16

Night Train marks birthdays of two acclaimed pianists George Cables (with music from his new Cables Songbook album) and Ellis Marsalis (including a special in hour two of the show). Plus music from November featured artist Lou Donaldson and a cover of one of his classic compositions by Texas bluesman Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, and a reissue of Milt Jackson’s classic Sunflower album.

Tuesday 11.15.16