Here’s the latest show and below are descriptions and playlists of 2014 episodes of Sweeney’s Gumbo YaYa.
December 29, 2014 Show – Featuring music from the television show Treme.
December 22 Show – I’ll be playing holiday music and more new music from New Orleans. Yea!.
December 15 Show – I do a second round of 2014 NOLA favorites. Just as good as the first round (see previous week)
December 8 Show – I run through my New Orleans favorites of 2014–got something under the KAOS tree for every taste.
December 1 Show – Focuses on Cosimo Matassa studio (J&M Music Shop)
November 24 Show – Focuses on the song St. James Infirmary.
November 10 Show – Focus on vocalists, blues and funk and a special set on Tipitina’s.
November 3 Show – Highlight brass bands and included a live on-air interview with Rebirth’s founding member and captain, Phil Frazier.
October 27 Show – Lil Queenie and the Percolators kick the show off with Halloween appropriate music following, including a special segment on Morgus the Magnificent.
October 20 Show – Started with Dejan’s Olympia Brass Band, then Fess, Irma Thomas doing River is Waiting and then featuring a set on Danny Barker and his impact on brass bands in New Orleans.
October 13 Show – Started with Fats Domino Walking in New Orleans, then Clarence White’s Mandy with Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, did some early R&B and focused on members of the Meters. Pledge drive week.
October 6 Show – Started show with “Down In New Orleans” Randy Newman’s Disney song sung by Dr. John. Then did a couple of sets of musicians who started their careers performing on the street. . .and on occasion still perform there.
September 29 Show – We kick it off with Soul Rebel’s 504 and later in the hour focus on songs about food.
September 22 Show – Featured NOLA homeboys from the 60’s Al Hirt and Pete Fountain along with the Satchmo’s original 1938 version of “When the Saints Go Marching.” Lee Dorsey, zydeco, blues and brass bands as well.
September 15 show – We kick it off with Funk, transition with our Patron Saint Ernie K. Doe and move into blues.
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