Tag Archives: Pete Fountain

Pete Fountain brought a little hipness into the 50’s living room

Say what you want about the old Lawrence Welk show but from the mid 1950’s until 1982, it delivered musical performances weekly into the living rooms of folks who probably wouldn’t otherwise catch a live performance. And some of the hippest … Continue reading

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My Dad’s Legacy: A strong affinity for music from New Orleans!

Just about every time I spin a Satchmo number, I think of my Dad.  I just can’t separate my thoughts of Pop from the sound of “Pops.” Jim Sweeney was born in 1923 about a year after Louis Armstrong moved … Continue reading

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There’s more to NOLA than Bourbon Street

Even if you only know a little about New Orleans, you probably know about Bourbon Street.  And if that street is your only knowledge of the city, please keep reading. Nowadays, Bourbon Street is almost a caricature of people’s perceptions … Continue reading

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