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ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS PT.2 END

I'll open this last half of our Road Trip to New Orleans with a short musical History Lesson about events almost exactly two hundred years ago!
I'll have a guy who was a child prodigy, writing his first song at age 8.
The funniest song here is by another guy who could sing like a girl...and a frog, lol!
Earning himself a nickname in the process.
I'll finally get around to playing one by a female solo singer- I hadn't noticed how top-heavy New Orleans was in that department, loaded with guys.
But for me, the centerpiece of this half hour is the very first song I ever heard by Dr. John back in 1968.
Back when he was known as the Night Tripper.
If you have heard it, maybe you'll remember how mindblowing it was on that first listen...and many listens afterward.
If you have never heard it, well they are not at all necessary, but mind-altering substances can only enhance it, lol!
We'll walk out of the city, and undoubtedly take another of these Road Trips in the future.
Enjoy!
 
Here's the link to the path for Walking To or From New Orleans, at WLSO.FM:
 
 
Mike

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Comment by Mike Pell on March 13, 2012 at 11:18pm

Jon, you've got to learn...JUST SAY NO, LOL!

Comment by Jon on March 13, 2012 at 9:51am

listened listening....WTH? Oh, it's that damn acid again!

Comment by Mike Pell on March 13, 2012 at 9:18am
Jon,
I love that Dr. John song, glad to see you do too.
Ahem...that is Frogman NOT Froggie from Our Gang, lol!
My "Jon Causes a HUH? Moment" is this:
 
 
Just listened listening and, to me, the Dr John song is the best.
 
 
I just woke up waking up, and I can't handle that...hahahahahaha!
Another great laugh from you.
Thanks,
Mike
 
Comment by Jon on March 12, 2012 at 12:19pm

That Dr John song is really cool! Just listened listening and, to me, the Dr John song is the best. Second best for me would be the song with Froggie. Never new he went from Our Gang to singing. Learn something new every day!

Comment by Mike Pell on March 10, 2012 at 2:38pm
It would seem like you see it correctly Scott.
Cell phones now do so many things...hell they are little computers.
The one I use, (which is NEVER on, I don't like talking on the phone at home, never mind while I'm walking down the street, lol!) is just a bare bones functional thing I use to make rare calls only.
But I always wonder, if the Zune software is more focused on Windows Phone, won't that take something away from the sound?
You can be two things- but for excellence, concentrate on one.
In other words, be a music player or be a phone, and be the best you can at each.
Something is always lost with the split!
Mike
Comment by Mike Pell on March 10, 2012 at 10:57am

Man I out this up last night, didn't take.RJ,

RJ,
Hey hey, you knew that Fats one- that’s cool!
And the Golden Pell is a tie…not the first time.
Good to see somebody appreciating I Walk On Guilded Splinters for the crazed song it is!
It is a great title, and that first time I heard it I didn’t know what to expect, lol!
That one I still love.
I Don’t Know Why I Love You But I Do is so catchy you can’t NOT like it.
And I was right with Huey Piano Smith & Clowns, that most people would know their song by Johnny Rivers.
A bramble is a bunch of shrubs…now what are shrubs, lol!
Glad somebody caught my crack about the song being from (actually what I said) 198 years ago…1814 to 2012.
I can hear the canned intro on an Oldies station now…”198 Years Ago Today!”, lol!
Happy to hear you got into the New Orleans sound a little more as we went along.
I thank you for the listen and the writing,
Mike

Comment by Scott on March 10, 2012 at 10:06am

My guess is that they chose to play in the cell phone space versus the MP3 space since apple combined both on the iPhone.  Microsoft is doing the exact same thing for Windows Phone.  The Zune software and marketplace is not going away thank goodness (because its 10x better than iTunes) its just more focused on Windows Phone.

 

Thats the way I see it...

Comment by Mike Pell on March 10, 2012 at 12:14am
Scott,
I have several players but I don't have the Zune player.
How come they are abandoning them?
You're right, Apple will win the battle, they always do.
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on March 9, 2012 at 2:25pm

Best song today: Walking To New Orleans - Fats Domino

 

Golden Pell: Tie (Clarence "Frogman" Henry's I Don't Know Why I Love You But I Do and Dr. John's I Walk On Guilded Splinters).

 

I couldn't give the GP to Fats 'cause I've heard that before, and by rule, it has to be new to me.

 

By the way, I Walk On Guilded Splinters has to be one of the great song titles of all time (there's a tournament right there).

 

I've heard the Rock'n Pneumonia song before, but it was the Johnny Rivers version.

 

And finally, The Battle Of New Orleans.  What a great song.  I loved singing that as a kid.  I know what "briars" are, but what in the heck is a bramble (however you spell that word).  Somebody tell me.  And Mike, I loved the "190" years ago crack.  That was funny.

Comment by Scott on March 9, 2012 at 1:38pm

I absolutely LOVE the Zune player from Microsoft, its a shame they are discontinuing them.  I love them for 2 reasons

 

1 - They were made for music, and not games!!

2 - They support the WMA format which is far superior to Apple "too compressed format", and MP3.

 

But alas...  Apple will win this battle...

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