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Louis Armstrong Recording for “Satchmo Plays King Oliver”

Rare footage of New Orleans’ own Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars recording “I Ain’t Got Nobody” for his 1959 tribute album to his mentor King Oliver, an early innovator of New Orleans Jazz.

 

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August 12, 2016 · 1:57 pm

Willie Dixon and Robbie Robertson jamming in Chicago

Influential Chicago bluesman and producer Willie Dixon (playing the paper sheet) with Robbie Robertson on guitar performing Seventh Son.

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July 12, 2016 · 4:49 pm

Susie-Q performed live by Dale Hawkins

Two Louisiana rock legends for the price of one in this 1957 gem. Dale Hawkins (Gold Mine, LA) and James Burton (Dubberly, LA) on lead guitar. Suzie-Q was covered by The Rolling Stones with a 1:49 version in 1964 and and most famously by Creedence Clearwater Revival with an 8 minute version four years later. Dale’s cousin Ronnie Hawkins led the Hawks (later The Band), while Burton went on to tasty fretwork behind Ricky Nelson and Elvis turning ears on both sides of the Atlantic and making the Rock Hall of Fame in 2001.

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May 23, 2016 · 4:37 pm