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Mardi Gras: A Brief History of "Iko! Iko! Jock-a-mo Fee No Nay"

Though the song has been featured in dozens of movies, it's lyrics continue to be somewhat of a mystery. The song, like so many traditional folk songs, has a long and storied history, winding from rushed phonetic translation in New Orleans to a misheard title in Chess Records and far beyond and before.
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Hugh Laurie set to make a blues appearance on Tuesday night in San Diego

The hottest show in San Diego on Tuesday night is most likely going to be the Hugh Laurie show at the Belly Up Tavern.

Heritage Blues Orchestra – "and still I rise": Hear it, Feel it, Be a...

"Rise" invites you to discover that you’re listening to musicians who know their art, their culture, and possibly most importantly, themselves
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Marcia Ball's "Roadside Attractions" is Louisiana Rockin' Blues!

Marcia Ball is a force of New Orleans piano playing & a Texas roadhouse fireball! Her new album "Roadside Attractions" from Alligator Records is a pumped-up, gulf coast piano force to be reckoned with!
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Blues Festivals & Jams Deserve Great Blues T-Shirts & Gear

American Blues Scene's official shop, Bluescentric, has a fantastic line of exclusive custom blues t-shirts for you to gear up for your next festival!
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The Language of the Blues: "Axe"

Read the great Dr. John explain what this week's "Language of the Blues" word, AXE, is all about!

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Fats Domino

Today I’m talkin’ bout the man who had more chart-topping hits than any other early rock and roll artist except Elvis...

American Blues Scene Officially Endorses Presidential Candidate

It is the mission of this publication to celebrate, expose, & enhance the enriching art form known as the Blues & what it's inspired. It is for these reasons that the American Blues Scene is endorsing a presidential candidate.

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza Scheduled for August

Mammoth Bluesapalooza enjoys a well-deserved reputation for presenting an amazing variety of musicians and musical styles from all over the world.
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Happy Birthday James Booker, Clown Prince of New Orleans

Today, we remember JAMES BOOKER on his birthday. In a region glutted with flamboyant musicians, Booker's reputation as both a genius & a flake reached legendary proportions.
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