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Lagniappe (Music)


"Lagniappe" is a cajun word used in the New Orleans area meaning “a little something extra”. Mark Twain wrote about the word Lagniappe in Life on the Mississippi. He said “we picked up an excellent word, a word worth traveling to New Orleans to get, a nice limber, expressive handy word - lagniappe”. Twain further described how New Orleanians used the word when engaging in business transactions. He said customers would say “give me something for lagniappe”.Merchants responded by giving them “a bit of licorice root, a cheap cigar, or a spool of thread.” Today, lagniappe would be that extra bagel in a bakers dozen.

Mon Sep 24th 2018 1.30pm–3.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: eastern


JOHNNY ADAMS “Come Rain or Come Shine”
from Good Morning Heartache CD Album (ROUNDER Rounder 1993)


JOHNNY ADAMS “Garbage Man”
from The Great Johnny Adams Blues Album CD Album (New Rounder 2005)


SNOOKS EAGLIN “Mama Don't You Tear My Clothes”
from Country Boy Down In New Orleans (ARHOOLIE RECORDS)


JAMES BOOKER “Hound dog”
from Classified (Remixed & Expanded) CD Album (New Rounder 2013)


Lillian Boutté “Music is my life”
from Music is My Life (TIMELESS RECORDS)


Ron Cuccia and Jazz Poetry Group “My Darlin' New Orleans”
from Ron Cuccia & The Jazz Poetry Group Single (TAKOMA na)

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