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Echoes of Congo Square (Music)

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Throughout the 18th and 19th century, enslaved Africans in New Orleans gathered to socialize, dance, and play music together for a few hours each Sunday, which was held by Spanish slaveholders as a day of rest. City leaders allowed Africans to congregate just outside of the then-city bounds, in Congo Square. Many historians of New Orleans believe that the Congo Square gatherings were instrumental in keeping African music and dance alive in New Orleans, and therefore in American music generally. While city leaders later tried to suppress these gatherings, the spirit of Congo Square endured. The first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which celebrates the vastly diverse musical traditions of and inspired by New Orleans, was held there in 1970. Echoes of Congo Square pays homage to the music of New Orleans, especially as the birthplace of jazz and the fertile musical ground out of which so much of American music has grown.

Mon Jun 5th 2017 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

1:32pm

The Meters “Cabbage Alley”
from Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology CD Album (RHINO ? 2005)

1:35pm

The Meters “People Say (Single Version)”
from Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology CD Album (RHINO ? 2005)

1:40pm

Bo Dollis “Mighty Mighty Chief”
from 30 Years.. and Still Wild! (Aim Trading Group 2007)

1:45pm

DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND “Hannibal”
from THE NEW ORLEANS ALBUM CD Album (COLUMBIA unknown 1990)

1:52pm

The Wild Magnolias “Smoke My Peace Pipe (Smoke It Right)”
from They Call Us Wild MP3 Album (Sunnyside / Confluence 2007)

2:08pm

Walter Wolfman Washington “Steal Away”
from Out of the Dark CD Album (ROUNDER Rounder 1988)

2:11pm

The Neville Brothers “Sister Rosa”
from Live On Planet Earth CD Album (A&M www.onamrecords.com/ 1994)

2:17pm

DAVELL CRAWFORD “River / White Socks & Drawers (feat. Donald Harrison Jr., Dr. John & Big Freedia)”
from My Gift to You (BASIN STREET)

2:23pm

DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND “Song for Bobe”
from THE NEW ORLEANS ALBUM CD Album (COLUMBIA unknown 1990)

2:32pm

Walter Wolfman Washington “Feel so Bad”
from Out of the Dark CD Album (ROUNDER Rounder 1988)

2:36pm

Walter Wolfman Washington “Nobody's fault but mine”
from On The Prowl CD Album (BULLS EYE)

2:41pm

The Neville Brothers “Brother Jake”
from Live On Planet Earth CD Album (A&M www.onamrecords.com/ 1994)

2:47pm

The Meters “Ease Back”
from Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology CD Album (RHINO ? 2005)

2:50pm

Dumpstaphunk “I Know You Know (feat. Grooveline Horns, Carlos Sosa, Fernanco Castillo & Reggie Watkins)”
from Dirty Word (LOUISIANA RED HOT)

2:53pm

Bo Dollis “Pass It On”
from 30 Years.. and Still Wild! (Aim Trading Group 2007)


Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.