The late New Orleans rhythm & blues artist Ernie K-Doe remains an iconic figure in Crescent City music and culture.
New Orleans pianist and singer Antoine "Fats" Domino (born February 26, 1928) is revered as a founding father of rock & roll, along with Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Folkloric Field Research
Documenting Louisiana’s musical heritage
From 1933 to 2005, the Hackberry Ramblers played a blend of Cajun music, western swing, Gulf Coast swamp-pop, early rock and roll, and classic country.
Henry Roeland Byrd Fesses Up
A feature-length interview with Professor Longhair is released on DVD alongside the 1982 documentary "Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together"
Homage to a Recording Engineer
Innovative New Interpretations of Centuries-Old Music
The lyrical legacy of Caesar Vincent
James Burton (born August 21, 1939) is one of the most highly respected and prolific guitarists in contemporary popular music.
Jelly Roll Morton
Jelly Roll Morton was the first important composer and arranger of New Orleans jazz, as well as an agile pianist, a compelling singer, and one of the early jazz world's most flamboyant characters.
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the founding fathers of rockabilly music.
Renowned as a seminal figure in the evolution of jazz, Louis Armstrong is also considered one of the major artistic figures of the twentieth century.