...but especially in this pre-Easter season. Got 3 guys for you: 1 is well-known, one is a UU (unfairly unknown), the group is recent.
When you talk about New Orleans music since the '60's, Allen Toussaint has to be in the convo. Sideman, leader, composer, producer, and mainly, strong motivator...and always class (he doesn't do that money-grubbing turkey trot). You need to do 2 things: 1) Look who he's employed/played with, 2) the songs he's written and played and written on contract, and the brilliant covers. A Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Toussaint A Discog (make sure to scan compilations and DVDs also; he's got 5 4+ star comps and 1 very worthy DVD).: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/allen...72/discography His Site: http://allentoussaint.com/ << opens with music
Some tunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV7F-JwTx_U << No better song to start with
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGAFOz5GA8I << Sure gives you another slant on this song, yes?
BONUS 1: some stuff from NPR ( that 1st one can be expanded to 15 minutes--3 songs and some chatter): http://www.npr.org/artists/15403068/allen-toussaint
BONUS 2: an hour+ concert in Tokyo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4frYZXc9tQ << Put this on and your party's made...