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The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

This very quirky band were renowned for their blistering live performances. Though they bore a superficial resemblance to the prevailing aesthetic of glam rock, they were worlds away. I read somewhere that their style can best be characterized as “heavy metal Vaudeville” which I think is kind of apt. What other band could get away…

Ernie K-Doe

This “character” born on this day. Ernie’s official website. Antoinette also led a tongue-in-cheek campaign for K-Doe’s election for mayor of hurricane-ravaged New Orleans in 2006, five years after his death. Ernie K-Doemother-in-lawmother-in-law loungemusicnew orleansrhythm and bluessoul

Fats, Dave and The Big Beat

Glad to hear that this documentary has come to full fruition. Below is the blurb from the film’s Kickstarter page. The early years (1949-62) of the Fats Domino / Dave Bartholomew collaboration and its roots in the culture and music of New Orleans. ….On the day in 1948 the unlikely paths of Antoine “Fats” Domino…