Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Talkin' Blues: New Orleans, Part 1


New Orleans, Louisiana — a.k.k. NOLA — was a crucial first point of cultural contact and cited mainly as the birthplace of jazz, but by the early Fifties, New Orleans was also home to a distinctive style of rhythm and blues. The difference was in the rhythm itself. Records coming out of the city began featuring an unusual blend of ingredients like tresillo, triplets, backbeat, two-beat and second line (or parade beat.)


Talkin' Blues: New Orleans, Part 1

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