We are safe and Hurricane Ida has passed, but it seems it could be weeks before power is restored in the New Orleans area. So, just as we are recovering from 1.5 years of quarantining, a catastrophic power failure gives us yet another hurdle to overcome.
Your music purchases of DOWNLOADS from our website will greatly help us at this time.
Your purchases of physical products will also help us but those orders will not be filled for probably a few weeks.
Commemorating the legacy of Louis Prima by covering one of his classic hits.
To commemorate the passing of Louis Prima 43 years ago on August 24th in New Orleans, his daughter Lena Prima and singer/songwriter/musician Frankie Moreno are releasing the single “5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days”, originally recorded by Louis, this Friday exclusively on iTunes.
Frankie Moreno, based in Las Vegas, has 10 US top ten Billboard albums, 5 #1 Billboard albums and 53 #1 singles, breaking Madonna’s record.
“My family would always play Louis Prima music in the house and I became I big fan. I used to sing some of his songs in my show. So, we decided to do a brand new “amped up” version of the song 5 MONTHS, 2 WEEKS, 2 DAYS.
We wrote a few changes into it and made it extra special by making it a duet with none other than Lena Prima , Louis’ daughter.” – Frankie Moreno
Lena Prima has seven albums to her credit, her sixth release Prima La Famiglia on Basin Street Records debuted at #10 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. She performs with her six piece band weekends at the Hotel Monteleone Carousel Lounge.
It’s great that we are seeing more live in person shows announced. You can catch Kermit Ruffins most Tuesdays at Bullet’s Sports Bar at 6p, most Thursdays at 2127 Prytania at 5:30p, and Sundays for brunch at Ray’s on the Avenue at 11a. Catch Jeremy Davenport back at the Davenport Lounge Fridays and Saturdays at 7p. On June 4th Snug Harbor reopens with a a tribute to the late Ellis Marsalis by his youngest son Jason Marsalis. On June 12th you can catch Dr.Michael White at Snug Harbor, but this weekend he’ll be in Charleston, SC at the Spoleto Festival! Some Fridays the Grammy winning Rebirth Brass Band performs at the Howlin Wolf and some Tuesdays at Zony Mash Beer Project. They are even hitting Florida for a few shows in June! We will once again begin to populate our events page with dates as they are announced. In the meantime, thank you for helping us get our feet back on the ground by licensing and purchasing music!