NBA Soundsystem Podcast feat. Mark Samuels

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NBA does Podcast featuring BSR Founder and President, Mark Samuels!
In the episode with New Orleans Pelicans‘ announcer Joel Meyers and NBA Soundsystem‘s Laurence Scott they talk: Kermit RuffinsDr. Michael WhiteBoneramaSaràyahLos Hombres CalientesIrvin MayfieldRebirth Brass BandJeremy Davenport, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo MarsalisThe Ritz-Carlton, New OrleansLittle Gem SaloonLouisiana Music Factory New OrleansVisit New OrleansNew Orleans TricentennialFrenchmen StreetSnug HarborEllis MarsalisBranford MarsalisWynton Marsalis and more!

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Saràyah – Feel The Vibe Out Today!

We’re proud to announce the worldwide release of Feel The Vibe from one of our newest recording artists, Saràyah! Out today. Buy it now!







Saràyah is primed to take the pop world by storm with her Rihanna-like sound, and polished performance. Check out her live performance video of “We Party” here!

And check out the official music video for the lead single off of Feel The Vibe, “Give Me Love.”

GiveNola Day 2017

Today is GiveNola Day, and we wanted to thank those who go out of their way to support New Orleans non-profits. Donate $20 or more, and get our GiveNola Day Sampler with twelve songs from all twelve Basin Street artists for FREE!

Donate at the donation station at GiveNola Fest, and you will receive a coupon code for the FREE download!

Did you already donate online at GiveNola’s website? Send us proof of your donation of $20 or more (an e-mail confirmation works), and we will send you the coupon code directly! E-mail us at info (at), send us a Facebook message, or DM us on Twitter @BasinStRecords).

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

The lineup for the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, otherwise known as Jazz Fest, has been announced. Jazzfest will return to the New Orleans Fairgrounds on April 29th through May 8th, 2011.

Our artists will perform as follows:

Friday, April 29th: Jon Cleary | Los Hombres Calientes: Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers | Haitian–New Orleans Connection featuring Emeline Michel, Dr. Jean Montes, and Dr. Michael White

Saturday, April 30th: Jeremy Davenport

Friday, May 6th: Kermit Ruffins
Saturday, May 7th: Dr. Michael White
Sunday, May 8th: Rebirth Brass Band | Henry Butler | Irvin Mayfield

Buy their music today to get you in the mood. See you there!

Click HERE for our artists complete schedule during Jazz Fest.

OffBEAT Best of the Beat Awards

On Friday, January 28th, 2011 the OffBEAT Magazine Best of the Beat Awards party was held at Generations Hall in New Orleans. Our artists took home the following awards!

Best Traditional Jazz Album: Kermit Ruffins’ Happy Talk
Best Traditional Jazz Artist: Kermit Ruffins
Best Trumpeter: Kermit Ruffins
Best Contemporary Jazz Artist: Irvin Mayfield
Best Brass Band: Rebirth Brass Band

In addition, Derrick Tabb (Rebirth Brass Band) and the Roots of Music program were honored for Music Education.

Kara Samuels and lawsuit against Ochsner In vitro Fertility Clinic

My wife, Kara Hadican Samuels, is a very excellent plaintiff’s attorney. She has been on the news this week regarding the In vitro fiasco at the Ochsner Foundation Fertility Clinic in the New Orleans area. Ochsner called a press conference on Friday and admitted that they had mislabeled and mishandled a number of embryos in their in vitro clinic and have shut down the facility indefinitely. Kara filed the first case, a class action lawsuit against Ochsner on behalf of her clients back in July.  In the past couple days she has been interviewed on WWL (CBS), WDSU (NBC), WVUE Fox 8, NBC Nightly News, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show. She also interviewed with the Times-Picayune, and CNN. I’m proud of her. Here are links to a few of them:

A 9/30/09 story questioning whether the embryologist was even certified:
10/12/09 10am CT
Live in studio interview with Jeff Crouere at WGSO 990 AM or
Podcast may be available HERE.
WDSU coverage of hearing regarding limiting correspondence.
New Orleans CityBusiness coverage regarding hearing to limit correspondence.
New Orleans CityBusiness article regarding possible use of Medical Review panel and Patient’s Compensation Fund