“Spirit of Satch” Award to Basin Street Records!

The Satchmo SummerFest is this weekend in New Orleans and the Festival is honoring Basin Street Records with a “Spirit of Satch” award!

This is a great honor. There are few people that have graced our planet whose love has brought millions of people together. Louis Armstrong is one of them.  We work each day to help our artists follow in his footsteps.

Catch Jeremy Davenport and Bill Summers at the festival this weekend.

More info.

Our Best Offer Ever Returns (for a limited time)

Pick 6 or more CDs from our catalog with a total price of $90 or more and receive 33.3% off your order!  That’s just $10 per CD!  As always, if you buy 2 CDs or more, you’ll receive our free festival sampler CD and free US shipping.  Shop here > www.BasinStreetRecords.com/shop

President Obama Wants to Hear WHAT?

President Obama spoke in New Orleans on August 27th, 2015. Check out what he wants to do when he leaves office. Here’s the beginning of his speech:

President Obama: “Hello, everybody! Where y’at? It is good to be back in the Big Easy. And this is the weather in August all the time, right? As soon as I land in New Orleans, the first thing I do is get hungry. When I was here with the family a few years ago, I had a shrimp po-boy at Parkway Bakery and Tavern. I still remember it — that’s how good it was. And one day, after I leave office, maybe I’ll finally hear Rebirth at the Maple Leaf on Tuesday night. I’ll get a chance to “see the Mardi Gras,” and somebody will tell me what’s Carnival for. But right now, I just go to meetings.”

Link to speech on C-Span: http://www.c-span.org/video/?327746-1/president-obama-tenth-anniversary-hurricane-katrina&start=25

Thanks for buying music

Thank you for buying our artists’ music. It’s what allows us to make more.

We just wrote checks to over 150 songwriters and their publishers plus checks for artist profits. Your purchase of music helps a lot of people and their families.

Recently read an article about streaming that posed the question “what other industry sells a product for an unknown amount of money and with no idea when they’ll be paid?”

Although we do have our artists’ music on the streaming services (for now) we do not know how much we get paid, and we have to wait for the consumption of the music to get paid. If that is the only way you consume our artists’ music, then that creates a huge cash flow problem for us.  I expect that model will in time eliminate our ability to make quality music.

If you love an artist or a label, buy their CDs, downloads, books, and vinyl.  Thanks!

2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Basin Street Records at 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival:

WEEKEND ONE

April

Fri 24 Henry Butler (Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9), Davell Crawford

Sat 25 Jeremy Davenport

Sun 26 Irvin Mayfield, Rebirth Brass Band, Henry Butler (Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton), Jon Cleary, Bill Summers

WEEKEND TWO

April

Thu 30 “Rest Day”

May

Fri 1 “Rest Day”

Sat 2 Kermit Ruffins, Davell Crawford (Tribute to Fats Domino), Dr.Michael White

Sun 3 Kermit Ruffins (Tribute to Louis Armstrong), Jason Marsalis

 

See you in April and/or May at JazzFest!

Keep an eye on http://www.BasinStreetRecords.com/on-tour for all our artists’ dates.

Check http://www.nojazzfest.com for complete listings at Jazzfest!

Jazzfest Weekend 2

Friday, May 2:

Jason Marsalis (Jazz tent & CD signing), Theresa Andersson (Acura stage & CD signing) and Dr.Michael White (Economy Hall) perform at Jazzfest.

The clubs are full of our artists: Headhunters, Jon Cleary, Jeremy Davenport, Jason Marsalis, Rebirth Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins all perform!

 

Saturday, May 3:

Henry Butler performs with Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9 at Jazzfest.

Kermit, Henry, Jeremy, Rebirth and Jon all perform in the clubs!

 

Sunday, May 4:

On Sunday we don’t have any artists performing at Jazzfest (that we know of), BUT the Rebirth Brass Band celebrate the release of their new CD, Move Your Body, in the New Orleans area (out worldwide June 24) at the Howlin Wolf at 10pm.

 

Monday, May 5:

Davell Crawford performs at Louisiana Music Factory at 1:30p. Come by and buy his latest CD, My Gift To You.  Monday night Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen perform at the Maple Leaf Bar.

THANK YOU FOR BUYING CDs!

We’re having fun! Are you? www.BasinStreetRecords.com/on-tour

Mark Samuels & Davell Crawford on The 504 w/ Melanie Hebert

 

Last night, Mark Samuels, the president of Basin Street Records, was given the opportunity to discuss hydrogen sulfide removal with Melanie Hebert on The 504 on WUPL TV (WWL TV’s sister station). Along the way he also talked about Wynton Marsalis; Ben Franklin High School; the Cutting Edge Music Business Conference, creating the label with Kermit Ruffins’ manager, Tom; his brother Will stepping up when he needed help the most; driving from Austin to New Orleans 29 times in 9 months; and tonight’s benefit concert for the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp.

Davell Crawford was also given an opportunity to talk to Melanie and perform. Catch Davell at the Prime Example 7/18, Preservation Hall 7/20, and Snug Harbor 7/23. Own his new CD?

Mark Samuels on The 504 with Melanie Hebert

Davell Crawford on The 504 with Melanie Hebert