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.
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 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
Click HERE for a Yahoo Music story on #NOLA. It quotes Basin Street Records’ president, Mark Samuels, and covers many of our artists. #Katrina10
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!
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival continues this weekend with music at The Fairgrounds from 11am till 7pm Thursday-Sunday. Our artists are very busy at the Fairgrounds and in the clubs and you can find their complete schedules HERE.
Wednesday, April 29
Basin Street Records block of free instore performances at the Louisiana Music Factory w/ Jason Marsalis at 12p, Irvin Mayfield at 1p, Kermit Ruffins at 2p, and Rebirth Brass Band at 3p.
Jeremy Davenport in his lounge at the Ritz-Carlton 5:30p, and then around the corner, Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse 8p.
Thursday, April 30
Jon Cleary at DBA 7p, Kermit Ruffins’ Trumpet Battle Royale at the House of Blues 9p, and Rebirth Brass Band (and the Revivalists) at the Howlin Wolf 10:30p.
Friday, May 1
Kermit Ruffins at Mid City Lanes Rock n Bowl 8:30p, and Jeremy Davenport in the Davenport Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton 9p.
Saturday, May 2
Davell Crawford warms up the Acura Stage at 1:45p for Jerry Lee Lewis and Elton John at The Fairgrounds. Kermit Ruffins performs on the Congo Square Stage at 2:45p. Dr.Michael White w/ guest Thais Clark hit Economy Hall at 2:55p. Each of these artists have CD signings immediately following their sets.
In the clubs Jason Marsalis at Snug Harbor at 9p & 11p, Jeremy Davenport at the Ritz-Carlton at 9p, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen at the Maple Leaf Bar at 10p, and Rebirth Brass Band at Maison at 10:30p.
Sunday, May 3
Jason Marsalis performs in the WWOZ Jazz Tent at the Fairgrounds at 1:30p. Kermit Ruffins performs a tribute to Louis Armstrong in Economy Hall at the Fairgrounds at 4:20p. It will be BROADCAST LIVE ON WWOZ and simulcast on many stations! Listen anywhere at www.wwoz.org. Both of their sets will be followed immediately by CD signings in those tents!
That night, find Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen Trio at DBA at 7p and Kermit Ruffins at Kermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge at 7p.
THANK YOU FOR BUYING CDs, LPs, and Books!
There is no time in New Orleans like Jazzfest. The Fairgrounds hosts music from 11am till 7pm Friday-Sunday this weekend and Thursday-Sunday next weekend. The clubs are full of music every night and many host shows that start as late as 2am!
Our artists are very busy at the Fairgrounds and in the clubs and you can find their complete schedules HERE.
A few highlights for the first weekend:
THURSDAY, April 23, 2015
Kick off the weekend tonight at Armstrong Park at 5p with Kermit Ruffins.
Irvin Mayfield (and George Benson) perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Gala tonight.
The Headhunters perform at The Prime Example.
FRIDAY, April 24, 2015
Davell Crawford performs in the Gospel Tent at the Fairgrounds, followed by a CD signing in the CD retail tent.
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra presents The Big Beat, its annual gala.
SATURDAY, April 25, 2015
Jeremy Davenport performs in the WWOZ Jazz Tent at the Fairgrounds, followed immediately by a CD signing in the back of the WWOZ Jazz Tent.
Irvin Mayfield will be interviewed on the Allison Miner Stage in the Grandstand at the Fairgrounds and will be selling and signing his new coffee table book w/ 7 CDs, New Orleans Jazz Playhouse, right there.
SUNDAY, April 26, 2015
Jon Cleary, Irvin Mayfield, Bill Summers, Rebirth Brass Band and Dr. Michael White all perform at the Fairgrounds. Rebirth has a CD signing in the CD retail tent before their show. Irvin has a Book/CD signing in the CD retail tent after his set. Dr. Michael White has a CD signing immediately after his set right in Economy Hall.
Dr. Michael White’s tribute to Jelly Roll Morton will be broadcast live from Jazzfest on WWOZ on Sunday at 5:35p.
Wrap up your Sunday at Kermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge where he’ll perform around 7p. Make sure you buy a copy of his brand new CD, #imsoneworleans.
On April 20, 2004 we released 6 CDs (5 CDs of new music and a TV soundtrack of some of our existing catalog). That was our biggest day ever, until today. Today we are releasing 8 CDs of new music and a 304 page coffee table book (that is home to 7 of those CDs). Thank you for buying them! They are Irvin Mayfield’s New Orleans Jazz Playhouse and Kermit Ruffins’ #imsoneworleans
They both have huge schedules this month. Find them and their new projects at their performances: http://www.BasinStreetRecords.com/on-tour
We have a brand new 2015 sampler CD. Get it free when you buy any 2 of our artists CDs!