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I took a 2 week break from the web and vlogging but I’m back and ready to start uploading videos again. This weekend in Hampton Roads, Va. we are rocking with festivals and I’m going to try my best to attend as many as possible to record the fun.
Here’s what’s happening:
The 43rd annual Hampton Jazz Festival will take place June 25-27, 2010
at the Hampton Coliseum.
Friday, June 25, 7:30 PM
Gladys Knight, Keith Sweat, David Koz & Jonathan Butler with special guest Sheila E, Melanie Fiona.
Saturday, June 26 at 7 p.m.
Charlie Wilson, Teena Marie, Joe, Down to the Bone.
Sunday, June 27, 2010, 2 p.m.
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, En Vogue, Sax for Stax featuring Gerald Albright & Kirk Whalum, The Fuzz Band.
Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival
Admission: $10 each day, and $20 weekend pass (advanced purchase only).
Event Dates: Jun 25, 2010 – Jun 27, 2010
Friday: 5 to 10 p.m. (Noon to 4 p.m. lunch preview Friday. Free.), Saturday: Noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Event location: Town Point Park, Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA 23510.
For more information on the musical lineup for the event:
20th Annual Afrikan American Festival
Admission: $3.00 donation
Event Dates: Jun 25, 2010 – Jun 27, 2010, Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Hours for this year’s event at Mill Point Park are 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Friday June 25, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Saturday June 26, and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday June 27. Hours for the Carousel Park portion of the event are 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26 only. The African American Cultural Forum will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday only.
Event location: Mill Point Park, 100 Eaton Street, Hampton VA, 23669.
Afrikan American Festival Musical Lineup
June 25, 2010
5:30 p.m. Reggie Gist
6:30 p.m. New Direction Band
7:30 p.m. Karla Camp
8:30 p.m. TFC Band
10:00 p.m. Evelyn “Champagne” King
June 26, 2010
1:30 p.m. Down South Richmond Bo
2:00 p.m. Charlie Bell & The Icemen
3:00 p.m. Andre Cotman Jazz Saxophone
4:00 p.m. 2nd Change
5:00 p.m. 4 2 C and Band
6:00 p.m. Phazz 2 Band
7:00 p.m. RTB Band
8:00 p.m. RaJazz
10:00 p.m. Zapp Band
June 27, 2010
TBD Whiteman Family
TBD Eric Taylor
TBD Zapp Band and Guest
Suggestions for dinning if you are attending the Hampton Jazz Festival. All of these restaurants are near the event and the Hampton Coliseum:
Bensi Ristorante Italiano, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Outback Steakhouse, Q Barbeque, The Pub.
Other restaurants for soul food:
Mary Helen’s Restaurant features Southern and Creole Cuisine:
87 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669-3521
NBA Star Allen Iverson has a Restaurant & Sports Lounge @ 2234 Cunningham Drive in Hampton.
Ways To Connect With Me When I’m Not Here:
5007-C Victory Blvd.
P.O. Box 347
Yorktown, VA. 23693
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…normally a fox trot or ballad thought using Cajun music as background would be appropriate for this song. “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” is a song credited to American country music singer Hank Williams that was first released in 1952. Named for a Creole and Cajun dish, jambalaya, it spawned numerous cover versions and has since achieved popularity in a number of music genres. Cajun Roots of the Song
Since the original melody of the song was from a Cajun French song called “Grand Texas”, the song is a staple of cajun culture. Although Williams changed the lyrics, he kept a Louisiana theme. In addition, Cajuns readily identified with the soulful sound of Williams. After Williams released his version, Cajuns recorded the song again using Cajun instruments. However, this time they used Williams’ lyrics translated into the Cajun French language. Over the past few decades, the Cajun French version has been performed by many Cajun bands including Aldus Roger and Jo-El Sonnier. Williams’ song resembles “Grand Texas”, a Cajun French song, in melody only. “Grand Texas” is a song about a lost love, a woman who left the singer to go with another man to “Big Texas”. Jambalaya, alternately, is about life, parties and stereotypical food of Cajun cuisine. The song has a Cajun theme, possibly inspired by Williams’ time with the Louisiana Hayride, though Louisiana Hayride was recorded in Shreveport, a city with very little Cajun cultural influence. Referenced within the song are such Cajun dishes as jambalaya, crawfish pie, and filé gumbo. Williams sings of “Yvonne” in the song, referring to her as my ma cher amio, which is considered poor Cajun French for “my dear” (redundantly Williams uses the word “my” before the French “ma”), and has caused some confusion among listeners, particularly given his pronunciation. The refrain “son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou” has become a well-recognized and often repeated phrase Williams composed a sequel to the song from the female perspective, “I’m Yvonne (Of the Bayou)”, with Jimmy Rule. It was not as popular. As with “Jambalaya” there is speculation that Williams may have purchased this song from Mullican.
Later researched by a member of Moon’s family, a story emerged about how the song came about in the first place, and it was said that while visiting a small bar located just south of the Choupique Bayou and owned by Yvonne Little, the song Jambalaya referred to some truly wonderful times had there The Carpenters featured the song, in an uptempo MOR version with country flourishes, on their 1973 album Now & Then. Their version was released as a single outside the United States in 1974 and sold well in the U.K. and Japan.
Other artists who have performed the song include Jerry Lee Lewis, Leon Russell, Charley Pride, Jimmy Buffett, Jeff Healey on his 2008 album Mess of Blues, Emmylou Harris included it in her 1976 album Elite Hotel, Moon Mullican, John Fogerty (under the name of The Blue Ridge Rangers), Gerry & The Pacemakers, Brenda Lee, Harry Connick, Jr., Lucinda Williams, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Billy “Crash” Craddock, George Jones, The Residents, Leo Kottke, Wes Paul, Dolly Parton, Andy Kaufman, Professor Longhair, Freddy Fender, Fats Domino, The White Stripes, Tab Benoit, and Tommy Funderburk (appearing in the film Steel Magnolias), Van Morrison and Linda Gail Lewis on their 2000 album You Win Again among many others.
In India, Usha Iyer (now Usha Uthup) recorded a version in 1968 on the HMV label, that became the best selling song until then, by an Indian artist in English.
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Song about attitude from the singer's stepson who considers the only real music to be that hyped by the media….
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Anne Savoy (accordian) and the Magnolia Sisters at the Heritage Stage in Lafayette’s Girard Park.
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Track: Parlez Nous A Boire
Artist: The Balfa Brothers
Album: The Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music: Vols. 1 & 2
Label: Swallow Records
This is a studio version of the wonderful track featured in the movie Southern Comfort. Unfortunately, as best I know, the complete movie soundtrack was never released, so if you want to hear it in all its glory you’ll have to buy the DVD. It’s a good movie and the soundtrack, produced by Ry Cooder, is excellent.
Here’s Dewey Balfa describing his 1964 appearance at the Newport Folk Festival, the first time Cajun music had featured there –
“I had played in house dances, family gatherings, maybe a dance hall where you might have seen as many as two hundred people at once. In fact, I doubt I had ever seen two hundred people at once. And in Newport, there were seventeen thousand. Seventeen thousand people who wouldn’t let us get off stage.”
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