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#AAMAM: Celebrating New Orleans Funk and Soul (LISTEN)

Written by Good Black News

June 22, 2020

As Good Black News continues to celebrate African-American Music Appreciation Month, today we get regional. In GBN contributor Marlon West‘s words:

“This collection of New Orleans Funk features acknowledged masters next to some of the earlier artists who shaped the meaning of funk. It covers the period from the emergence of New Orleans Funk in the early 1960s through to the present day.

My third #AAMAM mix offers The Meters, Queen Ida, Eddie Bo, Professor Longhair, Lee Dorsey, Wild Magnolias and many more.

New Orleans is a port town. Originally owned by the French. Many of the Africans who ended up there came from Haiti and brought with them the religion of Voodoo and its drums and music.

The Crescent City became one of the first parts of America to develop a strong African-American culture leading to the invention of Jazz.

This playlist offers the sound of the New Orleans Funeral March Bands, Mardi Gras Indian Tribes and Saturday Night Fish Fries.

Enjoy. Stay safe, sane, and kind, you all.”

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(FB: marlon.west1 Twitter: @marlonw IG: stlmarlonwest Spotify: marlonwest)

Marlon West (photo courtesy Marlon West)

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