Saturday, March 29, 2008

This STORY Makes Me SICK

This STORY that just hit the AP makes me sick. Former Governor Blanco...thanks for this freaking mess.

On top of this additional disgrace with the Road Home Program (aka Road to Riches, if you are ICF International or the subcontractors that they hired), many people who took catastrophe losses in 2005 and then received grants in 2007 or 2008 may need to pay taxes on their grants since our US Congress is dragging their feet on Senator Mary Landrieu's proposal to exempt the grants from taxes. We have been through enough here in New Orleans. Give the people a freaking break.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Times-Picayune Review of Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis new CD

Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis' new CD, Love Songs, Ballads and Standards received a fabulous review in today's Times Picayune and on Select quotes from the review:

"lush, glittering arrangements of standards and not-so-standards"

"The warm, golden tones of the 'Love Songs, Ballads and Standards' cover art reflects the sumptuous music inside."

"an old master and a brash student find common ground on an absolutely gorgeous and eminently listenable program."

"Mayfield and Marsalis have set a high standard for the reborn Basin Street."

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis on Tavis Smiley Radio Program

Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis will be the guests of Tavis Smiley this weekend on his radio program. They will be promoting the new CD on Basin Street Records, Love Songs, Ballads and Standards. Irvin Mayfield will be performing March 26-28 at the Dakota in Minneapolis and on April 8-9 at the Blue Note in New York City to promote this new CD. The Tavis Smiley radio program airs as follows:

Little Rock, AR KUAR-FM 89.1 Sa 3:00 PM
Little Rock, AR KUAR-FM 89.1 Su 3:00 PM
San Francisco, CA KALW-FM 91.7 F 7:00 PM
Redlands, CA KUOR-FM 89.1 F 10:00 PM
San Francisco, CA KALW-FM 91.7 F 11:00 AM
San Francisco, CA KALW-FM 91.7 F 6:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA KPCC-FM 89.3 F 11:00 PM
Redlands, CA KUOR-FM 89.1 F 11:00 PM
San Diego, CA KURS-AM 1040 F 4:00 PM
Colorado Springs, CO KRCC-FM 91.5 T 7:00 PM
Tallahassee, FL WFSU-FM 88.9 F 8:00 PM
Panama City, FL WFSW-FM 89.1 F 8:00 PM
Tampa, FL WUSF-FM2 89.7 Su 9:00 PM
Atlanta, GA WCLK-FM 91.9 Sa 8:00 AM
Atlanta, GA WABE-FM2 90.1 Su 6:00 PM
Morris, IL WBEQ-FM 90.7 Su 5:00 PM
Chicago, IL WBEZ 91.5 Su 5:00 PM
Peoria, IL WCBU-FM2 89.9 Su 6:00PM
Urbana, IL WILL-AM 580 Su 2:00 PM
Chesterton, IN WBEW-FM 89.5 Su 5:00 PM
Franklin, IN WFCI-FM 89.5 F 10:00 AM
Indianapolis, IN WNDY-FM 91.3 F 2:00 PM
Indianapolis, IN WFYI-FM 90.1 F 2:00 PM
Louisville, KY WFPL-FM 89.3 Sa 8:00 PM
New Orleans, LA WWNO-FM2 89.9 F 7:00 PM
West Yarmouth, MA WBUR-AM 1240 Sa 8:00 PM
Boston, MA WBUR-FM 90.9 Sa 8:00 PM
Harwich, MA WCCT-FM 90.3 Sa 8:00 PM
Amherst, MA WFCR-FM2 Sa 3:00 PM
Springfield, MA WNNZ-AM 640AM Su 1:00 PM
Sandwich, MA WSDH-FM 91.5 Sa 8:00 PM
Baltimore, MD WEAA-FM 88.9 Su 5:00PM
Princess Anne, MD WESM-FM 91.3 Su 12:00 PM
Ocean City, MD WSDL-FM 90.7 Su 6:00 PM
Baltimore, MD WYPR-FM 88.1 Su 6:00 PM
Detroit, MI WDET-FM 101.9 F 7:00 PM
Detroit, MI WDET-FM 101.9 Su 6:00 AM
Port Huron, MI WSGR-FM 91.3 F 7:00 PM
Port Huron, MI WSGR-FM 91.3 Su 10:00 AM
Minneapolis, MN KMOJ-FM 89.9 Su 12:00 PM
Holly Springs, MS WURC-FM 88.1 Su 8:00PM
Winston-Salem, NC WFDD-FM88.5 F 7:00 PM
Winston-Salem, NC WSNC-FM 90.5 Sa 10:00 AM
Greensboro, NC WNAA-FM 90.1 F 6:00 PM
Greensboro, NC WNAA-FM 90.1 Su 9:00 PM
Durham, NC WNCU-FM 90.7 Su 7:00 PM
Elizabeth City, NC WRVS-FM 89.9 Sa 1:00 PM
Las Vegas, NV KCEP-FM 88.1 Sa 9:00 AM
Albany, NY WAMC-AM 1400 Sa 2:00 PM
Albany, NY WAMC-FM2 90.3 Sa 2:00 PM
Brookville, NY WCWP-FM 88.1 Sa 6:00 AM
Geneva, NY WEOS-FM 89.7 F 7:00 PM
Southampton, NY WLIU-FM 88.3 Sa 6:00 AM
New York, NY WNYC-AM 820 F 9:00 PM
New York, NY WNYC-AM 820 Sa 2:00 PM
New York, NY WNYC-AM 820 Su 2:00 PM
Rochester, NY WXXI-AM 1370 F 11:00 PM
Rochester, NY WXXI-AM 1370 Su 12:00 PM
Rochester, NY WXXI-AM 1370 M 12:00 AM
Utica, NY WRUN-AM 1150 S 2:00 PM
Columbus, OH WCBE-FM 90.5 F 7:00 PM
Cleveland, OH WCPN-FM 90.3 Sa 10:00 PM
Wilberforce, OH WCSU-FM 88.9 F 11:00 AM
Kent/Akron, OH WKSU-FM2 Su 2:00 PM
Oxford, OH WMUB-FM 88.5 Su 1:00PM
Athens, OH WOUB-AM 1340 Su 4:00 PM
Philadelphia, PA WHAT-AM 1340 F 5:00 PM
Providence, RI WRNI-AM 1290 Sa 8:00 PM
Boston, RI WBUR-AM 1240 S 8:00 PM
Westerly, RI WXNI-AM 1230 Sa 8:00 PM
Greenville, SC WEPR-FM 90.1 Su 9:00 PM
Conway, SC WHMC-FM 90.1 Su 9:00 PM
Beaufort, SC WJWJ-FM 89.9 Su 9:00 PM
Aiken, SC WLJK-FM 89.1 Su 9:00 PM
Columbia, SC WLTR-FM 91.3 Su 9:00 PM
Sumter, SC WRJA-FM 88.1 Su 9:00 PM
Charleston, SC WSCI-FM 89.3 Su 9:00 PM
Nashville, TN WFSK-FM 88.1 TuTh 5:00 PM
Austin, TX KUT-FM2 90.5 F 11:00 PM
College Station, TX KEOS 89.1 Su 3:00 PM
College Station, TX KAMU-FM2 90.9 Su 7:00 AM
Dallas, TX KNON-FM 89.3 F 7:00 AM
Houston, TX KTSU-FM 90.9 Sa 10:00 AM
Waco, TX KWBU-FM 103.3 Sa 2:00 PM
Waco, TX KWBU-FM 103.3 Su 8:00 PM
Norfolk, VA WHRV-FM2 89.5 F 9:00 PM
Seattle, WA KUOW-FM 94.9 Su 7:00 PM
XM Satellite Channel 133 Sa 9:00 AM
XM Satellite Channel 133 Su 5:00 PM (EDT)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Cristian de la Fuente and Dancing with the Stars

Cristian de la Fuente is a contestant on the new season of Dancing with the Stars on ABC TV. Cristian was also the leader of Los Hombres Calientes in the Lifetime TV movie Infidelity which also starred Kim Delaney (NYPD Blue) and Kyle Secor (Homicide). Basin Street Records released the soundtrack of Infidelity in 2004. The movie included performances by Henry Butler, Los Hombres Calientes, and Theresa Andersson, and the soundtrack also included tracks from Dr. Michael White, Jon Cleary, Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield. All Music Guide said about the soundtrack, "There ought to be a law that from now on, the Basin Street label will be responsible for providing the soundtrack music to all movies filmed in New Orleans." The CD and 18x24 posters are available at

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Basin Street Records 10th Anniversary CD Release Party

Basin Street Records will celebrate our 10th anniversary and the release of 4 new CDs at Le Chat Noir in New Orleans on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008. Shows are at 8pm and 10:30pm.

Performing at Le Chat Noir will be Henry Butler and Irvin Mayfield. Each will perform at both shows.

We are releasing 4 new CDs in April and May. They are:
Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis: Love Songs, Ballads and Standards (available 4/1)
Henry Butler: PiaNOLA Live (available 4/29, by 4/25 in New Orleans)
Dr. Michael White: Blue Crescent (available 6/10, by 4/25 in New Orleans)
Theresa Andersson: I the River (available 6/10, by 4/25 in New Orleans)

Advance tickets are general admission and are $25. There is a 2 drink minimum.
Ten percent of the gross proceeds will benefit Desire NOLA.
For ticket information email

Le Chat Noir is located at 715 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA.
$2 parking is available in the Central Parking lot next door if you pay in the venue and remember your stall number.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Kermit Ruffins on 2008 Congo Square Poster for New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Kermit Ruffins is the subject of the newly unveiled 2008 Congo Square poster for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Irma Thomas is the subject of the 2008 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Poster. These posters are available to view and purchase at Make your plans now to come to New Orleans.

Basin Street Records is celebrating its rebuilding and 10th anniversary with a string of new releases, beginning on April 1st with the new CD by Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis entitled "Love Songs, Ballads and Standards". We will also release Henry Butler's PiaNOLA Live on April 29th, and new CDs by Theresa Andersson and Dr. Michael White in May.