For the next six weeks, as we roll into Carnival season, we'll take a look at the history of some classic songs that make up our Mardi Gras playlist. First is the tune by Al Johnson which tells us it's "Carnival Time." The song is so associated with Johnson that it's become part of his name. Born in New Orleans in 1939, he cut his first record at age 16. He recorded "Carnival Time" in December 1959 at Cosimo Matassa's studio.
Jacob Blickenstaff is a New York-based music photographer who worked with Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings extensively since 2009. Here, he shares archival shots of the dearly departed star. Jones' posthumous album with The Dap-Kings, Soul of a Woman, was released by Daptone Records in November. With a lot of other musical subjects, you wait for the opportunities to show them in the best moments. In a fleeting gesture, they might reveal themselves subconsciously.
Brilliant female musicians at #nycwjf left the biggest impression on me this year (Nicole Mitchell, Jaimie Brant, Jazzmeia Horn, Kavita Shah, Susie Ibarra, Simona Premazzi, Sara Serpa, Kate Gentile–and they're just the ones I had a chance to see.
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