After our breakout star who is Brother Chris of the Chart Room - who was the focus of not one but two of our favorite shows - we made it a rule to never talk New Orleans without him. Meaning this week's show - another one highlighting the magic that comes from the Crescent City and during her second week of Jazzfest - we present to you half an hour (exactly!) of songs and artists you need to know from New Orleans.  


Allen Toussaint - Soul Sister

Kermit Ruffins - Drop Me Off In New Orleans

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Tailgate Ramble 

Tuba Fats, Peter Nissens New Orleans Jazz Band - After You've Gone

The New Orleans Jazz Vipers - I Hope You're Coming Back To New Orleans

Fats Domino - Walkin' To New Orleans

Irma Thomas - Straight From The Heart

Louis Armstrong - (When We Are Dancing) I Get Ideas

The Meters - Cissy Strut


Where y'at!



Was there a better show than the one a few months back with Brother Christopher Gargiule - known to some as the "Prince of New Orleans"? We doubt it. And with Jazzfest happening kicking off this weekend in New Orleans, we thought we'd bring him back for some more of that magic that only he, and that city, can bring.

Tracklist below: 

Kermit Ruffins Tribute to Louis Armstrong – St James Infirmary (Live)

Tab Benoit – Nothing Takes the Place of You

Mahalia Jackon – Just A Closer Walk - Part One (Live)

Mahalia Jackson & Louis Armstrong - Just A Closer Walk - Part Two (Live)

Mos Def, Lenny Kravitz, Trombone Shorty and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band – It Ain’t My Fault

Galactic with Mavis Staples – Does It Really Make A Difference

Rockin Dopsie Jr – Don’t Mess With My Toot Toot



Tyson Meade is one of the last great rockstars. As quirky as he is kind, as talented as 1001 Insta-famous kids these days. He and his bands Defenestration and the Chainsaw Kittens fueled the alternative scene of the early 90s and bands like the Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana have both accredited Meade with being the reason they exist. From hanging with Iggy to moving to Shanghai to teach English, his most-recent album which dropped yesterday and his running for congress, prepare to meet a legend deserving of the title. 

David Bowie - Big Brother

Patti Smith - Horses (Land)(Full studio version)

Tyson Meade - Buddy Dash

Flaming Lips - She's Gone Mad (Chainsaw Kittens cover)

Tyson Meade - He's the Candy


... And be sure to buy Tyson's newest album "Robbing The Nuclear Family" - in stores now!


It can be said that no other place - aside from Detroit - provided so many musical revolutions as England. In this episode of Rough Sundays, we look back at the history of artists you probably know, but with tracks you might not.

Here's what's on tap:


Blur - Under the Westway

The Good, The Bad and The Queen - 80s Life

Amy Winehouse - Teach Me Tonight (Live)

Elvis Costello - Shoes Without Heels

The Cure - Six Different Ways

The Levellers - What A Beautiful Day


Press play! Be happy. 



Why are the French such jerks? Why are they always so sad and in love at the same time? This, plus a gorgeous handful of Sunday morning Parisian tracks - await you in this week's episode... Recorded around 3am, piss-drunk, on the back streets of Pigalle. C'est magnifique, non? 


You've got a lot to do this Easter morning. Need a bit of help getting out of bed? Behold, our "Rise" edition! A quick 19-minute show of old and upbeat gospel songs guaranteed to move both believer and heathen booty.



Famed author Denver Nicks talks about his experience in the Mississippi Delta, the art of suffering and his recent piece in Rolling Stone, as well as playing some of his favorite blues tracks. 


She's gone gold and platinum with her debut album "Bells", one of her songs has over 10 million hits on YouTube and she's graced the cover of magazines like Marie Claire. But that was only one chapter of the fascinating life of Laura Jansen. She joins the show today to talk free clothes, leaving it to work with refugees for a couple of years and what it's like returning to the music industry. 

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There's the Golden Age of Gospel, and then there's the Golden Age of Live Gospel. In this week's episode, we go deep, deep into the vault of vinyl and pick out of the the best tracks ever recorded. And no matter what god you pray to - if any - prepare to be moved. 


To explain New Orleans - be it in prose or verse - is impossible. Fortunately, there's a little bar in the French Quarter, looked over by a man named Brother Chris, that comes close. From getting caught in a second line to the Mardi Gras Indians, this is just about as close as you'll get. Welcome to the Chart Room. 


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