Music Monday: Essential New Orleans Jams

One thing we are justifiably very, very proud of in New Orleans is our extensive musical heritage. Music is our lifeblood in Louisiana: jazz, R&B, soul, funk, and hip-hop would not be what it is without New Orleans. I’ve decided to introduce a new feature for the local host blog: Music Mondays, featuring songs you’ll hear around town. Many of those featured may have passed, but their legacy lives on with a new generation of New Orleans musicians. – Eira Tansey, local host blogger

This week’s Music Monday features some essential New Orleans jams. These are some of the best, funkiest, crowd-pleasers you’ll hear at your local fest or in a well-stocked jukebox. Listen, memorize, and practice your best dance moves for the joint annual meeting!

Dr John: Right Place, Wrong Time

The Meters: Hey Pocky Way

Ernie K-Doe: Here Come the Girls