llen Toussaint receiving the National Medal of Arts in 2013 - By Pete Souza (Official White House photo) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Allen Toussaint receiving the National Medal of Arts in 2013 – By Pete Souza (Official White House photo) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons – CLICK TO ENLARGE

Of the next “Rock It Properly” broadcast (Sunday, December 20th), DJ Darla Bea says:

“Tonight, take a trip down south to the Bayou for a tasty feast of Cajun music made in Louisiana. Learn about Allen Toussaint, an influential figure in the New Orleans R&B genre (which heavily influenced ska music from Jamaica) and producer of the ‘Creole Lady Marmalade’ tune that took a line from A Streetcar Named Desire.

Listen up to hear Swamp Pop, Zydeco, Creole Lala, Dixieland Jazz, Blues, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms.”

“Rock It Properly” airs on Sundays in the fall from 8-10pm PST.