M A R I A M U L D A U R
“The First Lady of Roots Music”
Teams Up with
New Orleans-based Street Band
for a Romping Repertoire of Vintage Jazz
and Blues Tunes
that will Have You Jumping with Joy!
MARIA MULDAUR INTERVIEW
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IN ITS ENTIRETY
Six-time Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur, who’s been dubbed “The First Lady of Roots Music” for previous albums touching on her wide-ranging influences from blues, country, folk, jazz and even jug band music, continues her exploration of the great American roots music songbook. On her latest excursion, this time into the vintage jazz and blues sounds of the 1920s/’30s, Maria teams up with acclaimed New Orleans street band Tuba Skinny for Let’s Get Happy Together, releasing May 7th on Stony Plain Records.
Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 55-plus year career could best be described as a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. During the Folk Revival of the early '60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian “Old Timey” Music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the '60s.
and their new album
LET’S GET HAPPY TOGETHER
Officially released on May 7th 2021 on Stony Plain Records
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Maria Muldaur (1973) (Reprise, MS-2148) - AUS #30
Waitress in a Donut Shop (1974) (Reprise, MS-2194) - AUS #66
Sweet Harmony (1976) (Reprise, MS-2235)
Southern Winds (1978) (Warner Bros. BSK-3162) - AUS #91
Open Your Eyes (1979) (Warner Bros. BSK-3305) - AUS #97
Gospel Nights (Recorded at McCabe's) (1980) (Takoma, TAK-7084) (with the Chambers Brothers)
There Is a Love (1982) (Myrrh, MSB-6685)
Sweet and Slow (1983) (Spindrift/Making Waves, SPIN-109) (CD reissue: Stony Plain, SPCD-1183) (with Dr. John, Kenny Barron, and other guest artists)
Transblucency (1986) (Uptown, UP-27.25) (recorded 1984–85 with "jazz" septet)
Live in London (1986) (Making Waves, SPIN-116)
Louisiana Love Call (1992) (Black Top, BT-1081) (reissued by Shout! Factory with same part number)
Maria Muldaur and Friends: On the Sunny Side (1992) (Music for Little People/Warner Bros. 42503)
Meet Me at Midnite (1994) (Black Top, BT-1107) (reissued by Shout! Factory with same part number)
Jazzabelle (1995) (Stony Plain, SPCD-1188)
Fanning the Flames (1996) (Telarc, CD-83394) (with Johnny Adams, Huey Lewis, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, and other guest artists)
Southland of the Heart (1998) (Telarc, CD-83423)
Swingin' in the Rain (Classic Swing Tunes for Kids of All Ages) (1998) (Music for Little People/Rhino, R2-75311)
Meet Me Where They Play the Blues (1999) (Telarc, CD-83460) (with Charles Brown, Danny Caron, David Mathews, and other guest artists)
Maria Muldaur's Music for Lovers (2000, compilation) (Telarc, CD-83512)
Richland Woman Blues (2001) (Stony Plain, SPCD-1270) (with Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and other guest artists)
Animal Crackers in My Soup (& Other Songs Made Popular by Shirley Temple) (2002) (Music for Little People/Rhino, R2-78179) (with Carrie Lyn)
A Woman Alone with the Blues (...Remembering Peggy Lee) (2003) (Telarc, CD-83568)
Classic Live! (2003) (Burnside/DIG Music, UPC: 80440 30110 27) (live radio broadcasts from 1973 and 1975)
I'm a Woman: 30 Years of Maria Muldaur (2004, compilation) (Shout! Factory, SF-30219)
Sisters & Brothers (with Eric Bibb, and Rory Block) (2004) (Telarc, CD-83588)
Love Wants to Dance (2004) (Telarc, CD-83609)
Sweet Lovin' Ol' Soul (Old Highway 61 Revisited) (2005) (Stony Plain, SPCD-1304) (with Taj Mahal, Tracy Nelson, Pinetop Perkins, Del Rey, Steve James, and other guest artists)
Heart of Mine: Maria Muldaur Sings Love Songs of Bob Dylan (2006) (Telarc, CD-83643)
Songs for the Young at Heart (2006, compilation) (Music for Little People/Earth Beat!/Rhino, R2-74541)
Naughty, Bawdy & Blue (2007) (Stony Plain, SPCD-1319) (with James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band and Bonnie Raitt)
Live in Concert (2008) (Global Recording Artists, UPC: 64641 31264 27)
Yes We Can! (2008) (Telarc, CD-83672) (with the Women's Voices for Peace Choir)
Maria Muldaur & Her Garden of Joy: Good Time Music for Hard Times (2009) (Stony Plain, SPCD-1332)
Maria Muldaur's Barnyard Dance: Jug Band Music For Kids (2010) (Music for Little People/Rhino, R2-524467)
Christmas at the Oasis (Live at the Rrazz Room) (2010) (Global Recording Artists, UPC: 64641 31287 28)
Steady Love (2011) (Stony Plain, SPCD-1346)
...First Came Memphis Minnie...A Loving Tribute (2012) (Stony Plain, SPCD-1358) (with Rory Block, Ruthie Foster, Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Snow, Koko Taylor, and other guest artists; Muldaur's 40th album)
Don't You Feel My Leg: The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker (2018) (The Last Music Company) (Muldaur's 41st album)
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