Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Reggie Scanlan — Bass Lion

There's a reason why lions prefer the company of other lions. Just ask Reggie Scanlan. As a bass player, Scanlan worked with James Booker and Professor Longhair before starting a 33-year run with the Radiators. He's now in a band of all-stars called the New Orleans Suspects.

Scanlan tells Music Inside Out some of the lessons he's learned from playing, touring and recording with the best in New Orleans music. For instance: band tours last longer with separate hotel rooms. And if you can't sing... don't. To Scanlan, music is like any other business — except people applaud when he comes to work.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The New Orleans Suspects will be recording a live CD at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street this weekend. Shows are Friday and Saturday. They would love to see you there. For more details go to mapleleafbar.com.

Classified  Spotify | MOG
James Booker

Never Let Your Fire Go Out  Spotify | MOG
The Radiators

Where Was You At?  Spotify | MOG
The Radiators

Ev'ry Wind In the River  Spotify | MOG
The New Orleans Suspects

Burgundy Street Blues  Spotify | MOG
George Lewis

Hideaway  Spotify | MOG
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton

Spoonful  Spotify | MOG
Howlin' Wolf

Woke Up This Morning  Spotify | MOG
Freddie King with Jerry Jemmott

The Thrill is Gone  Spotify | MOG
B.B. King with Jerry Jemmott

No. 2 Pencil  Spotify | MOG
The Radiators

Didn't He Ramble  
The Radiators (Unreleased recording)

Tipitina  Spotify | MOG
Professor Longhair

Gone So Long  Spotify | MOG
Professor Longhair

Cabbagehead  
Professor Longhair

Times Getting Tough  Spotify | MOG
Charles Brown

If Your Heart Ain't In It  Spotify | MOG
The Radiators

Nail Your Heart to Mine  Spotify | MOG
The Radiators

Hard Core  Spotify | MOG
The Radiators

Suck the Head  Spotify | MOG
The Radiators

Long Hard Journey Home  Spotify | MOG
The Radiators

Wild and Free  
The Radiators
2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

All the Money  Spotify | MOG
The New Orleans Suspects

Oak St. Rag  Spotify | MOG
The New Orleans Suspects

Jesus on the Mainline  Spotify | MOG
The New Orleans Suspects

Classified  Spotify | MOG
James Booker