Hot. Sweaty. Raw. Soulful. King James & The Special Men sound like New Orleans on wax, and they represent the Crescent City like no other. Rhythm & Blues (“Rock and Roll”, as it’s referred to outside of New Orleans) was born in “The City That Care Forgot” during the late 40’s/early 50’s in the years after WWII, and these indeed special men are doing everything possible and impossible to not only keep it alive, but make it strong, vibrant, and relevant to contemporary devourers of great music everywhere. How do they do it? With high-powered live shows peppered with obscure New Orleans classics and a steady stream of well-informed original recordings.