WWOZ Blog http://www.wwoz.org/blog/show-hosts/all en Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, "'Lectric Chair Blues" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/358176 <p>Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns performing "'Lectric Chair Blues" (which she describes as "My favorite love song") live in the KEXP studio in Seattle on May 29, 2014. You can catch them this Sunday, August 2, at <a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/350651">Satchmo SummerFest.</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/358176" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/358176#comments WWOZ Latest Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:07:00 +0000 David Stafford 358176 at http://www.wwoz.org Satchmo Fest Photo Preview http://www.wwoz.org/blog/357806 <p>Satchmo SummerFest features local music with a focus on contemporary and traditional jazz and brass bands. The festival happens in New Orleans the first weekend of each August, coinciding with the anniversary of Louis Armstrong&#39;s birthday (August 4). This year, the festival is taking place between July 31 and August 2.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/357806" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/357806#comments Live event Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:30:00 +0000 Carrie Booher 357806 at http://www.wwoz.org New music spotlight: Colin Lake http://www.wwoz.org/blog/357616 <p>The satisfying blues/roots/soul sound of Colin Lake shines through on his new album, <em>One Thing That&#39;s For Sure.</em> Released July 10 on <a href="http://louisianaredhotrecords.com/">Louisiana Red Hot Records</a>, the album includes many guest appearances, including Luther Dickenson of the North Mississippi All-Stars, Maggie Koerner of Galactic, Sasha Masakowski, Topsy Chapman, and more.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/357616" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/357616#comments Recorded music review Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:52:00 +0000 Carrie Booher 357616 at http://www.wwoz.org Nina Simone, "Mississippi Goddam" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/357606 <p>Nina Simone does one of her most famous protest songs, "Mississippi Goddam," in Holland in 1965. The civil rights era anthem, first performed in March 1964, is a response to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing and the murder of Medgar Evers. There's real tension in the jaunty music and troubled lyrics.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/357606" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/357606#comments WWOZ Latest Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:23:00 +0000 David Stafford 357606 at http://www.wwoz.org The Renaissance Project http://www.wwoz.org/blog/348706 <p>The Renaissance Project is a New Orleans area non-profit that works to improve the quality of life in low-income communities of color by increasing access to fresh, healthy food; improving education opportunities; catalyzing economic development and celebrating arts and culture.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/348706" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/348706#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:36:00 +0000 Carrie Booher 348706 at http://www.wwoz.org New music spotlight: The New Orleans Jazz Vipers http://www.wwoz.org/blog/355631 <p>Alto saxophonist Joe Braun soaked up New Orleans jazz for years while busking on Jackson Square with the likes of Tuba Fats, Benny Jones, Uncle Lionel Batiste, and even a young Trumpet Black before forming his own acoustic swing band, The Jazz Vipers, and becoming a fixture on the Frenchmen Street scene. On &ldquo;Going! Going!</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/355631" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/355631#comments Recorded music review Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:13:00 +0000 Carrie Booher 355631 at http://www.wwoz.org Fats Domino on French TV, 1962 http://www.wwoz.org/blog/356226 <p>Two songs by Fats Domino from a 1962 performance on French TV: "When I Get To New Orleans" and "Ain't That Just Like A Woman". "RTF" on the curtain stands for Radiodiffusion Télévision Française, an early version of French public TV. The band includes Dave Bartholomew, Herbert Hardesty, Lee Allen, and Earl Palmer.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>"When I Get To New Orleans"</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/356226" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/356226#comments WWOZ Latest Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:29:00 +0000 David Stafford 356226 at http://www.wwoz.org Burn K-Doe Burn http://www.wwoz.org/blog/356176 <p>Tune in Wednesday night July 22nd&nbsp;from 10:00 p.m. to Midnight (central time) for an &quot;Encore Edition&quot; of the Ernie K-Doe Radio Show originally broadcasted on July 25, 1985.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/356176" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/356176#comments Special Show Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:25:00 +0000 A.J. Rodrigue 356176 at http://www.wwoz.org Songhoy Blues: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert http://www.wwoz.org/blog/355626 <p>Songhoy Blues are a "desert blues" band from Timbuktu, Mali. The songs presented here are from a record call <em>Music in Exile</em>, which is literally true: the members of the band were driven from their homes by Islamists bent on a strict interpretation of sharia law, which included a ban on music. The band formed as their country descended into civil war.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/355626" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/355626#comments WWOZ Latest Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:51:00 +0000 David Stafford 355626 at http://www.wwoz.org Behind-the-sounds of a WWOZ live broadcast http://www.wwoz.org/blog/332386 <p>WWOZ brings the sounds of New Orleans to the world through our live broadcasts. Our festival broadcasts are some of the most popular programming we have, and bringing you to the big festivals like Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest require a lot of moving parts, a focused team of players, and a bit of luck.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/332386" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/332386#comments Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:31:00 +0000 Carrie Booher 332386 at http://www.wwoz.org