WWOZ Blog http://www.wwoz.org/blog/show-hosts/all en Preservation Hall Jazz Band & the Del McCoury Band, "I'll Fly Away" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266936 <p>Here&#39;s a felicitous mix of jazz and bluegrass: the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band perform the gospel standard &quot;I&#39;ll Fly Away&quot; on the <i>Late Show with David Letterman</i> in 2011. The track appeared on the album <i>American Legacies: Preservation Hall Jazz Band &amp; The Del McCoury Band.</i></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266936" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266936#comments WWOZ Latest Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:59:00 +0000 David Stafford 266936 at http://www.wwoz.org Cosimo Matassa Within New Orleans' History http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266826 <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Cosimo Matassa was born in the US in 1926, a single generation after a <a href="http://chrisdier504.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/vendetta-a-mass-lynching-of-italians-in-new-orleans/">vigilante mob stormed the parish prison to lynch and shoot eleven Italians prisoners to death</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266826" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266826#comments Reflections and rants Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:58:00 +0000 jdellapa 266826 at http://www.wwoz.org Cosimo Matassa at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266506 <p>by Nita Ketner, WWOZ Show Host</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266506" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266506#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Dave Ankers 266506 at http://www.wwoz.org Celebrating the Life of Cosimo Matassa http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266291 <p>WWOZ has been celebrating the life of Cosimo Matassa, legendary studio owner and recording engineer, since receiving word of his passing yesterday afternoon at age 88. He is survived by his three sons, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266291" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266291#comments WWOZ Latest Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:51:00 +0000 Carrie Hadler 266291 at http://www.wwoz.org TAILGATE TUNES http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266256 <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266256" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266256#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Bill deTurk 266256 at http://www.wwoz.org Steve Earle, "This City" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266086 <p>In HBO&#39;s&nbsp;<i>Treme</i>, singer-songwriter Steve Earle played a street singer named Harley Watt (&quot;Me, if I&#39;d never gotten a record deal&quot;, says Earle). He also wrote and performed &quot;This City&quot;, the song that closed the show&#39;s first season. He performs it live at KEXP in the video below, following a short discussion of his role with host Stevie Zoom.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266086" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266086#comments WWOZ Latest Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:24:00 +0000 David Stafford 266086 at http://www.wwoz.org Lazy Lester with the Lil' Buck Sinegal Band, "They Call Me Lazy" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266306 <p>Check out Lazy Lester (born Leslie Johnson in 1933 in Point Coupee Parish), still sounding great at 81, doing &quot;They Call Me Lazy&quot; backed by the Lil&#39; Buck Sinegal Band, recorded at the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, LA on August 15, 2014.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266306" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/266306#comments WWOZ Latest Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:15:00 +0000 David Stafford 266306 at http://www.wwoz.org Postmodern Jukebox, "All About That [Upright] Bass" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/265931 <p>Postmodern Jukebox, the outfit that gave us the <a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/234189">jazz-style cover of &quot;Sweet Child O&#39; Mine&quot;</a>, is back with a cover of a contemporay pop hit: Meghan Trainor&#39;s &quot;All About That Bass&quot;, featuring the talented Kate Davis, who sings and plays upright bass.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/265931" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/265931#comments WWOZ Latest Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:39:00 +0000 David Stafford 265931 at http://www.wwoz.org Irma Thomas, "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/265616 <p>Irma Thomas, backed by the Professionals, visited the Seattle studios of KPLU in October 2010, where did this killer version of Bill Withers&#39; &quot;The Same Love That Made Me Laugh&quot;. She also covered the song on the 2005 multi-artist Southern soul compilation <i>I Believe to My Soul</i>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/265616" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/265616#comments WWOZ Latest Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:12:00 +0000 David Stafford 265616 at http://www.wwoz.org Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, 1966, Full BBC Show http://www.wwoz.org/blog/265381 <p>For your weekend viewing pleasure, 35+ minutes of Dizzy Gillespie, one of the greatest trumpeters in history and a founder of modern jazz. He sounds great (and displays a fine sense of humor) in this appearance on the BBC television show <i>Jazz 625</i> from August 1966. Enjoy, knowing he&#39;ll be &quot;eternally grateful for your boundless enthusiasm&quot;.</p> <p>Tracks:</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/265381" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/265381#comments WWOZ Latest Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:02:00 +0000 David Stafford 265381 at http://www.wwoz.org