WWOZ Blog http://www.wwoz.org/blog/show-hosts/all en Guardians of the Groove 8: Stanton Moore and Murf Reeves http://www.wwoz.org/blog/261516 <p>The latest installment of &quot;Guardians of the Groove&quot; (<a href="#about">see below</a> for more on the series) aired on WWL-TV on August 26. Drummer Stanton Moore, of Galactic, Garage a Trois, the Midnite Disturbers, the Stanton Moore Trio, Dragon Smoke, MG5, and many others, sat down with WWOZ&#39;s Murf Reeves.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/261516" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/261516#comments WWOZ Latest Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:24:00 +0000 David Stafford 261516 at http://www.wwoz.org Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, "Calinda" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/261146 <p>It&#39;s been over three decades since St. Martinsville native Nathan Williams embarked on a musical career with the Zydeco Cha Chas. It&#39;s been quite a ride, with performances at the Grand Ole Opry and Lincoln Center, a Big Easy award as Best Zydeco Band, and the Zydeco Music Association&#39;s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/261146" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/261146#comments WWOZ Latest Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:57:00 +0000 David Stafford 261146 at http://www.wwoz.org Jazmine Sullivan, "Stupid Girls" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260726 <p>Last month, during Essence Fest, NPR Music arranged to meet contemporary R&amp;B star Jazmine Sullivan at the Clear-Vue barbershop, on South Rampart near Canal, for a &quot;field recording&quot; session. Interrupting a conversation about college football, Sullivan quickly won over the all-male audience with her performance a brand new song called &quot;Stupid Girls&quot;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260726" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260726#comments WWOZ Latest Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:41:00 +0000 David Stafford 260726 at http://www.wwoz.org Ray Charles, Live in Madrid, 1975 http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260511 <p>For your weekend viewing pleasure: a vintage 1975 Madrid show by Ray Charles and the Ray Charles Orchestra. The show begins with an extended instrumental set by the Orchestra, with the genius himself taking the stage at about the 30-minute mark. The Orchestra is excellent, but feel free to skip ahead.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260511" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260511#comments WWOZ Latest Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:06:00 +0000 David Stafford 260511 at http://www.wwoz.org The Avett Brothers, "Souls Like the Wheels" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260506 <p>Indie-roots-bluegrass folkies the Avett Brothers perform &quot;Souls Like the Wheels&quot; live in the attic of their headquarters in Concord, North Carolina last December. The song first appeared on their 2008 EP <i>The Second Gleam</i>; a live version appears on their most recent album, <i>Magpie and the Dandelion</i>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260506" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260506#comments WWOZ Latest Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:28:00 +0000 David Stafford 260506 at http://www.wwoz.org Benjamin Booker, "Violent Shiver" and "Have You Seen My Son?" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260101 <p>Benjamin Booker, who graces the cover of the current issue of <i>Gambit Weekly</i>, performs two blues-punk-pop songs from his eponymous debut album on ATO records: &quot;Violent Shiver&quot; and &quot;Have You Seen My Son?&quot;. These versions were recorded live at WFUV, Fordham University.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/260101#comments WWOZ Latest Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:35:00 +0000 David Stafford 260101 at http://www.wwoz.org Delfeayo Marsalis, "Sesame Street" theme and other selections from The Last Southern Gentlemen http://www.wwoz.org/blog/259991 <p>Back to school special! NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis (currently featured in the wwoz.org masthead above), along with his father Ellis, brother Jason, and bassist David Pulphus perform &quot;Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?&quot; and other selections from Delfeayo&#39;s upcoming release <i>The Last Southern Gentlemen</i>.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/259991" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/259991#comments WWOZ Latest Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:12:00 +0000 David Stafford 259991 at http://www.wwoz.org Mia Borders, "Try Me On" http://www.wwoz.org/blog/259721 <p>During Jam in the Van&#39;s Jazz Fest visit to New Orleans, they met up with New Orleans singer/songwriter Mia Borders near Harrah&#39;s at the head of Canal Street. Here&#39;s &quot;Try Me On&quot; from her 2010 album <i>Magnolia Blue</i>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/259721" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/259721#comments WWOZ Latest Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:58:00 +0000 David Stafford 259721 at http://www.wwoz.org The Deslondes at Newport Folk Fest http://www.wwoz.org/blog/258931 <p>Proud to share some good news from the continually up-and-coming New Orleans country-folk scene that’s blossomed from the 9th Ward. Local country soulsters, The Deslondes, hit the stage at the historic and renowned Newport Folk Festival a couple weeks ago following their appearance at Jazzfest in May.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/258931" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/258931#comments Live music review Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:25:00 +0000 Carrie Hadler 258931 at http://www.wwoz.org Mahalia Jackson, "Come On Children Let's Sing", 1967 http://www.wwoz.org/blog/258881 <p>As the emcee puts it in his introduction, here&#39;s &quot;the world&#39;s greatest gospel singer, Miss Mahalia Jackson&quot; with and epic two-part rendition of &quot;Come On Children Let&#39;s Sing&quot; recorded in Berlin in 1967 for West German television.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/258881" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/258881#comments WWOZ Latest Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:42:00 +0000 David Stafford 258881 at http://www.wwoz.org