Being a dj is similar to an explorer with some folks even calling dj’s “diggers.” Explorers dig through clues, maps and dirt and dj’s dig through record racks, crates, bootleg cassettes and old wine boxes filled with cds. I have the rare opportunity to be able to share my findings with you, the wwoz listener.
Saying "snow" (the "s-word) in New Orleans causes unadulterated panic. The main routes out of town are closed, there was a run on grocery stores and businesses, government and airlines shut down. No, it's worse than what you think. Get this - there was a run on buying ice. ICE!!!
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:00pm - Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 12:00am
Join us this week on the Rhythm Room. Special guest DJ Daniel Phillips author of the great Louisiana music blog "Home Of The Groove"( homeofthegroove.blogspot.com/) will be stopping by with lots of rare vinyl 45's of New Orleans soul & funk.
On Thursday, January 2nd, clarinet and sax genius Victor Goines stopped by WWOZ to share his newest CD "Morning Swing" and his insightful thoughts about jazz and life. On his own "Rosemary Joseph Records" label, "Morning Swing" is Victor's salute to Benny Goodman --- hence he plays the Bb clarinet exclusively.
In doing my weekly show I have come to realize that the more Nola-centric I make my playlist, the more my listeners like it. So I’ve split the year-end list into two parts. First the best of the year from New Orleans musical artists, and then the best of the year from everyone else:
If you're in New Orleans on the night of Wednesday, December 18, I'm inviting you to come out and celebrate the holidays at my first-ever Swingin' Holiday Party. Feel free to bring friends, because this party is for everyone. It's just my way of sharing gratitude and good cheer this holiday season.