WWOZ Show Host Stuart Raper rode on the 'OZ float in Zulu this Mardi Gras Day, 2011. Here he reminiscences on the experience, and on how being a part of WWOZ carries cache in the city of New Orleans. Best Mardi Gras day EVER.
RIP Pinetop Perkins July 7, 1913 to March 21, 2011. Nobody can live forever, but for a period of time in his long life of 97 years, the legendary Pinetop Perkins made us think it was possible. It is with tears that we say goodbye to one of the most loved and highly respected blues musicians of our time. Pinetop Perkins died today of heart failure at his home in Austin, Texas.
It is with sadness in my heart that let you know that Pintop Perkins has passed away. it was my great honor to have met this true legend of the blues and heard him perform. He will be missed and his music will bring us comfort for having heard it.
This may be a SMALL thing, but seem to have a life of its' own. One of the twenty-nine songs of Robert Johnson is "Crossroad". By the passage of time and ear-to-mouth transfer of the title it has become crossroads by the addition of the s on the end. Let's set the record straight.
Tune in tonight at midnight for a special program devoted to the saxophone quartet. This ensemble usually consists of one B♭ soprano, one E♭ alto, one B♭ tenor and one E♭ baritone. Featured artists will include the Adelphi, Stockholm, Windmill, Eugene Rousseau, Netherlands, Rova (pictured), Kyiv, 29th Street, Tetraphonics, Delta, Rascher, and World saxophone quartets.
What started out as a simple exercise in recording a marching band rehearsal has evolved into a 12-minute radio documentary. Tune into the New Orleans Music Show, March 23rd (today, as I write) for some history and a sneak preview of what's in store when the 9th Ward Marching Band hits the streets.