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5 things to know for 7/29-8/4

Fri, 07/29/16
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For 7/29-8/4: 1) Our video team released a n... Read more

New music spotlight: Leroy Jones

Wed, 07/27/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
"The mission of the Leroy Jones Quintet is to expose audiences everywhere to the authentic music of New Orleans; the music of Louis Armstrong, Buddy Bolden, Danny Barker and all the other greats who have helped create the rich gumbo that is the sound of New Orleans while pu... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/22/16

Sat, 07/23/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Wanaoh Black Heat 03:55 What It Is!: Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (Disc 4) 2016/7/22 22:00:47 2 Mercy Now Candi Staton 05:14 Who's Hurting Now? 2016/7/22 22:04:46 ... Read more

5 things to know for 7/22-7/28

Fri, 07/22/16
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For 7/22-7/28: 1) Tales of the Cocktail is i... Read more

Video: Champion Jack Dupree and Allen Toussaint at Jazz Fest 1990

Tue, 07/19/16
Check out this absolutely phenomenal footage of Champion Jack Dupree with Allen Toussaint at the Music Heritage Stage at Jazz Fest 1990, uncovered during research for a recent two-part episode of WWOZ's New Orleans Calling. This performance was part of Champion Jack's first... Read more

Champion Jack Dupree: What We Left Out

Tue, 07/19/16
Authored by Dave Ankers
NEW ORLEANS CALLING was launched in the spring of 2014. Right out of the gate we knew what we wanted the show to be. It wasn’t musicology, or history, or a tourism vehicle. We wanted to give listeners a window into New Orleans people, life and culture, whether they were her... Read more

2016 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest

Mon, 07/18/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 11th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, happening October 14-16 at Lafayette Square, announced their 2016 lineup yesterday. This free festival happens just as the weather starts to cool down again, making it the perfect time to head to the CBD for great music and de... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/15/16

Sat, 07/16/16
1 Aardvark Big Boss Man 3:54 Last Man On Earth 7/15/16 22:01 2 Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away Wonder, Stevie 5:02 Fulfillingsness' First Finale (AF) 7/15/16 22:06 3 Pick Myself Up Andrew Tosh 4:20 Legacy: An Ac... Read more

5 things to know for 7/15

Fri, 07/15/16
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending July 15, 2016 and the com... Read more

1934 Louisiana Lomax Recordings Now Available Online

Thu, 07/14/16
It's a great day for historians and fans of Louisiana's rich musical heritage-- the John and Alan Lomax recordings from their summer 1934 trip through the southern portion of the state are now available online, complete with photographs and extensive notes, including transl... Read more

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