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The WWOZ Kitchen and Sound Effects Department

Sun, 04/13/14
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
From last Saturday night's midnight to 3am show, the video of Jamie's on-air gravity test:    Why?   (oh why?) Because roots music and gravity are both down-to-earth and taken for granted; except Saturday at midni... Read more

Dr. John, "Revolution"

Fri, 04/11/14
Authored by David Stafford
He played yesterday afternoon at French Quarter Fest, so here's a little Dr. John to mark the occasion. It's the official video for "Revolution" from Locked Down", filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music by Reid Long.   Read more

Films and Speakers at French Quarter Fest

Fri, 04/11/14
Authored by David Stafford
Along with all the fantastic music, there are some great special events at French Quarter Fest this weekend (April 10-13). In particular, there's a great lineup of films and speakers, all of which are, like the rest of FQF, free.   Films Film Festival at French Quarter Fest... Read more

Heartbleed Bug: Change Your Password

Fri, 04/11/14
Authored by David Stafford
If you're registered at, please change your password to protect your data against an internet-wide security vulnerability called the "Heartbleed" bug. The Heartbleed bug affects the OpenSSL framework, which run is by about two-thirds of the servers on the internet,... Read more

Robin Barnes, "What a Wonderful World"

Thu, 04/10/14
Authored by David Stafford
Robin Barnes performs tomorrow, April 11, on the "Esplanade in the Shade" at the Mint during French Quarter Fest 2014, from which WWOZ will be live broadcasting. Here she is doing "What a Wonderful World" at the New Orleans Polo Club.   Read more

Piano Night Artist: David Paquette

Tue, 04/08/14
Authored by David Stafford
Meet David Paquette, one of the players at this year's Piano Night. Here he is doing Irving Berlin's "Walking Stick & Something"; there's some biographical information below.     From Paquette's Reverbnation page: David Paquette is an International Jazz Pianist whose care... Read more

Snooks Eaglin with George Porter Jr., circa 1990

Mon, 04/07/14
Authored by David Stafford
The late, great Snooks Eaglin is in fine form and accompanied by George Porter Jr. in these videos from at the Lone Star Roadhouse in New York. The venue existed from 1989-92 (it was a successor to the Lone Star Cafe, 1976-1989) ); this, combined with the fact that most of ... Read more

The Skatalites Live, 1990

Sat, 04/05/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's an entertaining way to spend an hour this weekend: the Skatalites, live at the Church House Inn in Providence, RI, 1990. The minute-or-so long black-and-white introduction, outlining the Skatalites' importance, suggests it was recorded for TV.   Read more

Eric Lindell, "Bayou Country"

Thu, 04/03/14
Authored by David Stafford
Eric Lindell, rolling down the streets of New Orleans in mule cart, gives a soulful blues-rock reading of "Bayou Country," a song he attributes to Luther Kent and Duke Bardwell. Bardwell, of Baton Rouge and Elvis' one-time bass player, was Kent's cousin. Kent's band Cold Gr... Read more

The Radiators, "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere", 1991

Wed, 04/02/14
Authored by David Stafford
The Radiators give a lovely performance of  Bob Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" at The Bottom Line, the legendary and now-defunct Greenwich Village venue, on February 21, 1991. Dylan wrote this much-covered song (with notable versions by the Byrds, Joan Baez, Earl Scruggs... Read more

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