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Happy New Year: Los Lobos, "I Got Loaded"

Tue, 12/31/13
Authored by David Stafford
Have fun and be safe this New Year's Eve, y'all. To mark the occasion, here's Los Lobos covering a swamp pop classic: "I Got Loaded".     And a little holiday lagniappe: the original version of "I Got Loaded" by Lil Bob & the Lollipops, released on the La Louisianne label i... Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 12/30/13
Authored by David Stafford
"Tiny Desk Concerts" are intimate video performances, recorded live in NPR Music's Washington offices. This one, just published last Friday, is by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band; it lasts around 20 minutes. Per Bob Boilen, at whose desk these events happen: the "Preservatio... Read more

Music Videos for Kwanzaa

Fri, 12/27/13
Authored by David Stafford
Kwanzaa 2013 began on Thursday, December 26 and ends on Wednesday, January 1. Here's singular take on "When the Saints Go Marching In," played on saxophone and accompanied by a lone precussionist and dancers, by the OsunDara Yorùbá Dance Theater, from last year's Kwanzaa Cel... Read more

The year-end list -- best of the year music show

Thu, 12/26/13
Authored by Raymond Kent
    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... Read more

Sound Clash Round 9

Wed, 12/25/13
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Join Brice Nice and Alski for another musical showdown. As usual the only rule is staying in the groove. Read more

2013 in One Hundred Photos

Mon, 12/23/13
Authored by David Stafford
We're blessed with an extremely talented set of volunteer photographers. Check our their incredible work (along with some by 'OZ staff): 100 photos from 2013 That's a Flickr set containing one hundred of our favorite photos from 2013's in-studio performances, festivals, para... Read more

Washboard Chaz Playing Jingle Bells to His Grand-daughter

Sat, 12/21/13
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
This is beyond cute. Evie his granddaughter hugs him at the end which is mimicked by the unrelated boy.¬if_t=video_reply       Read more

Holiday Music: the Dukes of Dixieland, "Christmas Time in New Orleans" & "Dat You Santa Claus?"

Fri, 12/20/13
Authored by David Stafford
The Dukes of Dixieland recorded a song about 'OZ during our last membership drive; here they are with a pair of seasonal tunes: "Christmas Time in New Orleans" & "Dat You Santa Claus?" Per the band's YouTube channel, these Christmas songs were recorded last year at the New ... Read more

New Music Video: Cyril Neville, "Working Man"

Wed, 12/18/13
Authored by David Stafford
From his recent Magic Honey release, Cyril Neville covers a Canadian guitar rock classic: Rush's "Working Man," with Royal Southern Brotherhood's Mike Zito and New Orleans legend Cranston Clements on guitar.   Read more

Eat, Drink, Swing, and Be Merry on Wednesday Night.

Tue, 12/17/13
Authored by Soul Sister
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 c... Read more

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