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Professor Longhair Plays a Roman Amphitheater

Sun, 10/13/13
Authored by David Stafford
In the half-hour long video clip below, the immortal Professor Longhair, pride of Bogalusa, plays at the Jazz Festival in Nice, France, a festival established in 1948 and perhaps the oldest "jazz festival of international significance." The video's YouTube page dates the pe... Read more

New Orleans Music Video: Trombone Shorty, "Fire And Brimstone"

Thu, 10/10/13
Authored by David Stafford
Just out earlier this week: the YouTube video for Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews' single, "Fire and Brimstone", from his latest album Say That to Say This, co-produced by Andrews and the impresario of Old School R&B, Raphael Saadiq. In fact, Saadiq doesn’t just co-produce; ... Read more

A Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas

Thu, 10/10/13
Authored by David Stafford
Showing at this year's New Orleans Film Festival: A Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas, a documentary about the legendary rock venue, located near Tchoupitoulas and Felicity in the Lower Garden District, from 1970 - 1982. A Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas will be screened at the CAC on W... Read more

Music Films at the 2013 New Orleans Film Festival, October 10-17

Wed, 10/09/13
Authored by Soul Sister
Info courtesy of the New Orleans Film Society: For the third year, the New Orleans Film Festival will include a programming sidebar of films about music and musicians. Called “keeping {SCORE},” this series was inspired by the city’s long musical legacy and the local audienc... Read more

Another Great Ponderosa Stomp

Wed, 10/09/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
This year's Ponderosa Stomp featured "Architects of American Music" including the likes of The Sonics, Swamp Dogg, Ty Wagner, Gaunga Dyns, and plenty more. Apart from the live concert over the weekend, the Stomp also featured a Record Show and Music History Conference hoste... Read more

Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker

Tue, 10/08/13
Authored by David Stafford
Director Lily Keber's Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker closes this year's 24th Annual New Orleans Film Festival, playing at the Civic Theatre on Thursday, October 17 7:00p. On October 8, tickets go on sale to general public. The film, according to the festi... Read more

New Orleans High School Bands on the March in "The Whole Gritty City"

Sun, 10/06/13
Authored by David Stafford
The Whole Gritty City is a documentary premiering at this year's New Orleans Film Festival. The film, per its web site "tells the story of three New Orleans marching bands"--the Roots of Music Crusaders, the L.E. Rabouin High School Marching Band, the O. Perry Walker High S... Read more

George Porter Jr. and the McLovins from Live at Vibes

Wed, 10/02/13
Authored by David Stafford
In order to properly funk-i-fy your day, here's the great George Porter, Jr. guesting with the the McLovins (and accompanied by Grant's Tomb horns) at last July's Gathering of the Vibes jam band festival in Bridgeport, CT.   Read more

K-Doe Live at Jazz Fest, 1980-something

Mon, 09/30/13
Authored by David Stafford
This is actually "the Ernie K-Doe Official Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame Induction video", but the bulk of it consists of K-Doe performing a couple of songs (including "Mother-in-Law") at Jazz Fest, sometime during the 1980s. The sign in the background ("Schlitz Welcomes You... Read more

An Ode To Our Listeners

Fri, 09/27/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
Good afternoon OZillians. This summer I had the oppurtunity to embark on a road trip to the far off land of the West Coast. Upon my journey I met countless of wonderful folks, some of whom knew and loved WWOZ. This was an unsuprising suprise, since we are the greatest stati... Read more

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