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Rhythm Room Playlist 08/05/16

Sat, 08/06/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Memphis George Semper 02:17 Makin Waves 2016/8/5 22:00:52 2 Strange Man Dorothy Love Coates 04:07 The Essential Gospel Sampler 2016/8/5 22:03:19 3 i'll keep m... Read more

Lil Buck Sinegal 'Down Home Blues' at the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette

Fri, 08/05/16
Lil Buck Sinegal's career has spanned more than five decades. He's laid down over 300 recordings, having played and recorded with Clifton Chenier, Henry Gray, Rockin’ Dopsie, Buckwheat Zydeco, and many other blues artists, including Grammy-winning efforts with Paul Simon’s ... Read more

New music spotlight: Miss Sophie Lee & the Parish Suites

Mon, 08/01/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The rich, romantic, and sweet voice of Miss Sophie Lee shines on her latest with group the Parish Suites, Traverse This Universe. Shades of Billie Holiday peek up from Lee's voice throughout, and she does it right. Joining her for this latest release are producers/songwrite... Read more

World Journey Playlist 07/30/16

Sat, 07/30/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Amanga Neqiniso Mahotella Queens 03:24 Ezesimanje 2016/7/30 16:07:41 2 Louloune Coupe Cloue 07:19 Sociss 2016/7/30 16:11:25 3 Cumbia En Do Menor Lito Barri... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/30/16

Sat, 07/30/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Soul Loco Suite Deep Street Soul 03:23 Look Out Watch Out 2016/7/29 22:03:20 2 Weep For Me Brown Sugar feat. Clydie King 03:11 Tears Full Of Soul CD1 2016/7/29 22:07:01 ... Read more

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

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