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Interview with vocalist Sarah Peterson of Smoking Time Jazz Club

Wed, 11/12/14
Authored by Carrie Hadler
New Orleans has a long and storied history of female musicians. One of the relatively recent additions to the city's current fantastic female jazz vocalist lineup, Sarah Peterson of the Smoking Time Jazz Club, sat down to chat about what it was like for her first coming to ... Read more

Doreen Ketchens, Three Songs at WWOZ

Wed, 11/12/14
Authored by David Stafford
"Queen Clarinet" Doreen Ketchens, Lawrence Ketchens and Paul Kemnitz perform a 20+ minute set of three songs at WWOZ during the Fall 2014 Membership Drive. The songs are: "This Train" "The House of the Rising Sun" - starts at 5:18 "Cabaret" - starts at 14:36 This set was ... Read more

Mia Borders, "Cry Me a River"

Tue, 11/11/14
Authored by David Stafford
Mia Borders, pictured above in the WWOZ studio last week as part of our Fall Membership Drive, reinvents Justin Timberlake's 2002 song "Cry Me a River." This is the first installment of her "15 Week Challenge, Part II": every Friday, she'll post a new video of her take on a... Read more

Bobby Rush, "Hoochie Koochie" Medley

Mon, 11/10/14
Authored by David Stafford
As Bobby Rush mentions in the opening of the video below, today (Novemember 10, 2014) is his 81st birthday. The video was recorded in HD with broadcast quality audio by WWOZ at the 2014 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival.   Read more

Barbara Lynn, "You'll Lose a Good Thing"

Thu, 11/06/14
Authored by David Stafford
Left-handed R&B guitarist Barbara Lynn recorded this song, her first, at Cosimo Matassa's French Quarter studio in 1962 with session musicians including one Mac Rebennack. It went to #1 on the R&B charts and hit the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.     Read more

WWOZ Listener Love

Thu, 11/06/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our Fall Pledge Party is under way, so it's time to show your love for WWOZ! If you need a reason to pledge, check out some of the reasons offered by our listeners below: I love listening to WWOZ because it plays real music and the dj's are real people with ideas and thou... Read more

The Dew Drop Social & Benevolent HAll on WWNO

Wed, 11/05/14
Authored by Big D
Here is story prepared by WWNO on The Dew Drop Social & Benevolent Hal's music performances http://wwno.org/post/mandeville-night-air-filled-music-historic-dew-drop-jazz-hall#.VFji_YUTggg.facebook Read more

KING, "Supernatural" at Euclid Records

Wed, 11/05/14
Authored by David Stafford
One July morning during last summer's Essence Fest, KING, a Los Angeles R&B trio comprised of twin sisters Paris and Amber Strother and their friend Anita Bias, visited Euclid Records in the Bywater and performed "Supernatural." Here's how NPR Music's Frankie Kelley describ... Read more

The Pine Leaf Boys, "Eunice Two-Step"

Mon, 11/03/14
Authored by David Stafford
The Pine Leaf Boys perform "Eunice Two-Step" from their 2010 album Back Home live at the 2011 Pickathon Pumphouse Sessions in Portland, Oregon. "Pumphouse" refers to a 10'x10' pumphouse/venue in the middle of the woods on the festival grounds at Pickathon, an indie/roots mu... Read more

Delfeayo and Ellis Marsalis, Performance and Interview

Sat, 11/01/14
Authored by David Stafford
In this half-hour-long clip produced by the Voice of America, Delfeayo Marsalis and his father Ellis perform with their quartet at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz club in Bethesda, Maryland. They also sit down with Beyond Category host Eric Felten to talk about New Orleans and th... Read more

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