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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

Avett Brothers, "Bring Your Love To Me"

Thu, 10/30/14
Authored by David Stafford
This video for the Avett Brothers song "Bring Your Love To Me", from their 2013 album Magpie and the Dandelion, employs the ancient art of shadow puppetry. Created by Hobey Ford (winner of puppetry's highest honor, the UNIMA Citation of Excellence, and recipient of three Ji... Read more

The New Orleans Bingo! Show, "New Orleans"

Wed, 10/29/14
Authored by David Stafford
From the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, here's Clint Maedgen of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with his musical game show cabaret: The New Orleans Bingo! Show, performing "New Orleans."   Read more

New Orleans Social Club, "Fortunate Son"

Tue, 10/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
Ivan Neville and the New Orleans Social Club offer up a funky version of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic "Fortunate Son", from their Austin City Limits appearance in October 2006. The song originally appeared on CCR's 1969 album Willy and the Poor Boys.   Read more

The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records

Mon, 10/27/14
Authored by Carrie
Paramount records was integral to the development of jazz and blues music in the United States. Founded in 1917 as a furniture store that included phonograph players in their furniture sales, Paramount quickly morphed into one of the most important record labels in American... Read more

Flow Tribe, "Back And Forth"

Mon, 10/27/14
Authored by David Stafford
Brand new video, just published this week: New Orleans-based funk-rock band Flow Tribe performs "Back And Forth," a track from their new Alligator White EP, live at Tipitina's. Flow Tribe will be playing at Voodoo Fest on November 1.   Read more

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