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Tribute to Big Chief Bo Dollis planned for Feb. 13

Wed, 02/04/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Winter Circle Productions + WWOZ Present... "3 Chiefs: A Tribute To Big Chief Bo Dollis Sr" on Friday, February 13 at 10pm at the Joy Theater. Performing will be some of those closest to him, including longtime collaborator Monk Boudreaux and son Bo Dollis Jr. Read more

"The Greatest Songwriter You've Never Heard Of..."

Tue, 02/03/15
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
If you like, "music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of..." you'll love this amazing retrospective on Rose Marie McCoy, "the greatest songwriter you've never heard of..."   Click here for the story   Story producer Joe Richmond is a good friend of New O... Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, "Go To The Mardi Gras"

Mon, 02/02/15
Authored by David Stafford
Krewe du Vieux is in the books, and Fat Tuesday is two weeks from tomorrow. So it's time to "Go To The Mardi Gras". This version is by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band recorded last February at a "Do512 Lounge" show in Austin.   Read more

Tulane's Carnival Collection

Mon, 02/02/15
Authored by Carrie Hadler
With nine parades set to roll this weekend, Carnival is kicking off in earnest now but the long and visually enriched history of the season is accessible online all year long through Tulane's Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC). The LaRC preserves one of the largest collec... Read more

Spirits of Congo Square Playlist 02/01/15

Sun, 02/01/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 easy snappin rico rodriguez 03:57 rico rodriguez - that man is forward (1980) 2015/2/1 20:03:54 2 Blessings Lloyd Brown 01:05   2015/2/1 20:08:06 3 ... Read more

Nancy Wilson, Jazz Scene USA 1962

Fri, 01/30/15
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, here's 26 minutes of legendary song stylist Nancy Wilson: a complete 1962 episode of Jazz Scene USA. She's joined by Lou Levy on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, and Kenny Dennis on drums. Jazz Scene USA was hosted by Oscar Brown, Jr. and produ... Read more

Soul Sister's Krewe of King James to March Sat., Jan. 31 in Krewe Delusion Parade with King Nigel Hall

Thu, 01/29/15
Authored by Soul Sister
The Krewe of King James: Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers Krewe Announces its King, Musician Nigel Hall, and March in Krewe Delusion Parade, January 31   The Krewe of King James: Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers, founded by krewe captain DJ Soul Sister and led by Soul Sister... Read more

Stanton Moore Trio, "Carnival," "Driftin'," and "Magnolia Triangle"

Thu, 01/29/15
Authored by David Stafford
KPLU in Seattle describes the Stanton Moore Trio (pianist David Torkanowsky and bassist James Singleton join drummer Stanton Moore) as three guys who "are among the most sought-after musicians in a city brimming with great players." Sounds about right. Here are three songs ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 01/31/15

Thu, 01/29/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Ode To Billy Joe Pt1 Mighty Flea 02:48 45rpm 2015/1/30 22:00:30 2 Presence Of The Lord Lizz Wright 04:51 Fellowship 2015/1/30 22:03:39 3 Get Some Business Abo... Read more

Tom McDermott & Meschiya Lake, "Summertime"

Wed, 01/28/15
Authored by David Stafford
Tom McDermott & Meschiya Lake, at Lusher Charter School, part of the Positive Vibrations Foundation's Summer Concert Series for 2014, doing Gershwin's "Summertime". For all our friends up in the frozen north this January day.   Read more

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