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Paul Sanchez, "I Got Drunk This Christmas"

Fri, 12/19/14
Authored by David Stafford
"This is a New Orleans Christmas song," says Paul Sanchez, "Which means it involves drinking...." Here's "I Got Drunk This Christmas," which appeared on the Red Beans and Ricely Yours CD/DVD project, recorded live at Papa Roux’s in Indianapolis in 2008.   Read more

Who Else is Coming to WWOZ's 34th Birthday Party this Friday?

Fri, 12/19/14
Authored by Soul Sister
This Friday, December 19, you're invited to WWOZ's 34th birthday celebration at Tipitina's. Featuring Ivan Neville's Tribute to the Neville Brothers, Davell Crawford's Tribute to James Booker, and ya girl - that's me! I'm sure there will be lots of surprises that night. Onc... Read more

Shine Delphi with Blind Boy Paxton, "You're A Mean One Mr Grinch"

Wed, 12/17/14
Authored by David Stafford
Wandering minstrel Shine Delphi and and multi-instrumentalist blues musician Blind Boy Paxton team up on "You're A Mean One Mr Grinch," the theme song from the Dr. Seuss holiday TV classic. The footage here is from the recording sessions for Best of Street New Orleans, Xmas... Read more

Show guest photos!

Tue, 12/16/14
Authored by Ms Smalls
      If you are interested in seeing photos of guests of the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show (and a few other OZ events) copy and paste my photo link. It's fun!    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150252655058837.326635.666433836&type=1&l=44fda8333d Read more

Set List 12/16/14

Tue, 12/16/14
Authored by Ms Smalls
Tuesday New Orleans Music Show 12/16/14  King Louie and the Loose Diamonds/ Jay Reatard last session I'm Still Mad At You unreleased 2014-12-16 1:57pm The Melody Clouds The Saints Great Day 2014-12-16 1:53pm Blind Texas Marlin oh... Read more

James Booker Birthday show

Tue, 12/16/14
Authored by David Kunian
Tonight on the Kitchen Sink 10 PM we'll have the annual James Booker Birthday show!  Nothing but the PIano Prince in all his genius and finery.  Special guest Bayou Maharajah director Lily Keber will be there to add scintillating commentary and update us on the latest Lil' ... Read more

Bob Dylan, "It Must Be Santa"

Tue, 12/16/14
Authored by David Stafford
This video delivers: Bob Dylan in a wig and series of funny hats A Christmas song, written by Hal Moore and Bill Fredericks, first released in 1960, and recorded in polka-style for Dylan's 2009 album Christmas in the Heart A random, madcap party motif A guy swinging fro... Read more

Holiday Music Video: Dr. John and Leon Redbone, "Frosty The Snowman"

Mon, 12/15/14
Authored by David Stafford
Let's take another look at this video, which we posted last year at Chistmas: Dr. John joins Leon Redbone for a duet of "Frosty the Snowman."  The track originally appeared on Redbone's 1987 Christmas Island album. The video below was recorded during a 1990 airing on the Ni... Read more

Special Show on Vince Taylor

Sat, 12/13/14
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
  Vince Taylor was Europe's version of Little Richard's showmanship and Elvis' dancing and sexual appeal but, well, Taylor mostly lacked musical talent.  Vince Taylor sang off-key and couldn't get his timing synched up to his band.  His audience considered these technicalit... Read more

Thanksgiving in Christmas Town: On the Road with Genius

Sat, 12/13/14
Authored by Dean Ellis
On Thanksgiving weekend several of New Orleans' finest musicians, including Tom McDermott, Aurora Nealand, and Gerald French traveled to Natal, Brazil, to take part in the 4th Annual MPB Jazz Festival, an event dedicated to fostering a musical and cultural exchange between two... Read more

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