On this day (November 21) in 1940, one Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack was born
in New Orleans. Happy birthday, Dr. John!
This is the official live video for "Ice Age" from Dr. John's 2012 album
Locked Down. It was filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, with a band that
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown demonstrates his unique and influential approach
to the electric guitar on Albert Collins' signature tune, "Frosty." This
performance was recorded at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans on February 4,
The New Orleans Fringe Festival, held each November, launches again tonight
with a wide and varied selection of theater and performances. Fringe is a
worldwide movement that was started in Scotland in 1947 when eight performing
groups were excluded from the mainstream annua...
Kid Thomas Valentine's band performs "Tiger Rag" at Preservation Hall on May
17, 1982, shot by Alan Lomax, the great collector of 20th century American
folk music, and his crew. Kid Thomas' career as a New Orleans band leader
lasted some six decades, from the 1920s to the 1...
WWOZ's Marc Stone pays tribute to his mentor Eddie Bo by covering the 1960
cut "Every Dog Got His Day" at the 2014 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival.
Catch him on 'OZ on "The Soul Serenade with Marc Stone" on Tuesdays from 2-4p
at 90.7FM and wwoz.org.
Team WWOZ flourished in the Fall Classic 5K on Saturday, November 8! We
gathered 37 entrants, the third most among non-profit organizations, and won
$750 from the Crescent City Fitness Foundation and its program of support to
both Schools and Non-Profits.
We had the part...
Sam Carty & The Astronauts
Funk, Soul and Afro Rarities: An Introduction to ATA Records
All That You Have Is Your Soul
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 ...
"Queen Clarinet" Doreen Ketchens, Lawrence Ketchens and Paul Kemnitz perform
a 20+ minute set of three songs at WWOZ during the Fall 2014 Membership
The songs are:
"The House of the Rising Sun" - starts at 5:18
"Cabaret" - starts at 14:36
This set was ...