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Luke Winslow-King, "Swing That Thing"

Tue, 01/06/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's the official video for "Swing That Thing," from Luke Winslow-King's new album Everlasting Arms, a record that serves up "soul-seasoned country blues with a punch".   Read more

Rebirth Brass Band, "Do Whatcha Wanna"

Mon, 01/05/15
Authored by David Stafford
Last Jazz Fest, Jam in the Van, the outfit that goes "anywhere accessible by road to find and record intimate musical experiences" for their fans, stopped on Frenchmen Street to record a Rebirth Brass Band rendition of their classic "Do Whatcha Wanna". Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/2/14

Sat, 01/03/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Fat Jam Ben Sidran 3:20  1/2/15 22:01 2 Spirit In The Sky Dorothy Morrison 3:36 Brand New Day (Buddah LP) 1/2/15 22:05 3 why am i treated so bad Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger 3:36 open1/2/15 22:09 4 Swing & Dine The Melodians 3:13 Musical Feast (Mrs. Pottinger's High Note... Read more

Conversations with George Clinton

Thu, 01/01/15
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, two conversations with funk legend George Clinton. Last November, Clinton sat down with NPR Music for two interviews about his work. First, he spoke with Jason King of NPR Music's R&B channel about soul music, swag and Kendrick Lamar. Late... Read more

Morning Set Playlist 1/1/15

Thu, 01/01/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 A Change is Gonna Come Jack McDuff 3:06 A Change Is Gonna Come 1/1/15 6:03 2 I'm Going Home Regina Carter 7:12 Southern Comfort 1/1/15 6:07 3 09 Mood Indigo NYJSE 2:41 1/1/15 6:14 4 Cristo Redentor Johnny Lytle 4:44 The Loop 1/1/15 6:16 5 Suzanne Nina Simone 4:22 To Love... Read more

Lucinda Williams: Tiny Desk Concert

Wed, 12/31/14
Authored by David Stafford
Lucinda Williams, born in Lake Charles and the daughter of former Lousiana poet laureate Miller Williams, brings her unique mixture of rock, blues, country, and Americana to this NPR Music Tiny Desk concert. She plays four songs from her beautiful new double album, Down Whe... Read more

Yes Ma'am, "The D Song"

Wed, 12/31/14
Authored by David Stafford
This video is an entertaining and hilarious romp, even if somewhat a contradiction in terms, being an "official" music video by the New Orleans street band Yes Ma'am. FWIW, it's a bit naughty and NSFW, including, among other things, some recreational drug use, a ton of twer... Read more

New Year's Eve from your WWOZ Show Hosts

Tue, 12/30/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ show hosts have eclectic tastes and personalities, but one thread runs through them all-- a big love for music and New Orleans. They also tend to know where the party's at whether you're looking for brass, blues, jazz, rock, performance art, or anything else. Intereste... Read more

Maria Muldaur and David Torkanowsky, "Don't You Feel My Leg"

Mon, 12/29/14
Authored by David Stafford
Maria Muldaur and David Torkanowsky, "Don't You Feel My Leg" Maria Muldaur and David Torkanowsky performed "Don't You Feel My Leg" during our recent Fall Fund Drive. They did not know beforehand that we were now videotaping live shows, but they were gracious enough to allow ... Read more

Hypnotism Show

Sat, 12/27/14
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Tonight from midnight to 3am Sunday, "Mr. Boring" will convert his always-sleep-inducing personality into the power of hypnotism.  Yep, I'm hypnotizing the Saturday night drunk listeners who call the WWOZ studio to offer themselves up to the cuckold stars of this weeks tele... Read more

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