WWOZ has been celebrating the life of Cosimo Matassa, legendary studio owner
and recording engineer, since receiving word of his passing yesterday
afternoon at age 88. He is survived by his three sons, seven grandchildren,
and eight great-grandchildren.
Matassa was one of t...
Good Morning Music Lovers! It is game day and you have all the “stuff”
together that you need. Perhaps you have even had that first eye-opening
beverage. But you do not have everything; in addition to the food, booze, and
goodfellowship, a successful Tailgate – especially...
In HBO's Treme, singer-songwriter Steve Earle played a street singer named
Harley Watt ("Me, if I'd never gotten a record deal", says Earle). He also
wrote and performed "This City", the song that closed the show's first
season. He performs it live at KEXP in the video belo...
We're proud to share this, the first effort of WWOZ's brand-spanking new video production unit: Lazy Lester sounding great at 81, doing "They Call Me Lazy" backed by the Lil' Buck Sinegal Band, recorded at the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, LA on August 15. Props to videograph...
Don't Turn Your Heater Down
Albert King,Steve Cropper,Pop Staples
I Shall Be Released
To Love Some...
Postmodern Jukebox, the outfit that gave us the jazz-style cover of "Sweet
Child O' Mine", is back with a cover of a contemporay pop hit: Meghan
Trainor's "All About That Bass", featuring the talented Kate Davis, who sings
and plays upright bass.
For comparison purpose...
Irma Thomas, backed by the Professionals, visited the Seattle studios of KPLU
in October 2010, where did this killer version of Bill Withers' "The Same
Love That Made Me Laugh". She also covered the song on the 2005 multi-artist
Southern soul compilation I Believe to My Sou...
For your weekend viewing pleasure, 35+ minutes of Dizzy Gillespie, one of the
greatest trumpeters in history and a founder of modern jazz. He sounds great
(and displays a fine sense of humor) in this appearance on the BBC television
show Jazz 625 from August 1966. Enjoy, kn...
You might know that Mr. Tim Green, New Orleans' own reed man, passed away
last week. He spent a lot of years playing and also recording with a wide
variety of bands. You might have heard a tribute to him on 'OZ, and you
might have thought that was all there was to know ...
More from Jam in the Van's visit to New Orleans during Jazz Fest, parked
Freret St, outside Gasa Gasa: Cajun music by from the pride of Pilette, LA.
The Lost Bayou Ramblers do three songs: "Bernadette", "The Mammoth Waltz",
"The Mammoth Waltz":