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Shelton 'Shakespear' Alexander + Clarke Peters 'One Note At A Time' extras

Fri, 10/07/16
The New Orleans Film Fest is coming and one of the featured films this year is One Note At A Time, sharing the story of musicians as they returned to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and dedicated their lives to keeping the music and culture alive. This week, we'll be fe... Read more

Jarekus Singleton 'Crime Scene'

Fri, 10/07/16
In anticipation of the upcoming Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest (Oct. 14-16), we'll be sharing some performance highlights from the last two years at the festival in the coming days. Today, we're featuring Jarekus Singleton performing 'Crime Scene.' This is one of the track... Read more

The Funky Meters with Allen Toussaint 'Ride Your Pony'

Thu, 10/06/16
In anticipation of the upcoming Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest (Oct. 14-16), we'll be sharing some performance highlights from the last two years at the festival in the coming days. Today, we're featuring one of Allen Toussaint's final performances in his hometown as he jo... Read more

Smokey Johnson + Lionel Ferbos 'One Note At A Time' sneak peek

Wed, 10/05/16
The New Orleans Film Fest is coming and one of the featured films this year is One Note At A Time, sharing the story of musicians as they returned to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and dedicated their lives to keeping the music and culture alive. This week, we'll be fe... Read more

Bobby Rush 'Hoochie Coochie Man'

Wed, 10/05/16
In anticipation of the upcoming Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest (Oct. 14-16), we'll be sharing some performance highlights from the last two years at the festival in the coming days. Here's Bobby Rush performing a 'Hoochie Coochie Man' medley at Blues & BBQ in 2014. America... Read more

2016 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest

Tue, 10/04/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 11th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, happening October 14-16 at Lafayette Square, announced their 2016 lineup yesterday. This free festival happens just as the weather starts to cool down again, making it the perfect time to head to the CBD for great music and de... Read more

Billy Delle + Little Freddie King 'One Note At A Time' sneak previews

Mon, 10/03/16
The New Orleans Film Fest is coming and one of the featured films this year is One Note At A Time, sharing the story of musicians as they returned to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and dedicated their lives to keeping the music and culture alive. This week, we'll be fe... Read more

Smiley Lewis Tribute Tuesday night 7p

Mon, 10/03/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Smiley Lewis died 50 years ago Friday and in honor of his lasting influence on New Orleans music and R&B in general, WWOZ show host Neil Pellegrin will be sharing a Smiley Lewis tribute on his Tuesday night 1950s R&B show. The show will span 4-5 hours, running over into Dav... Read more

Dr. John 'One Note At A Time' sneak preview

Sun, 10/02/16
The New Orleans Film Fest is coming and one of the featured films this year is One Note At A Time, sharing the story of musicians as they returned to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and dedicated their lives to keeping the music and culture alive. This week, we'll be fe... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 09/30/16

Sat, 10/01/16
Skokian Carlos Malcolm & His Afro-Jama 02:42 Skamania-The Sound Of The Soil 2016/9/30 22:00:22 2 The Warning Roy Tyler & New Directions 03:52 Three Way Calling 2016/9/30 22:03:21 3 Unlock Your Mind The Staples 03:21 Unlock Your Mind '78 2016/9/30 22:07:06 4 You Can Have Her ... Read more

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