Since 1978 I've cycled in and out of hosting radio shows focusing on
Americana music. The years have left me jaded about the self-aggrandizing
promotion of commercial musicians. They come and they go and they're as
boring as any commercially packaged product. The fascin...
Soul Jive Special
Time is winding up
SuperFunk's Mission Impossible
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