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Heartbleed Bug: Change Your Password

Fri, 04/11/14
Authored by David Stafford
If you're registered at wwoz.org, please change your password to protect your data against an internet-wide security vulnerability called the "Heartbleed" bug. The Heartbleed bug affects the OpenSSL framework, which run is by about two-thirds of the servers on the internet,... Read more

Robin Barnes, "What a Wonderful World"

Thu, 04/10/14
Authored by David Stafford
Robin Barnes performs tomorrow, April 11, on the "Esplanade in the Shade" at the Mint during French Quarter Fest 2014, from which WWOZ will be live broadcasting. Here she is doing "What a Wonderful World" at the New Orleans Polo Club.   Read more

Piano Night Artist: David Paquette

Tue, 04/08/14
Authored by David Stafford
Meet David Paquette, one of the players at this year's Piano Night. Here he is doing Irving Berlin's "Walking Stick & Something"; there's some biographical information below.     From Paquette's Reverbnation page: David Paquette is an International Jazz Pianist whose care... Read more

Snooks Eaglin with George Porter Jr., circa 1990

Mon, 04/07/14
Authored by David Stafford
The late, great Snooks Eaglin is in fine form and accompanied by George Porter Jr. in these videos from at the Lone Star Roadhouse in New York. The venue existed from 1989-92 (it was a successor to the Lone Star Cafe, 1976-1989) ); this, combined with the fact that most of ... Read more

The Skatalites Live, 1990

Sat, 04/05/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's an entertaining way to spend an hour this weekend: the Skatalites, live at the Church House Inn in Providence, RI, 1990. The minute-or-so long black-and-white introduction, outlining the Skatalites' importance, suggests it was recorded for TV.   Read more

Eric Lindell, "Bayou Country"

Thu, 04/03/14
Authored by David Stafford
Eric Lindell, rolling down the streets of New Orleans in mule cart, gives a soulful blues-rock reading of "Bayou Country," a song he attributes to Luther Kent and Duke Bardwell. Bardwell, of Baton Rouge and Elvis' one-time bass player, was Kent's cousin. Kent's band Cold Gr... Read more

The Radiators, "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere", 1991

Wed, 04/02/14
Authored by David Stafford
The Radiators give a lovely performance of  Bob Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" at The Bottom Line, the legendary and now-defunct Greenwich Village venue, on February 21, 1991. Dylan wrote this much-covered song (with notable versions by the Byrds, Joan Baez, Earl Scruggs... Read more

Ellis Marsalis, "Love for Sale"

Tue, 04/01/14
Authored by David Stafford
2014 Piano Night happens April 28 at the House of Blues New Orleans, and Ellis will be in the building! Check him out doing "Love for Sale" at the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival in July 1992. Vitoria-Gasteiz is the second largest city in the Basque region of Spain.     Read more

Photo Highlights: 2014 Spring Membership Drive

Mon, 03/31/14
Authored by David Stafford
Check out the awesome photo highlights of our just completed 2014 Spring Membership Drive!   Read more

Even More Love Notes from Our Listeners!

Fri, 03/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
One of our favorite parts of Membership Drives is hearing from our listeners around the world, who are invited to share their comments about the station when they contribute and help us guard the groove. Here's a sampling: Thank you for broadcasting the spirit of New Orleans... Read more

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