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Holiday Music: the Dukes of Dixieland, "Christmas Time in New Orleans" & "Dat You Santa Claus?"

Fri, 12/20/13
Authored by David Stafford
The Dukes of Dixieland recorded a song about 'OZ during our last membership drive; here they are with a pair of seasonal tunes: "Christmas Time in New Orleans" & "Dat You Santa Claus?" Per the band's YouTube channel, these Christmas songs were recorded last year at the New ... Read more

New Music Video: Cyril Neville, "Working Man"

Wed, 12/18/13
Authored by David Stafford
From his recent Magic Honey release, Cyril Neville covers a Canadian guitar rock classic: Rush's "Working Man," with Royal Southern Brotherhood's Mike Zito and New Orleans legend Cranston Clements on guitar.   Read more

Eat, Drink, Swing, and Be Merry on Wednesday Night.

Tue, 12/17/13
Authored by Soul Sister
If you're in New Orleans on the night of Wednesday, December 18, I'm inviting you to come out and celebrate the holidays at my first-ever Swingin' Holiday Party. Feel free to bring friends, because this party is for everyone. It's just my way of sharing gratitude and good c... Read more

Music Video: Beau Jocque, "Beau Jocque Boogie"

Tue, 12/17/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here's 1990s legend, the late Beau Jocque (born Andrus J. Espre, 11/1/1953 - 9/10/1999), with one of the biggest selling songs in Zydeco history, "Beau Jocque Boogie". "Beau Jocque" (Creole for Big Guy) was a 35-year-old electrician, injured and temporarily paralyzed, when ... Read more

Coconut Quatro Leche' Cake

Mon, 12/16/13
Authored by Big D
I prepared a cake for the desert table during the WWOZ holiday/birthday party last Friday. Many people expressed to me how much they enjoyed the cake, asked for the recipe and even offer to purchase one for an upcoming party. SO.... If you would like the recipe please email... Read more

Coconut Quatro Leche' Cake

Mon, 12/16/13
Authored by Big D
I prepared a cake for the desert table during the WWOZ holiday/birthday party last Friday. Many people expressed to me how much they enjoyed the cake, asked for the recipe and even offer to purchase one for an upcoming party. SO.... If you would like the recipe please email... Read more

Susan Cowsill, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"

Mon, 12/16/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here's Susan Cowsill with a raucous (and hilarious) rendition of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" on December 11, 2009 at Chickie Wah Wah, during the CD release party for Threadhead Records' A Very Threadhead Holiday compilation CD. That's Matt Perrine and Craig Klein on hor... Read more

Behind the Scenes with Anders Osborne

Fri, 12/13/13
Authored by David Stafford
In this short (3 min, 30 sec), beautifully produced piece from Yamaha Music Group, Anders Osborne talks about his life and music, his song writing process ("The songs are what's calling me"), and more. It was shot behind the scenes during an "All Access" photo shoot in Wash... Read more

Artifacts: 33 Years of WWOZ History in Images

Thu, 12/12/13
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ is 33 years old--and yet we feel so young! Please join us on Thursday, December 5 and Saturday, December 7 to celebrate. On December 5, we'll be at the place where it all started, back in December of 1980: Tipitina's. And on Saturday, December 7, WWOZ and Kermit Ruffins i... Read more

Louisiana's 2014 Grammy Nominees

Tue, 12/10/13
Authored by David Stafford
Congratulations to Louisiana's 2014 Grammy nominees, listed below, led by double-nominee Allen Toussaint. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards happen on January 26, 2014. Allen Toussaint Best Americana Album: Songbook, and Best American Roots Song: "Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed" Bobby ... Read more

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