Check our the work by our awesome volunteer photographers in this collection of one hundred (or so) terrific photos from 2014's in-studio performances, festivals, parades, and other events. Special thanks to Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee, Kichea S. Burt, and Leon Morris, whose work accounts for most of the shots in this Flickr set.
Let's take another look at this video, which we posted last year at Chistmas: Dr. John joins Leon Redbone for a duet of "Frosty the Snowman." The track originally appeared on Redbone's 1987 Christmas Island album.
We've said it before, but it bears repeating: WWOZ has the greatest group of volunteers in the world, and without them, this Whole Entire Thing would be impossible. So on Saturday, December 13, we celebrated them at Chickie Wah Wah, with music and food, staff and friends... They deserve every bit of appreciation for helping WWOZ Guard the Groove for another year.
Vince Taylor was Europe's version of Little Richard's showmanship and Elvis' dancing and sexual appeal but, well, Taylor mostly lacked musical talent. Vince Taylor sang off-key and couldn't get his timing synched up to his band. His audience considered these technicalities as completely irrelevant.
On Thanksgiving weekend several of New Orleans' finest musicians, including Tom McDermott, Aurora Nealand, and Gerald French traveled to Natal, Brazil, to take part in the 4th Annual MPB Jazz Festival, an event dedicated to fostering a musical and cultural exchange between two places that already share a great deal. As Gerald French, the ensemble's drummer says, "Brazil is like the biggest 7th ward in the world."