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 invite you to a Block Party from 12 noon to 4 pm, at Kermit's Speakeasy on 1535 Basin Street.
Dr. John joins Leon Redbone for a duet of "Frosty the Snowman", originally from Redbone's 1987 Christmas Island album. The video below was recorded during a 1990 airing on the Night Tracks TV show, which appeared on SuperStation WTBS from 1983-1992.
Larry McKinley, Minit Records co-founder and voice of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, has died at the age of 85. Funeral arrangements are pending, and the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the NOJHF&F capital campaign in Larry’s name.
This weeks program features two sets of Luther Kent and Trick Bag, along with an interview with Luther about everything from his early years playing under the name Duke Royal to his discovery of the late Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland. We also visit with Frank Brigtsen of Brigtsen’s Restaurant in the Riverbend to sample his four course Reveillon menu for this year’s holiday season.