The next WWOZ Private Collections show at Siberia happens on Sunday August 25. Different WWOZ DJs will be spinning vinyl from their private collections for Happy Hour (6 to 9pm). This week: Ms. Smalls + Andrew Grafe.
This week’s program celebrates 4 years of “New Orleans All the Way Live” with live music recorded at festivals, clubs and a house party in the Musician’s Village. We revisit some archived interviews, have a snowball, and talk about Festigals!
In the video below, from the film Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960), the great Mahalia Jackson delivers a rousing, crowd-pleasing rendition of "Didn't It Rain". Though it was relased in 1960, the film was actually recorded in 1958, at the Neport Jazz Festival.
GREENSCREEN presents an excellent film by Jared Arsement, which analyzes the causes, effects, and solutions to wetland loss in coastal Louisiana. With powerful images and a great soundtrack, the film illustrates the unique culture and ecology that are disappearing along the base of the Mississippi River as the federal government continues to stall restoration.