24 years ago (September 12th, 1988), Jamaica was blasted by the then category three storm, Hurricane Gilbert. On its way to the Yucatan, Gilbert became a huge category five hurricane with 185mph winds and a then record-setting 888 millibars of low pressure.
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On today’s program, we jump into a car with the one and only Walter Wolfman Washington for an hour of not just music but also a road trip to a local clothing store. Tune in as we drive and talk about music, shoes, and his music mentors. I also stop by Willie Mae’s Scotch House for a taste of food worthy of a James Beard Award.
Trombone Shorty studied at the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage Music School, and so can you! Auditions are coming up for this free jazz & blues music education program available to teenagers (ages 11-17) from around greater New Orleans. Students at all skill levels are encouraged to try-out on Saturday, September 15th.
I would like to ask for a little help from the WWOZ listeners. As a result of my having to most complete collection of WWOZ CD's I have become the archievist for the collection. I need your help with two of the CD's. CD number 2 and number 9.
You know you've found the hottest dance party in town when you spot Darryl Dancing Man 504 kicking up his heels beside you! "This is My New Orleans" is a WWOZ series of biographical vignettes brought to you by Coventry. Listen in to learn more about this high-stepping legend.
"They Call Me Baby Doll: 100 Years of Tradition" is a new exhibit opening at the Louisiana State Museum Presbytere this month. It tells the untold story of one of the first women’s street masking practices in the United States.
Coventry and WWOZ present "This is My New Orleans" is a series of biographical vignettes focusing on New Orleanians who help keep the beat in the heart of the Crescent City. Listen in to learn more about this week's featured New Orleans music maker, and Grammy winning member of the Rebirth Brass Band: Phil Frazier.