Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 11:54pm - Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 3:00am
Welcome to the Jungle
Why are there so many songs about the "jungle?" Hundreds of songs from country and western to disco and every style in between. Jungle songs? Imagine oooga boogas, oongowas, monkey and elephant noises and way too many Tarzan yells all put to music.
What a wonderful show today. It was fortunate that I had the studio set when Tab Benoit came in late on George's show so we could bring him to you in best form. I really enjoyed engineering that set and can't wait to listen to the recording. Crossroad got about a 15 minute late start but you all came thrrough like the heros that you are 50 new /renewing members on today show, double the goal.
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In Part 2 of NOATWL's birthday celebration, we listen to some living-room recordings captured during the show's first season. There's nothing electric on this show: just fiddles, accordions, acoustic guitars, cellos and beautiful voices. We also travel to the low country for some authentic Louisiana shrimp and grits.
For tomorrow's "Sittin' At The Crossroad" my friend Big Daddy O' will join me for the whole show and play some music for us LIVE. My other guest had to cancel due to 'work', she's a movie star too. Olga will join me in two weeks for a live set.
Happy first birthday, NOATWL! The audio documentary series, produced and hosted by ‘OZ deejay George Ingmire, investigates New Orleans culture against a backdrop of music, food, and live events. Here’s a peek behind the scenes as we chat with the man behind this syndicated WWOZ gem.
Check out these highlights from our Spring 2010 Membership Drive! We had dozens of great New Orleans musicians stop in to perform and chat live on the air — all to get YOU to help support 'OZ and the music of New Orleans. And we thank all of our volunteers, staff, musicians, and food donors for helping make the drive a success.