Tenor saxophonist David "Fathead Newman" passed last week at the age of 75. Best known for his work with Ray Charles in the '50s and '60s, Newman recorded prolifically as a sideman and leader through 2008.
It's been a while since Mark, owner of Piety Street recording studios has been by the studio, so we've got some catching up to do. Tune in on Wednesday, January 28th (11am to 2pm CST) to see Mr. Bingham is up to these days.
I was in the bank today and a middle-aged, hip-looking Tip's-in-the-'80s sort of couple was waiting by the teller for a long time. The bank radio was playing an '80s station quite loud. I couldn't help but overhear them:
Man: Is that Pat Benatar?
Man: How long is this going to take?
Woman: Ugh, I don't know.
Man: Well, nobody's looking. Go over there and switch it to OZ.
As anybody who has ever listened to my show, I loves me some mardi gras & it's music.Unlike christmas music, I think mardi gras music should be heard all year long ! I will be peppering all of my february shows with anything & everything mardi gras ! And it won't stop 'til Super Sunday ! I will find any excuse to play Mardi Gras Music.
The Krewe du Vieux Mardi Gras parade rolls past the WWOZ studio on the evening of Saturday, February 7th. Tonight, WWOZ presents an audio preview of the parade with music representing each subkrewe of the parade. Co-hosted by Keith Twitchell, the Krewe du Vieux's parade program guide editor, (Le Mond du ...
Yes indeed, I am doing another birthday show. This for Snooks Eaglin born January 21st, 1936 - I will be playing music from as far back as the 1950s (solo, with Sugar Boy Crawford et al) up until his Black Top recordings. Somewhere along the way, I might even dig up a live in-studio performance by Snooks joined by the EOTU - Tain't it the Truth.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Danny Barker's birth, WWOZ broadcast performances by Detroit Brooks & the Syncopated Percolators featuring Juanita Brooks and Greg Stafford & the Jazz Hounds, recorded live in the French Market on Saturday. Check out photos from the Danny Barker Centennial Celebration, including a special appearance by Danny Barker's daughter, Sylvia.
Two big Washington, D.C. events were the musical motivation for this show:
(1) DC resident, Link Wray, was celebrated with Link Wray Day today, January 15th, and (2) Barack Obama's DC music listening days begin next Tuesday, January 20th.