On Monday, October 13 at 8p at Café Istanbul, some of New Orleans’ best musicians are coming together to throw MaCCNO’s Second Anniversary Benefit Party. The lineup includes John Boutte, Glen David Andrews, Cyril Neville, James Singleton and many more. 'OZ will be there, live broadcasting and video streaming.
It's that time of the year! The 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival will take place October 17-19 down at Lafayette Square. The event is presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation, and this year's lineup includes Los Lobos, Joe Louis Walker, and Bobby Rush (Left) among others. WWOZ will be doing a live broadcast and video streaming large parts of this event.
Jamaican music legend Jimmy Cliff, who'll be performing Monday at the HOB New Orleans, does two songs ("You Can Get It If You Really Want" and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now") live in 2011 at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, a five-day music festival held near Pilton, Somerset, England.
Dr. John and the Lower 911, joined by Donald Harrison on sax, do a ten-and-a-half minute version of "Goin' Back To New Orleans", recorded August 13, 2006 at the Newport Jazz Festival. The title track from a 1992 release by Dr John, "Goin' Back To New Orleans" was originally cut in the 1950s by Joe Liggins and the Honeydrippers.
In this first in a series of WWOZ video profiles of New Orleans buskers, we meet Dick Deluxe, whose long, tumultuous career includes playing with New Orleans greats Earl King and Queen Ida, as well as many years of score writing with Clubfoot Orchestra virtuoso Richard Marriott.
If old or obscure recordings are your thing, I've got a treat for you. The University of California at Santa Barbara partnered with the Institute of Museum and Library Services to digitize over 10,000 cylinder recordings from 1890-1928. The recordings are available to the public at http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/index.php.
Aaron Neville and folk-blues-country vocalist Maria Muldaur perform "Amazing Grace" at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, on November 26, 1989. Muldaur's career began as part of the American folk music revival and the Greenwich Village scene of the early 1960s.