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Lee Dorsey, "Ride Your Pony" Live in 1967

Wed, 01/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
This performance of Lee Dorsey's 1965 hit "Ride Your Pony" took place in front of a TV studio audience in Offenbach, Germany in 1967, at least according to this source). Backed by Sam and Dave's touring band, Dorsey delivers a high energy blast of New Orleans R&B and early ... Read more

Music Video: Kristin Diable, "I've Been Searching"

Tue, 01/21/14
Authored by David Stafford
Chris Rose described Kristin Diable thusly: "a soul like Lucinda Williams, the confidence of Grace Slick and the voice of a decades-ago Bonnie Raitt", as quoted in her Reverbnation bio. Here she is out of doors, on Jackson Square, performing "I've Been Searching", from a se... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Eric Lindell – Live in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens"

Tue, 01/21/14
On this week’s program, we enjoy the sounds of Eric Lindell and Sunliners, recorded live in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens in City Park.  As a tireless discoverer of musical gems, Eric draws upon a vast array of American musical monuments, from the soulful majesty of The... Read more

'OZ's New Audio Player

Mon, 01/20/14
Authored by David Stafford
We're happy to share a test (or Beta) version of a new streaming player for wwoz.org, which enhances the experience of listening to WWOZ online. It uses a responsive design, so it will adapt to a wide variety of screen sizes, and it's based on HTML5 rather than Flash, so it wi... Read more

Three Martin Luther King speeches

Sun, 01/19/14
Authored by David Stafford
Spend some time this MLK Day and listen to King's words in his own voice in these speeches. The images are old, grainy, and lack the crystaline sharpness of HD, but Dr. King's message still rings as clear as a bell. Read more

Guardians of the Groove: Germaine Bazzle with Jellyroll Justice

Thu, 01/16/14
Authored by David Stafford
The newest installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on the series) aired on WWL-TV last night (Jan 16). WWOZ's Jellyroll Justice talked with master teacher and legendary jazz singer Germaine Bazzle at Snug Harbor, about the origins of her singing style and ... Read more

Home Of The Groove

Wed, 01/15/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Join us this week on the Rhythm Room. Special guest DJ Daniel Phillips author of the great Louisiana music blog "Home Of The Groove"( homeofthegroove.blogspot.com/) will be stopping by with lots of rare vinyl 45's of New Orleans soul & funk. Read more

Hurray for the Riff Raff, 4 songs live on KEXP

Wed, 01/15/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our favorite public station in Seattle posted this video the other day: Hurray for the Riff Raff performing live in the KEXP studio, recorded last October. It's a four-song set ("Look Out Mama", "The Body Electric", "Crash On The Highway", and "The New San Francisco Bay Blu... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for January, 2014

Wed, 01/15/14
In This Issue Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup Carnival Season Kicks Off Upcoming Jazz Journey Concerts from NOJ&HF Hosts' Favorite Records of 2013 Cuttin' Class with the Newman School Jazz Band, January 23 Louisiana Music Factory Shoutout ... Read more

Jesse McBride and Ellis Marsalis talk with Jelly Roll Justice

Mon, 01/13/14
Jesse McBride and Ellis Marsalis talk with Jelly Roll Justice about their holiday gigs, the generations of piano playing, and the aspects of improvisation. Read more

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