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Happy New Year: Los Lobos, "I Got Loaded"

Tue, 12/31/13
Authored by David Stafford
Have fun and be safe this New Year's Eve, y'all. To mark the occasion, here's Los Lobos covering a swamp pop classic: "I Got Loaded".     And a little holiday lagniappe: the original version of "I Got Loaded" by Lil Bob & the Lollipops, released on the La Louisianne label i... Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 12/30/13
Authored by David Stafford
"Tiny Desk Concerts" are intimate video performances, recorded live in NPR Music's Washington offices. This one, just published last Friday, is by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band; it lasts around 20 minutes. Per Bob Boilen, at whose desk these events happen: the "Preservatio... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Mirth in the New Year"

Mon, 12/30/13
Authored by George Ingmire
This week, we welcome in the New Year with a visit to the Contemporary Arts Center for some live music performed by the Southern troubadour Tab Benoit and his Swampland Jam. We also dig into some Falsomagro, an Italian dish of rolled meat stuffed with assortment of deliciousne... Read more

Music Videos for Kwanzaa

Fri, 12/27/13
Authored by David Stafford
Kwanzaa 2013 began on Thursday, December 26 and ends on Wednesday, January 1. Here's singular take on "When the Saints Go Marching In," played on saxophone and accompanied by a lone precussionist and dancers, by the OsunDara Yorùbá Dance Theater, from last year's Kwanzaa Cel... Read more

The year-end list -- best of the year music show

Thu, 12/26/13
Authored by Raymond Kent
    In doing my weekly show I have come to realize that the more Nola-centric I make my playlist, the more my listeners like it.  So I’ve split the year-end list into two parts.  First the best of the year from New Orleans musical artists, and then the best of the year from... Read more

Sound Clash Round 9

Wed, 12/25/13
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Join Brice Nice and Alski for another musical showdown. As usual the only rule is staying in the groove. Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Happy 70th Birthday with Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington”"

Tue, 12/24/13
Authored by George Ingmire
The great Walter 'Wolfman' Washington just celebrated his 70th Birthday, so we're jumping in the car with him 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 where he got his style, shoes, and his music mentor... Read more

2013 in One Hundred Photos

Mon, 12/23/13
Authored by David Stafford
We're blessed with an extremely talented set of volunteer photographers. Check our their incredible work (along with some by 'OZ staff): 100 photos from 2013 That's a Flickr set containing one hundred of our favorite photos from 2013's in-studio performances, festivals, para... Read more

Washboard Chaz Playing Jingle Bells to His Grand-daughter

Sat, 12/21/13
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
This is beyond cute. Evie his granddaughter hugs him at the end which is mimicked by the unrelated boy.   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202509398434576&comment_id=7102133&offset=0&total_comments=12¬if_t=video_reply       Read more

Holiday Music: the Dukes of Dixieland, "Christmas Time in New Orleans" & "Dat You Santa Claus?"

Fri, 12/20/13
Authored by David Stafford
The Dukes of Dixieland recorded a song about 'OZ during our last membership drive; here they are with a pair of seasonal tunes: "Christmas Time in New Orleans" & "Dat You Santa Claus?" Per the band's YouTube channel, these Christmas songs were recorded last year at the New ... Read more

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