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Interview Archive: Bob French talks with Dr. John and Herlin Riley

Mon, 12/09/13
Listen to this wide-ranging, three-part conversation between the the late Bob French, Dr. John, and Herlin Riley. Among the topics: the crack in the Liberty Bell, George Bush second lining, and the excellence of Dave Bartholomew. Read more

Dr. John and Herlin Riley with Bob French, Part 2 of 3

Mon, 12/09/13
Part 2 of 3. Dr. John and Herlin Riley talk with the late (and much missed) Bob French in April of 2007. They talk about Dr. John's band, talking like Sigmund Freud, New Orleans as "the psyche ward without walls", the constipation blues, George Bush second lining, and much ... Read more

Holiday Music Video: Kermit Ruffins, "A Saints Christmas"

Mon, 12/09/13
Authored by David Stafford
In honor of the Saints big win last night, have a look at Kermit Ruffins, "A Saints Christmas", from his 2009 Have A Crazy Cool Christmas disc.     This is the second in a series of seasonal videos that we're calling "Holiday Music, WWOZ Style". Check out the whole YouTube ... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Luther Kent and Trick Bag / Reveillon at Brigsten's"

Mon, 12/09/13
Authored by George Ingmire
This weeks program features two sets of Luther Kent and Trick Bag, along with an interview with Luther about everything from his early years playing under the name Duke Royal to his discovery of the late Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland while walking past a jukebox at a club on Washingto... Read more

In Memoriam: Jerod "Big Chief Rody" Lewis

Fri, 12/06/13
Jerod "Big Chief Rody" Lewis, chief of the Black Eagles Third Ward Calliope Tribe, passed away on November 25, 2013, aged 49. Big Chief Rody became chief of the Black Eagles, one of the oldest Uptown Mardi Gras Indian tribes, in 1981, succeeding his father, Percy "Big Chief ... Read more

New Music Video: Dumpstaphunk, "Dancin' to the Truth"

Fri, 12/06/13
Authored by David Stafford
From the press release accompanying Dumpstaphunk's new music video: "In support of their new full-length album, Dirty Word (July 2013, Louisiana Red Hot Records), Dumpstaphunk brings their heavy-hitting party funk to life for the first time on film, announcing the music vid... Read more

Guardians of the Groove: Wilbert Rawlins Jr.

Wed, 12/04/13
Authored by David Stafford
The newest installment of "Guardians of the Groove" aired on WWL-TV recently. WWOZ's Action Jackson talked with Landry Walker High School Band Director Wilbert Rawlins Jr. about the challenges of music education in New Orleans. Read more

WWOZ Flashback to 1983 above Tipitina's

Tue, 12/03/13
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ is 33 years old--and yet we feel so young! Please join us on Thursday, December 5 and Saturday, December 7 to celebrate. On December 5, we'll be at the place where it all started, back in December of 1980: Tipitina's. And on Saturday, December 7, WWOZ and Kermit Ruffins i... Read more

Four-hands Boogie Woogie with Dr John & Jools Holland

Tue, 12/03/13
Authored by David Stafford
This clip comes from a late 1980s TV how called Sunday Night (AKA Night Music) hosted by American saxophonist David Sanborn and English pianist/singer/composer Jools Holland. The latter is joined by Dr. John for some "four-hands" boogie woogie piano. According to Sanborn** ... Read more

2013 Holiday Season Events

Mon, 12/02/13
Authored by David Stafford
There's tons to do in and around New Orleans this holiday season. Check our list of some of the many concerts, shows, and other celebrations. Cheers! Read more

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