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For Your Listening Pleasure: The WWOZ Interview

Mon, 09/16/13
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ's show hosts score a lot of great interviews with musicians and other people of note, in which they discuss not only music, but their careers and lives. Now the best of these conversations are available on demand and as podcasts in a new feature: The WWOZ Interview. So fa... Read more

PHJB Performs "That's It!" on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Sun, 09/15/13
Authored by David Stafford
Last Wednesday night, New Orleans music took over the world of late-night TV talk shows. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (no online video yet, but we're hoping!), and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band did "That's It!", the title t... Read more

Steve Morse, September 10, 2013

Fri, 09/13/13
Steve Morse talks with Marc  Stone, September 10, 2013 Read more

Bobby Rush & Doctor John, September 10, 2013

Fri, 09/13/13
Bobby Rush & Doctor John talk with Marc Stone September 10, 2013 Read more

Music Video: Keng Harvey, "Leslie"

Thu, 09/12/13
Authored by David Stafford
During the late 1990s, writes Keith Spera of the Times-Picayune, "Frenchmen Street was still considered an exotic destination, even as it yielded a plethora of ambitious, genre-bending bands. Among the most incendiary was Iris May Tango", a group that "hit with a full-body ... Read more

Harry Shearer and Judith Owens, August 29, 2013

Tue, 09/10/13
August 29 2013 -- 23:36 Harry Shearer and Judith Owens talk with WWOZ's David Torkanowsky on August 29, 2013, the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent Federal Flood. Read more

See You Later Alligator

Tue, 09/10/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
Listen to NPR’s “The Untold Story of Bobby Charles” What started with the lofty goal to write a song for Fats, the Louisiana native Bobby Charles would leave a bump in the musical path--whether he wanted to or not. His music lingers, unnoticed under his own name, but it den... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Magnetic Ear! A Curry In 4 Acts"

Tue, 09/10/13
Authored by George Ingmire
On any given night in New Orleans, you’re likely to find a place with live music and free food. Sometimes it’s red beans and trad jazz, other times it’s BBQ and the blues. On this week’s program, it’s curry and the Pocket brass of Magnetic Ear, an ensemble headed by Martin K... Read more

Irma Thomas & B.B. King: "You Can Have My Husband"

Mon, 09/09/13
Authored by David Stafford
In this red hot clip from two decades ago, the Soul Queen of New Orleans rips through "You Can Have My Husband" with B.B. King, from the latter's Blues Summit, which also included appearances by Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Albert Collins, & more.     Read more

Invitation to Soul Sister's Birthday Jam & "James Brown Get Down" w/Nigel Hall Band featuring Christian McBride - Sept. 13

Sat, 09/07/13
Authored by Soul Sister
Greetings, WWOZ listeners and family. To all here at home in New Orleans on Friday, September 13, I'd like to invite you to my big birthday jam, the 7th annual one I've done at the legendary Tipitina's. Everyone is invited. Details below and also at the following link. With... Read more

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