Midnight Streetcar, local seasoned favorites, will be coming into the studio to help support our Spring 2010 Membership Drive. Led by bassist Cullen Landry and the powerful vocals of Laurin Munsch, their classic New Orleans R&B sound has been pleasing local crowds and parties for a long time, and we are thrilled that they will be playing live on the air. Hosted by Jivin' Gene.
Coco Robicheaux, the son of Choctaw and Cajun parents, spent his early years between his native swamplands of rural Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and the French countryside. By age 15 he was playing on Bourbon Street and signed his first record contract with the Mississippi J.B. label in 1965.
Coco contributed to the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic by performing gratis and donating a track to the 'Get You a Healin' CD. Mr. Robicheaux was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame on Oct. 24, 2009.
Coco will be performing live in the WWOZ studios to support our spring membership drive. Hosted by Marc Stone.
Alvin Johnson, Sr., best known for his famous song, "Carnival Time," has been a New Orleans Mardi Gras icon for over 40 years. An R&B performer, Al is a New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival veteran and has worked with the likes of Aaron Neville, Oliver Morgan, Bobby Lonero as well as (the late Tommy Ridgley, Jessie Hill, Bobby Mitchell, Eddie Bo & Ernie K-Doe)
Al's newest song, the critically acclaimed "Lower Ninth Ward Blues", appeared in the Oscar-nominated film "Rachel Getting Married", and Al has been honored with induction into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Al will perform live in WWOZ's studio to support our Spring Membership Drive. With him will be LMHOF's Mike Shepherd who will speak about Al's induction into the Hall of Fame. Hosted by Murf Reeves.
A superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu Gibson is one of the few vocalists of her generation to maintain exclusive loyalty to songs of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Rather than mimic singers of the past, she mixes fresh renditions of Tin Pan Alley standards and jazz classics by Gershwin, Ellington, Berlin, Carmichael, Waller, Porter, et al.
With an extensive repertoire of songs, Banu's performances cover many high points of America's golden age of popular music. Not content to copy the past, Banu Gibson is creative within the boundaries of the genre, consistently inventing fresh and imaginative variations giving new life to timeless, unforgettable music.
Banu will be perfomring live in the WWOZ studios to support us during our spring membership drive. Please tune in and listen to this remarkable singer. Hosted by Dan Meyer.