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Video: Killer Whale 'Plenty of Time'

Tue, 08/04/20
The video for the new single from Killer Whale was filmed live at Downman Sounds and is about taking your time when you're making the decision to stay with a lover or move on. The song is included on the group's upcoming LP,  Tastes Like Yesterday, out September 18 via Devi... Read more

Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp to hold a virtual culminating concert

Sun, 08/02/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
Celebration of the conclusion of the 26th Anniversary of the Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp will go on despite restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Like this year’s summer jazz camp, instructors and students will come together virtually to hold ... Read more

Interview: Travis Lyons of Perfect Gentlemen

Sun, 08/02/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Travis Lyons of the Perfect Gentlemen Social and Pleasure Club talks to WWOZ's Action Jackson about how this has been a year of cancellations, how city regulations have impacted parades, what parades might look like next year, and much... Read more

Rhythm Room 07/31/20

Sat, 08/01/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Neckbones The Du-Rites 02:27 J-Zone & Pablo Martin are The Du-Rites 2 How_Do_I_Get_There Don Bryant 03:57 Don't Give Up On Love 3 Walk Tall Esther Marrow 03:45 Newport News, Virginia 4 The Jealous Kind Bettye Swann 03:44 Complete Atlantic 72-76 Recordings '14 5 You Don't Car... Read more

Happy Little Queenie Day!

Mon, 07/27/20
We are remembering Leigh "Little Queenie" Harris today. Last year, New Orleans City Council honored her by proclaiming July 27, her birthday, as Little Queenie Day. Read more

Interview: Big Chief Howard Miller of Creole Wild West

Sat, 07/25/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Big Chief Howard Miller of the Creole Wild West talks to WWOZ's Action Jackson about how he became a Big Chief, how Mardi Gras Indian suits have changed over the years, whether the pandemic could lead to 2020 suits being worn next year... Read more

Rhythm Room07/24/20

Sat, 07/25/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Yank African Music Machine 04:32 African Music Machine (Singular CD no##) 2 We Shall Overcome Toots & the Maytals 03:28 Bla.Bla.Bla 3 Ernest Franklin / Kickin' Life Ernest Franklin 03:18 The Dynamic Ernest Franklin 4 I Can't Be All Bad Johnny Adams 03:02 Heart & Soul 5 She'... Read more

Rhythm Room07/17/20

Sat, 07/18/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Vampin Willie Hutch 02:46 The Mack 2 It's a Cold, Cold World Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens 03:20 Cold World 3 08 Love Train Holmes Bros 04:43 Speaking In Tongues 4 Those Guys Flo and Eddie 03:10 Rocksteady with Flo and Eddie 5 Do Me Right Detroit Emeralds 02:51 Do Me Rig... Read more

Little Freddie King's 80th birthday

Fri, 07/17/20
Sunday was Little Freddie King's 80th birthday and he celebrated in style with a live video stream from BJ's! Pin a dollar or a few on him at WWOZ's Andrew Grafe will be devoting a 2-hour show to Little Freddie on Monday from 2-4pm. Listen li... Read more

Interview: Edward Jackson of TBC Brass Band

Fri, 07/17/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson talks to TBC Brass Band member Edward Jackson about where the band started playing, why he decided to go to Southern University, how the band got back on track after Katrina, and much more. Hear it all in the player below: Read more

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