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Interview: Single Men 2021

Wed, 05/12/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, the secretary of Single Men talks to Action Jackson about how the club is coping with the pandemic, the debut of Team Woody, why it's important for them to give guidance to younger members of the community, and more. Hear it all in the... Read more

Video: Riley Downing 'Start It Over'

Tue, 05/11/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Riley Downing of The Deslondes is back with a new solo album out on New West Records on May 14. Check out his video for 'Start It Over' below.  Read more

Jazz & Heritage Foundation free concert series, "Chanteuse," returns this summer

Tue, 05/11/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
In March 2020, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's "Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music" concert series was cut short as New Orleans locked down. Now, the series continues with their first in-person events since that time! Starting May 29, Chanteuse:... Read more

In Memoriam: Lloyd Price

Tue, 05/11/21
R&B vocalist Lloyd Price died May 3, 2021 at the age of 88 due to complications of diabetes. Price was a part of the New Orleans R&B/rock'n'roll revolution in the early 1950s. His first recording, 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy,' was a hit for Specialty Records in 1952. It topped the ... Read more

Video: Curtis Salgado f/Wayne Toups 'Truth Be Told'

Mon, 05/10/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Check out the world premiere of the new video for 'Truth Be Told' from Curtis Salgado and Wayne Toups! This is from Salgado's new album "Damage Control," out now on Alligator Records. Read more

Rhythm Room 05/07/21

Sat, 05/08/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Hold Him Joe Rico Rodriguez 03:47 Rico / Order of Distinction (JA-13 Cooperative Presents) 2 People Get Ready Chambers Brothers 03:53 The Time Has Come 3 Shout It Out Roy Tyler & New Directions 04:41 Three Way Calling 4 A Shell Of A Woman Doris Allen 03:00 A Shell Of A Woma... Read more

Tribute shows for Ron Phillips and Suzanne Corley to air Saturday

Fri, 05/07/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
On Saturday, May 8, from 10am to 12pm CT, WWOZ will host an on-air memorial tribute to volunteer show host Ron Phillips, who died on April 27. Ron had been with WWOZ for almost ten years, most recently as the host of the Saturday morning show Weekend New Orleans. Many WWOZ ... Read more

Video: Alfred Uganda Roberts memorial celebration

Thu, 05/06/21
Alfred Uganda Roberts became an ancestor one year ago (May 5, 2020). On April 11, 2021, a memorial was held for him in Congo Square. Roberts played percussion with numerous New Orleans bands and recorded with, among others, Allen Toussaint, The Meters, Professor Longhair, a... Read more

Interview: Tamara Jackson

Sun, 05/02/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force President Tamara Jackson talks to Action Jackson about what needs to happen before traditional parades returns, how clubs can hold replacement events in the meantime, how the pandemic could have ... Read more

Playlist: Soul Power w/Soul Sister 05/01/21

Sun, 05/02/21
Playlist: Soul Power with the Soul Sister Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:00-10:00pm CDT Listen (archived show available May 1 - May 15): "Bold Soul Sister" - Ike & Tina Turner, 1970 "I'm Your Man" - Spade Brigade, 1980 "I Ca... Read more

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