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Rhythm Room Playlist 06/23/17

Sat, 06/24/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Green Onions Hal Singer 02:26 Paris Soul Food 2 Almighty Way Toots And The Maytals 03:57 Flip And Twist 3 The Truth Marches On Al Green 02:43 The Immortal Soul of Al Green - (Disc 4)=P&K 4 don't let the love light leave carla thomas 02:27 more from the other side of the tr... Read more

5 things to know for 6/23 - 6/29

Thu, 06/22/17
1. We recently introduced a new tool for exploring New Orleans music and culture: a web site called A Closer Walk. The site is an interactive map that allows you to dive into the rich music and culutral history of New Orleans from the births of bounce to the early jazz of J... Read more

Video: Deslondes, "Louise"

Wed, 06/21/17
  The Deslondes, at the Abita Springs Busker Festival, with "Louise".   Read more

Jamming on the Harp

Wed, 06/21/17
Authored by Murf Reeves
    A visit to the New Orleans Jazz and Pop Harp Weekend              Patrice Fisher               When was the last time you thought about, the Harp?  Not the irish lager, rather the instrument.  A kind of mysterious instrument, with origins going back possibly to 3000... Read more

New music spotlight: Deltaphonic

Tue, 06/20/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
See Red, the sophomore release by duo Deltaphonic , combines roots rock, outlaw country blues, and New Orleans funk for studio record that expands upon their signature sound. Andrew T. Weekes (guitars, vocals, bass) and Ciaran Brennan (drums, percussion, xylophone, vocals) ... Read more

"DO YOU WANT THE SACREMENT?"

Mon, 06/19/17
Tune In Wednesday Night June 21 at 10:00 p.m. Dr. Ike of the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation will be "dropping in" with us to discuss the Magic Mountain and Monterey Pop Festivals held a week apart in June 1967. Hopefully he'll share some of his conversations with P.F. Sloan who... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/16/17

Sat, 06/17/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Breezin'    Gabor Szabo    03:12    High Contrast 2    Sweet Bye & Bye    WILLIE NELSON    02:39    The Troublemaker 3    I Shall Not Walk Alone    The Blind Boys of Alabama    05:26    Higher Ground 4    What Are They Doing in Heaven Today    Mavis Staples    04:03   ... Read more

A New Way to Experience New Orleans History

Fri, 06/16/17
We'd like to introduce a new tool for exploring New Orleans music and culture: a web site called A Closer Walk. Visitors can read descriptions by acclaimed music writers, see rare archival photos of important music history locales in their heyday, listen to music and oral h... Read more

5 things to know for 6/16 - 6/22

Thu, 06/15/17
1. WWOZ will be live broadcasting from Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival next weekend. Among the acts we'll be airing:  Les Freres Michot, Lost Bayou Ramblers, and Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band. Besides for music, the festival also features arts market, food vendors, folk lif... Read more

Make the Web Work Like an App

Thu, 06/15/17
Authored by Running Dog
  For easy, one-touch access to mobile web sites from your device, add a bookmark icon to your home screen. It's easy, and the process is faster than downloading an app from an app store. Instructions for iOS are immediately below. Instructions for Android devices are her... Read more

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