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Rhythm Room07/03/20

Sat, 07/04/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Soul Serenade Beau Dollar & The Coins 02:37 Kent's Cellar Of Soul 2 Hope In A Hopeless World Pops Staples 04:27 Father Father 3 Higher And Higher Queen Esther Marrow 03:47 feat. The Harlem Gospel Singers 4 I Don't Know Why (I Love You Like I Do) Branding Iron 03:31 Deep & Gr... Read more

Video: Killer Whale 'Comfortable'

Mon, 06/29/20
The new video from Killer Whale for 'Comfortable' is giving out major early MTV vibes! Check it out below:  Read more

Independence Day weekend events

Sun, 06/28/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
Essence Fest and "Go 4th On The River," have been canceled this year due to COVID-19, but a few options remain if you're looking for something to do.  Amanda Shaw, Flow Tribe, and Brass-A-Holics will be performing at a drive-in concert and fireworks event at Bucktown Harbor... Read more

Interview: Ada Robertson of Money Wasters Social & Pleasure Club

Sat, 06/27/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Money Wasters president Ada Robertson gets on the phone with WWOZ's Action Jackson about how the group was formed, what goes into putting on a second line parade, how younger members are changing the second line landscape, and much mor... Read more

Rhythm Room 06/26/20

Sat, 06/27/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 cupid's holding alliance (electric indian) 02:34 mfsb - mutha funkin sonofabitch - the truth behind the philly legend 2 Burying Ground Robert Cray 02:59 That's What I Heard 3 Does It Really Make A Difference (feat. Mavis Staples) Galactic 04:42 Into The Deep (Deluxe Editio... Read more

Video: Henry Gray, Bobby Rush, Carol Fran, and Lazy Lester

Thu, 06/25/20
Blues fans, check out this jam session with Henry Gray, Bobby Rush, Carol Fran and Lazy Lester. Between songs, Gray talks about playing with Howlin' Wolf and the reputation Wolf had as being "mean." Read more

Video: Big George Brock at Bogalusa Blues Fest 2014

Mon, 06/22/20
Remembering the late Big George Brock with these videos captured by WWOZ at Bogalusa Blues Fest 2014. Brock died after a long illness on April 10 in St. Louis. Read more

Interview: Tamara Jackson

Sat, 06/20/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Tamara Jackson of the Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force. They discuss how the task force supports second lines, whether parades will happen in 2020, how the #SilenceIsViolence campaign tries ... Read more

Video: Bon Bon Vivant at Jazz Museum

Sat, 06/20/20
WWOZ was on hand to live video stream Bon Bon Vivant's set from the balcony of the New Orleans Jazz Museum on Tuesday, June 16! Check out their set below, and tune in for our next video stream with the Shannon Powell Trio on Tuesday, June 23 at 5pm.  Read more

Film: 'Straight Line'

Fri, 06/19/20
Inspired by the true story of legendary musician Sam Cooke and the incident that birthed the song "A Change Is Gonna Come," Straight Line follows a band of young Black musicians known as "Lost Identity.” When they travel to Shreveport, Louisiana to perform at a local barbec... Read more

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