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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

Tribute to Tami Lynn: Tues. 7-10pm

Tue, 07/14/20
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
Yet another in the seemingly endless procession of tributes is in order for this week's edition of The '50s R&B Show. The great New Orleans soulstress Tami Lynn, born Gloria Brown in the Gert Town section of the city in 1942, passed away on June 26th. Lynn began singing in... Read more

Rhythm Room07/10/20

Sat, 07/11/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Jelly Roll Power Of Attorney 03:39 Power Of Attorney 2 Real Midnight Birds of Chicago 05:39 Real Midnight 3 Back To Living Again Curtis Mayfield 05:11 New World Order 4 play play bob marley & the wailers 02:35 wail' n soul'm singles selecta 5 I Don't Care Anymore Doris Duke ... Read more

50 years ago today: Mahalia Jackson & Louis Armstrong

Fri, 07/10/20
This performance happened 50 years ago today at Newport Jazz Festival. Read more

Hear Ellis Marsalis from Snug Harbor, Friday at 8pm

Thu, 07/09/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
For many years, the great New Orleans piano player, composer, and educator Ellis Marsalis performed almost every Friday night at 8pm at Snug Harbor on Frenchmen Street. Ellis Marsalis passed on April 1 of this year.  For three months following, Snug Harbor hosted the onlin... Read more

"7 Days of Satch" coming July 27-Aug. 2

Wed, 07/08/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
This year, Satchmo SummerFest will present "Seven Days of Satch presented by Chevron." The multiplatform, virtual celebration is a collaboration between French Quarter Festivals, Inc., WWOZ, New Orleans National Jazz Historical Park, WWL-TV, and New Orleans Jazz Museum. Sev... Read more

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