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Somethin' Else: A Tribute to Eddie Cochran

Tue, 04/21/20
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
On this week's '50s R&B Show (Tuesdays, 7-10pm), hear "Somethin' Else: A Tribute to Eddie Cochran," as host Neil Pellegrin spotlights the brief but fruitful career of Eddie Cochran to mark the 60th anniversary of his death. It's available now on our 2-week archive. Much mo... Read more

Photo gallery: Festing In Place

Mon, 04/20/20
Submit your photo to festinginplace@wwoz.org to be featured in our gallery of OZilians all over the world getting their groove on to the sounds of Jazz Fest at home! Helping us stay together while we're apart. We wish we could be with you in the WWOZ Hospitality Tent at Jaz... Read more

Rhythm Room 04/17/20

Fri, 04/17/20
1 Chicken Gumbo Preston Love 02:09 Preston Love's Omaha Bar-B-Q 2 Spirit In The Sky Dorothy Morrison 03:37 Brand New Day (Buddah LP) 3 Try to Love Somebody (Happy Tiger LP HT-1015) Paul Kelly 03:01 Cryin' For My Baby (Singles & Stuff 1963-78) 4 Nobody But Me Ella Washington 0... Read more

In Memoriam: Counsel Chief Joe Jenkins

Thu, 04/16/20
Joe Jenkins, Counsel Chief of the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society, became an ancestor today, at the age of 90.  His passing was announced by Maroon Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson of the Guardians. It was not COVID-related. Chief Joe was one of the oldest living Mardi ... Read more

1 year anniversary of Draw Fo' Radio

Tue, 04/14/20
Usually, anniversaries with more tenure get more shine and attention. I, personally, feel a deep appreciation for and pride in Draw Fo' Radio's first year on the WWOZ airwaves. Not many people know but Draw Fo' Radio has been in the works for several years and to take an id... Read more

504LIFE: a PPE streaming benefit 4/11

Fri, 04/10/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
"504LIFE," a livestreamed telethon event, is happening Saturday, April 11 starting at 2pm.  The goal is to help doctors, nurses, and other essential workers in New Orleans on the front line of the COVID-19 epidemic by raising money to purchase and deliver lifesaving Person... Read more

Video: Reverend John Wilkins 'Walk With Me'

Thu, 04/09/20
Authored by DJ Swamp Boogie
Sending best wishes to Reverend John Wilkins as he battles COVID-19. His family recently shared this update on his illness via Facebook: This performance segment is from an interview with Rev. John Wilkins in Memphis, TN, filmed by DJ Swamp Boogie in December 2018. Read more

Video: Shannon Powell 'When We All Get To Heaven'

Wed, 04/08/20
Happy birthday to Shannon Powell! Here he is performing 'When We All Get To Heaven' at WWOZ last October. Read more

Official video: Mykia Jovan '16 Shots'

Tue, 04/07/20
Mykia Jovan released an official video for her song '16 Shots' in December. Check it out below.  Read more

Ellis Marsalis Quartet at CAC 1981: Monday 4pm

Mon, 04/06/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
On Monday's Jazz From the French Market, WWOZ continues its tribute to the great musician and educator Ellis Marsalis with a special re-broadcast of a concert first aired live on WWOZ in 1981: the Ellis Marsalis Quartet at the Contemporary Arts Center featuring Ellis Marsal... Read more

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