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Rhythm Room 05/22/20

Fri, 05/22/20
2 The X-sorcist The Devils 03:23 3 Wade In The Water Mavis Staples & Lucky Peterson 03:48 Spirituals & Gospel 4 The Ghetto (Live) Ruthie Foster 05:10 Live at the Paramount 5 Don't Set Me Back Diamond Joe 02:25 Moanin' & Screamin' 6 hooray festival roman stewart 02:43 trojan re... Read more

Interview: Christie Jourdain of Original Pinettes Brass Band

Thu, 05/21/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Original Pinettes Brass Band leader Christie Jourdain talks to WWOZ's Action Jackson about how the all-female band was originally received by other musicians, the competition that earned them respect, how the pandemic is impacting musi... Read more

YouTube premiere of WWOZ's 'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas'

Thu, 05/21/20
Check out our YouTube page (or just watch below) this Sunday, May 24 at 7pm as we host the YouTube premiere of 'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas'! We've added some bonus interview footage at the end.  'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas' was created as an in-depth profile of the excitin... Read more

Aurora Nealand: Letters From The Porch

Wed, 05/20/20
New Orleanians' creativity and support for each other is still in high gear throughout this pandemic. One new effort is Letters From The Porch, a series of videos in which musicians and performers offer their gifts in gratitude to the medical community. Artists perform on ... Read more

Greek Festing In Place: Sat. 12-2pm

Tue, 05/19/20
LISTEN LIVE! This weekend would have been the 47th annual New Orleans Greek Festival on Bayou St. John. It's a Memorial Day weekend tradition put on by the Holy Trinity Community. Since the Greek Festival cannot go on as planned, WWOZ would like to invite you to "Greek Fe... Read more

Ooh! My Soul: Little Richard's Rise to Fame and Religious Awakening

Mon, 05/18/20
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
This week's '50s R&B Show will pick up where last week's left off -- with recordings made at a New Orleans session in July of '56. From there, we'll journey through the last recordings Little Richard made for Specialty in the '50s before a religious awakening coaxed him awa... Read more

Rhythm Room 05/15/20

Sat, 05/16/20
1 Hold It Willie Mitchell 02:25 Sunrise Serenade/Hold It!!! Here's Willie Mitchell 2 Morning Train The Campbell Brothers 03:42 Sacred Steele [Disc 2] 3 We The People Staple Singers 03:53 Be Altitude: Respect Yourself 4 We'll Meet Roy Panton & Millie Small 02:33 ska at the jam... Read more

Video: Jorge Luis Pacheco 'Silencio'

Sat, 05/16/20

Interview: Bennie Pete of Hot 8 Brass Band

Sat, 05/16/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Bennie Pete, a cofounder of the Hot 8 Brass Band, talks to Action Jackson about how the band was formed, countries they've gotten to perform in, what they love about playing at Jazz Fest, and more. Read more

Rhythm Room 05/08/20

Sat, 05/09/20
1 Time Is Tight Booker T. & The MG's 04:57 Up Tight 2 Climbing Higher Mountains ARETHA FRANKLIN 02:54 Amazing Grace - DISC 2 3 The Last Mile Of The Way (Take 2 Alternate) Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers 02:57 The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 2] 4 Stand the storm Shirle... Read more

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